Cute Heart Shape Brooch Out of Old Sweaters

4 Materials
30 Minutes

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.

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.

Suggested materials:
  • Sweater scraps
  • Wooden heart
  • Pinking shears
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  • Carolyn Selic Carolyn Selic on Nov 18, 2021

    How great would these roses be on a Valentine card. I'm going to make some small ones out of an old sweater that belonged to my niece's grand dad. He's passed away but always wanted to walk her down the aisle. We'll pop some in amongst her bridal bouquet.

  • Frances Frances on Aug 16, 2022

    I can’t believe I’m still clinging onto my old wool and cashmere sweaters that are damaged by moth or no longer fits…but they were my beloved garments and so hard to just toss them away! Seeing this project inspired me to repurpose those old sweaters! Thank you!