Friday, December 3, 2010

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Globes Tutorial

This Christmas my goal is to unclutter my apartment. I have way too many clothes in my wardrobe and I have set out to find creative ways to use them. I know many of you are like me. I was recently reading on a blog that we "crafters are organized hoarders". Well, lets craft some more and use use up our stashes or wardrobes in this case.

Take a comfortable seat on your couch with an old sweater, a pear of scissors and a newspaper.

Unthread your sweater and make some balls from your newspapers. You can also buy styrofoam balls, but why spend money when you can have them for free.

Roll the yarn on your balls until the newspaper is covered. I used a crochet needle to hide the end of the yarn.

Embellish as you like using whatever you have available in your stash. Here are mine:

(hung on a Christmas tree)

(tied in a bunch with a golden bow)

(wrapped up in a matching box ready to give away as Christmas present)


R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

ce dragut arata ghemotoacele la un loc.

sassyb07 said...

what a wonderful idea Meda! you are such a talented and creative lady. Thanks for sharing this with us. I'll tell my (step)daughter so she and her 2 sons can do something like that for christmas!
hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [04 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Laura said...

haha! Ce dragute sunt!!! In sfarsit ai pus poze cu ele :) arata super toate in cutiuta :)

planetaoma said...

Sunt atat de reusite! Imi plac mult culorile, textura firului si mai ales ca sunt din materiale reciclate.
Really creative!