Make a cozy knitted wreath this Christmas! All you need is an old sweater or scarf and a wreath base.
I’ve always admired those knitted wreath on pinterest and everywhere. But I don’t like to knit 😉 and I didn’t have a sweater to spare. But, if you follow me on instagram, you know that we’re clearing out grandma’s house at the moment and there were lots of clothes. We donated most of the clothes but I kept one of the sweaters and a scarf for this knitted Christmas wreath.
- sweater or other knitted clothing, such as scarfs, stockings etc.
- straw wreath base or DIY twig wreath
- needle & scissors
- optional: ribbon and small Christmas ornaments, such as DIY wooden bead stars
Cut the sweater into long rectangles.
Wrap the knitted fabric around the wreath so that the raw edges are hidden inside. Stitch it in place with an over and over stitch.
If you want cover the wreath with another piece of the sweater and stitch it in place. I used the whole sweater for the knit wreath because I wanted a nice bulky wreath.
Optional: Drape a shawl over the knit wreath and stitch it in place with running stitches. I like how the shawl looks on top of the knitted wreath, like snow or a glazed donut! 😀
Now you can decorate the wreath with Christmas ribbons …
… and small Christmas ornaments if you want.
Attach the ornaments with one or two stitches to keep them in place. I stitched the ornaments in place so that I can easily remove them later if I want to use the knit wreath in spring or summer.
More DIY ornaments that would look cute as decoration:
- No-Sew Candy Canes
- DIY Gingerbread Felt Heart Ornaments
- Wire Christmas Stars
- Mini Yarn Wreath Ornaments
- Upcycled Fabric Hearts, Stars & Trees
- Orange Peel Stars
- Knitting Nancy Christmas Ornaments
Doesn’t the knitted Christmas wreath look like an old-fashioned carousel? The old-sweater-turned-knit-wreath was the 15th project of my Advent calendar 2017.