Archive | November, 2011

29 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

The DIY T-shirt Bouquet

So we’ve all seen the standard flower bouquet, the cookie bouquet and the candy bouquet. Today we bring you the new gold standard – the t-shirt bouquet. More precisely, this DIY project shows you how to craft a bridal bouquet made of t-shirts. You read that correctly. A bridal bouquet of t-shirts.

This blog post is particularly appropriate for BlueCotton’s customer service team who has no less than four weddings scheduled for 2012. There’s just so much love in customer service. Have you talked to any of our customer service people? They’re lovable for sure.

The t-shirt bouquet would also be perfect for loved ones who are allergic to flowers! It’s handmade and beautiful! Guys – don’t sleep on this one…we know you have some craftiness in you yet.

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23 November 2011 ~ 2 Comments

The Electric Mayhem: 8 Muppetational T-Shirt Designs of the Muppets’ Most Famous Band

Today is the 23rd of November in the year 2011. If you don’t know the significance of that date, it can only mean one thing–you’re not a true Muppet fan. That’s right, my friends. Today is the day that The Muppets’ first theatrically-released film in 12 years–appropriately titled “The Muppets”–finally comes to theaters! I’ve been a fan of the Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_(Muppet), and the rest of the gang (seriously, I could go on and on and on) for as long as I can remember. It would be an understatement to simply say that I’m excited.

As much as I love the core characters, one particular group of Muppets holds a special place in my heart. Of course I’m talking about one of the greatest rock bands in existence–Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The band consists of five members: Dr. Teeth (obviously) on keys, Janice on lead guitar, Sgt. Floyd Pepper on bass, Zoot on sax, and fan-favorite Animal on drums. Are you familiar with the band? If not, you need to watch this segment from the original “Muppet Movie.”

In celebration of the release of the newest Muppet film, I’ve compiled a collection of eight Muppetational t-shirt designs featuring The Electric Mayhem. Check them out!

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22 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The DIY T-Shirt Scarf

No, not this winter. I hate those scratchy wool scarves. Really I do. I will not wear any of that nonsense this year. This year, I will put my abundance of old t-shirts to use and make myself some cute scarves. We’ve shown you how to turn your hoodie into a laptop sleeve, and how to turn old t-shirts into a pillow chair. This week we’re dialing it back a notch and keeping the t-shirts safely in the clothing realm.

Cutoutandkeep.net features no less than 33 different versions of t-shirt scarves. You can go there for inspiration and instruction in the fabulous recycled t-shirt circle scarf! Lots of ideas, colors and great photos that helped me to plan color combinations. Which t-shirts will you rip to shreds for scarf greatness?

Ninthandbird.com wins my completely unofficial award for best DIY Recycled T-shirt Scarf photography. I love the shirt colors she chose for her scarf and how she wound the pieces together. The instructions are super-easy as well!

So let’s get started, gang! Post photos of your recycled t-shirt scarf below for a chance to win a cool BlueCotton prize.

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07 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Student Turns Cigarette Butts Into T-Shirts

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We thought we had gotten a little crazy when we showed you how to turn your old t-shirts into new underwear. Shinji Sawai, a 21 year old student at Ritsumeikan University developed a process to recycle cigarette butts into t-shirt material. Read more.

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