We are sixteen days out from Christmas and the holiday preparations are still underway. Did you know that it was an official Ugly Christmas Sweater Day? Me either. It takes place on the third Friday of December. This year it is Friday, December 16th a week from today. In honor of such a day, I will be on Good Morning Washington on ABC7 – News Channel 8 giving tips on how to make your own DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater. I showed you an adult DIY, now I have a kid DIY for you.
LittleCuteLips is not the type of kid to sit back and allow me to just create something for her. She is all about being involved in the creative direction; even if Mommy can handle it herself. She had a vision and I made sure I executed it. This is a plain $5 sweatshirt, I already owned everything else. You can pick up items from the craft store, Dollar Stores and or craft areas in your favorite stores.
She wanted a gingerbread theme so I showed her my idea. She told me what she liked and didn’t like, where she wanted it to go and everything. When I created a mini-me boy did I create a Mini-Mi.
I found a gingerbread man online and printed it out, cut it out then traced it on to a piece of felt.
Now it is time to bring your gingerbread to life. I used a Sharpie to mark where I wanted things to go.
These gingerbread were left over from LittleCuteLips Christmas favors. She wanted them in girl-boy order down each sleeve. They were sticky but I secured them with a hot glue gun.
I secured the large gingerbread with a hot glue gun. I use the Sharpie guides I marked earlier to place the pom-poms and bows.
After a final review with LittleCuteLips, I added additional gingerbread’s at the bottom. I had leftover pom-poms so I added them to the collar. She also wanted bells so I added them to the feet. I traced over the Sharpie markers on the face with white puff paint.
I added a second coat of puff paint on the face after this party. The black Sharpie and white paint made silver. Two coats did the trip.