Recycled Sweater Easter Egg Wreaths

Today is our Int'l Bloggers Club challenge and the theme this month is Don't Sweater The Small Stuff. I'm doing a literal take on the theme with an easter craft using sweaters that are too small. It's a simple ten-minute craft idea for making easy easter egg sweater wreaths in two styles.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths

I've been waiting almost a year to use these oval embroidery hoops found at Goodwill for only $1 each. Don't they just scream, turn us into easter eggs! So when the Int'l Bloggers Club Easter challenge came up, my thoughts immediately went to my wreath forms.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

If you haven't heard of our Int'l Bloggers Club, we are a group of blogging friends from around the globe who come together on the third Monday of every month to share a themed DIY project. Links to my uber talented friend's sweater creations can be found further down in the post.



We have members from Spain, South Africa, Australia, the USA, and Canada. The theme for our last challenge was Cast In Concrete and I shared how to make a Unique DIY Concrete Succulent Planter.



To make the easter egg wreath(s) shop your closet for old sweaters in spring colors that you can recycle. Otherwise, with people doing spring cleaning, this is a good time to find suitable sweaters at your local thrift store. Also, shop your craft bin stash or the dollar store for assorted ribbons.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

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If you can't find the embroidery forms locally, I found these oval wreath form options on Amazon. I also found a selection of spring ribbon alternatives too.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

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Let's take a closer look at the green sweater embroidery hoop wreath for Easter embellished with dollar store lace and floral ribbons.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

...and the yellow Easter sweater embroidery hoop wreath. This one is embellished with polka dot organza ribbon from the dollar store and leftover white braid upholstery gimp trim.



The wooden carrots are also a DIY and you can find them in the repurposed chair spindle carrots tutorial.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

Here's How I Did It

Step 1 - Dissecting The Sweater

Turn the sweater inside out and cut along the center of the seams with sharp scissors. This will help prevent the yarn from unraveling. We'll be using the back pieces of each sweater for the wreaths.



Save the sleeves, collar, and front pieces for future crafting potential. You could use the sleeves to make another Easter wreath or one for Spring. See how I used some to make a recycled shirt sleeve wreath for Fall.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

Step 2 - Adding The Ribbon

Lay the sweater on your work table with the good side facing toward you. Space the ribbons evenly on a diagonal across the center of the sweater.



You could measure the distance between each strip of ribbon or just eyeball the placement like I did. Pin the ribbon (like pictured below) onto the sweater to hold it in place for the next step.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

Separate the rings on the embroidery hoop and slip the inner ring under the sweater. Center it with the ribbon, making sure the ribbon strands trail over the sides of the wreath form.



Slip the outer ring over the sweater and adjust as needed so the sweater and the ribbon are taut. Tighten the clasp and fire up the hot glue gun for the next step.



Step 3 - What To Do With The Excess Fabric

Flip the sweater wreath over so the wrong side is facing you. Working in sections, run a bead of hot glue along the exposed edge of the wreath form. Pull the sweater fabric taut over the glue and work your way around the back of the wreath.



We'll deal with the excess fabric in the next step. You'll also want to run a dab of hot glue on the ribbon to secure it to the sweater (like pictured below).



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

Trim the excess fabric and ribbon with sharp scissors like the green wreath pictured below.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

Step 4 - Adding A Wreath Hanger

The plan was to add a big loopy bow to the top of the wreath but it was overkill. Instead, I used understated white cording that I had in my stash. A piece of narrow ribbon would also work for a hanger.



I simply tied a small loop and attached it to the back of the wreath with hot glue as pictured below.



Two simple handmade Easter Egg Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, an easy ten-minute spring craft idea with recycled sweaters and seasonal ribbons.

That's all there is to it! Easy peasy, right?



The possibilities are endless for making an Easter Egg Wreath. Recycling a sweater with a pretty pattern would eliminate the need for ribbon. Alternatively, you could recycle an old blouse or fabric scraps in pretty pastel colors.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today. I hope you were inspired by the DIY Sweater Wreaths for Easter. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



If you enjoyed this handmade Easter wreath idea, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your DIY Easter Decor or Easter Wreath Ideas board on Pinterest.




