Handmade Embroidered Sweater Ornament

Here’s another fun ornament that has a sweet cozy country feel. It takes a little bit of time to put together but it is not difficult and costs very little to make.

Learn how to make a simple cozy ornament from a cable knit sweater. These items can easily be found at a local thrift store for very little cost.

They would make a sweet gift for someone who likes handmade items. You could easily make six from the sweater bringing the total cost to just over $1.00.

First I went to the local second-hand store and picked up a box of satin covered ornaments.

Learn how to make a simple cozy ornament from a cable knit sweater. These items can easily be found at a local thrift store for very little cost.

I stripped the ornaments so all I was left with was the foam base. I found the fastest way to remove the threads was by cutting them at the bottom of the ornament.

ornament base

I also purchased a cream-colored cable sweater for $3.99.

sweater

All you have to do is cut pieces of the sweater to fit around the foam ball. I wanted to make sure that the cable ran across the middle of the ornament so I cut up the side seam and traced a square just large enough to cover. Then I place the piece on the ball and sewed up the side seam. At the top and bottom I ran some basting stitches and gathered them together.

Learn how to make a simple cozy ornament from a cable knit sweater. These items can easily be found at a local thrift store for very little cost.

As a final decorative touch I used some pretty red embroidery thread and stitched along the cable and created a star in the middle. Depending on your taste or your luck at the store you may not even want to bother with the embroidery part. I wanted to add the red because I was originally inspired by an ornament at one of my favorite online shops which is selling something similar. Once again, the possibilities are somewhat endless here. The type and color of the sweater, the pattern or stitching are all up to you. Let your creative juices flow.

sweater ornament

 

 

 

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Stopping by from SITS linky. Great upcycle!

  2. Thanks for linking to our Retro repin party! Love these handmade sweater ornaments! The red star and lines do make the ornament I think! Appreciate the tute!

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