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Cable Knit Sweater Winter Wreath

It’s time to take down the Christmas decor and I feel like it’s too early to put up Valentine’s Day decoration but everything feels so empty with the festive Christmas stuff gone!
What’s a girl to do??
Well, my solution is to grab a cable knit sweater out of the Goodwill pile I started accumulating this week and refashion it into a wreath.  Although, I must warn you…. once you start decorating with old sweaters you will become addicted and EVERY cable knit sweater in the Goodwill pile will refashioned somewhere!!

This was SUPER easy to make, I did it in about an hour this morning while my husband and son slept in.
Materials Needed:
1 Old Sweater
Ornaments (or whatever you want to decorate with)
Fiber Fill
Needle & Thread
Glue Gun
1. Cut sleeves off sweater (save for another project)
2. Cut up center of sweater.
3. Decide how much fabric you need to wrap around your wreath- for this Dollar Store wreath I needed about 4 inches.  The nice thing about cable knit is you have a line to guide your cutting! 🙂
4. One piece is not going to be enough to go all around the wreath, I needed 2, bigger wreaths will need more strips of sweater.
5. Place your sweater strip face down.
6. Place fiber fill on top of sweater strip.
7. Place wreath on top of fiber fill.
8. Pin sweater together, wrapped around the wreath.
 9. Continue all the way around the wreath.
 10. Take your needle and thread and sew the sweater together.
(this is the back of the wreath so it doesn’t have to look good)
11. Make sure you sew together each strip of sweater so it doesn’t come apart.
12. Now decorate your wreath with ornaments or cut outs- just use the glue gun to attach.  I found these snowflake ornaments on clearance at Michaels along with the snowflake cutout.

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Tuesday 17th of January 2012

This is so so cute. I love the idea and it is simple which is even better for me. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Diana - FreeStyleMama

Thursday 12th of January 2012

Great re-purposing! I found you at Show Off Your Stuff and am a new follower. I have a new meme called Thematic Thursday and this week's theme is Winter/Snow. I'd love to see this post linked up. Find Thematic Thursday here.


Wednesday 11th of January 2012

That's so creative! Great job on recycling, and it's pretty too!

patti west

Wednesday 11th of January 2012

Your wreath is so creative!!! I love how you used the sweater!


Wednesday 11th of January 2012

What a great refashion! I love things made from old clothes! I have a page on my blog with an ongoing clothes upcycling linky with almost 200 projects on it if you're interested!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at: Have a great week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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