Today is the official day of my Ugly Sweater Christmas party and I’ve been blogging my entire process. Click the links below for all that fun stuff:
Being that it’s an ugly sweater party, I had to have an ugly sweater. To create the sweater I just took a holiday sweater I had purchased from Kmart years ago, yet never wore, along with some left over decorations. I knew that I wanted the sweater to have garland, but the initial design in my head did not go as planned.
I wanted the garland to be formed into a tree, but layering it into that design was more difficult than I expected. I then took another route and added the garland to the bottom, sleeves, around the collar and on the shoulders. Then with the left over garland I tried to make a tree again, but it still didn’t look right. I ended up just making a circle then my OCD kicked in and I realized it wasn’t completely straight. I tried to move it around, but it didn’t work, but after trying it on it’s not as off as I thought it was.
Then it came time for more embellishments. I had some left over snowflake ornaments so I put one on each side. Then in the middle of the circle I mixed and matched silver and gold ornaments along with puff balls. My favorite part of the circle was the addd lights. They’re just LED tea lights that I cut and glued to the inside and yes they light up.
I really, really love the look of this sweater. It’s just as hideous as I wanted it to be. I plan on taking it to work tomorrow (12/23), but who knows if I’ll actually put it on. I work with kids so it’ll be fun to see there reactions if I do. The overall time to decorate the sweater was around 30-45 minutes. I was doing other things while putting it together.
If you’re having an ugly sweater party you and your friends could have a competition to see who can make the ugliest sweater. You don’t have to buy a sweater, you can use an old one, thrift one, or buy a super cheap one. I didn’t spend much on the one I had, but since I never wore it, decorating it was no problem.
Check out the before and after below: