Monday, January 20, 2014

Upcycles for Valentines Day

Upcycling Resale Sweaters..or should I say “vintage” sweaters…

     Upcycling sweaters can be so much fun and when a new resale shop opened I grabbed a few children's sweaters to repurpose for Valentines Day. Discovering a cotton blend white sweater with very cute knitted rosettes and a red poly blend glitter sweater with ruffled sleeves. Ready to check out, I spotted a cable knit, perfect for the couch pillows I wanted to make. On these extra cold winter days , sweater covered candles seem to warm up the table. 
     Cutting the  ruffled sleeves made  the vase and candle covers. Removing the roses and adding them to the sleeves gave them some extra personality, don't you think? It was a short and fun project that took under an hour to create.
       One thing missing , the couch pillows! I couldn't bring myself to cut that beautiful cable knit, and decided it looked better on me than the couch. Love the resale shoppes!

The rosettes became the embellishment on the candles.

Glittery fabric will make for a cute vase sweater

Sizing and cutting sweater to fit around Bath and Body candle, taking advantage of the ruffle detail.

The taller sweater cozy was a cotton knit that I added a paper heart onto.and in the background a covered vase (same sweater) dogwood branch is set into.

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