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Make a Splash SWEATERS

Welcome to the very first Make a Splash post!

I want to give a very big thank you to all the ladies who participated in this first month.  Their assigned Secret Supply was sweaters and their results are amazing! 

So check out all these ideas, and you might change your mind about tossing those tired winter sweaters into the donation box.  (You’ll see my comments in blue)

Up-Cycled Sweater Camera Strap Cover
I was so excited about Steph’s Make A Splash Challenge!  I love a good challenge.  I was even more excited when she said the secret supply was sweaters!  I made a cute coffee cozy before using a sweater sleeve and I have been itching to up-cycle another sweater!  This time…a camera strap cover for my horribly uncomfortable one I have now!  I simply cut a ribbon of the cable sweater that had a pretty design.  One end of the ribbon had the finished bottom of the sweater and the other end I simply just folded over to create a hem.  Then I used a piece of scrap fabric to act as a binder and glued the edges together!  I fed my strap through and wah-lah!  A super cute, super comfy camera strap!  I am anxious to add a rosette or a pocket for my lens!  Thanks Steph for the great challenge!  
Beautiful Che!  I love the texture of the strip you chose.  And yay for comfy picture taking!


Bedazzled Sweater Frame


This frame is perfect to showoff those winter pictures! It was a cheap and easy project using a $1 thrift store frame and a $1 thrift store sweater (and hot glue). I also added a little bling with some rhinestones from my craft stash. Everything needs a little shimmer!
You’re right, it is great for winter pictures.  So original!
Sarah from Alderberry Hill

Sweater Pillows 
This project has been on my list for the past year – I’m so happy to have completed it!

This project cost me absolutely nothing. The 2 sweaters were onse I had put aside to giveaway. One was mine the other my daughters. The fill was a couple of pillows I had made 2 years ago that I no longer liked. I just sewed the sweaters to fit exactly over the pillows. For the red pillow I cut the trim off of the neck and sleeves of the sweater to make the flowers.
I love that you used one of yours and one of your daughter’s.  I think the red’s my favorite and the trim flowers totally set it off!





Sweater and Chain Camera Strap
I had a black cardigan from The Loft that was really soft, but unfortunately, it shrunk.  I ended using the fabric from the sleeves to make a camera strap, embellished with some gold leather and chain.    
I love the gold additions–it’s so glam!  You and Che are making me wish I had a fancy camera, just so I could dress it up 🙂


Trish from Uncommon



Sweater Ring 

Here is my sweater project!  I made this ring out of a sweater that I purchased from a local thrift store.  I felted the wool in my washing machine and dryer and then made a felt rose and glued it on top of a ring blank.  Super easy! 
Just fabulous!  I love the color and the flower looks amazing.

(now me)

Of course I had my own sweater to work with.  I used instructions from At Second Street for turning a shirt into a hat and modified them to turn this old–and shrunk in the wash–sweater into a hat.


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So what did you think?  Have you been inspired to go rescue a sweater of your own?

If you want a chance to work with a secret supply in an upcoming month, please let me know!   Details and all these great projects are listed in the Make a Splash tab on the top menu.  February participants will be getting their information from me soon.

And as always, if you love one or all of these ideas and want to Pin them, please visit the creator’s blog to pin from the original source.  They’ll love you for it 🙂  

**Guess what–I put up instructions on how I made my hat**
You can see it here:  Make a hat from an old sweater



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