So yesterday to introduce our Christmas ornament or gift for $10 or less
Blog Hop, I made a Cable knit sweater pillow you can see here. I got the sweater for $3 at Goodwill.
I had the sleeves as leftover and what better way to use them as candle holders!!
I had the vase, but I am sure you can find any varying heights that would work at a thrift store for very little money. I also have a red sweater I am going to make into a shorter candle holder.
I honestly don't know which one was easier, the pillow or the candle holder! I had the vase already so I slipped the sleeve over it until the vase would go no further. It will be tight (at least for this vase it was).
I pulled it down until it could go no further.
This is the finished one with a battery tea light in it, but you can see there is only a little of the sweater hanging over the candle and I didn't even need to glue it!
I turned it upside down an started to wrap it like a gift. Except I did not overlap it, I cut out triangular pieces
so that the sweater would lay flat. This is important as you don't want an uneven base. I pulled it very tight and used my new low temp glue gun!! <angels rejoicing in unison!!!> Who knew there was a low temp glue gun?? No more 3rd degree burns and it holds just as well as the high temp ones. In the photo shown above, it does not have to be pretty, just covered. I even cut put little strips to fill in her or there and you really can not tell!
I am so thrilled with how it turned out!!! I love the look!
And as far as this goes being a $10 or less Christmas gift, it was FREE! I had everything and the sleeves were leftover, so I think that's a pretty good deal. And again, it's under $10 to make, it is recycling, and it is made with love, by me!!
Don't forget to link up YOUR $10 or less Christmas ornament or gift to our link party!!!
I am partnering with Mandy from Project Queen, so your link will show up on BOTH blogs. Cool, right?