Upcycled Sweater to Stylish Organizing Bin #2

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Upcycled Sweater to Stylish Organizing Bins with title text reading Upcycled Sweater Bins
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I decided I couldn’t part with on old, but favorite sweater? {here}  Well, I couldn’t part with the sleeves of the sweater either (if you’ve been following my projects, I know you’re not surprised). 
pink sweaters and an old fashioned oats container
 
 I had a pretty pink striped sweater sleeve and an oatmeal container. It was just meant to be.
 
a hand putting a sweater over an oatmeal container
  
I slipped the oatmeal container into the sleeve and adjusted the position until I liked the stripe pattern that was showing.  
 
 
scissors being used to cut a sweater
 
I cut the sleeve so there would be just enough to cover the bottom of the container.
 
showing where to put the tape on the bottom of the upcycled sweater container
 
I used clear packing tape to attach the sweater to the bottom of the container.  The packing tape will hold the sleeve in place and keep the cut edges from fraying.  I used glue dot strips to attach the finished (bottom) edge of the sweater inside the top of the container.
 
Upcycled sweater and box organizing containers
 
Now I just need to create a craft table for myself so these fun containers can be put to use.
  

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12 Comments

  1. Such a great idea! I’m pinning this on my Fabulously Frugal board and my Green Living board. These would make for great gift boxes, too!

  2. Oh my! Now that’s just crafty! I have about 100 sweaters I could use for this.. I better get a cutting 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders. Hope you’re having a great week!

  3. This is too cute!!

    I’d love it if you shared it at Living Well Spending Less this week for our Thrifty Thursday party! I think my readers will love it!

  4. Hi Susan, Thank you for linking up to the Pinktastic Party and more importantly, thank you for all of your support, not just for the BC campaign, but for everything. I truly value and appreciate your friendship. Hugs, Holly

  5. I am totally in love with many of my sweaters. But I am not crafty so i usually just give them away when the time comes. But this craft I am pretty sure I can do!!

    Thx
    ~Allie

  6. This is just awesome! I have a sweater just like that only difference is that is has purple, lavender and white. I also love the sweater. I will definitely be putting my old sweaters to good use now. Thanks for the idea!

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