Work puts on an annual "ugly sweater" day so I seized the day and took my opportunity. I assumed finding the perfectly hideous top would be a simple task. So I waited until the night before and raided the local thrift store.
Apparently you can no longer find ugly sweaters these days. I went to 2 Savers and a Goodwill before I gave up and decided to make my own. While at my final Savers I walked through the doors and took about 5 steps before seeing the ugly sweater Mecca. Holy marketing genius! Savers hand crafted ugly sweaters of all sorts and slapped a $20 price tag on each! Unless I'm purchasing furniture at a thrift store I have a very hard time spending much more than $6 on anything. This gave me many ideas though! (also, I don't know that I could have worn one of these sweaters without washing it first).
Supplies: Christmas decor, sweater and hot glue
Step 1: Wash thrift store sweater
Step 2: Map out desired ugliness and glue to sweater
Step 3: Proudly wear Ugly sweater
- Thrift store sweater: $6 (this could be free if you have an old one you don't mind globing on the hot glue)
- Christmas decor: $4 (easily free if you have Christmas decor you don't mind parting with) - anything Christmas was 50% off!
- Hot glue: on hand
I got so many compliments on my sweater so I guess it wasn't as ugly as I thought!
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