This post is part “throw back Thursday” since Christmas 2014 was on a Thursday and part craft project for Christmas 2015.
I meant to share this back in mid-December… but… I forgot. Even so, it’s still an easy and fun craft for next Christmas.
I made a few of them as gifts this year and I’m planning to make many more for next year.
Here is the back story:
I was in serious “purge mode” last Thursday. I had finally owned up to the fact that I wasn’t wearing at least 80% of the clothes in my closet and about 90% of the shoes.
So I went through, with a very critical eye, and this is what I gathered up to give away.
That mess on my bed consists of:
- 26 skirts
- 22 dresses
- 11 pairs of dress pants
- 7 jackets and sweaters
- Over 13 DOZEN (that’s more than 156!!!) tops and blouses
… 53 pairs of shoes!
It is so freeing!
The dresser is my next target!
I did hold on to two really nice sweaters. One green and one cream for crafting purposes.
Here is what I’m going to make with them.
Just cut out a round piece from the sweater that is a little bit larger than a metal or wooden embroidery hoop. (I prefer the 11 cm or 14 cm sizes)
Enclose the sweater round in the hoop, trim and add a ribbon or rope for the hanger.
That’s all there is to this super easy way to recycle, especially if you have a favorite Christmas sweater that you no longer wear but have sentimental attachment to.
Hey, it’s never to early to start Christmas crafting!