It’s sweater weather! Time to cycle out that summer wardrobe and cozy up with knitwear! But look at last year’s sweaters. Sure, some of them are perfectly nice — but don’t you sort of regret that green and brown argyle print that you thought brought out your eyes, but really just made your haven’t-seen-the-sun-in-a-week pallor look sickly? It’s probably best to learn your lesson on that one.Don’t just throw those threadbare or questionably colored knits away, though. You can upcycle them into new accessories and decor for your home!
1. Cover a vase!
Sweater sleeves can make cute cozies, bringing a little bit of warmth to your indoor plant displays.
Nothing makes me feel guiltier than my skinny little dog shivering away at my feet in the cold months. For the little ones, a bit of extra warmth is as easy as cutting off a sleeve and adding holes for Fido’s front legs.
Keep those tiny heads warm with homemade hats, too! Since they’re smaller, you can make even more from a single sweater, so it won’t be such a bother when you inevitably lose one. With all that extra fabric, there’s plenty of opportunities to experiment with different styles and techniques, like a sweet little bow on the brim!