A sweet, three-step Valentine’s Day Sweater Wreath

I loved this sweater when I saw it at the Goodwill Store last year, though I didn’t have plans for it at the time. I pulled it out a few weeks ago to make this super-fast, three-step Valentine’s Day Sweater Wreath. I really loved the sweater, and I love the Sweater Wreath, too. (Before I cut the sweater apart, I double checked with my daughter to be sure she wouldn’t wear it. Nope, not a fan of pink.) I’m excited that I have so much of the sweater leftover, though I’m not sure what I’ll make next . . .

Sweet & easy wreath made with an old sweater. CraftsnCoffee.comI happened to have on hand a bag of pre-cut felt hearts I bought on clearance from the Oriental Trading Company a few years back. Again, I wasn’t sure how I’d use them, but at that price, I had to have them for my stash. Of course, it’s easy enough to cut out hearts from a few sheets of felt, so if you don’t have the pre-cut hearts, just pick up a few sheets of felt and cut them out yourself.

Pretty sweater wreath! CraftsnCoffee.com

Repurpose an old sweater to make this easy wreath. You’ll need just one sleeve, and maybe a few scraps.


To make a Three-Step Valentine Sweater Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 10” wreath
  • Old sweater
  • Pre-cut felt hearts in red, pink and white; or sheets of felt to cut your own
  • Glittered, heart-shaped brads
  • Ribbon (for hanging the wreath)
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins
All you'll need to make a Valentine's Day Sweater Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com

You’ll need a wreath of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, an old sweater, and felt hearts.


To make a Three-Step Valentine Sweater Wreath:

1. Cut a sleeve from an old sweater along the shoulder seam, and then carefully cut it open along the sleeve seam.

DIY Sweater Wreath tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Wrap the sleeve around the wreath, pulling it smooth as you go. The knit fabric is very forgiving.

2. Wrap the sweater fabric around the wreath, pulling it smoothly all the way around. Pin and spot glue the sweater fabric to the back of the wreath. Cut away any excess fabric from the back. If one sleeve doesn’t completely cover the wreath, use a section from the second sleeve, or other scraps from the sweater, to cover the gaps.

3. Layer together three sets of three hearts each in red, pink and white. With the tip of the scissors, carefully poke a small hole in the center of each heart. Insert a heart-shaped brad through the center of the hearts, and push the brad into the wreath. Add glue to secure the hearts to the wreath.

A quick Sweater Wreath for Valentines' Day. CraftsnCoffee.com

I used pre-cut hearts to decorate the wreath. How would you decorate it?

I think I like this year’s Sweater Wreath more than the two Valentine’s Day Sweater Wreaths I made last year.

Repurposed Sweater Wreath for Valentine's Day. CraftsnCoffee.com

I used a red, cabled sweater from Goodwill to fashion this wreath, and cut hearts from printed felt.

Easy, recycled sweater wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com

This wreath wears a creamy, ribbed sweater. I took a shortcut here and used ready-made felt roses to decorate it.

A sweater wreath not-to-be-missed is the one designed by Kathleen George and decorated with zipper flowers. Gorgeous!

A beautiful 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.

Two of my favorite Sweater Wreaths are the fall wreaths designed by Patty Schaffer: Pumpkin Orange Sweater Wreath and the Fall Sweater Wreath.

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

Pumpkin Orange Sweater Wreath by Patty Schaffer.

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

Fall Sweater Wreath by Patty Schaffer.

What have you made form an old sweater? I’d love to hear about your repurposing adventures.

Happy crafting.


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9 Responses to A sweet, three-step Valentine’s Day Sweater Wreath

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  4. navywifeypeters says:

    I really like your new sweater wreath! I like the print on the sweater. I also really like the zipper flower wreath! Gorgeous! I’m pinning your wreaths!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you so much! I wish the sweater had been in my size. It’s an Old Navy sweater, so I’m sure there are more out there. So glad you visited today, and thank you for the pins.

  5. MomMaven says:

    Love the sweater wreath! I might have to try this! I came over from the Tip Junkie linky

  6. LisaM6 says:

    makes me wish I had a few sweaters from the past. Great tuts. 🙂

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