It’s finally that time of the year when the shops are full of winter-themed items. And, people are already getting into the Christmas spirit. Winter is right around the corner, and it reminds us of hot chocolate, gingerbread cookies, cozy nights, warm holiday-themed sweaters and of course candles. But if you are obsessed with sweaters and buy way too many every year, they will pile up in your closet really fast. However, don’t throw them away just yet. Sweaters make the perfect candidate for re-purposing and can be used for an immense number of DIY projects.
When it comes to holiday gifts, people love to give scented candles. But you know what will make for an even better gift? Just imagine chocolate cookie scented candles, wrapped in a cozy sweater, making the perfect winter decor for the bedroom. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Surprise your closest ones with this innovative gift, just remember to not use the same sweater they gave to you last year. That would be awkward. So, it will be better if you go to a thrift shop and grab a couple. That’s what blogger Christine Kobzeff is doing, and here is her whole DIY project on how to wrap candles in sweaters.
DIY Sweater Candles
Here are the materials that you will need:
Sweaters that you don’t mind cutting up or you don’t need, a pair of scissors, glue gun and glass jars and/or candle holders.
Here is how to do it:
1. Cut it
The first thing you need to do is cut the sleeves off the sweaters at the shoulder line.
2. Slide it
Then just simply slide a sleeve over the opening of your candle holder, with the cuff at the top of the jar.
3. Trim it
Next you need to leave about 1 to 1 ½ inches of fabric at the bottom before trimming off the rest.
4. Pinch it
Turn over the glass jar/holder so that the bottom is face up while pinching the extra fabric together into the shape of a four leaf clover; trim across both sides of the extra fabric. After this, the material should look like triangles.
5. Glue it
The next step is to cautiously glue each flap to the bottom of the glass, one at a time. Make sure to line up the seams so there are no bumps in the fabric.
6. Take it to the top
If you want to give the sweater a sloppy look don’t glue the top of the holder. But if you wan’t the sweater firmly in place, make sure to add glue to the rim of the glass.
7. Round it out
For ball-shaped holders, do everything the same but this time add some extra glue so the fabric flaps hug the curve of the jar.
This is the simplest and easiest way to turn that old sweater into something beautiful and give it a new life. And not just candles, you can be more creative and use Mason jars or even vases. Share this with a friend who will love this amazing idea.