Sunday, March 1, 2015

Burberry Wreath

 Last week, while vacationing near
Seaside Beach Florida, I stumbled across this
"Burberry" sweater.
You would have thought I struck gold.
I knew I could put it to good use.
It was way too small for me to wear,
but for my up-cycled sweater wreaths,
it was perfect.
It was made from cotton and acrylic.
Had some beautiful cabling,
and was a nice neutral.
I went to the Burberry site hoping for some
inspiration on how to proceed.
In the end I went with the
Back in the day
when I was a Victoria's Secret
store manager, I won a contest
and the prize was a "Burberry" umbrella
from Harrods.
The umbrella has been since lost or stolen
(I'm not sure which, just one day I realized it was gone)
but I did still have the iconic plaid
umbrella sleeve.
I went to work this morning
crafting and creating.
Covered a sixteen inch wreath frame with the sleeves,
created a few flowers.
I used some of the fabric for the centers and then
made a simple bow.
I used a couple of other cotton sweaters
to make some contrasting black and white flowers.
Reattached the shell buttons
and of course the label.
 I hope someone will see it and love it.
You can find this and many more
unique wreaths at
on etsy.


  1. So pretty. Love that sweater.

  2. It is amazing what you do with sweaters. I think your wreath is awesome. I love the cows in the previous post. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley


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