An ironing fail & 4 t-shirt scarf tutorials

Let me tell you a little story

 I don’t know if anyone has told you, but vacationing at a hotel is supposed to be simple, relaxing and most of all easy. Ha, tell that to the iron I met! You know that dreaded feeling when you know you’ve ruined something, but you just don’t want to look? Oh, but I looked. While ironing my beloved pink shirt on vacation a couple summers ago, I ironed (or burned) a hole into it.Ironing Fail!

Let’s just say I wasn’t happy. I loved that shirt and then it tragically met that awful iron and it’s doom. Thankfully this story ends well, because I was able to find the exact same shirt at Target not long after. And it was on clearance too! Score!


You might be thinking “what does this story have to do with a DIY project?”. Well it has everything to do with that burnt pink shirt and the scarf I made out of it. Keep reading!


What you will need for any scarf tutorial-

DIY T-Shirt Scarf

2-3 shirts, scissors, (not pictured) a ruler, needle and thread (or a sewing machine)

-4 awesome tutorials for t-shirt scarf making-

Braided scarf from Ann Le {Anneorshine} on YouTube

T-shirt scarf from My Third True Love

3 t-shirt scarf ideas from Studio 5

Infinity necklace from Better Homes and Gardens

I followed the infinity necklace tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens and below is the finished project.

DIY T-Shirt Scarf

  I hope you enjoy some creative time while making your old t-shirts like new.

 Happy crafting!


-I would love to see your creations when you’re finished! You can post to my Facebook page- A Lovely Life or tag me on Instagram- @alovelylifeblog. Can’t wait to see what you make!


My Favorite Things for {May}

My Favorite Things for May

Today, I want to share with you some of my favorite things for the month of May. Now this list might seem a little random, but trust me I really do enjoy each of these things and I used them a lot last month. So let’s get started-

1. & 2. I love these adorable pearly white earrings & the beautiful necklace that matches from Premier Designs. When I bought them, I was afraid I wouldn’t wear them much but let me tell you, I wear them all the time and have found that they go with a lot of my outfits. YAY!

You can find similar earrings here

3. I am a HUGE fan of the chubby lip balm/stain trend that has come on the market in the last year or 2. They’re compact and easy to apply (even without a mirror). I bought the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in Honey and also in Smitten (not pictured). Honey is definitely my favorite of the 2 though. It has this beautiful mauve tint to it that I feel is perfect for anytime of the year. (swatch below)

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in- Honey

4. My Gap sunglasses are my favorite. They cost me a good $25, but they were worth it. They’re fun, made well and they make you feel like a million bucks. I think that’s a win-win.

Comment below:What were your favorite things for May?

Take some time and enjoy your favorite things this month, friend! You won’t regret it!