Last week, while vacationing near
Seaside Beach Florida, I stumbled across this
You would have thought I struck gold.
I knew I could put it to good use.
It was way too small for me to wear,
but for my up-cycled sweater wreaths,
it was perfect.
It was made from cotton and acrylic.
Had some beautiful cabling,
and was a nice neutral.
I went to the Burberry site hoping for some
inspiration on how to proceed.
In the end I went with the
Back in the day
when I was a Victoria's Secret
store manager, I won a contest
and the prize was a "Burberry" umbrella
The umbrella has been since lost or stolen
(I'm not sure which, just one day I realized it was gone)
but I did still have the iconic plaid
I went to work this morning
crafting and creating.
Covered a sixteen inch wreath frame with the sleeves,
created a few flowers.
I used some of the fabric for the centers and then
made a simple bow.
I used a couple of other cotton sweaters
to make some contrasting black and white flowers.
Reattached the shell buttons
and of course the label.
I hope someone will see it and love it.
You can find this and many more
unique wreaths at