I originally shared this project on Life After Laundry.
Being a military family, with moves coming every 1 to 3 years, I prefer to use repurposed and upcycled items to organize and craft with. That way if I don’t have room in the next house, I can recycle them and not feel guilty. Plus, I enjoy the process of upcycling an object into something new and useful. Upcycled sweaters are one of my favorite items to use. They’re so pretty and there are so many different ways you can upcycle them.
Now is the perfect time to start going through your closets and getting rid of sweaters that you won’t be wearing or don’t need any more. Of course, donating those sweaters is always a great idea, but sometimes I have a favorite sweater that is hard to part with. Last year, I turned just such a sweater into an Easy Upcycled Sweater Box for free. If you don’t already have a sweater, you can pick one up from a thrift store
You’ll need a sweater (I started with a favorite sweater that the hubby gave me but that had seen better days), a shoe box, scissors, packing tape and glue dots (glue dots really work best for this, but you could use double-stick tape).
Slip the box into the bottom of the sweater. Pull the finished edge of the sweater hem into the inside of the box and down about an inch. If your sweater has a pattern, make sure the pattern is straight all around the box.
Do you have any old sweaters that could be upcycled?
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.