As the weather warmed up I went through my winter clothes to see what items needed to be purged. This has been one of my favorite sweaters. My husband gave it to me 7 or 8 years ago and I loved the bright cheerful colors in the winter. But it has seen better days. I just couldn’t part with it so I had to think up a great upcycling project. Since I love to organize (go figure, right), I thought I’d cover an old shoe box and make an organizing bin.
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I slipped the box into the body of the sweater and repositioned the sweater until I liked the stripes that were showing.
I cut the rest of the sweater away. It was easy to cut along a stripe.
I used glue dots to adhere the sweater to the inside of the shoe box. Be sure to put the finished edge (the bottom) of the sweater inside the box so that it won’t fray.
Once you have the finished edge of the sweater adhered to the inside of the box, flip it over .
I just folded the edges of the sweater and used packing
tape to cover all the cut edges of the sweater. The packing
tape keeps the cut edge from fraying and keeps the sweater from slipping around.
Ta Da! How pretty and how easy.
I’m loving this quick, easy upcycle project. Be watching for more soon.
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.