I was looking online for fun crafts to do with my nieces after school, and came across the “T-shirt Necklace” on MarthaStewart.com. It looked easy enough. Heck, it looked like something we could crank out during a commercial break of Yo Gabba Gabba… Thankfully, I had the forethought to try this craft out BEFORE inviting the little ones over to participate, because my first two attempts at this easy craft, looked more like a squid, and something your cat might have coughed up. Seriously.
I started by cutting the bottom cuff off the shirt. Then, like Martha recommends, began cutting horizontal strips that measured 3/4 inch wide.
Next, I stretched the strips out with my hands. (This was the fateful moment that tripped me up twice before.) After giving the pieces a good long stretch, they should curl slightly at the ends. This time, they curled!! They didn’t disintegrate, they didn’t kink. They did exactly what the countless websites and YouTube channels said they would…. this time.