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Recycled Christmas Ornaments

| December 14, 2012 | 11 Comments

I made these recycled Christmas Ornaments “on a whim”, earlier in the week and thought I would share these with you today. Not only are they “recycled”, but they are also lovely keepsakes. The green Christmas Tree Ornament is made from one of Pip Squeak’s (stained) cardigans and the snowman is made from one Red Ted’s (also stained) baby cardigans. So we couldn’t pass them on…. and now we have a lovely little “no knit” knitted momento from them.

Materials: Old knitted cardigans or jumpers, buttons or felt scraps (I was going to use buttons, but liked the felt better in the end), ribbon for hanging, needle & thread, PVA glue. Toy stuffing or old tights to fill. For the snow man some pipecleaners for the arms.

1) Trace your Christmas Tree or Snowman Pattern onto the REVERSE side of your old cardigan. Insert your ribbon for hanging.

2) Sew around the outside (by hand or sewing machine)

3) Trim the fabric.

4) Turn right side round, it may look a little funny, but you can reshape with stuffing.

5) Stuff.

6) Decorate with felt or buttons! I played “around” for a while until I liked the look of the tree and the snowman!  For the pipe cleaner, I “stuck” the pipecleaner into the snowman as far as possible and then sewed in place to secure them a little. The scarf is just “wrapped around” his neck and I cut some strips into the ends to make “tassles”.

Pip Squeak took a shining to these straight away.. I think they are her favourite this year!

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Category: Christmas, How To's, Recycling, Sewing

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  1. Oh they are VERY cute! If I don’t make some this year I’m popping them on the list for next!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh yes, I do hope you make some!! Glad you like them Chris!

  3. Judy says:

    What a brilliant idea to remember cute outfits & memories associated with those clothes each Christmas season…love it!

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Yes, and you could make more than one and pass them onto the children when they are older!

  5. amber says:

    oh love them ! What great little keepsake ornaments.

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    I hope you have a go at making some!

  7. What a cute way to reuse!

  8. kewkew says:

    Oh my, what a very cute and practical idea. I love these.

  9. Red Ted Art says:

    So pleased you like them!

  10. Miho says:

    Absolutely adorable. This is perfect for some old clothes that I have around the house. I think I’ll make a few spring-themed ornaments :D

  11. Sandra says:

    It’s good idea ! Thank you for tutorial !

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