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Make a Christmas sweater with lights for any ugly Christmas sweater party that you are attending. This is actually a really quick and easy craft idea and you will absolutely love the results. You can even add battery operated lights to really light up the night. Are you ready to get started? Gather your supplies and hot glue gun!
Supplies needed to make this Christmas sweater with lights:
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- Green sweater with plain front
- Green tinsel garland
- Artificial Christmas light garland
- Green tulle
- Styrofoam Cone
- Battery operated moon lights (optional)
- Hot glue and glue gun
Start by adding your cone to the headband with hot glue. It should be at a slight angle and not right in the center. Then wrap the cone with the green tinsel garland, secure the ends with hot glue, and set aside.
Next we are going to start on the sweater. Insert a piece of cardboard inside the sweater before beginning. If any glue goes through the fabric, you don’t want it sticking to the back side. Then gather your tulle and secure in rows with hot glue.
Each row should be slightly shorter then the last one. TIP: Click here to see a method for not burning yourself with hot glue when working with materials like these.
Then just continue all the way up the front of your sweater until you reach the neck. This should be a tree like shape.
Now we need to cover up those glue lines! Add the green tinsel garland also with hot glue over the top of each tulle piece as shown below.
We can finally add the lights! Start by adding some lights to the cone. Secure with some hot glue as well.
You can now make your Christmas sweater with lights by adding the lights to the sweater itself. Secure into place with the hot glue. You can then add real lights if desired. We added some moon lights later by tying them onto the artificial lights and adding the battery pack to a pocket in the jeans.
Now you are ready to put on your Christmas sweater with lights and rock it at an ugly sweater party!
Everyone will love this adorable sweater and you can also make it really light up with some moon lights. I would recommend adding the real lights for a party at night, however, if you are wearing this during the day the lights do not make that much of a difference.
The icing on the cake so to speak is that hat. It really makes the entire outfit.
If you are attending an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party this year, be sure to make this Christmas sweater with lights. Everyone will love your outfit and you can be proud that you made it yourself!