Make a Beautiful Wreath from a Thrift Store Sweater

Repurposed Sweater Wreath with Vintage Skates and Glitter

This repurposed sweater wreath with vintage ice skates is the perfect decor that will can easily be used for Christmas and throughout winter.Thrift Store Sweater Wreath with Vintage White Ice Skates



Make It: Fun® Foam Wreath ~ 1 15/16 x 15 11/16 x 1 ⅞ inches

Diamond Dust™ Glitter

Mod Podge


3 yards of ribbon for bow

Trim of choice {optional}

Ice Skates {optional}


1.  Cut the sleeves off the sweater.

2.  Cut the seam to open the sleeve into one flat piece.

3.  Wrap sleeve around your foam wreath inserting pins into the back of the wreath to hold the sweater in place.

4.  Attach second sleeve cuff-to-cuff with the first sleeve.

5.  Hot glue trim of choice {I had some snowflake tree trim left from years ago that I used but you could use any snowflakes or Christmas-type trim of your choice}.

6.  Attach ribbon to top center of wreath.

7.  Apply Mod Podge Outdoor to area of the skates that you would like to have the look of ice/snow.  Sprinkle Diamond Dust™ Glitter onto the Mod Podge while it is still wet. (You can use regular Mod Podge if your door or where you'll be hanging this isn't exposed to harsh weather conditions or the Extreme Glitz one - I prefer the glitz one for crafts like this)

8.  One your skates are dry, tie the laces together staggering the lengths of the skates.

9.  Hang your wreath with skates.

I love being part of the MakeItFunTeam team and sharing a new project every month ~ last month I made a Faux Pallet (it looks exactly like a pallet but weighs next to nothing) and in October I made a light up Jack 'o Lantern with a burlap and Decorative Mesh tiara.

hugs, mb new logo March 2016


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  1. Cindy Eikenberg says:

    Hi Mary Beth! This is so pretty and a I love the idea a the sweater with the snowflakes and skates, because this is perfect for the entire winter season! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you are enjoying the weekend. Pinning! Have a happy Sunday!

  2. This is so pretty! I love the sweet touches you added, from the snowflake garland (I want this!) to the "snow-tipped" vintage ice skates. Just beautiful! Thank you.

  3. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    I love it!! Thanks for the inspiration Mary Beth! Just what I needed!!!
    Happy December 1st!!

  4. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says:

    Super cute - perfect for all those thrift shop sweaters!

  5. Sondra @ Sondra Lyn at Home says:

    This is simply gorgeous, Mary Beth! Has that nostalgic feel that I love soooo much! Pretty sure I'm gonna copy this... if I can get my hands on some skates!

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  7. Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life... says:

    So pretty and festive... love the skates!

  8. bettyl-NZ says:

    Now, that's quite clever! I love this idea.

  9. debbiedoos says:

    Super duper cute! and so clever, Love it!

  10. Claire @ A Little Claireification says:

    How fun is this Mary Beth?? I absolutely adore how it turned out and definitely a great idea for those old sweaters!! Pinning! xoxo

  11. Oh wow…I love this MB. I MUST get some dust on my black skates PRONTO!!! So clever. I love the detail in the skates too. Pinning!

  12. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    Mary Beth that is the sweetest wreath! I'm crusting on sweater crafts this winter and that is just adorable.

  13. Inspire Me Heather says:

    Well isn't that just the cutest wreath?? Love the sweater look & the skates together!

  14. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says:

    Super cute - I have a pair of ice skates on my front door wreath too!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Melissa! How sweet of you.