Cream Sweater Wreath

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I broke my rule of waiting to decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I normally never, ever, EVER decorate until after Turkey Day, but the holiday is a whole week later this year and I was getting antsy. And what really fueled the fire was that this is the first year my daughter asked to decorate with me (melt). I told her we couldn’t decorate until this coming weekend and she was not having it, she actually stormed into my husband’s home office and her big brown eyes filled up with tears and she asked if we could decorate NOW. Well, she has him wrapped around her little finger and he just couldn’t say no! :)

So we got down the boxes and started, little by little. I like to change-up my Christmas theme every year, last year I went with a Rustic Red and White Christmas, and this year I am going for a Classy Cozy Neutral Theme, filled with creams, silvers and champagnes and a little gray in there. And to add in that little cozy element, I’m planning on using a lot of recycled sweaters and today I’m showing you my first project, this easy and simple Cream Sweater Wreath.

Learn How To Recycle Your Old Sweaters Into A Cozy Wreath. Love this! via @tarynatddd

I’m so excited to decorate for the holidays this year! This is one of my first projects for this season and I am ready to bring on the holiday crafting :)

Sweather Wreath Tutorial via @tarynatddd

Here is a quick tutorial on how I made the wreath. So think twice before parting with any  more of your old sweaters!


 A few weeks ago, I picked up a bag load of cream and gray sweaters at the Goodwill. And to make things even better, I went there on a good day because they were all 50% off!


For this wreath, I used a large straw wreath base, one of the cream sweaters with a nice collar and cable knit detailing, hot glue, and scissors. That’s it my friends.


I cut out the front panels to use around the base of the sweater. For this size of wreath, my panels needed to measure 9 inches wide to reach around the wreath. I pulled the edges tight together and secure them with hot glue.


Because of the shape of the sweater, I was left with a large hole at the top of the wreath. It was mainly in the back but I wanted to finish it off so I cut pieces from the back of the sweater and did a little patch work.


I made the bow from the collar of the sweater. I fold the thick pieces together and glued them,  I cut it off and then cut the narrow front panel pieces off to use as the ends of the bow (apologies for not having a lot of pictures of these steps).

Recycle Your Old Sweaters and make this simple sweater wreath via @tarynatddd

I’m looking forward to making more fun projects using sweaters for my Christmas decor! And best part is, they will transition well to Winter!


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    pretty! I don’t usually have very good luck finding good sweaters at our Goodwill but this year I found a really pretty burgundy one. I’m using it for another project but maybe it will end it’s life as a wreath!

  2. says

    Adorable! Last year I picked up some of those sweaters at The Salvation Army to use for pillows and I never used them! I found some cable knit pillows for less work at Marshalls!! But this got me thinking about some things we could make for the tree. After all, a glue gun makes the job so much easier! Happy holidays! I hope you’re enjoying that little baby!

  3. JaneEllen says

    I’m thinking everybody that buys at our local thrift store must have heard about making wreaths with sweaters cause any good ones have been long gone, drat it. I keep looking but no luck. Haven’t been to goodwill lately tho. Maybe I’ll have to try them. Hope so as I’d love to try this. Looks pretty simple even for me, old goofy fingers. Your wreath is great, love the versatility also.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Taryn

  4. says

    I love your sweater wreath! I never would have thought to use old sweaters to make a wreath, but I’m going to start looking for some. Beautiful!

  5. says

    Thanks for this tutorial! I was looking at some cable sweaters at the thrift store last month wondering if I could make a wreath. (I was trying to find some fur for that purpose….but came up empty handed.) I bought a sweater but was stuck on the best way to go about it. Seeing your wreath helps a ton.

  6. says

    I love this idea. I will be making this this weekend. Can’t wait to hit the thrift store to find the perfect sweater to make it match my decor. Thanks for sharing with great pictures and step by step instructions!

  7. says

    Very cute! I just got a bunch of sweaters that I want to make into stockings and this gives me another great idea! I love that instant cozy-feel from looking at a sweater project/decor!


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