DIY Sweater Candles
Winter is coming and I’m feeling worried about inanimate objects staying warm. Our house is cool during the summer and freezing in the winter. Our coffee cups need hot water to warm them or the coffee gets cold too fast in winter. So….I decided to dress candle in sweaters!
I highly suggest using only battery candles for this project.
DIY Sweater Candles
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This is the piece of sweater or sweater vest leftover from my 5-minute sweater pumpkins. Since sweater vests are not my style I plan on making a sweater for a couple of candles.
My thrift store sweater isn’t wool. If you have a wool sweater you can dry the sweater on the hot setting to felt the fibers. Then you can cut the yarn without unraveling. Or…
Do as I did and not worry about a bit of unraveling. It’s not like the candles will get up and start dancing across the mantel. If they did a sweater unraveling could be a problem.
I figured out the bottom edge of the back of the sweater is enough to wrap around the two 3-inch candles.
I cut a piece the height of the tallest candle. Then cut the piece in half. Then measure the smaller candle and cut a piece an inch taller.
I grabbed a piece of black and white bakers twine and needle with a large enough hole to thread the twine. I sewed a whip stitch down the edge of the sweater material. With the ribbed fabric, I didn’t have to worry about the wrong side issue. Then I flipped the sweater so the twine showed little-dashed stitches.
I stretched the sweater over the candle. Then I cut the top following the wavy edge of the candle.
I wrapped extra bakers twine around the bottom third of each candle several times. The tied like my tennis shoes. 🙂
The sweater candles create a soft glow through the fabric.
Now, what other inanimate objects around our house could use a sweater??
What would you dress in a sweater?
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