Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sweater wreath

 
 
When I take down my Christmas wreath, I'm left with nothing for my door until spring. I decided to remedy that this year by making a white winter wreath. White always seems appropriate for the new year- a fresh clean start. 
 
I made a wreath form with a pool noodle. I bought several during the summer to make wreaths and for a couple of other projects. All you have to do is tape the ends together.
 
 
I took my thrift store sweater that I used for vases and cut a strip off the bottom. I actually cut the band off first, then cut a strip.
 
 
Next I took the strip and pinned around the wreath. I then glued it together with hot glue. It makes a seam around the back, but it's on the back so it doesn't show.
 
After I covered the form, I took some felt and fleece from my stash and made flowers. I also made a flower from a stip of the sweater. I embellished the flower centers with some acrylic stones, buttons, and brads.  
 
 
I decided it needed a little extra so I took some tulle and feathers and glued it in between the flowers. I just cut the tulle into squares and pinched it from the middle and glued it from the gathered center.
 

I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

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20 comments:

  1. Fabulous wreath! Using a sweater adds a great texture to the wreath! Gorgeous!

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday #14
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-14.html

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    1. Hello again! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wreath at this week's Submarine Sunday link party. Stop by and grab a feature button!

      T'onna @ Submarine Sunday
      http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-15.html

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  2. Very pretty! I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

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  3. Great idea, Fonda! I have a project that I'm using the sleeves off of a thrift store sweater, and this would be a great way to use up the body of the sweater.

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  4. You always have such wonderful projects! I love reading your blog. I wanted to invite you to come link up at a party on my blog. It is a link party for OLD projects--so that we can hopefully get more traffic to our blogs using projects we've already posted. Come over and remind us of some of your favorite projects!
    The link-up is live now.
    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/01/hello-and-welcome-to-first-oldie-but.html
    Hope to see you there!
    Nancy

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  5. Hi Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html
    Lenetta

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  6. This is really pretty. I am not really a wreath person, but I was really blown away with this wreath. Nice job! I am hosting a new link party and would love it if you linked up.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/tuesday-link-party-2.html

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  7. Love it!!! It is the perfect winter wreath. You have to link this up to The CSI Project on Thursday. The challenge of the week is Winter Crafts and Decor. Come on over!
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  8. These flowers would look so nice on a gift. Thanks for sharing a beautiful idea.

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  9. Looks great. Nice way to recycle old sweaters

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  10. Simply gorgeous! Love it and want one! :-)
    KC

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  11. WOW that is way too cute! nice work!

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  12. Lovin it!! I have a thing for wreaths, but have never tried a sweater one! Gonna have to put it on my list!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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  13. I love the felt flowers! They are SOOO cute!

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  14. Love this!!! So pretty:) Thanks for linking up at Tell Me Tuesdays! Tweeting it out today:)

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  15. I'm in LOVE with the wreath! I would even be willing to wearing it on my head as a crown. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up tomorrow evening!

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Thanks for your kind words! I love hearing from you.