If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I broke my rule of waiting to decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I normally never, ever, EVER decorate until after Turkey Day, but the holiday is a whole week later this year and I was getting antsy. And what really fueled the fire was that this is the first year my daughter asked to decorate with me (melt). I told her we couldn’t decorate until this coming weekend and she was not having it, she actually stormed into my husband’s home office and her big brown eyes filled up with tears and she asked if we could decorate NOW. Well, she has him wrapped around her little finger and he just couldn’t say no! :)
So we got down the boxes and started, little by little. I like to change-up my Christmas theme every year, last year I went with a Rustic Red and White Christmas, and this year I am going for a Classy Cozy Neutral Theme, filled with creams, silvers and champagnes and a little gray in there. And to add in that little cozy element, I’m planning on using a lot of recycled sweaters and today I’m showing you my first project, this easy and simple Cream Sweater Wreath.
I’m so excited to decorate for the holidays this year! This is one of my first projects for this season and I am ready to bring on the holiday crafting :)
Here is a quick tutorial on how I made the wreath. So think twice before parting with any more of your old sweaters!
A few weeks ago, I picked up a bag load of cream and gray sweaters at the Goodwill. And to make things even better, I went there on a good day because they were all 50% off!
For this wreath, I used a large straw wreath base, one of the cream sweaters with a nice collar and cable knit detailing, hot glue, and scissors. That’s it my friends.
I cut out the front panels to use around the base of the sweater. For this size of wreath, my panels needed to measure 9 inches wide to reach around the wreath. I pulled the edges tight together and secure them with hot glue.
Because of the shape of the sweater, I was left with a large hole at the top of the wreath. It was mainly in the back but I wanted to finish it off so I cut pieces from the back of the sweater and did a little patch work.
I made the bow from the collar of the sweater. I fold the thick pieces together and glued them, I cut it off and then cut the narrow front panel pieces off to use as the ends of the bow (apologies for not having a lot of pictures of these steps).
I’m looking forward to making more fun projects using sweaters for my Christmas decor! And best part is, they will transition well to Winter!