I love to make unusual and unique jewelry from old things around the home. In the past, I have made some personalized map necklaces out of eyeglasses. This time I have used upcycled scraps from old sweaters to make a pretty heart-shaped brooch.
Cute Heart Shape Brooch Out of Old Sweaters
All that you need for this cute project is some wool scraps from old sweaters. I keep the leftover scraps from other upcycles. You also need is a wooden heart shape that is easily bought online and some brooch pin.
First, cut the sweater scraps into small strips. Use a pair of pinking shears to create a crinkled edge on one length of the sweater.
I cut a lot of strips in a variety of colors.
Apply some glue along the bottom edge of one of the strips.
Then roll the strip up tightly and hold it in place with a pin until the glue dries.
Carry one making lots of these mini roses in a variety of colors.
Next starting in the middle, glue the flowers one by one until the whole of the wooden heart is covered.
To finish off glue a brooch pin to the back of the wooden heart.
I made two of these brooches in two sizes big and small.
I think these brooches would make a lovely gift. Visit my blog for more details and photos on this craft.
I have also made some cute balls out of old sweaters that can be used to make a fabulous necklace.
- Sweater scraps
- Wooden heart
- Pinking shears
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