I’ve been riding the fair isle train this Christmas. I’ve made an oversized fair isle sign, sewed a quick throw pillow cover from a thrifted sweater, and made these cute cone Christmas trees from sweater sleeves. These sweater trees joined the ruffled plaid trees that I made last year on our Christmas mantel. You can easily make up several of these guys in an hour, so pull your old sweaters out of the back of your closet!
Start by using a pair of sharp scissors to cut the sleeves off of an old or thrifted sweater.
Slide the sweater sleeve onto the styrofoam cone so that the cuff of the sweater fits evenly around the base of the cone.
Cut down the seam of the sleeve from what was the armpit of the sweater down until the point where the sweater fits snugly around the cone.
Overlap the sweater fabric and pin it into place with floral picks or round head pins. Pin the ends of the fabric down to cover the top of the cone and trim off any excess fabric.
Make a tiny yarn pompom and pin it to the top of the cone. See this post for how to make larger yarn poms.
The seam side of the cone will be the back of the cone. Spin it around and admire your quick and easy Christmas tree!
I made two more cones using a red cable knit sweater. The large cone is made from the torso of the sweater, and the smaller cone is made from the ribbed sleeve.
The Christmas-y colors and cozy textures fit right in with my Plaid and Fair Isle Mantel this year.
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So cute! Love the pompoms. Sharing!
That’s what I call up-cycling!