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 décor 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