I am sharing another one of my fun DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters. If you didn’t know the official Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is Friday, December 21st so you still have a few days left. Over the weekend we went to the Ugly Christmas Sweater Brunch hosted by District MotherHued. I already had mine, but LittleCuteLips needed hers. She outgrew the one she had.
I was trying to come up with a theme for LittleCuteLips Ugly Sweater and nothing was sticking. I browsed Pinterest and Google and I just didn’t find the inspiration I was looking for. Although I had no idea what I was looking for. I ended up finding some Holiday Sheets you can print and color. I settled out on some woodland animals and went with that.
This is us, now I will tell you how we got here!
I started out with a picture and cut out the three characters. Then placed them on the sweatshirt [$4.87 from WalMart] for positioning. Then I began to outline each character.
I didn’t do too shabby with the tracing, then I slowly cut up the picture to make sure I had the other parts correct. I didn’t include every single detail, but I still kept it similar.
Although I used these characters I still didn’t have a plan. So I started adding color with puff paint, and I added puff balls to the hats of each character. My girlfriend said the bear in the middle looked like Biggie Smalls. After that, we decided to give all of them rap names. L to R: Puff Bunny, Biggie + Foxxy To be true to the clique Foxxy should really be Lil’ Them. Anyway… I cut up some cheap party necklace beads and glued them to the collar. I also glued them around the wrist.
I was going to write under the characters and then I didn’t like the way it was looking. So I abandoned that idea and started creating Christmas balls to fill the space, then I added in other Christmas things like a gingerbread man, candy, and gifts. I used the extra puff balls I had and added them to the rest of the sweatshirt.
Then I began making circles on the body and sleeves of the shirt. I had no design in mind, I was just flowing with it. The only thing I purchased outside of the shirt was a pack of puff paint. I have some in a box somewhere but I had no time to dig for it. I took on this project after 8 PM the night before our morning event.
After feasting on her waffle with strawberries LittleCuteLips was ready to get into the arts and crafts District MotherHued had for the kids. She is like her mother and can’t ever say no to arts and crafts.
Let her do it they say. It is great for creativity they say. Then she hands it to me to hold while it takes hours to dry. *rolls eyes* Then I walk around the rest of the time holding her painted ornament. *sigh*
Then she moved on to decorating a cookie.
Then Santa rolled up on the scene, LittleCuteLips told me he was a bit skinny. I laughed and told her we are skinny too. She isn’t the hugging type, but she gave Santa a high five.
Where there is Santa, there is Mrs. Claus. She is more her speed so LittleCuteLips went over to speak. Mrs. Claus gave her a cute puzzle of a Black Santa and we snapped a picture. Baby Claus wanted to know why LittleCuteLips was so close to her Mom. Our Mommy + Me day ended with a nap in the car and lunch.