I know, I know, I know…I said no Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving.
But I had a fabulous idea (if I do say so myself!) and wanted to enter it into a holiday decor contest, so I had to make it now. I wanted to share it with you, because it’s so easy to make and festive.
It’s a wreath made from upcycled scarves and sweaters. This project could not be easier, and it’s relatively inexpensive to make.
I got the idea when I saw a wreath made from upcycled fabric for close to $50! I thought I could make something similar, but with my own style and color choices, for much less. I was right.
Three scarves from Goodwill @ $1.91 each = $5.73
One sweater from Goodwill: $3.00
One wreath form (Dollar Store): $1.00
Total Cost: $9.73
So, for less than $10, you can make this festive wreath. Also, it takes very little time to make. Once I had gathered all the materials, the entire project, including hanging it, took about 40 minutes.
Here’s how you make it.
First, you have to choose your materials. I had a wreath form already from the dollar store (ignore the orange one – it was too small. I went with the twig one). I went to Goodwill and first chose some scarves. I chose different textures – some nubby, some smooth, some knit, some crochet – and different colors. I chose one dark pink (almost red) scarf with different colored flecks in it, one red nubby scarf, and one gray scarf. I also decided to use a sweater, because I liked its texture and color – purple heathered knit.
|Ignore the orange wreath form; it was too small.|
Next, cut the scarves and sleeves of the sweater into whatever size pieces you want. I cut mine about 2 in. wide. For the knits, if you pull them a little after you cut them, they make a bit of a “ruffle” along the edge.
|Pulling the knit created a ruffle effect.|
Then tie the pieces around the wreath form. As my five-year-old informed me, I used a pattern of pink-red-gray-purple. (“It’s a pattern!”)
Depending on how long the cut piece was, I either wrapped it around the wreath once first and then tied it in a knot, or just tied it around once. Obviously, with the sleeve of the sweater, they start small and get bigger, so adjust accordingly.
Thrifty Crafty Girl says
That turned out great! I love using fabrics and clothes from Goodwill for crafting, it makes me feel environmentally conscious. 🙂
Cristine Hellerstein says
Adorable and awesome!! I’m sure I could go through our “rag pile” and have plenty of material. Thanks!
Karen Cooper says
That’s the great thing about this project – you could use any fabric or knits you have on hand. Reuse and recycle!
Eclectically Vintage says
Great texture and your little Vanna really knows how to model a wreath!
You are brilliant! I love this idea….I am totally filing it under “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
this turned out so cute. i love the whole sweater for decor craze!
Thanks so much for linking up and linking back at last week’s Humble Brag. Hope to see you back today to link up more great projects and maybe win ad space. We are also starting a giveaway today for a SILHOUETTE CAMEO!! Hope to see you there!
Karen Cooper says
Thanks, Jocie! I linked up to the party today and entered the giveaway! Thank you!