A Little Knit Vase DIY Project

Sweater Vase, Knit Vase, DIY, Handmade, Fall, Decoration, Mantle, Table Centerpiece

I’ve been determined to try this idea out for some time, especially after posting about Recycled Sweater Vases here. Creating my own knit covers for candle holders turned out to be one of the simplest projects to tackle!

Sweater Vase, Knit Vase, DIY, Handmade, Fall, Decoration, Mantle, Table Centerpiece

I used an assortment of class cylindrical and square vases to hold my candles, and then I purchase Goodwill knit sweaters to create snug coverings for the glass.

Sweater Vase, Knit Vase, DIY, Handmade, Fall, Decoration, Mantle, Table Centerpiece

Only one large vase required any stitching, the others slipped into the neck and sleeves of the sweaters without any trouble. Simply measure out the length of your vase on the sleeve of the sweater, cut, and slip over glass. I don’t mind the slight fray in the knitted edges, though you could fold these over to create a cuff as well.

Sweater Vase, Knit Vase, DIY, Handmade, Fall, Decoration, Mantle, Table Centerpiece

For my biggest vase, which wouldn’t fit a sleeve or the turtleneck of the sweater, I cut the body of the sweater to the correct vase proportions, turned inside out and hand stitched the pieces back together. Super easy.

They look quite cozy at night with a flame as well:

Sweater Vase, Knit Vase, DIY, Handmade, Fall, Decoration, Mantle, Table Centerpiece

While on the sweater hunt, look for interesting edging and variations in the knit. The more variety the better!

Sweater Vase, Knit Vase, DIY, Handmade, Fall, Decoration, Mantle, Table Centerpiece

These might make it over to the dining room table to serve as a fall runner sometime in the future… I love how soft and fall-ish they look, and how simple they were to create. The entire project took about 15 minutes and cost just about $6 since I had the candles and vases on hand, my only purchase was for the two thrift store sweaters.

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Comments

  1. says

    LOVE these! I have a bunch of kinda clashing votives that this will improve dramatically! And lots of old sweaters from the kids. Thanks!

  2. says

    cute! they turned out great. I will have to try this. I esp like the white ones…white/grey might be cute for that boring time in winter when all the Christmas decorations come down.

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