This cozy fall wreath wears a sweater sleeve & burlap roses

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!

Such a cozy wreath! The Styrofoam wreath is covered in sleeves from a repurposed sweater! Check out those fabric & burlap roses, too.

Pumpkin Orange Sweater Wreath by Patty Schaffer.

To make a Pumpkin Orange Sweater Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 10” wreath
  • Orange sweater
  • Fabrics in fall colors
  • Burlap
  • Twigs
  • Flower stamens (artificial)
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins
Pretty fabric and burlap roses on a Sweater Wreath. What a great way to use an old/outgrown/ripped sweater.

The rolled roses are made from a mix of fabrics and burlap.

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.

Pretty fabric and burlap roses on a fall Sweater Wreath. Great repurposing craft!

While you’re shopping for a thrifted sweater, perhaps you’ll find a few old shirts to repurpose to make the fabric roses.

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. has a gorgeous collection of fall crafts made with old sweaters. Don't miss these little lovelies!

If you missed Patty’s other sweater crafts, here’s where you’ll find them:

Sweater Pumpkins

Love these Orange Sweater Pumpkins! Tutorial on

Sweater Pumpkins made from a repurposed sweater and real pumpkin stems.

Fall Sweater Wreath

This is the prettiest Fall Sweater Wreath! It's an amazing way to repurpose an old sweater.

Fall Sweater Wreath.

This Zipper Flower Wreath is made with an old sweater, too.

A beautiful fall wreath made with an old sweater, zipper flowers, and a wreath of Styrofoam brand foam. for a fall wreath

Zipper Flower Wreath by Kathleen George.

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.

Happy crafting.


P.S. Don’t forget about the Deco Mesh giveaway! You have until Sunday midnight to enter. Good luck!

Love the wiggle eyes on this deco mesh topiary for Hallwoeen! This one is a really quick craft!

Win three rolls of Deco Mesh and two, 4″ balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to make this Halloween Deco Mesh Topiary!

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  8. LisaM6 says:

    Another great tut. Still wishing I didn’t give that sweater away. The roses look like a fun way to add to lots of other projects.

    • Sharon says:

      I think you need to shop for a second-hand orange sweater, Lisa. And, you could use the roses to decorate just about anything, from a sweater to a headband to a picture frame. Sharon

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