Tis the season for festivities, food and fierce competition. I’m talking about The Ugly Sweater party.
There was a time when you could go to your local thrift store and find a plethora of ugly sweater goodness.
Now it is nearly impossible to find one for a decent price. I did an online search and some stores are selling “Ugly Sweaters” for $60+! That is insanity. If you are willing to spend that much on something literally described as ugly, I have an entire closet of goodies for you. Send me an email and check and your package will arrive in 5-7 days.
Since I was not willing to break the bank on a sweater that I can only wear to Walmart, I decided to make my own Ugly Sweater.
Here is what I did.
1) Choose a sweater. I chose a sweater that I haven’t worn in a while and wasn’t worried about possibly never being able to wear again.
2) Next I rummaged through my Christmas decorations, grabbed what I NEVER use but for whatever reason have not thrown away and dumped them on the floor. I had a conglomerate of bows and colorful leaves with clips. Perfect!
3) I grabbed some left over felt from some previous crafts. Drew a circle about as big as I thought my design would be and cut.
4) Next I clipped the leafy decorations onto the perimeter of the felt circle.
5) I found a snazzy unused ornament and safety pinned it to the felt and through the sweater as well. I was prepared to use fabric glue to stick the felt to my sweater but it turned out that safety pins worked really well. I safety pinned the felt to my sweater. Although I was willing to potentially ruin this sweater it turns out I didn’t have to! Score!
6) To make the sweater especially ugly I threaded some battery powered LED lights through the decor. I kept the battery pack in my pocket. The lights were on sale at Target for about $5. I was going to the lights for something else but the green color was too alien like. Which makes for perfect ugly sweater making! DOUBLE SCORE!!
WALLAH! Ugly Sweater is finished. And guess what…I won!!!
Reagan liked my sweater too!
Emily wanted to wear it soooooooo badly. Here she is.
I hope your Ugly Christmas Sweaters turn out in a very merry and bright sort of fashion!