DIY Sweater Wreath

I absolutely adore my new wreath!
This adorable wreath is made out of 3 cardigan sweaters that were a little big for me.  I loved the colors, and have been hanging on to them for some odd reason.  I keep seeing all of these sweet rosette wreathes on Pinterest, and have been dying to make my own!  So, I decided to try to make my own using those pretty cardigans, and I absolutely adore it!
I started with a grapevine wreath that I paid 1 dollar for.  I cut strips of the cream sweater, and wrapped them around until the entire wreath was covered. (I just tucked the ends into the wreath at the end of each strip, but you could easily hot glue them to the wreath.)  I then went about making the rosettes, which are made from the sleeves of the sweaters.
Here are the steps…
1.  Cut the sleeve off of the sweater, and lay it flat.
2.  Take the cuff, and fold it in on both sides, and hot glue.
3.  Fold the cuff inward to start twisting.
4.  Start pulling the rest of the sweater around the cuff.
5.  As you are pulling it around, twist the sweater upward.
I like to hot glue little dots as I go along to
keep it from falling apart while I work.
6.  Keep doing step 5 until you get to the end of the sleeve.
7.  Flip the rosette over, and hot glue the end of the sleeve to the bottom.
Once you have the rosettes finished, simply hot glue them to the wreath.  That is it…super easy, ridiculously inexpensive, and absolutely adorable!
Note:  The first time making a rosette may be a little aggravating, so instead of glueing the first time, play around with it a few times…trust me, it gets easier!
Jessica
I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
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  1. 1

    says

    FINALLY, something I can use those leftover sleeves from the pillows I made. Thanks for sharing your idea. enJOYed

  2. 2

    says

    It is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

  3. 3

    says

    Very cute, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  4. 5

    says

    Cute! and easy. We’re so glad you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We loved having you!! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters

  5. 7

    says

    One of my favorite items to use lately is sweaters. Always thrilled to find another to re-purpose them. I love your wreath, so pretty. But then all of your Valentine projects, your mantel and your chalkboard heart are adorable. Thanks for sharing all you creative inspirations over at Sunday’s Best.

  6. 9

    says

    This is SUPER CUTE!!! I’d love for you to come share it at my party, Overflowing with Creativity! The party just began!!! Thanks LOTS!!! XO, Aimee

  7. 10

    says

    Love the rosettes! thanks for linking up your cute wreath at the Valentine Craft linky! If you do any other projects, come back and link again…and again until Valentine’s day!

  8. 12

    says

    You’re wreath is super cute…first time I’ve seen sweater used this way.
    Great idea!

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