The ugly Christmas sweater party trend has been coming up a few years, and I hope it sticks around a few years more! But. As much as I love a good party uniform, I feel like there should be another occasion to show off some serious ugly sweater fabulousness.
Sequins, rhinestones, buttons, glitter, fabric glue, fancy things from your craft stash you don’t get to use often enough
After you have a sweater template in hand (here is mine, if you want it), lay the shoulders over the folded edge of a piece of felt, then cut around.
After you cut out your shape (or make a whole bunch) you can decorate them, not unlike cookies. Pour on all the glitter and glitz you can handle! I strongly, strongly suggest a super-thick white glue like Tacky glue, as regular white glue can get absorbed into the felt before it does a good job sticking the stuff you want to stick, but that is just me.
This would make a perfect party craft. If you are hosting, I would suggest you pre-cut the felt and twist the hangers ahead of time. Then just line a table with newspaper (or wrapping paper, after all…it’s Christmas), and a shoebox full of sparkly goodies and paint. Let folks make their own, sort of like a cookie decorating party. Then everyone can take theirs home at the end of the night (tip: aluminum to-go containers make transporting wet ornaments very easy (and are available by the dozen at most grocery and dollar stores)).
My friend Angie pulled together a virtual ugly Christmas sweater party (we are so 21st century!)…click around and see what everyone else made. Party on!