I love using vases and candles in my decorating. They both easliy add charm and ambiance to any room in my house. And when I come across unique vases and candle holders, I have a hard time passing them up. But they can both tend to get pretty expensive, so when I come across a money saving way of using them, I’m hooked.
That’s why I absolutely loved this idea when I first came across it. Sweater vases or sweater candle holders. Cute and cozy at the same time. Here are my finished vases.
As you can see, I’m using one as a vase and one as a candle holder. I started with a sweater I found at a thrift store.
You can use one you already own, if you don’t mind cutting it up. Then I cut off the sleeves.
From here I simply followed Stephanie Lynn’s directions over at Under The Table And Dreaming. I won’t show all the steps here because she does such a fabulous job explaining it and if you haven’t ever been to her blog you need to go check it out. She has a beautiful blog and so many fabulous ideas, it’s crazy. Her tutorial for sweater vases can be found here.
I used clear vases I picked up at the Dollar Tree and my sweater was $5.99. So for $8 I have a beautiful winter display for my coffee table.
(My owl also came from a thrift store. I just spray painted him with white lacquer. You can see another owl I painted here.) This technique for recycling old sweaters could be used with all sorts of containers and any color sweater you wish. It adds a warm and cozy atmosphere to any room. And this time of year, I love all things warm and cozy.