Saturday, November 9, 2013

DIY: Vase Scarf, Made from Recycled Sweater

My summer clothes are now safely packed away, and my sweaters and sweatshirts are making their annual debut!  In revisiting my winter wardrobe, I came across this one sweater dress that I bought two years ago, and still have yet to wear… Every time I put it on, I then curse the itchy wool, and stick it back in the drawer to try on again at a later date (and repeat the process of rejecting it). 

Instead of going through another winter of NOT wearing this sweater dress, I decided it was time to put it to good use, and get my craft on!  Drawing inspiration from Family Chic’s post, I pulled out my scissors and got to work in chopping up that beautiful sweater dress and made a set of coordinating vase “scarves.”

Like any little kid, my favorite part of this craft was going outside and playing in the leaves.  So many brilliantly colored leaves strewn about and just waiting to become Fall decorative spices for my project.  Reminds me of a line from “The Last Samurai,” when Katsumoto is looking at the cherry blossoms and he says, “The perfect blossom is a rare thing.  You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.”

I decided to vary my embellishments amongst the vase collection, so for one, I sewed a string of red cranberry garland, and on another I added one of my precious felt ruffle ornaments!  If you’re seeking some of your very own, to use as decoration on home décor, gift packaging, or your holiday tree, please check them out in my shop

Happy crafting everyone!

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