Friday, December 18, 2009

Repurpose your Sweaters

Here are some very cute wine bottle wraps that are made from old sweaters. I've also seen these sweater cuffs used to hold decorative candles that are in glass jars. They make such cozy gifts!

Here are the directions from the greylikesweddings blog...

Wine Bottle Gift Wrap:

1 old sweater (I scour the thrift stores!)
2″-3″ of Fabric
Sewing Machine, or needle and thread!
Fabric scissors
Ribbon, yarn, gift tags etc… for embellishment

1. Once sweater is washed, start by inserting the wine bottle into the sleeve of the sweater. The sleeve should start just below the top of your wine bottle. Mark the sweater with length of your bottle, pull out the wine and cut the sweater sleeve off.
2. Place your bottle on the small square of fabric and trace a faint circle around the bottle. Give yourself an extra 1/4″-1/2″ outside of the bottle. Cut out this circle.
3. Turn the sleeve inside out and pin your fabric to the cut end of the sleeve. Sew together. Turn right side out and voila!
4. To complete, thread yarn through the sweater, or affix ribbon.


this blessed nest said...

i have seen many things made from a sweater, but not this. love this & the sweet tag completes the entire look.
too cute.


Ok, I am loving your blog~
Thank you so much for telling me about it!!! So cute. Your girls are so sweet, it was great meeting them yesterday!

Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

Such a beautiful and stylish way to wrap a wine bottle! Thanks for the idea and tutorial!