Friday, November 18, 2011

Sweater Ball for Christmas

 I know many of you are getting ready for the holidays so I wanted to repost my Sweater Ball for those who might be wanting a change of holiday decor without spending much or maybe any money..
  I have 5 little girls visiting next door and their Grandma needed something for them to do this weekend.
 I gave her a large carton of balls I've gathered during the year and a few sweaters-- she bought the buttons and ribbon..  I cant wait to see what they make.. 
:::  In case you ever change your mind and want to go back to the original ball it isnt hurt in any way, just unwrap and back to new::
  Just take any balls you have and any old sweater or get one cheap at goodwill.Mine was cream toned but it could be any color you'd like to use- even a patterned sweater would be fun.  Cut yourself some circles-- ENOUGH to cover the ball and an extra inch for the top.  Pull your sweater circle up over the ball and use a rubber band to hold it.. Then wrap with twine or ribbon,  add a few olld buttons or if you dont have any they sell them by the 50 pack at the Everythings a Dollar store and VIOLA, you have custom made, unique to You christmas tree balls, or where ever you want to use them..
 If memory serves I think I made 23 balls from just one large size sweater.  
  If you have leftover burlap or drop cloth or heck any fabric- you could use that..  The possibilities are endless and you dont have to even get out the hot glue gun or decoupage sticky stuff:)   
  Cheap, easy and quick~!  you know we all need this kind of project , especially during such a busy hectic time of year...

 Have Fun~!!


  1. Oh these are just to darn stinkin' sweet. It would be a great activity to do with my Kid's Church. I'm always lookin' for more great hands on activities.

    I'm swipin' this....thanks sweetie!

    God bless and have a delightful weekend!!! :o)

  2. Love your sweater ball...I need to wrap myself in many sweaters it's cold out there.

  3. Thanks for poppin' over with your sweet comment and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride!!!

    God bless....

  4. This looks fun...I have tons of dropcloth and burlap and have been wanting to make some ornaments! I need some balls! ;-D


  5. Sonny, this is such a great idea! I can see using 2 balls; one smaller than the other and making a snowman! Also like the idea of using whatever fabric would work on your particular tree!!!! TOO cute! Thanks so much!!!! XO, Pinky

  6. Cute! Cable knit items (like pillows) are so "in" right now.

  7. That is a very sweet idea, one I will remember just in case I need something really pretty and unique.
    Hugs, Cindy

  8. I'm glad you reposted this Sonny! My daughter just bought a bunch of sweaters at Goodwill today for a project and she could probably use the leftovers for this project.

  9. Love your idea! I will definately be making a few.

  10. These are so cute, love how it looks on your tree. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Sonny honey I could not go to bed tonight without coming by and checking on you. I have to tell you I laughed for the first time in a while when I read your comment about my use of the word Normal. Your right how in my life did I think of using Normal in one of my post. My life has never been close to that so thanks for reminding me. lol
    With loving friends like you I am recovering from this horrible crisis in my life. One day soon I hope to be able to talk about it and if not in public then at least to you in a email.
    I love always coming by here and seeing what your doing. These balls would be prefect to do with grandchildren. Now if I could get mine more than thirty minutes at a time I would love to do this.
    Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all your support and prayers. I appreciate you so much
    Love ya

  12. I am truly inspired, Sonny. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!...Christine


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