I really have been loving creating recycling projects on Wednesday. Its my day to share it on my Facebook recycle group and I have been enjoying it. I discovered a great recycle project using old sweaters. I saw it first on Creative Ramblings Video . Sarah’s video was so easy. I loved it so much I choose it for my recycle project.
It’s not quite sweater weather yet, it’s still in the 90’s here. I searched through my winter drawer and found 2 old sweaters that I could part with. Here in the South Carolina I really don’t use many sweaters except maybe a few months of the year which is January and February.
- Old sweater sleeves
- Rubber bands
- Glue gun
Almost everything in this recycle projects is recycles except scissors, glue and hemp. So saves those newspapers and rubber bands you never know when they will be handy.
Cut the sleeves off the sweater using a straight cut. Tie the ends with a rubber bands.
Take the sweater part you tied with rubber bands inside out. Fill with four sheets of newspapers. Cut the newspaper sheets in half, crumble up and stuff into sleeve.
Take the sleeve opening and ties a rubber band around the opening three times around. Then get a roll of hemp and starts tying the hemp closely around the stem, around and around it goes until the stem is completely covered. With a glue gun add some glue drips here and there so the hemp will stick and keep the stem secure. This may take a few tries. At the end of stem make sure you add a drops of glue and carefully cover over the white part of the sweater with the hemp.
For more fall projects check out my pine cone wreath.