What’s up my sleeve for today? How about making a Pumpkin Orange Sweater Wreath from a sweater sleeve? After making the Sweater Pumpkins she shared yesterday, Patty Schaffer had leftover sweater sleeves. So, she repurposed the sweaters sleeves to make this gorgeous Orange Sweater Wreath, decorated with rolled fabric flowers. Look closely and you can see burlap roses, too. Pretty!
To make a Pumpkin Orange Sweater Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 10” wreath
- Orange sweater
- Fabrics in fall colors
- Flower stamens (artificial)
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins
To make a Pumpkin Orange Sweater Wreath:
1. Cut the sleeves off the sweater, and cut the sleeves open along the seam line.
2. Pin the sleeve around the wreath, positioning the open seam in the back. Spot glue as needed. Depending on the size of the sweater, one sleeve may cover the entire wreath. Patty needed one full sleeve and part of another to cover her wreath. Trim away any excess sweater fabric. (When you plan your flower placement, you can always cover up where the sleeves overlap with the flowers.)
3. Plan where you’d like to arrange the flowers, and glue twigs in place.
4. Make your rolled flowers from fabric and burlap. (If you’d like a tutorial for making rolled flowers, check out Jen’s over at Tatertots & Jello.) Patty used about 20 flowers on her wreath, but your number may vary depending on the sizes of the flowers, and how large of a flower patch you’d like to have.
5. Glue the flowers in place around the twigs.
6. Glue flower stamens among the flowers.
If you missed Patty’s other sweater crafts, here’s where you’ll find them:
Fall Sweater Wreath
This Zipper Flower Wreath is made with an old sweater, too.
Have you crafted with thrifted finds? I’d love to hear more about the treasures you found while thrifting, and what you made from them.
P.S. Don’t forget about the Deco Mesh giveaway! You have until Sunday midnight to enter. Good luck!