I am always grabbing cans and jars from the recycling bin.
I love utilitarian pieces from what some consider trash.
I love all the ways you can fancy them up.
This time I wanted something super easy.
I took 2 sweaters that had been felted.
I now do this at the laundromat when I take my giant comforter.
I washed them on the heaviest cycle on hot.
Then I threw them in the dryer.
One year I did them at home and the sweater pilled and balled so much I had to call a repairman to come unplug the wool balls from deep in the machine's workings.
I have been banned from felting at home now...
For this project, I am going to use the sleeves.
Before I cut anything, I slid the can and jar inside to make sure they fit.
I measured and cut them to fit how I wanted them to.
Don't they look cozy?
Then I cut 2 hearts from another red felted sweater and blanket stitched them in place.
No they hold my art supplies stylishly.
These would make a great little gift.
It could be even more special if you used a sweater from the recipient.
Maybe I will whip a few more of these up for gifts.
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