Thursday, December 18, 2014

UPCYCLING: Old Sweater to Gold Napkin Rings

Upcycled Sweater Napkin Rings via homework (2)When you’re cleaning out your closets after you make your New Year’s resolution to get organized – don’t forget to save your old sweaters for crafting throughout the year.





Upcycled Sweater Napkin Rings via homework (6)After I cleaned out my closet last year, I saved this gold sweater that was heading for the donation bag. I liked the sweater but it was itchy and I can’t stand an itchy sweater. It may or may not have gotten a little tight around the middle but that’s a whole separate New Year’s Resolution…


Upcycled Sweater Napkin Rings via homework (1)There are loads of fun things you can make with recycled sweaters. Cover a jar and make a votive or vase. Cover a can for storage and so on. Make a heating pad and more.


Upcycled Sweater Napkin Rings via homework (3)For this project, I made some quick and easy napkin rings for the holiday season. All you need is a paper towel tube, blue and a sweater.


Upcycled Sweater Napkin Rings via homework (4)Cut the paper towel tube into approximately 1-1/2” lengths. Cut the sleeves of the sweater into 3” lengths. Insert the tube into the cut sweater sleeve and glue on the inside. Secure with clothes pins or binder clips while it’s drying.


Upcycled Sweater Napkin Rings via homework (7)You can further embellish the napkin rings with ribbon, holiday decorations, or natural elements like evergreen or mini pinecones. I chose to leave them plain because I have a lot of other d├ęcor on my table.


Upcycled Sweater Napkin Rings via homework (5)
Goodbye itchy sweater – hello napkin rings!
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1 comment :

  1. So cute Carolyn! What a way to up cycle! Hope your having a wonderful holiday season!

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