It’s Earth Day, and I couldn’t resist using that as an excuse to recycle a few things that aren’t being loved anymore into things that we’ll use! Charlie’s little romper above started out as this men’s xlarge t-shirt:
I happened on that tee in the clearance section of our local thrift store and couldn’t pass it up. I loved the “Tree Hugger” print on it, and I’d been wanting to try out recycling a tee into a romper.
Charlie really seems to be enjoying exploring our backyard greenery in his new “green” romper.
Jamie got new “green” clothing, too! Green in more ways than one . . .
Jamie’s top started out as this Green Lantern shirt that his big brother didn’t wear because he didn’t care for the sleeves.
My Charlie Tee pattern, a little cutting and a little sewing later, and Jamie gets to enjoy a green green Green Lantern shirt . . . get it? It’s green colored . . . it’s green because it’s recycled . . . and it’s Green Lantern.
And, because it is Earth Day, here’s a picture of Jamie in his new t-shirt hugging on our favorite backyard tree. This walnut tree is a prop in a lot of our pictures, and it provides a beautiful view from our kitchen window all year long. (It’s also the kids’ favorite climbing tree!)