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.

$100 Gift Card Giveaway by Rug Expedition via Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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):

Trash to Treasure Tuedays - Thrifted Makeover Fun | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Trash To Treasure January 2017

  1. Confessions of a Serial DIYer
  2. Bless’er House
  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

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  • Debrashoppeno5

    Oh, the sheep are so adorable. To cute for words as they say.

    January 10, 2017 at 6:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s wonderful to hear, Debra. Thank eye. 😀

      January 10, 2017 at 7:26 am Reply
  • Cheryl B.

    I need to make them for Easter

    January 10, 2017 at 8:18 am Reply
  • Barbara

    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!!!

    January 10, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      January 10, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Mary - the boondocks blog

    Bravo Larissa! What an original idea. Your sheep turned out adorable!!

    January 10, 2017 at 9:18 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Mary! I love my flock. <3

      January 10, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Sharon

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

    January 10, 2017 at 9:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      January 10, 2017 at 10:08 am Reply
  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    So cute and clever, I never would have thought of this! <3

    January 10, 2017 at 10:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      January 10, 2017 at 10:08 am Reply
  • [email protected] Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    These are too cute, Larissa! Glad you kept one for yourself! XO

    January 10, 2017 at 10:18 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      January 10, 2017 at 11:54 am Reply
  • Chris Bean (Vintageitis)

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

    January 10, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s is the softest, squeeziest thing. Love it!

      January 10, 2017 at 11:55 am Reply
  • Marcie

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

    January 10, 2017 at 11:01 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Ha! I know how that goes. Thanks!

      January 10, 2017 at 11:55 am Reply
  • Lindsay

    Too cute! Love the tags too!!!

    January 10, 2017 at 11:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      January 10, 2017 at 11:56 am Reply
  • Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    Oh my gosh! Those are the cutest thing ever. So creative. 🙂 xoxo

    January 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      January 10, 2017 at 2:25 pm Reply
  • Julie A. Shearer

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

    January 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome to hear, Julie, Thank you!

      January 10, 2017 at 2:25 pm Reply
  • Marie from The Interior Frugalista

    Seriously girl, these are absolutely adorable! Pinning and sharing these cuties.

    January 10, 2017 at 3:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you my sweet friend. I had fun!

      January 12, 2017 at 9:11 am Reply
  • Cheryl

    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!

    January 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, many years for me to. Thanks!

      January 12, 2017 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Hope

    these are so super cute. Thanks for sharing!

    January 17, 2017 at 12:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      My pleasure! 😀

      January 17, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply
  • Lo goodridge

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

    December 29, 2017 at 9:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, I mentioned I used batting and the ears are felt.

      December 31, 2017 at 9:14 pm Reply

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