Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ugly Christmas Sweater 2012

This is the 2nd year that we had handmade an ugly Christmas sweater for Isaac's youth group party.  Last year we made this beautiful sweater.

We knew that we needed to come up with something bigger and ummm well uglier!! :)

So we went to our local Goodwill store and found the biggest red men's sweater that we could find. It is a little short in the arms for Isaac...but we think that adds to it's appeal!

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Then we found some old garland that we could use to shape the wreath.  I knew that we couldn't just glue it on to the sweater so I secured it through the inside with craft wire.
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When we went to Goodwill we also found this Santa figure attached to this photo frame for $1. We cut the frame off and used the Santa for inside the wreath.

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We also found one of those poinsettia candle holders for 75c and cut the flowers off and used those for filler.

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The green fabric was from the remnant bin at Wal-mart and was less than $1

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Add a old bow that came on a wreath we had outside last winter and this sweater is coming together....

But we knew that we wanted to go all out and really make this sweater memorable...so we found a small set of battery operated LED lights.  Isaac will be able to put the battery pack in his pocket to turn them on and off.

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And there you have it. For just over $10 we have a fun and quite bulky ugly Christmas sweater! :)

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