Have you ever wandered through high end departments stores and stared in amazement at their beautifully decorated Christmas trees? Well, I certainly have, and one of the most interesting and fun new trends I’ve seen this year is ornaments that appear to have been made out of knit sweaters.
I decided to try to make my own this year, and I’m positively thrilled with how they turned out.
Firstly, I started with a trip to my local thrift store. They happened to be having a 40% off sale on all sweaters that day, so I was able to buy three cream coloured sweaters for just under $14.00. I made sure to choose three sweaters with different knit patterns, in order to slightly vary the ornaments on the tree.
For my ornaments, I used two different methods. I have some blue ornaments that I wasn’t sad to loose, as I’m slowly transitioning from winter blues into neutral white and creams. For the first method, I used a plate (but any circle will do) to trace a circle on the sweater. I then cut it out, and sewed up the top in a simple in & out pattern. I’m sure there must be a technical term for this sewing technique, but I don’t know it. Lol.
Next, I placed the blue ornament inside the little pouch, and sewed up the top using a very thin yarn. Embroidery thread also works well for this step.
The second method I used was very similar, but I used polyester stuffing for the inside. These ornaments are great because they are very light, and can be made into any size you want.
I love how they create a warm and cozy vibe.
Using the stuffing method, I could even make some into a fun pillow shape. This one was completed by cutting the sweater piece into a square shape and then folding up and sewing all the edges together. It was fun to use a different shape to mix it up.
I love how they all turned out, and I think they add a really unique and interesting element to the traditional tree.
Here is the whole tree.
See that little white truck in the corner? I made it yesterday using items I found around the house, and I’ll show you how you can too in my next blog post!!!
Here is how the whole neutral Christmas scheme is coming together. To see what the talented bloggers on the Pretty Preppy Party have been up to, click the link below:
See you next time friends 🙂
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