Warm Fuzzy Wool

posted on October 8, 2009 by  |  posted under Baby Gifts, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Fashion, Gift Giving, Girls  |  5 Comments
Warm Fuzzy Wool crafts

Have an old wool sweater hanging around that you don’t wear anymore?  You are in luck!  I found so many great ideas on how to use them.


I didn’t have any so I went thrifting and got a couple (okay more than a couple) to play with.  I made a few purses, this owl and pumpkin, and I plan on making stockings and few other things with the rest.  Even my 6 year old boy got into the fun – he made the little pumpkin in the front.

First you have to felt the wool, or basically wash it in hot water so that it shrinks.  This makes it nice and sturdy so you can work with it.  Here is a tutorial on how to felt it.

Here is where I got my inspiration:






Darcy from IttyBitty Blog (scroll down to 5th picture) made this cute bird bag.  She got her tutorial here from Betz White.






A messenger bag with a tutorial here from Craft Nectar.








A cozy slipper from CraftStylish

wool wreath ornament






A festive Christmas wreath ornament.  I think my kids could even put these together!  Thanks Alpha Mom for the great idea and tutorial!

felt garland






Felt or felted wool garland.  Find tutorial here by designer Anna Maria Horner.







Craft Stylish again with this plastic bag holder.  I made one to hang in my pantry for extra bag storage.  I thought it would be a good idea to hang one on the door leading to your outside garbage so that bags are easily accessable for containing stinky diapers.







A funky cat by Green Kitchen.  My daughter is obsessed with cats right now, so this one caught my attention.  I think I would have to make hers pink and purple, though.

If this doesn’t keep you busy, check out this list from ecosalon for more ideas!  Let us know what you come up with!

    1. October 30th, 2009 at 5:12 pm
      Nesleirbag says:
      These are really cute and are a clever use of old sweaters.
    2. November 6th, 2009 at 8:28 am
      stacy says:
      what a great idea.
      reuse and recyle...love it!
    3. November 17th, 2009 at 9:56 pm
      emily says:
      I am cleaning house, and found the perfect sweater!
      p.s. it's perfect cause I accidentally shrunk it already.
    4. February 20th, 2011 at 8:02 pm
      Susan Warnick says:

      I really do love the ideas you post on your site.

      I liked the recycled sweater owl, but couldn't find any instructions on it. Did I miss something? or is it a project you are selling?
      Thanks for your help,
      Susan Warnick
      • February 22nd, 2011 at 1:06 pm
        Missy says:
        We are not selling this, I just didn't take pictures as I was making it. I just googled wool felting and came up with lots of ideas on how to felt the wool, then I just freehanded the rest. Sorry, next time I will be sure to take pictures and do a tutorial! Have Fun!
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