Repurpose Sweaters Into Oversized Ornaments


Repurpose Sweaters Into Oversized Ornaments. Old knit sweaters and a glue gun create beautiful Christmas ornaments. Use a dollar store ball as the form - much cheaper than styrofoam. Design Dazzle #christmas #christmascrafts #repurposedsweaters

All you need to create oversized, cute sweater ornaments are Styrofoam balls and an old sweater. Another alternative to Styrofoam is to use kids’ large bouncy balls. Since I had the balls on hand from another project, I decided to use those. You can purchase the balls at the dollar store during the summer and early fall months. Maybe you’ll get lucky and see them in the winter months. An old sweater is the perfect item to craft these knit sweater ornaments. If you don’t have one, the thrift store has oodles of them!

Repurpose Sweaters Into Oversized Ornaments. Old knit sweaters and a glue gun create beautiful Christmas ornaments. Use a dollar store ball as the form - much cheaper than styrofoam. Design Dazzle #christmas #christmascrafts #repurposedsweaters

How to Make Sweater Ornaments

  • styrofoam ball or clear plastic ornaments (you can purchase either at Michaels Stores)
  • old sweater
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

Repurpose Sweaters Into Oversized Ornaments. Old knit sweaters and a glue gun create beautiful Christmas ornaments. Use a dollar store ball as the form - much cheaper than styrofoam. Design Dazzle #christmas #christmascrafts #repurposedsweaters

Place the ball in the sweater sleeve and cut the fabric as close to the ball as you can. Pull the ends tight together and hot glue. If you are using a bouncy ball, make sure to only put hot glue on the sweater. If you get hot glue on the bouncy ball it will pop. Don’t worry about making it look pretty, you can tuck it away and the branches of the tree will hide any wrinkles or bumps. You can also sew these if you want neater edges.

Repurpose Sweaters Into Oversized Ornaments. Old knit sweaters and a glue gun create beautiful Christmas ornaments. Use plastic ornaments as the form - much cheaper than styrofoam. Design Dazzle #christmas #christmascrafts #repurposedsweaters

I used the plastic ornaments (not glass) to also cover with the sweater. The plastic ornaments are cheaper than the Styrofoam so I went with the plastic. These sweater ornament balls add great texture and are a beautiful addition to your tree! As you can see, the ornament on the left the sweater was wrapped around the ornament and tied with ribbon. The middle ornament – the sweater was hot glued onto the plastic creating a neater finish. I place these ornaments inside the tree branches – I do not hang mine. So it depends if you are going to hang the ornaments from the tree branch – you might want a more finished look.

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Posted on November 15, 2014
 
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, crafts, diy tutorials & creative ideas, dollar store, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas, toni's projects, ideas and tips

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  1. Jacqui says:
    November 17, 2014

    What a clever idea! Looks great!

  2. Dee says:
    December 7, 2014

    These are super cute, and I love the idea to use plastic ornaments or bounce balls. 🙂

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