Hi everybody! Are you ready for sweater craft #5, where I use what’s left of the lovely orange, thrifted sweater I used for projects 1-4? After revealing sweater craft #4 (a jack o’lantern candy container), good friend, Donna over at Distressed Donna Down Under, quite a crafty lady herself, issued me a challenge that I could not ignore: use the sweater scraps remaining from my previous crafts to make one, final sweater craft. With a little guidance from Donna herself, I created a charming little fall wreath that’s sure to make you smile.
You may recall that I purchased this festive fall-colored sweater at a thrift store for a dollar. I washed it in hot water and then dried it on high in order to meld some of the fibers together and prevent it from fraying.
For this project I decided to use leftovers strips to make my wreath. I lucked out because my pile already contained several strips already, each about 2″ wide. The rest I cut to size, and there were surprisingly few little bits leftover for disposal. FYI, I didn’t go too crazy with exact measurements–don’t worry, it’ll all work out in the end.
At Donna’s suggestion, I decided to thread the scraps onto a piece of wire. I cut a piece about 24″, not knowing how much I would actually use in the end. I happened to have this coppery-colored wire, which worked nicely with the orange sweater.
As you thread the strips on, you’re going to scrunch it. This will give your wreath body and dimension (technical terms for “make it look good”). Once I had threaded all the strips, I wound the ends of the wire together and then made a loop for hanging before I snipped the ends. Lastly, I embellished it with a bow and attached a pair of acorns for decoration.
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