Cozy Christmas Frame

For Christmas this year I’ve been decorating in a cozy cabin kind of feel which includes the popular buffalo checks and plaids and woodsy types of elements. Here’s a peek of some of our decor. I hope to get a small home tour up tomorrow.

A cozy cabin feeling Christmas

I thought it might be fun to cover a craft store frame with a wool sweater to add to my decor, so I went to my local thrift store and found a 100% wool sweater and washed it to shrink it. They call this technique “felting” because it shrinks the fibers and makes it feel more like felt. I’m thrilled with how my Cozy Christmas Frame came out. Here’s what I came up with.

A cozy Christmas frame for my cabin decor.

If you want to make one of your own here’s what you’ll need:

    • an old wool sweater, washed and dried
    • a wood frame (buy here)

    • music or book paper
    • Mod Podge (buy here)

sponge brush (buy here)

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  • I first started by painting my JOY letters red and topping with red glitter. 
  • I took the center piece out of the frame and Mod Podged the music paper onto it.
  • Next I cut my strips of sweater. I started with the long sides of the frame and measured the width of the frame and add two inches. Then I measured the length of those sides and cut the sweater pieces to that length.
  • I wrapped the sweater around the frame lengthwise and staple into place on the back.

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This is the back so it doesn’t have to be pretty.

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This is the front. I cut slits into the sweater pieces to fit it into the corners and stapled the extra flaps into place. (These will be covered)

  • Now to finish the short sides of the frame I cut additional sweater pieces in the widths I did before, but this time adding 2 inches to the length.
  • Again, I stapled the pieces around the frame. 
  • On the corners I folded the sweater ends at a diagonal covering the previous side pieces and staple into place on the back. 

Here’s how it ends up.

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  • I pushed the pins that hold the center piece in place through the fabric.
  • Once the paper had dried on the center wood piece I hot glued the JOY into place and inserted it into the frame. I had to do a little coaxing, but I was able to get it in even with the thick fabric and locked it into place.

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This took about an hour to make and looks even better than I imagined.

A sweater covered frame for your cabin Christmas decor.


Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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