Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Newest Project

I am hopelessly hooked on my latest project(s).
 As I shared with you in the post Bloomsbury Loft, I had wanted to buy one of Judith's sweater wreaths, but it sold before I got it.  So ~ I decided to make my own and off to Goodwill I went to find some sweaters for material.  I started out making one for my bedroom, but ended up making my first one for my newly painted pale pink bathroom.  Here is my first attempt.
 




 
So much fun and so much trial and error.  I kept looking online for ideas on how to make different kinds of flowers.
 




 
I picked the colors for this wreath based on the colors in my shower curtain.  I have found that fabric swatches are good guides for picking and coordinating colors.
 




 
The fun part is you can incorporate your own or your child's old sweaters and keep a favorite sweater around long past its wearable or trendy days.  The white and green on this wreath are from old sweaters of mine ~ one shrunk and one too stretched out to wear anymore.
 




 
My next goal is to make a few to sell on Etsy ~ after I finish making one for my bedroom of course.
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27 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Cindy - I loved the idea when you showed pictures of the one at the shoppe- I LOVE yours! The colors- different flowers etc!!! I have got to try my hand at this. Will you consider doing a tutorial on this so we can get the inside scoop on how to make all those great flowers?

I started crocheting a few months back and have made a dozen little flap earred caps for babies- I think I would be making dozens of these wreaths after making one!

bee blessed
mary

Mary Ellen said...

Ps I just pinned this to Pinterest!

Terry said...

Simply wonderful. Just too cute for winter decor!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your wreath is truly gorgeous! I love it!

Danielle

Cozy Little House said...

It's adorable! You should sell those.
Brenda

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Cindy I think you did a wonderful job on that wreath! I am impressed with how you did the flowers! ~Hugs, Patti

Willow said...

I have never seen wreaths like these before. Yours is sooo pretty.

Shirley said...

This is just beautiful!! I would have never thought of doing this. I bet it was fun!

Alicia said...

QUE PRECIOSA LA CORONA!!!!!!
ME ENCANTA.ASI DE DISTINTA.
UN SALUDITO
Y FELIZ AÑO!!!!!

Debby said...

I love your wreath. The flowers are amazing. Yes, you should sell them.

Lorraine said...

I love this so much!! Love the sweater wrap and sweater flowers! I need to get thrift shopping!!

Erin said...

It turned out beautiful!! I love the different types of flowers you made. Would love to learn how to make some of the fancier ones.

Vintage Home said...

This is adorable ...I have a cable knit sweater in pink I wanted to do something with...you are an inspiration! Thanks!

House Revivals said...

This wreath is gorgeous! It's one of the nicest I've seen. LOVE it!

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

This is very cute and so creative! I love the colors too!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

OMG! This is so beautiful! I love how all the flowers are made from sweater material too!

Tania

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Oh wow! Beautiful! I love the colors, the flowers... the entire wreath! Very nice job!

~Angela
Functional Friday!

Shelley Davis said...

I've seen many of these wreaths, but yours is gorgeous!

Blessings,
Shelley

sissie said...

This is the cutest wreath and I just love it. I love the way you created all the flowers and the colors.

hugs

Sissie

thespanishdahlia said...

Hi Cindy, WOW, this is one of thee most original and beautiful handmade projects I've ever seen! Was this your first time? I am so impressed and would love to learn more. Thanks so much for sharing your extremely talented !

~ Stephanie

Sizzle and Zoom said...

This is precious!

Miss Jean said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! Seriously love it! Great job.

Rettabug said...

Oh my goodness, Cindy! That is simply gorgeous! I have not seen anything like this before. Just lovely!

fondly,
Rett

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

Cindy these flowers are so adorable!
LoVe how you repurposed the sweaters!

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! That is amazing!! I would love to have one. I'll be checking etsy.

- The Tablescaper

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it but wouldn't it be perfect for the bedroom? I love it! ♥

reginag said...

It put extra spark to the place.
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