Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday crafting

The ugly Christmas sweater I created :-) #decdaily

Last night I took one of my cardigans and attempted to whip up an over-the-top Christmas sweater (that I'd wear ironically, of course), and this is what I came up with. I actually went in search of one to purchase a couple of weeks ago but just couldn't find anything crazy enough. I didn't realize I had to be in Texas to experience the crazy. We even have fancy Christmas sweatshirts with faux polo collars back home.

raw materials

You, too, can make your own holiday sweater. Grab an old cardigan and go to town. Writing DIYs really aren't my thing because I tend to just grab supplies and make it up as I go. I did use Elizabeth's tutorial for making felt poms and then just cut out some circles and a top hat.

In progress

Sew them on and embellish to your heart's content.


As for today's #31DDD topic (your thoughts on Beyonce), all I can say is that he finally put a ring on it. ;-) Go read about Patty's engagement this weekend.


  1. I love it! I have always wanted to go to a tacky Christmas sweater party!

  2. Haha. This is cool. I've also never been to a tacky sweater party, and I don't have anything appropriate to wear to it. But if there were a Bill Cosby sweaters party, I'd be set.

  3. This is so great! Very very clever of you to make a tacky sweater original! It's darling on you of course!

  4. Yara - Oh man, the Cosby sweater. A party filled with those might induce seizures. :-)

    Courtney - Haha. Thanks!