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29 January, 2017

Wintery Centerpiece with Easy Sweater Snowballs

We have not had very much snow here in the South this winter so I have decided to add it myself…in the form of sweater snowballs! They add a wintery…but still cozy…touch to my grandmother’s dough bowl. And…they were easy and inexpensive to make!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wintery Centerpiece with Sweater SnowballsDon’t you love them? They almost look real! In fact, I am just waiting for the little grands to stage an indoor snowball fight!

Here’s what you will need:
  • A package of Styrofoam balls
  • A white sweater (Mine came from the thrift store)
  • A needle and thread
And that’s it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wintery Centerpiece with Sweater Snowballs tutorialAnd here’s what you will do:
Place the Styrofoam ball inside the sweater sleeve and cut so that there is just enough fabric at each end to meet in the middle.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wintery Centerpiece with Sweater Snowballs tutorial2With a needle and thread, gather the edge of the opening and pull tightly. Close by knotting multiple times until the bulk of the raveled edge has disappeared. Don’t worry about being messy since the sweater fabric is very forgiving and hides a lot of the stitches! Carefully trim any excess bits of fabric. Repeat at the other end.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wintery Centerpiece with Sweater SnowballsHere's the finished product! I am going to make some more of these little gems and add them to the lanterns on my winter front porch, too! I'll share that look very soon.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wintery Centerpiece with Sweater SnowballsNow I just add some faux greenery to my grandmother's dough bowl, mix in some snowy pine cones and snowflakes leftover from my Christmas Dollar Tree finds and sprinkle in a little faux snow! Nestle in the "snowballs" and it's perfect!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wintery Centerpiece with Sweater SnowballsHere's one more look. I love it...just the perfect amount of winter snow without saying Christmas! Now...if only we could get a little bit of the real thing!

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  1. so pretty, I'm excited to make a few for myself..just missing the wooden dough bowl..My Grandmothers is metal and too large for my table..but I'm sure I can come up with something.

  2. Cute! But I have been scouring our local thrift stores for white sweaters since last fall wanting to make some candle sleeves with no luck. I think everyone is now snatching them up for various craft projects.

  3. How so them Debbie!!!...Beautiful centerpiece!

  4. Those are so darn cute, Debbie! I'm gonna get a sweater and make some to pack away for next winter. I'm kind of into the Valentines Day decor right now.

  5. These are so pretty! What a great project! Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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