Cooler temperatures mean sweater weather has officially arrived. But it’s not just your wardrobe that can incorporate this seasonal must-have.
These so-clever-they’re-chic crafts use less-than-stylish wool sweaters to add texture, softness and – go figure – warmth to your fall and winter decor. And chances are you already have a drawer full of supplies to make these incredibly easy projects. Here are a few faves that you can do a rainy or cold day:
+ If You Have An Hour: Recycled Sweater Vases at Under the Table and Dreaming
+ If You Have An Afternoon: Recycled Sweater Pillow Cover at Country Living (number 6)
+ If You Have A Day: Recycled Sweater Blanket at Homemade Holiday Gifts
+ For more inspirations about this fall decor trend, read Kim’s post on Recycling Your Old Sweaters as Lampshades and Vase Covers.
Emily FitzhughOctober 25, 2010 at 17:57
What a wonderful idea! They could even sentimental value if you use an old one you were so attached to that got a hole some how. Love it. 🙂
KimOctober 25, 2010 at 18:28
Emily, it’s true. You can even recycle sweaters or old blankets that used to belong to your parents.
Kim WilliamsOctober 27, 2010 at 14:08
I just love the pumpkin. Such original ideas. I wish I could come up with some, instead of copying other people’s. Thank you for all of your great images and wonderful taste.
Stephanie LynnOctober 27, 2010 at 16:58
I simply adore recycled sweater projects! Thanks so much for including the sweater vases. It is such an honor to be included in your finds! Hope you are enjoying your week. Thanks again, it is greatly appreciated ~ Stephanie Lynn
AnnaJanuary 29, 2011 at 19:57
I love those ideas!
Those who knit and crochet (myself included 🙂 ) also recycle sweaters for yarn, there is a tutorial on how to do it here http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-recycle-sweaters-for-yarn