FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012 | Comments: 10
I was so happy to be asked to contribute to HGTV.com’s project gallery: 16 Ways To Decorate With an Old Sweater. I love reworking knitwear – it’s interesting, stylish and so easy to do. Here is one of my favorite projects from the gallery – making small Christmas trees out of leftover pieces of felted sweaters. Be sure to check out all of the holiday sweater crafts over at HGTV.com – there are a lot of great ideas!
These are simple to make – just hot glue sweater pieces to cardboard cones (available at craft stores).
For this project you will need: old sweaters, a cardboard cone, hot glue gun and scissors.
Begin by washing sweaters in hot water and drying in dryer. To make the fringed tree – cut out one-ich squares from sweaters and fringe. Graduate the size of your squares.
Start at the bottom, glue the larger pieces first, then gradually work smaller sized pieces onto the cone, ending with the smallest pieces on top.
To make the wrapped tree, just cut one-inch wide strips of sweater and glue onto cone – starting from the top and winding down to the base.
Vary the size and color of your trees to create an interesting grouping.