January 8, 2012

Sweater Vases. . . .



I am working on putting together my winter mantle and I
just do NOT want to spend any money.....

I've seen these sweater vases and candles on Pinterest and 
decided to try to make some myself.....


Our local Mennonite Relief store has 50% off on Friday evenings, so I 
nabbed this cable-knit sweater for only $1.50!


The only problem was that it was sleeveless......I didn't realize that this was a
problem until I went home and checked out Pinterest and realized that 
people were using the SLEEVE portion of the sweater....UGH!

Time for Plan B...


I decided that I could use the bottom ribbed portion of the sweater
and just hot glue it around my vases......close enough, right?






I wasn't quite sure what to do with the bottom so I just
trimmed the sweater along the very edge of the vase and let it go.



I did start running out of sweater by the end and just pieced
together the one candle, but as long as it is angled the right way,
you can't even tell!!



Tomorrow, I'll show you the rest of my mantle....

13 comments:

The Joyful Thrifter said...

so sweet! I want to try this conect as well some time.

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

Karen said...

Very cute! I love that look. I need to try this soon!

Anonymous said...

This is really neat. I will be adding cable knit sweater to the Good Will list this week.

-Sara

Nancy said...

You did it anyway without arms I mean sleeves! You did a great job!! Love it!

HI THERE! said...

Super cute - way to improvise! I have been wanting to do some of these too. Maybe this will give me a push!
Jenn :)

Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

Such cuteness! I will have to make some of these too :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love them! My husband bought me a sweater candle at K-Mart for Christmas and I love it! I'm so going to try this for mantel!
Thanks for sharing.
♥Rondell

Decor-Voyeur said...

Visiting from CRAFT. I think they look great, I also like the burlap covered books all in all it looks fabulous. What kind of dried something or other is in the picture I usually grab stuff off the trail near my house and stick it in a vase for the winter.
Kara

Lil Mama Stuart said...

lol a sleeveless sweater - I had non crafty friends (who understood my craftiness) donate their old sweaters to me in addition to my own stash of gotta go sweaters (for sweater pillows and vases)

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Super cute. I still have an itch to make some sweater pillows, but haven't gotten to it yet. Love the look. Perfect for your winter mantel.

Katie said...

Love this idea! I never thought to jazz up vases with sweater sleeves!

Eilis said...

I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharting!
Eilis
my-heart-lives-here.blogspot.com

Wayside Artist said...

Very clever. I'll keep this in mind for next year. I'm already thinking bunnies and flowers!!!

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