I've been perfecting my latest passion since last October and
I must say, I'm so enjoying it.
I create wreaths from up-cycled sweaters.
I've dabbled in wreath making for some time now
but last year when my sister got into making
pillow cover out of up-cycled sweaters,
I wondered, what can I do with
The first step in finding the sweaters.
You don't want to pay too much for them
since you'll be cutting them up.
My favorite places,
Goodwill and Salvation Army.
I've created a little nook in my sitting room
where I can work.
It's not ideal, but you've just got to
make it work.
Every time I make a new wreath
I learn something new.
A new technique or tip.
Instead of wrapping strips of the sweater
around the wreath frame,
I've found, cutting one continuous strip using the front
and back of the sweater works best.
No raw edges.
Then using my glue gun
I glue the sweater onto the frame.
When I saw this little sweater at Goodwill,
I knew it would make a
sweet little wreath
It's amazing what you can create out of all
the different parts of the sweater.
Cuffs, the neck line,
buttons, tabs, etc.
So there you have it.
The making of a wreath.
To see some of my other designs
please take a peek at my etsy shop.