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Hello there friends! Ready for a super fun post? Of course you are! Because who doesn’t LOVE an Ugly Christmas Sweater! After this, you will be full of inspiration to make your own!
I was so thrilled when all of these goodies arrived in the mail for me to create a holiday sweater in an #uglysweaterchallenge
Off to the thrift store I went to find the perfect sweater. Lucky me- I found a sweater that was pre-embellished around the cuffs and hem. Woohoo!
Ready to see how I did it?
- Ugly 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
- Tulip brand Fabric glue
- Tulip brand fine Glitter for Fabrics
- Optional- other little glitzy embellishments
Have you heard of the children’s Christmas book, “Moosletoe?” It happens to be one of our family favorites and my inspiration for the sweater…I started with a reindeer silhouette I had cut out on my Cricut Explore for a previous project. I lined it up and chose to use gold fabric paint…the more glitz, the better, right!
I painted inside the stencil until I had the color I wanted. I love Tulip brand fabric paints because they are thick and go on smooth. I used quite a bit of paint so it would be really gold…
Can’t stop there…Must add embellishments, right! I loved the chance to play with puff paint…I used to be quite the puff paint artiste back in my elementary and middle school days. I just swirled the Tulip brand Silver Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint around the antlers until I thought it was enough. In hindsight, I probably could have added more!
Ugly Christmas Sweaters are all about more, more, more…So of course, I’m going to add more…I cut out this little Christmas light on my Cricut Explore to use as a stencil… I filled the top in with Tulip brand Gold Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint and the light bulb part in with Tulip brand Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint in other bright colors. Apply the paint fairly liberally to the bottom section so the sweater fabric does not peek through. Because the paint is so thick, it takes quite a while to dry. Do not save this project for the last minute before heading to a party. I recommend letting it dry overnight, at least. I wanted to try out ALL of the glittery goodness on my sweater, so for a few of the bulbs, I applied Fashion Glitter Adhesive and sprinkled fine glitter over the top. Awesome…SO Sparkly!! Remember…More is More here…
And More…a few circles of Tulip brand Diamond Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint I just couldn’t stop adding swirls of paint around the bottom and a sparkly pom-pom nose…Oh and some little glitzy sequins too…why not?!
And the entire time I was creating this Ugly Masterpiece, my boys were begging me to make one for them…They love it and can’t wait for me to make them one. I’m not sure what that says about the sweater… Okay, now that I have this AMAZING Sweater…Who’s going to invite me to their Ugly Sweater Party?
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I love your reindeer and the lights! (I’m the type person who always wears a holiday sweater Christmas morning.)
I may have to start that as my new tradition…It will be fun to embarrass my boys when they are older! hehe!
Crystal Nell says
I love it!! The reindeer is just too cute!!! Perfect for an ugly sweater party
Thanks! If no one invites me to a party, I may just wear it for fun!
Sarah Lemp says
We do an ugly sweater party every year, I’ll be sure to send you an invite 😉 In fact, my husband has already hit every thrift store in town to snag all the sweaters he can find and then sets up an ugly sweater store in our garage each year to sell them on craigslist! LOL I love how this turned out!! Great idea for anyone that can’t find one that’s already… ugly! haha
Too funny! Wish we lived closer…I would be there! Plus, I think our husbands would get along great. 😉
Katie Smith (@punkprojects) says
This is such an amazing sweater!
Haha! I can’t wait to wear it!
Your “ugly sweater” turned out so festive!
Haha! Thanks! My husband informed me that it is not ugly enough!