12 Ways to Use Old Sweaters {project inspiration}

Don't throw away your old sweaters! Here are a dozen ways to use them in home decor to add that cozy texture to your space.

 

If you are a regular around here or follow me on Pinterest, you have probably noticed my recent love for sweater projects, like my DIY Sweater and Felt Wreath or the Sweater Candle Holders that I used for my fall centerpiece and then again on my winter table.  I love the texture that sweaters have and using them in home decor warms up a space almost instantly.  Plus they make for great pieces throughout fall and winter.  So today I’m sharing some of my favorite Sweater Projects from around the web.  So don’t throw out those old sweaters just yet…inspiration is on the way!

Who knew there were so many ways to use old sweaters?

sweater covered chair

Let’s start with my favorite!  How cool is this chair?  The only thing better than wearing a cozy sweater might just be sitting in one.  Makes me want to make a warm cup of tea and get cozy.

sweater lamp shade

Or how about covering an old lamp shade with a sweater.  Beth at the Unskinny Boppy does the texture perfectly here by using the part of the sweater that has different patterns on it.

covered planters

I’m pretty sure I owned this sweater in the fourth grade.  Wish I still had it because I love how colorful and unexpected it is when it covers planters!

patchwork sweater blanket

You would need a lot of sweaters to make this sweater patchwork blanket, but isn’t it awesome?  One sweater adds texture to a space, but a bunch of different ones together is just awesome! I bet it is nice and heavy which would be so cozy on cold nights.

sweater pillow

Adding sweater throw pillows, especially in crisp white screams winter and cozy don’t you think?  Now this is a project that is totally doable.

sweater wrapped presents

And we can’t forget about Christmas decorations.  I love this mantle with sweater wrapped presents.  It is clean and modern because of the monochromatic color, but so interesting with the textures.

sweater christmas trees

And while we are in Christmas mode, check out these Sweater Trees!  A great use for bright colored sweaters.

cozy gift wrap

If I were to get this as a gift, I don’t even think I would care what was inside.  I just love the way it looks all wrapped up!

sweater ipad cover

Speaking of gifts!  This sweater i-pad cover would make a great gift…and cost nothing!

sweater coffee cozy

I don’t know how to knit, so now knowing that I can still make one of these adorable coffee cozies might just mean someone is getting one of these in their stocking this year!

sweater bracelet

Or how about wearing a sweater as a bracelet?

Here are my 2 sweater projects so far…but I think I might be hooked.

diy sweater wreath tutorial

Sweater Wreath Tutorial

fall-tablescape

Sweater Candle Holders

I hope you are enjoying winter and finding ways to be cozy!  Now go cut up some old sweaters already!

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