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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!
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!
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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