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Tis the Season to be Ugly

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to snuggle up with ugly sweaters. Instead of buying expensive sweaters in stores, save some money by making your own. Incorporate these three quirky ideas into your winter-wear to show off your holiday spirit.

Snowman Sweater

Decorating blank sweaters with holiday-inspired felt cutouts is another way to put together the perfect festive sweater. Turn a plain white sweater into a snowman face by cutting out two large black felt circles for eyes, an orange felt triangle for a nose and six small black felt circles for the smile. Glue the pieces on with fabric glue or a hot glue gun. Another option is to decorate your sweater with a felt cutout of a reindeer silhouette. Then, glue on pom-poms and beads for additional detail.

Christmas Tree Sweater

Deck your outfit with Christmas cheer by turning your sweater into a Christmas tree. This popular style of ugly sweaters involves combining a green sweater with tinsel and mini ornaments. To make it, simply wind a colored tinsel around your sweater, glue it down and hang ornaments periodically throughout the tinsel. This Christmas-tree inspired ugly sweater will help you stand out from the crowd and get into the holiday spirit.

Fireplace Mantel Sweater

Keep warm with this cozy fireplace mantel ugly sweater look. To start, gather a blank red sweater, small stockings, fabric paint and felt. Use white fabric paint to paint brick designs on the sweater. Then, trace and cut out a fire shape and glue it on a rectangular sheet of black felt as a background to make the fireplace. Finish it off by attaching two small stockings on the underside of each sleeve with glue. Simply raise your arms parallel to your shoulders to transform into a Christmas fireplace mantel.

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