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Now let's see what my talented friend's made for our Don't Sweater The Small Stuff challenge by clicking the links below.



Don't Sweater The Small Stuff - Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge

How To Turn A Sweater Into A Handbag | A Crafty Mix

Steampunk Doorstop | Unique Creations By Anita

Needle Felted VW Beetle | Birdz Of A Feather

Recycled Sweater Easter Egg Wreaths | Interior Frugalista

DIY Handmade Drop Cloth And Recycled Sweater Tote | What Meegan Makes



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  1. So very creative Marie and they look quite big too? Perfect for making a statement at Easter plus those colors are pure Spring, bursting with sunshine and greenery. I love it.

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    1. They are very large, Michelle, and you certainly can't miss them. I might hang them in our windows to decorate for Easter.

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  2. These turned out fantastic Marie! Those colours really pop and I love the polka dot ribbon on the yellow one. I wanted to do a similar thing but ordered my hoops online. They were supposed to look just like yours but when they arrived, they had these ugly wooden blocks as closures instead of the sleek brass ones. So disappointing when the online picture is different than what you actually get. Your hoops were a great find.

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    1. Oh no! Gosh I hope if anyone orders the hoops from the link in this post they don't experience that issue. I was jumping for joy when these were at Goodwill for a whopping $1 each and I found them just after Easter last year. It was long wait finally putting them to good use. LOL

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  3. These are so cute, I love them! I just discovered that I am all out of thrifted embroidery hoops!!! We can't have that, so I gotta get to the thrift store ASAP!! haha!

    Tania

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    1. Oh no, you definitely can't have that, Tania! LOL I haven't bought a brand new wreath form of any style in ages. Gotta love our thrift stores for finding inexpensive ones for wreath making. Good luck on your quest!

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  4. Absolutely love your Easter eggs Marie! Such a great way to repurpose old and/or thrifted sweaters. Great colors and the embellishments are so fun.

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    1. Thank you very much, Tuula! They couldn't be easier to make.

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  5. Absolutely a great way to use those sweaters. And the colors are perfect for your Easter eggs Marie!

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    1. Thank you very much, Mary! I'm working on an idea for recycling the arms of those sweaters. Coming soon.

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  6. So creative, Marie! I love how you were able to make use of these colorful sweaters. The colors are so perfect for Spring and Easter.
    Visiting your blog is always inspiring.
    Have a great week, my friend!

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    1. I am thrilled you feel inspired when visiting the blog, Meegan. Your sweet comment made my Sunday morning! I'm glad you like the sweater Easter eggs too. Have a lovely Sunday my friend. xo

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  7. Love this idea they look fabulous and festive.

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  8. Such a brilliant and creative idea Marie! They are absolutely adorable!!

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    1. Thank you Denise, I'm glad you like them. Hmmm, what to do with the rest of the sweater(s). LOL

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  10. Oh, what a sweet refashion, Marie! I love the colors and how fun your vignette is too.

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  11. You made such a pretty wreath using a sweater. I love it, and thanks for sharing how to make it. It's just perfect for Easter.

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  13. These are super cute, Marie! You are so creative! Pinned!

    Hugs,

    Tee

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    1. Thank you very much, Tee, I'm glad you like them. Thank you for the pin as well. Happy Easter!

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  14. Your sweater eggs are adorable! Pinning for next year.

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    1. Thank you very much, Virginia, they were so easy to make. Thanks also for the pin and wishing you a Happy Easter!

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  15. I've never seen that hoop shape before and they definitely worked out perfectly as Easter eggs. They are so cute and festive for the holiday!

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    1. I know, right! I was so excited to stumble across not only one but two oval embroidery hoops and I instantly saw Easter eggs.

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  16. What a fantastic idea Marie! Had to pin this :)
    I don't think I have seen oval hoops at my favourite craft store, but will have to snoop around with the others. Wishing you a lovely and joyous Easter!

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    1. Thank you Maya! I've never seen oval hoops before either so I was thrilled to find two. Thanks for the pin and wishing you a Happy Easter!

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