A Better Sweater

The cuff of an old sweater is cut and sewn to fit a glass candle holder – an oak leaf adds a natural element.

To make this, I cut off the cuff of an old sweater, made a vertical cut to open it up and wrapped it around to fit the circumference of a glass candle jar. I turned the cut cuff wrong side out and stitched the side shut – turned it right side out and slipped it over jar. I cut a thin sliver of sweater to tie a leaf to the front.


  1. Brittany  October 21, 2010

    Brilliant idea! It looks so rustic and natural, perfect for fall decorating!

  2. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  October 22, 2010

    oh my! i love this idea! it is so cozy! i’m going to a Halloween party tonight for kids….i wanted to do something for my friend that’s hosting the party…i am going to make this for her today. of course..her daughter in law is one of my very best friends, i’m thinking she will be very jealous if i don’t make one for her too!

  3. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  October 22, 2010

    By the way, if you make a “button” for your blog that people can copy and post to their blog in the side margin, I would love to have your “button” on my blog…people need to see your wonderful ideas!

    • camilla  October 22, 2010

      Thanks Bonnie – I really appreciate your feedback! Have a great time at the party tonight! 🙂 C

  4. bjcecelia  September 9, 2012

    This is a great idea but I have a question – how do you keep the cuff from unraveling?

  5. Lee Ann  October 12, 2013

    This is adorable. I think I’m going to go through my sweater drawer now.