To make the winter look last, you can secure the sweater fabric around a vase, glass cylinder or pot in a couple of ways. You can hand sew the fabric together, like Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs did here, or hot glue it.
Upcycle pieces of an old sweater, or even flannel, for a creative koozie to hold a low-maintenance succulent. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs, a floral and event studio in Aiken, S.C., combined several succulents for this adorable winter look.
These stylish stockings require little sewing and put your old sweaters to great use. The custom look will impress guests, and can be done in just one afternoon. Design by Marian Parsons of Mustard Seed Interiors
With their thick, fleshy leaves, succulents give a more modern edge to decorating for winter. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs upcycled old cable-knit sweaters to make cute, versatile container covers that balance that modern feel with a cozy warmth needed to get through a long winter indoors. This foursome could be a coffee table vignette, or you could make more to run down a dining table, interspersed with pinecones and dried pomegranates.
Pinecones and dried pomegranates can help decor last well beyond the holidays. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs used glass cylinders to hold small succulents, by using a filler and then inserting a smaller pot with the succulent so it would peek over the top. She covered the cylinders with pieces of sweaters.
Old knit sweaters and men's flannel shirts that have been retired from your wardrobe can be given new life again as throw pillows. This trio of repurposed apparel includes a cable-knit sweater as well as a pinstriped button-up and a woodsy plaid flannel.
Just in time for the brisk sweater weather of fall, this pergola-covered back deck was outfitted for autumn with comfy cushions and throws, evergreen and earth-tone touches and a clever DIY lighting project.