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
January 24, 2012 - 9:36 pm

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

January 24, 2012 - 9:43 pm

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

January 24, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Christine @ Stonehouse Living - 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,

January 24, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Linda @ A La Carte - These are so cute and you made it look easy!

January 24, 2012 - 11:22 pm

Pamela Gordon - 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.

January 24, 2012 - 11:41 pm

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing - Adorable little project. How cozy looking too.

January 25, 2012 - 12:38 am

Doll in the Looking Glass - Cute project. Love the display with the sleigh, snowmen and deer.

Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

January 25, 2012 - 2:04 am

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz - What a cute idea! I’ve never seen it done before! Turned out great!

January 25, 2012 - 8:39 am

patitolubi - Wow. It’s amazing. Great idea!

January 25, 2012 - 11:51 am

Holly - 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.

January 25, 2012 - 6:50 pm

G Inspires - Very cute and cozy! I especially like the little ones w/ the buttons! Visiting via The Bunny Hop

January 26, 2012 - 5:41 am

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

January 26, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Anonymous - Love them Tanya! Love your table display! It all goes so nicely together!

January 26, 2012 - 10:10 pm

Alycia Nichols - 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!!!

January 27, 2012 - 3:17 am

Jen the CraftinCowgirl - Clever! Thanks for sharing~

January 27, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Barb~Bella Vista - Tanya, I haven’t seen these but they are clever.

Have a grand weekend,

January 27, 2012 - 11:15 pm

Heather at Willow Cottage - 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.

January 28, 2012 - 3:29 am

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

January 28, 2012 - 3:37 am

~Tablescapes By Diane~ - 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

January 28, 2012 - 11:23 pm

Gail - 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)

January 29, 2012 - 9:11 am

A Cozy Cottage in the City - 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!


January 29, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Grammy Goodwill - You made this sound so simple. Great look!

January 30, 2012 - 4:54 am

cathy@my1929charmer - 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.

January 30, 2012 - 9:41 pm

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) - Love, love, love this. How fun. YOur vignette is fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

January 31, 2012 - 1:53 am

Honey at 2805 - So cute and clever! Thank you for sharing your lovely idea at Potpourri Friday!

January 31, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Kim - 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!

February 1, 2012 - 12:09 am

Six Sisters - 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

February 3, 2012 - 2:20 am

Chatty Chics - I just LOVE these. Am definitely going to copy this idea! Thank you!

February 4, 2012 - 9:28 am

homeingreece - 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.

February 9, 2012 - 3:16 am

Maria - What a cute idea! I love it! Very “cosy” decor! :o)

February 21, 2012 - 8:06 pm

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild - Thank you for your contribution to our ‘Time for a Party’ link-up.

Tomorrow we’ll open a new party at 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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