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A sweater wreath has been a project that I’ve wanted to try for a long while. This fall when I switched my closet from summer to fall/winter, I noticed that one of my favorite sweaters had developed two holes just under the v-neck making it unwearable. I stashed this sweater away with the hope of crafting it into a wreath.
This wreath is incredibly easy to make. If you’d like to try it yourself, you will need: a wreath form, quilt batting, an old sweater, a glue gun, wire to make a hanger, and scissors.
(Normally I would use a straw base for a wreath like this to give it more body but a wire form was what I had on-hand.)
I started by cutting the batting into wide strips. I ended up using all but one of the cut strips shown below.
Before wrapping the wreath with the batting, make a wire hanger and attach it to the back of the wreath. (Not shown)
Next, cut the sweater into strips. I cut off the banding edges and v-neck edges if they ended up being in a place that showed on the finished side. Wrap and glue the sweater pieces around the batting covered form.
Since this was so easy to make, I’m considering making a second wreath for our kitchen door with a colored sweater.
Winter is a tough door decorating season for me and I’m glad to have this wreath to enjoy until it’s time to think about a spring wreath. What’s on your door for winter? Do you find winter doors hard to decorate?
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