Sweaters used to be my jam. I’ve always loved sweaters – the bulkier the better. Thus, fall became my favorite season, and carried over into winter. A cable knit sweater can conjure up all kinds of sensory memories for me: colors of burnt orange and navy blue; smells of leaves burning and cider brewing; textures of wool and wovens.
That explains why I was so drawn to this sweater I spotted in the thrift store! It was a gorgeous color and the daintiest of cables. It was almost angelic in its texture and color. I knew it would make the perfect DIY sweater Christmas ornament.
Here’s what you need to make it:
- thrift store sweater
- plastic baseballs or styrofoam balls
- upholstery needle
- glue gun (optional)
I started with the sleeve of my sweater. It was perfect for just slipping the ball into. You will want to cut off a portion of the sleeve. Turn remnant inside out. On one end, stitch around the opening, pulling tight and tying off. turn right side out, leaving gather part inside. Stuff ball into open end. Stitch around that end and tie off with small ribbon. Hang from the most conspicuous bough of the Christmas Tree!
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