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T-Shirt DIY Friendship Bracelets

This T-Shirt bracelets DIY is a new twist on an old classic.

By: Jane Monzures for
T-Shirt DIY Friendship Bracelets
T-Shirt DIY Friendship Bracelets
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This T-shirt bracelets DIY is a new twist on an old classic. Not only are you making a new kind of friendship bracelets, but you'll recycle a T-shirt too! Glam up these DIY friendship bracelets with gemstones in all your favorite colors. This is a great project for girls because they can really customize the project to make exactly what they want. Use a variety of old T-shirts to make the bracelets in a bunch of different colors. These bracelets will be the popular new trend at middle school, and they're so easy to make.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsBeads, Fabric

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Old T-shirts
  • Gemstones
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors or a Kai Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting mat


  1. Cut strips of old T-shirts about 12 inches long and a half inch wide.

  2. Glue the gems in the center of the fabric band. Get creative with your color and placement! Don't worry: the fabric glue dries clear.

  3. Using your rotary cutter or scissors, cut fringes into both sides of the band.

  4. Tie it around your best friend's wrist and you're done!

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Hello stashbuster! I have a roll of t-shirt yarn that's just sitting in my bag begging to be used and this is perfect. T-shirt yarn is so versatile but it can be boring and you need to accentuate it with some other colours or in this case, gemstones.


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