Monday, January 11, 2010

Wooly Heart Tutorial

Project 4 is quick and easy and will cost about $3. I started with this wool sweater from the thrift store. I washed it in hot water and dried it in the dryer.
Next I cut strips from the sweater and cut those into squares. I am saving the patterned part of the sweater for another project.
I shaped a heart (size about 5 x 6 inches) out of wire. I didn't have very heavy gauge wire, this is 19 gauge so I doubled it up. I wire hanger would work, but I have a "NO WIRE HANGERS!" rule.
Thread the wool squares onto the wire. If it is doubled up, thread it onto the closed wire end.
When the heart is full, twist the wire ends together.
I added a ribbon and voila--except the sweater washing, the project took about 20 minutes.



19 comments:

  1. What a cute idea and perfect for Valentine's Day!

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  2. That turned out so cute and I love that you repurposed an old sweater to make it.

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  3. Hey, I think I already have a red sweater in my stash! This is so cute, I may just have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. DARLING idea! Surely I have a sweater around here that someone threw in the dryer by mistake.....

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  5. So pretty, and I love that it's a quick and easy project. Might have to hunt for a red sweater...

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  6. That is adorable! It looks warm and cozy too =) I really like the texture it gives! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thats too cute!!
    I ♥ it!!
    Thanks for sharing hun!
    Annie x

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  8. Thats too cute!!
    I ♥ it!!
    Thanks for sharing hun!
    Annie x

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  9. That sweater definitely deserved to be a beautiful wreath!

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  10. I so love that! And I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the sweater! Thanks.

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  11. That is awesome!! I made something similar in a circle for Christmas. I just used fleece instead of buying a sweater. It works too! :)

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  12. What a cozy little heart wreath!

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  13. So sweet, and could be out all year round!
    Im curious to know what you will make with the rest of the jumper.
    Sue

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  14. What a sweet crafty heart. I love it! Look forward to your linky!

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  15. that is awesome. what a fun project. i love it and i may even try it with old lace!!!!!
    thanks
    sue

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  16. Well, Isn't that just too cute!!
    I love it. I think I have a red thrifty sweater already. Guess I'll be trying this one too :-)

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  17. So cute! What a perfect sweater for projects. Thanks for linking up!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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