A funny thing happened on the way to holiday decorating this year, I started WAY before Thanksgiving. I know, I know, you’re supposed to wait until AFTER Thanksgiving, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. The past few weekends I’ve been up in the studio listening to Christmas music, putting up decorations, and making new ones.
These cozy sweater trees were so much fun to make and helped to transform my space into a winter wonderland with some quirky and unexpected charm.
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Scroll to the very bottom of this post for the giveaway details…
To wish you a happy holiday season and to thank you for being such loyal readers, I’d like to give away a free DVD of my new Annie’s Crafts class, Learn to Upcycle & Refashion Sweaters to one of you. All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway, is go to the tutorial, pin it to one of your Pinterest boards and make a comment. The winner will be announced on Saturday December 10, 2016.
What a great idea!
Thank you Nancy, I hope you get a chance to make some of these and I’d love to see them if you do. 🙂 Happy Holidays!!!
Oh, I love these! I have a pinterest board for repurposing old sweaters and added it there. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/124974958389925817/ I have an off-white cable knit sweater that could be used for these. It would be cute to sew on little colored beads or tiny ornaments to add some flair! thanks for the tutorial!
I LOVE the idea of sewing on beads or tiny ornaments, Kathy. I do hope you make one of these. I’d love to see it! Happy Holidays!!
These are so cute and look easy to make. I need to go to Goodwill and look for sweaters now.
Thanks Peggy! There a tons of sweaters just hanging around the thrift stores just waiting for you to come and rescue them. 🙂 I hope you find the perfect one.
These are the cutest trees ever — they definitely trump my 80s ceramic trees (although I just saw a catalog that sells them again :- D). I pinned to my New Uses for Old Things board. Then to my Refashion board & of course my Christmas board!!!!!
Thanks so much for pinning Barbara! Happy Holidays!
I was just in a thrift store yesterday and completely forgot to look at the sweaters for refashioning! So mad at myself.
A good excuse to go back to the thrift store again. 🙂
I would love to try these and add some balsam needles to the filling. It might make up for the smell of my artificial tree.
That’s a good idea. I wouldn’t have thought of that. 🙂 Happy Holidays!
couldn’t wait, had to make my own forest.
FUN!!!!! Thanks for sharing Marie!!!!! Love them.
Added to my pinterest board “what else can I do with sweaters?”….Love these!
Thanks so much for pinning Kathleen! Happy Holidays!
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Hi, added the Pin to my Xmas Fun board…what cute trees and a great recycle project….
What a great idea. Pinned to my “Christmas” board.
Perfect timing! I need a homemade Christmas gift for an event on Saturday 🙂 So cute and creative!
What a great way to upcycle a formerly loved sweater!! Would also make great tree ornaments!
Thank you Sybil! Tree ornaments would be nice too. 🙂
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