As any mother of a rough and tumble sport playing kid knows, there simply are things you can have too many of.....things like t-shirts and trophies.
In my home, my sons' drawers choke on an overflow of t-shirts and every piece of real estate on a their shelves has been claimed by dust laden trophies yielding lacrosse players holding broken sticks. I have tried to convince my boys to part with their prized mementos of youth sports. I have had only limited success.
These testaments to their heroics cannot be parted with, so they tell me. My only recourse has been to "relocate" some of the items. Trophies have found their home in a box in the basement. T-shirts have moved to an overflowing bin, hidden in the recesses of their closets.
Although the t-shirts are many sizes too small for either boy, they tell me they cannot part with them. So the "t-shirts are too small for me but I want them anyway" have remained hidden...yet, they occupy precious closet space.
I have secretly toyed with idea of making them "disappear, hedging my odds that they would not notice for years. But I worry. Imagine the trauma I could possibly cause them if they were to find their beloved 2005 stained Beach Lax t-shirt was forever gone? So they remain. Bins of trophies and t-shirts slowly multiplying.
Finally I realized, I could do better. It was time I honor the t-shirts. I believe that any object that holds good memories should be in your life daily. So here's a simple and inexpensive project to repurpose your children's beloved t-shirts.
|A variety of canvas boards purchased on sale, preferably, of course :)|
A selection of those old t-shirts.
|Select a t-shirt and center over canvas.|
|Carefully reverse t-shirt and cut to fit, leaving an inch or two boarder to staple to canvas.|