Picture of Wreath: Christmas Sweater Conversion Part II
Another way to put old Christmas sweaters or other scraps of fabric to good holiday use is to make a wreath to hang on the door. This wreath is really a continuation of the last instructable I posted on stockings and elf costumes. I couldn't bear to let leftover sweater fabric from my other projects go to waste, so here is my solution: a Grinch-esque holiday wreath!

Step 1: Prepare Materials

Picture of Prepare Materials
A: Here I used the remnants of my Christmas sweater, but you could use any scraps or fabric, as long as you have enough material to make two tubes about 3 ft long.

First I cut the sweater remnant down the middle. You should also separate the sweater where the shoulder part is connected. Then I flipped one half to match up with the lines and curves of the other piece to make it longer and pinned it together. Be careful to try and match any stripes up and pin it in a way that will make a nice tube shape when you sew it together.

B: If you are using a single piece of fabric it should be approximately 37cm X 175cm in size. (15 in X 70 in)

Both A and B people will need to have some kind of stuffing for the middle of the tubes, preferably batting (the stuff that goes inside a quilt).

katmckee5 years ago
Great idea to use an old sweater, and great wreath!
luvit5 years ago
i'm glenn beck. i just wanted to say 'awesome instructable'.
canida5 years ago
Cute!  Nice job.