—This is the 2nd post from my phenomenal new editor Steph. Last week Steph instructed us on how to make a ridiculous cute DIY painted pumpkin craft, and I can’t wait to paint my own. Today she’s going to teach us how to do a cool craft using a couple of things you can recycle into a cozy craft. So adorable. Thanks Steph!–
A few months ago I was on a real pb+j kick, and when I finished the jelly and rinsed out the jar to drop in the recycling bin, my little diy-blogger-conscience popped up on my shoulder and scolded me for even thinking about doing such a thing. I then promptly bought more jelly if only to add to my new collection of glass jars with no real idea of what to do with them; they just seemed so full of potential, how could I not keep them?!
The sweater will no longer be wearable after this project so make you use one you don’t like want to wear anymore. I found one at a thrift for 2 dollars. I chose this sweater because of the scalloped trim around the sleeves and bottom.
Note: If you haven’t had a recent obsession with some variety of jarred food and therefore do not have a bunch of jars laying around, you could also do this craft with a regular candle or mason jar.
Cut off the sleeve about 1.5 inches longer than the jar.
If you have too much extra length, the candle will not stand up straight because of all the extra bulk.
If your jar is smaller than the sleeve (or if you use the bottom of the sweater), just pin the cozie to size (wrong side out), stitch up the side, and trim off the excess.
Once everything is sized, put the sweater back on the jar and with your needle and yarn weave around the entire perimeter along the bottom.
Once you’ve gone all around, pull the yarn tight so it gathers closed and tie a knot to secure it.
You really can’t see the yarn once it’s gathered so there’s no need to stress about matching the color exactly.
Voila! That collection of jelly jars are now fun lanterns that look will look great on your table or mantel for fall. Recycle and make a cozy craft at the same time.
// A designer, maker, crafter, and blogger, Stephanie Hayward spends her days designing buildings in Columbus, Ohio and nights blogging about design, DIY, and (attempts at making) good food at Stuff Steph Does. She lives with her partner in crime, Brandon, and their spunky little dog, Lucy. //