Your Favorite Sweater, 3 Ways!
- A gallery-style frame with no glass
- A sweater - I don't know about you but I have several old sweaters that I can't bear to get rid of because I love the colors, texture or history behind them. If you aren't a sweater-saver, pick up one at a thrift store in your favorite color.
- 1 or two jars - spaghetti sauce size works best
Project One - Frame the sweater!
Place the wooden insert from the frame on the sweater, after turning the sweater inside out. The sweater I used had a pattern going down the center so I made sure to line it up. But I free-cut the rectangle--no measuring or tracing needed!
Place the cut out piece of sweater into the frame, with the outside of the sweater facing out.
Place the wooden insert into the frame. Try to center it how you would like it, but even once you have it in place you can move it around a bit to get it to look how you would like.
And there you go! Finished product, a cute wall hanging!
Project Two - Covered Jar
I love saving jars. They come in handy for everything from flower vases to crafty projects. Or even Squinkie storage :) After I finished my sweater frame I looked at the sleeves and knew what had to be done.
Cut the sleeve off of the sweater.
Place it over your favorite empty jar. It will make a great candle holder, pen holder, or any sort of storage for extra things. I hung my sweater frame in my bathroom, so I placed my jar on the counter. They look quite well together.
Project Three - Make a headband!
I know my friends (and mom) are laughing at this one. Yes, it is really stretching the upcycling a bit, but, again, I had adorable sweater scraps that I hated to throw away. For the headband I used the part of the sleeve closer to the upper arm area. I cut a thin strip, stretched it out, and there you go. Fun wool headband! And I match my wall art ;)
If you try any of these, let me know! I love to hear from you!