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DIY: Ugly christmas sweaters

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It’s finally the time of the year for festive Christmas music, gift wrapping, and also ugly Christmas sweaters. The trend of ugly Christmas sweaters from the 1980’s have now made a big come back, being a fun way to celebrate the holiday season. One of the highlights of Christmas is getting to dress up in the most ridiculous sweater and seeing who wore the best and worst one. However, since Christmas only comes once a year, you would not want to spend a lot of money on a tacky ensemble. Here are two easy ideas to create your own ugly Christmas sweater!


What you will need:

  • Holiday color sweater or sweatshirt
  • Stencils of choice (Deer and light bulbs)
  • Stencil brush
  • Tulip brand Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint in multiple colors
  • Tulip brand Fabric Paint in gold
  • Optional- other little glitzy embellishments
  1. Start with a cutout of a reindeer silhouette and line it up on your shirt.
  2. Paint inside the stencil until you get the color that you want.
  3. Add embellishments by puffy painting on swirls.
  4. Use a cutout of a little Christmas light and paint inside the stencil of that.
  5. Add embellishments by using puffy paint and sprinkle glitter if you would like.

Christmas Tree:

What you will need:

  • Holiday color sweater or sweatshirt
  • Mini tree skirt
  • Mini green garland (15 feet size)
  • Mini ornaments
  • Hot glue
  • Safety pins
  1. Start by cutting your mini tree skirt in half and then hot gluing it to the bottom of your shirt.
  2. From there, create the widest point of your tree and start hot gluing your garland onto the shirt. You want to zig and zag your garland all the way up the shirt, making each layer a little shorter than the previous until you reach the height and width you desire.
  3. Add ornaments onto your garland tree and hot glue them down.
  4. Finally, top the tree with a cutout star out of felt and hot glue that down.
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