December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Vignette

Thank you very much for all your visits this year and for your lovely comments.

I wish you and your loved ones

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 09, 2015

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Trees

When my husband sorted out a cotton sweater with a cable pattern, I cut it up and put the pieces in my fabric stash with the idea to make sweater trees for Christmas. Some weeks ago I rummaged through a box filled with rusty parts and found the perfect tree trunks for this project.

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Trees
I dyed one piece of the sweater in a medium gray because I wanted the trees to look a bit different. Additionally, I used the left side instead of the right side of the knit fabric for the smaller tree. To give the trees a certain stability and to prevent the fiber filling to poke through the little holes, I sewed inlets from heavy weight muslin first and covered them with the sweater material.

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Tree

Christmas ornaments made from star-shaped thread cards

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Tree
The Christmas ornaments I used to embellish the trees, are a few years old. I made them from star-shaped thread cards, a bit of paint, pieces of lace and glass cabochons.

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Trees

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Tree

I keep my Christmas decoration rather simple this year and I love it. I’ve sorted out and given away a lot of Christmas ornaments and other d├ęcor pieces. My taste has changed so much and I had been in a serious decluttering mood. Almost everything super cute has left the building. Has your Christmas decoration style changed as well over the last few years?

The sweater trees will join these great parties:

Vintage Inspiration at My Salvaged Treasures
Vintage Charm at My Thrift Store Addiction
Create - Share - Inspire at The Wicker House
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Sundays at Home at Thoughts from Alice