Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Celebrations: a valentine sweater vase

I’m cutting up sweaters like crazy over here. Last week I shared a sweater coffee can storage idea and today I’m showing you a valentine sweater vase.

This was one of my favorite sweaters. I’ve had it for years. It’s made out of a silky cording and I believe crocheted. It’s a light dusty pink and perfect to throw on over a tank top. Sadly, it started unraveling. I’m still planning on undoing the sweater and saving the silky yarn.

I only used one sleeve to make this vase so I still have plenty of cording to unravel and use for something else. Maybe I’ll get ambitious and try to recreate the sweater. Realistically, I could probably handle knitting a scarf.

I’m sure you’ve seen sweater vases on various other sites and Pinterest. They’re super easy to make. You simple cut off a sleeve, slide it over a vase or jar and voila – you have a sweater vase. For this project, I glued the raw edge of the sleeve to the underside of the vase so it wouldn’t unravel. I also used small adhesive dots to keep the top edge from sliding down.

I’ll miss wearing this sweater but at least it’s been upcycled into something pretty.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  1. it!!!
    Have a nice day

  2. Great and original idea :)
    Regards from Spain, Malena

  3. This is ridiculously gorgeous! I saw it featured on the hometalk fb page too. It's a fantastic project.

    RIP pretty pink sweater ;)

  4. What a great idea! Better yet, I love the look : ]

  5. So pretty and feminine. It looks perfect on the vase.

  6. This is so pretty. I've seen other sweater crafts, but I really like yours. I love the open weave of the sweater you used. So pretty.

    Visiting from Whipperberry.

  7. What a great idea! And it really makes the flowers look prettier too! Thanks for another creative project!

  8. What an awesome idea. I am doing my sping cleaning(I live in Fla) and putting items in a box for a garage sale and I have some lovely sweaters I am about to get rid of so now I am so excited that I can upcycle them. Thank you for the great idea!! Cindy

  9. I'm absolutely LOVING this! So pretty. What a great way to use a once loved sweater! ;)


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