Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Introduction: Ugly Christmas Sweater

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In this Instructable, Ms. Zoid and I will show you how we made this Ugly Christmas Sweater. This was created for a contest at work and we are not sure if it won yet. I will be sure to let you know when the judging finishes.

Tools needed:
Glue Gun
Safety Pins
Scissors
Pom - Poms
Lights
Ornaments
Stockings
Toys
And whatever you have lying around from Christmas' past.

Watch the video HERE.
 

Step 1: Let's Create a Christmas Tree Out of Pom - Poms

  1. Get an old sweater you are no longer fond of.
  2. Heat up your glue gun.
  3. Using a marker, outline your shape. We chose a Christmas tree.
  4. Start gluing your pom - poms into the shape you want.
  5. Add tree garland for the full effect. A typical glue gun works fine for this project.

Step 2: Adding Fur, Lights and Bells

Gluing the Fur
  1. You can purchase fur at any fabric store or get it from an old Santa hat.
  2. Cut your fur for the collar and two cuffs.
  3. Using a bunch of glue, secure it to the collar.
  4. When gluing the cuffs, make sure to stretch them a bit so they don't bind. This will allow your hands to slip through them.
  5. Let the glue dry before trying the sweater on.
Adding the lights
  1. After Christmas, last year, we went to the craft stores and purchased a bunch of discounted Christmas items. We picked up the 10 bulb, AA battery strands for a real low price ($3.00? I forget but they were cheap).
  2. Wrap the lights around the collar, positioning as you like, and secure with safety pins. We use safety pinns so that we can reuse the lights for other projects.
Putting bells down the front
  1. These bells always add to the full effect by ringing and saying "look at my awesome sweater".
  2. These can be purchased at most craft stores and are relatively inexpensive. We are reusing stuff we gathered from Christmas' past.
  3. Line them up where you want and secure on the other side with safety pins.

Step 3: Hanging the Stockings on the Chest, With Care

We have a bunch of little Christmas stockings that were perfect for the project. We glued the ones we weren't attached to and pinned the others with safety pins. The pinning seems self-explanatory to me but all we did was place them where we wanted them and pinned them from the back side.
We then filled them with X-mas presents. The iPhone you see is not real, it's cardboard. We used lizards and a mischievous elf for other gifts.

There you go - the World's ugliest Christmas sweater.


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    It pasts my "ugly" standards!! Merry Christmas!!

    This sweater makes me laugh! I bet you had fun making it! :-D

    We did have fun making it. The sweater was for a contest at Ms. Zoid's work place and there just happened to be a contest on here. We didn't win the work competition though.

    Hahah! The fuzzy cuffs are a great addition. :D

    Thank you. We actually have a bunch of fur lying around. Crazy Burners!