We are officially in the holiday season. You’ve filled your belly with holiday eats. You’ve shopped yourself simple when you woke up at 4AM to get that killer TV you just had to have. Did you put up your Christmas tree?
The only thing I’ve done is stuff my face, but I’m checking my inbox for Holiday party invites. I haven’t gotten any fancy party invites yet but I did get an Ugly Sweater invite from Six Flags. If you need a +1 for your party I’m your girl, just let me know.
I was determined to make an ugly sweater this year. I hit up Michael’s and purchased some holiday ribbon that was discounted and a bag of bells. I purchased the sweatshirt from Wal-Mart for $5.00.
I had an idea in mind before I started which was a big help. With my idea in mind, I cut a strip from each ribbon at the same length.
I took all of the strips of ribbon and placed them in a tree shape. I used stick pins to secure them to the sweatshirt.
I topped my ribbon tree with a bow. I’ve been making bows for years now; it is one of the best things YouTube has taught me.
So, let me tell you how to make one. Step 1. Fold the ribbon. Step 2. Weave a needle up the middle like I did in the picture. Pull the thread like a drawstring. Step 3. Then wrap the thread around the bow. Step 4. Take a smaller piece of ribbon and roll it up and wrap it around the middle. Step 5. Secure that piece with thread. It doesn’t have to be perfect you won’t see it anyway. Step 6. This is the end product of your bow.
I made non-festive polka dot ribbons on each wrist.
I used differently colors to make it “ugly”.
I was pleased with my outcome but wanted to “ugly” it up a bit more.
So, I added some tiny bows to the collar.
My ugly sweater was a total hit.