I thought it was time to make something out of my old sweaters and these $1 spot bracelets from Target. Wouldn’t a warm, cozy bracelet be fun this time of year? I thought so.

I decided to use a sleeve so I could save the body of the sweater for something else.

Then I cut the sleeve on the seam to flatted out the piece.

I took the center out of the bracelet to make sure I could still get it on after I added the thickness of the sweater.

I trimmed the piece of sweater down to fit around the bracelet.

And secured the sweater to it using hot glue all the way around the inside of the bracelet. 

Then I did the same thing to the other side of the bracelet.

Pretty cute, huh?

I made a yellow one too, but secured it to the bracelet on an angle so it has a slightly different look. I think it’s a fun look to wear for Winter.

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Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
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Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Free For All Friday at Sassy Sites
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Celebrating Girls this Month at Keeping It Simple
Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom
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JenMarie January 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Such CUTEness!!

Ellie G January 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm

This is BEYOND cute! So awesome. I’m in love. And it’s now on my list of to-do’s. But I kind of need that exact sweater. Will you send me the other sleeve? (tee hee)

Rachel January 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I am so going to make these!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Jill January 18, 2011 at 2:43 am

Fabulously simple idea! I love it! Perfect for a winter accessory!

Beth January 18, 2011 at 8:32 am

SO ADORABLE. HOLY COW. I LOVE THESE.

I love them so much I have posted a link to them in my blog. You can find it here: http://myhandmadehell.blogspot.com/2011/01/25-items-complete-and-new-sweater-recon.html

Can I just say…you are so awesome. I love your blog – it’s one of my top five in my feed reader!!

Toni January 18, 2011 at 8:42 am

I love this idea. I have a bunch of sweaters I don’t wear anymore so I’m off to find some bangles!

Stacy January 18, 2011 at 9:26 am

I don’t even really wear jewelry and I NEED one of those! Amazing! I love love it :)

abeachcottage January 18, 2011 at 9:28 am

The craft is nice. I would surely make one for my self. Thank you for this post. Kudos to you!

maleahbliss January 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Love these! I made a similar braclet last week, only mine is sewn and has a big flower. Come check it out! :)

I’d love for you to link this up to my linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!
LittleEme.blogspot.com

Lyndee January 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

These bracelets are so perfect. I honestly want to go up to my craft room right this minute and make something similar. Alas, gotta help the kids with homework.

Madigan at madiganmade January 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm

These are adorable! They look so chunky and cozy.

the cape on the corner January 18, 2011 at 7:44 pm

wow, that’s awesome. great idea, and perfect perfect perfect piece!

Leighann January 18, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Cute! And definitely cozy! I like the chunky-ness of them too.

5Star Digital Scrapbooking January 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Very clever, these came out so cute would be fun in bright colors too!

JC January 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I’m obsessed with cable knit and this a great, easy way to add some coziness to winter outfit!

Camilla January 18, 2011 at 9:03 pm

LOVE these! What a great idea, love all the sweater revamps going on right now. I’m featuring them tomorrow for Whimsical Wednesday at Rosy Red Buttons! Thanks for being awesome. :)

Chantel January 19, 2011 at 12:55 am

Oh my word… that is the cutest! What a brilliant idea!

Erin @ Crafts & Sutch January 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Oh my goodness! These are awesome! I have some left over sweaters from some Christmas crafts so now these are on my TO DO list! Thanks so much for sharing!

Christina @ Christina's Adventures January 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I really love this!! I think I’m going to try to look for bracelets to try this on this weekend!! :)

I would love it if you would come link up to my new party, “20 Below Thursday” which spotlights thrifty projects that are under $20!

http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/2011/01/20-below-thursday-4.html

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog January 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

These are super cute!!

Pumpkin Pie Painter January 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm

What a great idea for a fresh look on a bracelet! I LOVE it!

Tammy @she wears flowers January 20, 2011 at 8:51 am

These are so pretty! What a great idea!

Kathleen January 20, 2011 at 9:13 am

Well that’s a new twist! Thanks for sharing this cute idea!

Anastacia January 20, 2011 at 10:43 am

I love the new twist to this!

Cami January 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I love this! So easy and elegant :) You are so creative!

shelley January 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Love the bracelets.
Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
God Bless,
Shelley
Finding My Life in Faith

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe January 21, 2011 at 8:12 am

Cute, Cute, Cute!
another friday’s favorite for sure ;-)

Stephanie January 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

These are so great!

Trisha January 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm

The bracelets are so fashionable! Love them.

jane January 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm

These are so cute! They look just like something my teenage nieces would wear. Now I just need to decide what old sweaters to cut up.
Thanks for sharing.

Dacia January 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I love this idea! How clever and inventive! I’m going to have to save this in my “to make” file :) Thanks!

Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple January 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

Love it!!!! I want to try this!

Wendy January 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Those look GREAT!

Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons January 23, 2011 at 1:43 am

Ohmygosh I love it! I have tons of tacky bracelets I can make chic with this idea — you rock!!!!!!!!!

steph January 23, 2011 at 5:13 am

these are fab, suits my bracelet fetish atm, think i need to be making myself some!

Amanda January 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

Totally adorable!

Jessica January 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm

These are super duper cute. My daughter has tons of bangles and sweaters that she no longer wears. I can’t wait to try this ‘tute’ out!

Jessica
http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com/

creativejewishmom/sara January 25, 2011 at 2:49 am

Hi Leanne, these are great! Especially love the one done on an angle.
thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Stephanie July 27, 2011 at 7:05 am

These are super cute!

April December 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Yay! Now I know what I will do with the 2 sweaters that I can’t get the stain out of! Woo Hoo! Thanks!

Cheryl November 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

LOVE these! Just printed the instructions out — my daughter is a huge crafter and we’re going to make these together.

Kitra Woodall February 26, 2013 at 8:05 am

Just saw this on Craft Gossip and fell in love <3 Thank you for sharing and now I'm off to hunt for a sweater to sacrifice lol!!

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