It’s definitely sweater weather, and the perfect time to make this Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath. Patty Schaffer repurposed two sweaters to make this peppermint Christmas wreath, and she found the stretchy sweater fabric very forgiving and easy to use. If you don’t happen to have an extra sweater or two around the house, take a trip to a second-hand store. You never know the treasures you might find!
To make a Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
- 12” wreath
- 4” disc
- Sweaters: White knit and red cabled
- Tissue paper in red
- Acrylic craft paint in white
- Embellishments: artificial berries and pine sprigs
- Mod Podge
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; paintbrush
To make a Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath:
1. Cut a sleeve from the white sweater, and cut the sleeve open along the seam line. Stretch the sweater fabric around the wreath, and pin the edges to the back. Spot glue as needed.
2. Cut the cables from the red sweater. You will need 13, red stripes for the wreath. Cut the stripes to fit, and pin and glue them to the back of the wreath, spacing them evenly all the way around.
3. Coat the foam disc with Mod Podge, and cover it with red tissue paper. Smooth out any wrinkles. Let dry.
4. Paint white, peppermint stripes onto the dry disc. Let dry.
5. Wrap the disc in clear cellophane, twisting the sides and securing with red twine.
6. Glue greenery and red berries along the bottom of the wreath. Glue the peppermint candy in the center of the greens.
Today’s Peppermint Sweater Wreath is tutorial #2 in the series Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel.