nanniepannie

Fun and whimsical wreaths made from rescued sweaters

Tennessee, United States · 136 Sales

nanniepannie

Fun and whimsical wreaths made from rescued sweaters

Tennessee, United States 136 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   I am a scavenger bird at heart. I love to create out of things I own or find. My number one passion is creating beautiful wreaths from up-cycled cotton and wool sweaters. My second favorite thing, folding birds. Come and see.

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Last updated on Nov 8, 2015

I am a scavenger bird at heart. I love to create out of things I own or find. My number one passion is creating beautiful wreaths from up-cycled cotton and wool sweaters. My second favorite thing, folding birds. Come and see.

Nancy Sams

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Nancy Sams

Angel Wing Wreath
US$75.00
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Breathing new life into something that has past its prime!

Each discarded sweater has a story to tell and I try to bring that story to life through my art. As far back as I can remember my motto has been "use what you have". I was up cycling before it was fashionable to up cycle. Breathing new life into something that is past its prime is a creative high like no other for me.

I rescue old, used sweaters and reinvent them into new, fresh wreaths for the door and home.

Color, texture, detailing and fiber content all play a part in choosing my sweaters. I know immediately when I find a gem in the racks that I am inspired, but not until I make the first cut, does my vision start to emerge. I use thread, yarn and glue to sculpt the fibers into what it is destined to become.

I hope you enjoy my finished pieces as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

Nancy
(Nanniepannie)

Update: Effective March 7, 2016, my sister Susan from Buttermilk Cottage at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ButtermilkCottage?ref=si_shop
will be helping with my shipping. I am moving temporarily six hours away to help care for our mother who suffers from dementia. I will continue my shop, but inventory already created will be shipped by Susan from the house we shared in Johnson City, TN.

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  • Nancy Sams

    Owner, Creator

    I'm a Victoria's Secret girl, in fact I've just celebrated my 25th year. When I'm not at work, I'm either in the garden or at my crafting/creating table here at Buttermilk Cottage. I rescue old, used sweaters & reinvent them into new, fresh wreaths.

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2015
95% of my items are hand made of course, but I use recycled and scavenged items so there will be some imperfections...sometimes flaws can be beautiful.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I use paypal and direct checkout, but don't ship until payment is received.
Shipping
I'm so excited when I get an order, I try to get it out that day or the next. When you buy on the weekend it will go out on Monday.
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope you will love it and want to keep it, but you can return it within ten days and I will refund your money. All shipping cost are the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
When you are unhappy, let me know and I will try to fix it.