Tuesday, January 24, 2012

All Bundled Up

All over Blog land, you can see some great examples of vases and glass containers of all kinds, "bundled up" in sweaters.  I think they are so cozy looking and perfect for winter time.  I've been pinning examples for inspiration and finally pulled out the supplies recently to complete them.  

1 sweater
1 old rose bowl
1 new Dollarama vase
glue gun
hemp string

For the rose bowl, I slid one of the sleeves on, and ran a bead of hot glue around the base of the bowl.  Then I cut the leftover fabric off flush with the bottom of the bowl.  

For the tall vase, I had to "take in" the arm some, as it was not the same width all the way up, and was too big for the vase.  I cut the excess off and used my glue gun to "sew up" the side of the arm.  I slid it on the tall vase, turned down the top edge, and tied on some hemp string!

It was as easy as that.  I do highly recommend, if you decide to use buttons, that you stitch the buttons on BEFORE you glue the bottom of the sleeve to the container...  ;0)

The body of the sweater is perfect for covering a cushion.  That is next on my list!

Winter, a lingering season,
 is a time to gather golden moments,
embark upon a sentimental journey,
 and enjoy every idle hour.
-John Boswell


  1. Very nice Tanya. They make a person feel all snuggly just looking at them. xo

  2. Love them. Love them so much. Love them so much I pinned them to *my* Pinterest. Great job! Hugs ~ Mary

  3. Hi Tanya,
    This is perfect, it is snowing here right now...
    This looks & feels so cozy!
    Good for you, this idea would make a great gift!
    All the Best,

  4. These are so cute and you made it look easy!

  5. Those are really cute Tanya. I was thinking about an old fisherman knit sweater my hubby used to have just at suppertime and what a nice pillow it would make. It went to VV a while back so I hope someone is either wearing it or a pillow is! :) Your vases look really sweet on the table.

  6. Adorable little project. How cozy looking too.

  7. Cute project. Love the display with the sleigh, snowmen and deer.

    Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

  8. What a cute idea! I've never seen it done before! Turned out great!

  9. Wow. It's amazing. Great idea!

  10. My son gave me a mug in a sweater that he got at Stokes I believe. So cute. Fun when you can say you made it yourself.

  11. Very cute and cozy! I especially like the little ones w/ the buttons! Visiting via The Bunny Hop

  12. Actually, I haven't seen these before. They look great! You did a wonderful job. The buttons on the small one look so cute.

  13. Love them Tanya! Love your table display! It all goes so nicely together!

  14. Yowza!!! You did a really good job!!! What a neat way to recycle an old sweater!!! I have several for which I now have "too much boobage" that I could use to do this. (Weird...I can remember the days when I was just dying to be able to fill a sweater out! Now...egads!!!!) The way you have the sleeve kind of turned down on the tall one REALLY looks like a sweater!!! It will be fun to see how you do the body of the sweater on a pillow. Great job!!!

  15. Tanya, I haven't seen these but they are clever.

    Have a grand weekend,

  16. I love your sweater cozies for the vases. They are so warm and they make a great pop of color. I might have to try some of these for my winter mantle. :-)

    I can't wait to read more of your blog.

  17. Your vase sleeves are wonderful.. I love the one on the smaller round vase.. So cute. great idea. xo marlis

  18. Hi lovely lady.
    You are so clever!! This is a great Idea using a sweater !!
    I would like to thank you so much for your comments on my 2011 Valentine's Day Tablescape. I will being putting a new on this Sunday for this year. I see I do follow you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  19. My favorite cashmere sweater is tired, but still have good areas. I made a candle wrap out of it and now going to make a basket " girdle" with rest of fabric (running stitch down center of fabric strip, pull thread from one end to ruffle fabric, then tie around basket)

  20. Hi Tanya,

    Oh I too have been seeing that idea for few years now, and have always wanted to try it out! You make it look so easy - I will have to try this sometime before the winter is over! :) Thanks for sharing & for the inspiration!


  21. You made this sound so simple. Great look!

  22. I love using old sweaters and there's been so many creative way to use them. I love the vase sweater covers. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  23. Love, love, love this. How fun. YOur vignette is fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  24. So cute and clever! Thank you for sharing your lovely idea at Potpourri Friday!

  25. Too cute! I never woulda come up with something like that and it's so simple. I'm a happy new follower to your delightful blog. Hope you can stop by for a visit sometime!

  26. What a clever idea!! Now we know what to do with our old sweaters...of all colors! Cute! Thanks for linking up with "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back next Saturday to share more terrific ideas! -The Sisters

  27. I just LOVE these. Am definitely going to copy this idea! Thank you!

  28. How did I miss seeing these around blogland? Yours are the first I've seen and I LOVE them! So cute! I have to try this.

  29. What a cute idea! I love it! Very "cosy" decor! :o)

  30. Thank you for your contribution to our 'Time for a Party' link-up.

    Tomorrow we'll open a new party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ and we'd love to see you there then again with another eco-friendly craft project like this.

    Till then! Keep up that great creativity!!!


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