Cozy Sweater Wreath + a HUGE Christmas Home Tour Party

I don’t usually post three times in one day, but I have an announcement that I cannot
wait to share!
Before I show you how I made this SUPER easy (and cheap!) Sweater Wreath,
I wanted to let you know that I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the 2013
Christmas Party Tour of Homes taking place this week!!

The Christmas Tour begins at 7pm PST and runs through Friday
December 6th, I’ll be joining 23 other bloggers to share with you how each
of us celebrate the Holidays and decorate our homes for Christmas. 

Pretty fun right? I cannot WAIT!! That’s me right there on Wednesday December 4th,
I hope you will be able to join me as I share how we are making our home a cozy retreat
this winter, using thrifted finds, warm throws and lots of pillows and candlelight.  Oh, and
a big mug of hot chai or cocoa.  I hear we might` have snow this week, which makes 
sharing my Christmas tour with you even more fun!

Are you ready to make something cozy to warm up your abode? Who doesn’t love a soft
sweater? But when a great sweater is accidentally put in the dryer, or has a toddler size hand
print that defies ketchup removal efforts, you can throw it out.
Or cut it up and make it pretty again ( I like this option so much better!)

Here is what I used to make this Cozy Sweater Wreath:
One straw wreath form (I left the plastic on mine to keep the straw in)
One sweater looking for a new lease on life (Mine was a $2 Gap find at Goodwill)
Hot glue
Scissors
Ribbon and little mini tree, owl or tchotchke of your liking

I removed the cuffs, front placket and buttons from the sweater first, then cut the
remainder into 3″ and 4″ wide strips.  They don’t have to be perfect, you will be
winding them around the wreath and overlapping the layers.
Beginning on one side I hot glued the end to the wreath and wrapped it around
allowing each wrap around to overlap a bit covering the straw base well.  I did this
around the entire wreath until it was covered and I was out of Gaptastic sweater strips.
Next I used a long piece of plaid ribbon to create the bow on the top, and a bit of hot
glue to secure my mini tree.

All done! How crazy easy is that right?
And the fun part, is you can change the bow if you want, or use decorations that
are a little more winter and less Christmas so you can use it all winter long.
Brillz.  Living on the edge we are here at twelveOeight…

{for more Christmas projects just scroll down}
 
I hope you can join me for a fun week of home tours!
{twelveOeight is Wednesday Dec. 4th at 7pm EST }

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Comments

  1. Yay! You always have such wonderful ideas, so I can't wait to see how you decorate your home for the holidays! Can't wait to see what everyone else does as well. 🙂

  2. Totally cute, Tanya! Love the bottle brush tree on it, too!

  3. I love this wreath. The bottle brush is the perfect addition to it too.

  4. This is darling!!

  5. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there 🙂

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-9.html

    Claire x

  6. Fantastic ideas! I love the wood sign. WoW! -Andrea@scrapality.com

  7. I love this wreath idea! I really love the white!

  8. This is just too sweet Tanya! The little tree is the perfect addition! Thank you for sharing with us at Monday Funday! Pinning! 😉 Bonnie

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