How to make a Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath

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!

This Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath is made with two sweaters -- a plain white one and a red cabled sweater. Cute! Here’s a closer look at the super-sized peppermint candy Patty added to the wreath. Isn’t it fun? I can definitely see these as Peppermint Tree Ornaments, too, so why not make a few extra.

You could hang these jumbo peppermints anywhere -- on the tree, from the ceiling, from a railing, in a window, etc., etc.

Make extras of these jumbo peppermints and hang them on your tree.

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
  • Cellophane
  • Twine
  • 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.

A jumbo, 4" peppermint! Perfect for Christmas decorating.

Patty used a foam disc, red tissue paper and white paint to make her super-sized peppermint.

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.

I love the red & white Christmas ideas on Crafts 'n Coffee! Like this Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath.

Repurposed sweaters are the secret to this cozy & bright sweater wreath.

Today’s Peppermint Sweater Wreath is tutorial #2 in the series Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel.

I love red & white for Christmas! And this is an adorable, Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel.

Stay tuned!

Happy crafting!


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3 Responses to How to make a Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath

  1. Pingback: 20 DIY Christmas Wreaths | Easy Christmas Decorations

  2. LisaM6 says:

    Love the wreaths. My favorite candy.

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