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Recycled Craft: Supersized Acorns Made From Recycled Sweaters and Salad Bowls

Acorns are my favorite Fall decorating and crafting theme and recycled sweaters are my “go-to” recycled crafting material. These giant sweater acorns are just what you get when I combine my two favorites this time of year.

Recycled Sweater acorn Stefanie Girard

Materials:

Instructions:

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I had made a doughnut pillow out of a brown sweater and decide I was going to triple-cycle it and use it to make these acorns as the colors were perfect. Along with that sweater I had a felted cable sweater. Both felted and non-felted sweaters work great for these acorns.

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The size of my wooden salad bowls coordinated perfectly with size of the sleeve of the cable sweater and the pillow. If yours don’t, simply sew a section of sweater into a tube first.

I did a running stitch around the sleeve to gather it up.

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After the sleeve was gathered I turned it right side out. There is no need to trim the excess off as the extra as it simply adds to the stuffing.

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After stuffing the sweater I used another running stitch to gather up the top of the sweater.

All that is left to do is glue on the salad bowl for the acorn cap and a piece of a branch to make the stem of the acorn. I made a set of 3 and as you can see I gave them all slightly different shapes and sizes.

I hope you’ll give them a try and enjoy yours as much as I smile when I look at mine.

Happy Thanksgiving my fellow crafters.