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How to Make your Own Ugly Sweater

How to Make your Own Ugly Sweater

I’m going to an ugly sweater party next Friday. I ran to the store today to look for an ugly sweater to rock this weekend but couldn’t find anything, isn’t that crazy? There has to be an ugly sweater somewhere! Well, at least that’s what I thought. Maybe looking in the wrong stores? Possibly.

Well, anyways, I decided to make my own version using stuff I already had at home and a couple of things I found in Goodwill.

I bought a red sweater, two rolls of curling ribbon and a cute gold bow. It was about $5 for everything.

At first I had no idea what to do with those things, it made no sense. I thought about just adding the curling ribbon on the neck or something like that but didn’t know how or where to start. Finally after an hour of making a mess, I started making a Christmas tree using some white yarn I had at home. I drew a triangle and sewed some lines.

How to Make your Own Ugly Sweater

After that I started tying the curling ribbon in the yarn and filling spaces. Thats when it started to make sense or at least it started to look like something I shouldn’t wear on a normal day.

Oh, and I also found two white ornaments that I am planning on using as earrings. And I added a couple of snowman ornaments from last year’s Christmas tree with some pins.

If you are planning on making your own ugly sweater just add, add and add holiday ornaments, ribbons and decorations that you can pin or sew onto the sweater. Don’t forget to use the traditional holiday colors, that’s key.

What do you think about the look? Is it ugly enough? Or should I add more curling ribbon?

How to Make your Own Ugly Sweater

Check this out, Goodwill is hosting a festive holiday sweater party! How cool?

Check out How to Throw a Festive Sweater Holiday Party by Goodwill Industries International on Snapguide.

10 Responses

  1. zozo says:

    Haha that is so cute & creative!
    Love your artistic blog
    zozo | atelier zozo

  2. de todas formas, creo que te quedó divino!! besos!

  3. Sara Strauss says:

    This is awesome!! I love that you made your own quirky ugly sweater! I have to say that it’s not ugly at all!
    Sincerely, Sara

  4. I think it will pass the test for an ugly sweater party, but it’s actually quite adorable. You’re so creative!

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  5. onel says:

    I’ve never heard of this before, an ugly sweater party? You mean everybody is going to design their own “ugly” sweaters? Is this only for Christmas? Soooo fun!!! And I love your curly ribbons hahaha

    • ha ha Yep, It’s a new thing for me too 😉 It’s only during the holidays. You don’t need to make it, but I couldn’t find one so I made my own. The curly ribbons were fun!

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