For all of those people out there who love arts and crafts or finding fun and seasonal things to do with your kids, what can be better than DIY ugly Christmas sweaters? Imagine the fun you will have trying to out-ugly everyone else. When they are made by your kids, you can even keep them for years as your special treasures.
These are easy to make and really only require a sweater, some felt cut-outs or other ornamentation (think bells, strings of beads, sequins, etc.) and a hot glue gun. Make sure that the kids are supervised with that part though. This is a great way to make the holidays bright!
If you are in the mood to get creative and make your own ugly Christmas sweater this year, there are a ton of ways to make them. The first thing that you will need to do though is to get a sweater. It is generally a good idea to get one that is all one color. You may have such a sweater already, but if not you can pick one up at a thrift store for next to nothing. The next step is to decide what type of design you want to put on it. If you are good with paints, you might decide to get some fabric paints and make your ugly Christmas sweater that way. If so, draw out your design first and stencil it onto the sweater, then paint over the stenciled design with the fabric paints and let it dry. Talking about stenciling leads to talking about transfers. You can get iron on transfers at any craft store. These are easy to do and only take (more…)