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Woolly Sheep ~ Repurposed Farmhouse Decor

Music is in the air, the birds are singing, and there’s not a cloud in the sky. Why? Because it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Do you ever feel that way when you know you get to have fun? Nothing better than working with my friends on a trashure project. I’ll share more on their makeovers in a bit, but in the meantime, check out how I turned some of my stash into woolly sheep. Plus, a sweet giveaway for you below.

Holding Clothespin Sheep for Example | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This little guy is my inspiration. I made these clothespin sheep for my kids as their Christmas ornament one year. They are so stinkin’ adorable that I wanted to make a larger version of them to have in my home decor.

Woolly Gray Clothespin Sheep by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

If you haven’t made one of these before, it’s basically a cardboard body with two clothespins clipped to it and then yarn wrapped around. Easy-peasy and oh so cute, right? I decided to dig into my wood stash and create a large version just for me. Here is what I started with…

Pile of Scrap Wood and Reclaimed Spindles for Woolly Sheep by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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…you’ve got some scrap plywood and a pile of spindles that came off a broken Morris rocking chair. I have already repurposed the arms into beach decor here, and the base of the chair into a horse game table here. Now it’s the spindles turn to become something more.

To make the body of the woolly sheep, I simply cut out the shape using my favorite jigsaw.

Woolly Sheep Cutout for Large Sheep | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Then I attached the legs with my drill and got ready to paint using this awesome portable spray shelter. Can I just say this thing has saved many disputes on my accidentally spraying our workshop? You see my other posts about it HERE. Seriously cool. Ya gotta get yourself one!

HomeRight Spray Shelter for DIY Sheep by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Once all was prepped it was time to add the woolly to my woolly sheep. I headed to the thrift store and found some sweaters and coats that would do the trick. I even found my old cashmere one in my sweater stash that my brother gave me that had holes in it. Funny thing is I have a hard time cutting up something that is perfectly good, so I tried to find ones that had damage already.

So, here is my flock of woolen lovelies…which is your favorite?

Upcycled Woolly Sheep by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

DIY Repurposed Farmhouse Sheep by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I kept quoting Babe, the pig, “Baa-ram-ewe. Baa-ram-ewe. To your breed, your fleece, your clan be true! Sheep be true! Baa-ram-ewe.” hee hee hee.

Collection of Repurposed Woolly Sheep by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I wanted to show that spindles look great, but simple wooden legs look cute too.

Rustic Farmhouse Woolly Sheep by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Prodigal Pieces Handmade Sheep | prodigalpieces.com

I seriously could keep them all, but have chosen to put some of them in my shop. eep! The cashmere one made from the sweater my brother gave me is mine. {{happy dance!}} But…I will take custom orders too. Just see the listings.

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I hope you have enjoyed my woolly sheep adventure because I had fun sharing. Do pin and share so others will give repurposing a try. Make sure to head below for even more fun.

Woolly Sheep Made from Repurposed Materials by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Now, if you’re not on Instagram, you may want to be because we are giving away a $100 gift card to Rug Expedition. All you have to do is show us your Trash to Treasure Transformation. Come on over to Instagram to play! Then head below for more fun.

Up next will be a furniture makeover that will be one you won’t want to miss. Stay tuned by signing up for my newsletter  to get your free gift and discount via the sidebar or at the bottom of this post. Come join the family, then head on down to see my friends trash to treasure transformations.  🙂

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Check out what these ladies have created for you today (links below):

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Trash To Treasure January 2017

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  3. Girl in the Garage
  4. Artsy Chicks Rule

More repurposed creations like my woolly sheep:

Easter Cross Made from Repurposed Parts and Turned Succulent Planter by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comVintage Soda Crate Repurposed into Foot Stool by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Comments

  1. Cheryl B. says

    I need to make them for Easter

  2. Barbara says

    I like all three of your sheep – but I finally decided I’d “vote” for the cream-colored one with the textured sweater – gives more of an impression of wool. I love that you’ve used scrap wood and repurposed spindles from a chair for the legs. That’s repurposing to the max!!!

    • Larissa says

      My favorite too. It’s so super soft with the cashmere sweater! Thanks, Barbara.

  3. Sharon says

    These are wonderful! You truly have the most creative wonderful mind. Thank you for sharing.

    • Larissa says

      I’m so happy to hear you think so, Sharon. My pleasure to share!

    • Larissa says

      I have stared at those spindles for years and kept seeing snowflakes, but it wouldn’t work. I like this better! Thanks, Jen. 🙂

    • Larissa says

      Had to, my brother means the world to me and is away serving over seas right now. Nice to hug something! 😀

  4. Chris Bean (Vintageitis) says

    Love the texture of the knit cream sweater. They look great in groups of 3.

  5. Marcie says

    So cute, Larissa! Almost makes me wish I’d kept that moth-eaten cashmere sweater…

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Lindsay! Had to make my tags because where I ordered them messed them up. Hopefully the right ones soon!

    • Larissa says

      woot! Thank you, Nancy! I love that I got to get them done.

  6. Julie A. Shearer says

    These are amazing!!! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Cheryl says

    I love these sheep!! I made 3 years and years ago and still have them but what a wonderful idea with the spindles!! They are adorable!

  8. Hope says

    these are so super cute. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lo goodridge says

    Did you put padding under the sweaters. And what are the ears made of.

  10. Diane says

    I am TOTALLY impressed with your ideas!!! You are a true inspiration to thinking outside the box. Wishing you many Blessings with your website & projects.

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