recycle sweaters: sweater flowers
This is a great project I shared some time back at Life on Mars.
I recently made a pillow from an old sweater. I had to cut off the arms off of the sweater for the project but I hated to throw them out…it seemed like such a waste.
So they sat in my bucket of “stuff” until I thought of a use. Wa ha!! Flowers!
Supplies: strips of a sweater (length and width is up to you), hot glue gun, stick, buttons, green yarn.
Here is the quick picture by picture run down (cause I am a picture instruction kinda gal)…
Take a strip of sweater and hot glue the end to the end of the stick.
Wrap it around once or twice.
Let it work it’s way upwards as you wrap.
Cut it off when you have it wrapped around a couple of times.
Now hot glue a strip around the middle of your band.
Be sure to only glue the bottom of the strip to the “flower”… you want to be able to pull it down (picture 1).
Go all the way around, cut it off and hot glue the ends together (picture 2).
glue another strip in the same way towards the bottom of your band (picture 3).
When you have as many “petals” as you want just dab a bit hot glue on the stick and wrap it up in yarn…be sure to hot glue the ends to the stick (picture 4…ignore the bow, it didn’t work).
Then add a simple button to the center (picture 5).
There you have it. Adorable.
And depending on how your sweater rolls and how you vary your application you will get various shapes. How cool!
gosh, the worst part of this project…
old sweaters are one more thing I keep, just in case.
Til’ Next Time!
Linking up this great project with these happening places…
–Live, Laugh, Rowe-–Christina’s Adventures-–fireflies ad jellybeans-–the 36th avenue-–someday crafts-at the picket fence—french country cottage--simple home life–chic on a shoestring—the shabby nest-–whipperberry--30 handmade days--tatertots&jello-–simply klassic-–Craft-o-maniac-