Putting old T-Shirts to Work

November 30, 2008 · Print This Article

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Old, stained tired t-shirts are relegated to the rag pile in my house. I use them for cleaning, painting or anything that makes a mess. I came across a new use for these neglected tees today and that is to turn them into twine to support garden plants.

To assemble t-shirt twine, simply start at the bottom and cut a continual spiral all the way up. You can vary the width depending on what your project is.

The knit of the tees gives a

lot of stretch for tying and additionally for the plants while growing. Making your own twine saves resources as well a trip to the store. Finally, once the season is by, 100% cotton t-shirt material can be tossed into the compost bin.

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[Source] Kelly Leahy

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