Easy DIY Ideas For Recycling Old Sweaters

1 Homemade Dog Bed

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Homemade Dog Bed: Looking for a free craft project to make for you pet? Try this homemade dog bed at WomansDay.com. (via Woman’s Day)

2 Hot Water Bottle Cozy

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Hot Water Bottle Cozy (via Resweater)

3 Laptop Cover

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Laptop Cover (via Artsy Ants)

4 Sweater Chair Cover

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Sweater Chair Cover: We have a favorite old dad sweater that we love, but with a decades-old stain on the front, it doesn’t get worn very much. Yet, we can’t quite bring ourselves to throw it away. So we we were thrilled when we spotted this project (and even more excited when we realized it would take about 5 minutes!) on how to repurpose old sweaters into cable knit chair covers: cozy! (via Apartment Therapy)

5 Wool Insoles

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Wool Insoles (via Maya Made)

6 Wine Wrap

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Sweater Sleeve Wine Cozy: What do you reuse? And how do you do it? Let us know, because we’re looking for readers’ photos and creative reuse projects. The first 15 ideas we post will get a free AT T-shirt (get all the details here). So send your projects our way! Jennifer shrunk one of her wool sweaters in the wash …. and ended up with a wine cozy. This project takes just the slightest bit of needle and thread, but we still think just about anyone could duplicate it. (via Apartment Therapy)

7 Sweater Sleeve Wine Cozy

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Recycled Sweater Rug: Recycle Old Sweaters into Cozy and Attractive Area Rugs with this Easy DIY Makeover Project from Diana Durkes. (via Home Workshop)

8 Recycled Sweater Rug

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Cozy Sweater Pillows (via Brassy Apple)

9 Cozy Sweater Pillows

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Upcycled Sweater Wreath: I recently posted a tutorial on how to use old sweaters to make cute vases. This time I took an old sweater and used it to decorate a wreath. I cut the sleeves off the sweater and cut open the seam. Then I wrapped it around a straw wreath base and glued it on with (via Crafty Little Gnome)

10 Easy Sweater Pumpkins

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11 Upcycled Sweater Wreath

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Upcycled Sweater Wreath: I recently posted a tutorial on how to use old sweaters to make cute vases. This time I took an old sweater and used it to decorate a wreath. I cut the sleeves off the sweater and cut open the seam. Then I wrapped it around a straw wreath base and glued it on with (via Crafty Little Gnome)

12 Sweater Sleeve Cozie

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Sweater Sleeve Cozie: Fall is coming- and I cant wait for weekend afternoons, snuggling under blankets and sipping some hot apple cider. I am so in a fall frame of mind! I recently cleared out my closet of some old sweaters that I am absolutely kidding myself if I think I am ever going to fit in again, (via Sweet C’s Designs)

13 Endless Scarf

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Endless Scarf (via b.organic)

14 Sweater Bracelet

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Sweater Bracelet: I thought it was time to make something out of my old sweaters and these $1 spot bracelets from Target. Wouldnt a warm, cozy bracelet be fun this time of year? I thought so. I decided to use a sleeve so I could save the body of the sweater for something else. Then I cut (via Organize & Decorate Everything)

15 Sweater Bangle

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Sweater Bangle (via A Bit of Sunshine)

16 Sweater Mittens

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Sweater Mittens: After we finished making the snow hat, I begged Missy to teach me to make a pair of warm winter mittens! Follow these instructions and tips to stitch the perfect pair of mittens from a sweater! The only “trick” is to open your thumb a little (so that it’s not close to your other fingers) when chalking the line to stitch. This will make your new mittens more roomy and… (via A Beautiful Mess)

17 Fingerless Mittens

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Fingerless Mittens: Read Whole Living’s Recycled Craft: Fingerless Mittens article. (via Whole Living)

18 Sweater Bag

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Sweater Bag (via Perched on a Whim)

19 Knitting Basket

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Knitting Basket: This pliable 10-inch-tall knitting basket was made from a snowy Aran sweater. Its sides came from the body of the sweater; its base was cut from the sleeves. For a primer on felting, see our instructions. (via Martha Stewart)

20 Lampshade

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Lampshade: Easy ways to recycle old sweaters into new home decor crafts from Country Living (via Country Living)

21 Sweater Pet Bed

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Sweater Pet Bed: We’ve got a new puppy named Dizzy calling our apartment home, and were in need of a snuggly, pet-specific place for her to hang out and snooze. We’re also on a budget (and obedience school wasn’t cheap), so we didn’t want to spend a lot of money. So we hit the thrift stores for some wool sweaters, dug an old pillow out of the linen closet, and stitched together a colorful patchwork bed for her. If you’ve got basic sewings skills and an afternoon to spare, you too can make your four-legged friend the happiest dog or cat on the block. (via Apartment Therapy)

22 Recycled Dog Sweater

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Recycled Dog Sweater: Your pooch deserves to look stylish, too! An outdated human sweater provides the raw materials for an au courant canine version. (via Crafts Stylish)


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