I love finding different ways to use holiday sweaters.
The holiday colors/patterns are endless, and easy to find.
As I started to “holidize” my buffet I focused my attention on my lamp…
I found two holiday sweaters at Goodwill
My walls are dark and the winter white sweater is the perfect color to cover my lampshade, it provides needed texture.
Here’s how I did it.
2) Open up the sweater from the bottom with your hands (imagine your putting on panty hose).
3. Slip the sweater down the shade until the sweaters bottom ribbing is even with the bottom of the lamp shade.
5) Cut off the top of the sweater leaving about 1 1/4″ length, enough to wrap over the top rim of the lamp.
6) Use your glue gun to secure to the rim.
I made several different kind of flowers, using the red holiday sweater, felt and wool plaid.
Here’s how I made some of the flowers.
The red and white rose..
2) Using a scissor just start cutting the circle inward. Doesn’t need to be perfect, in fact looks better if it isn’t.
3) Start rolling with the outside cut end, and just keep rolling around and around, I secured with hot glue gun or you can sew. When I finished rolling the red, I added the white and rolled around the red.
4) This is very easy to do. Then I free handed 2 leaves and hot glued to underside of the rose.
The Holiday Sweater Flower (bottom flower)…
1) I used the flower pin tutorial from Jones Design Company. The tutorial is for a smaller flower, but I wanted a larger flower, I increased the templates size by 20%. Instead of using felt, I used my red holiday sweater. I cut off one sleeve from the sweater.
2) Using the petal template I cut 6 flowers from the sweaters solid red section – these are for the outer petals.
3) Using the same template, cut 2 flowers from the patterned section of the red sweater – these were used for the flowers center.
4) Follow the tutorial.
The remaining 3 flowers I found by searching Google “felt holiday flowers, blog”, there are tons out there.
Pick the ones you like.
My lamp is now dressed for the Holidays!
Isn’t she pretty!