Christmas Tree Ugly Christmas Sweater | Countdown Day 13

Christmas Tree Ugly Christmas Sweater | Countdown Day 13

hello crafters so tonight I have an ugly
Christmas sweater party to go to so I thought that I would go ahead and film
this video in advance and show you guys what I’m putting together for my ugly
Christmas sweater and make that be day number 13 of the countdown to Christmas
videos so I saw this idea online a while back
and I’m decided this is finally going to be the year that I try it and my sister
actually just asked me she was like how about anyone planning on doing this and
my response to her was well ever since I saw the idea on pinterest back in 2014
so anyways i’m going to be finally trying out this idea and i thought i
would show you guys what i’m going to be doing and how i make this work for me
and just i’ll show you some of the different techniques and just some of my
own little touches that I add to this project and so this is actually gonna go
a little bit beyond just ugly Christmas letter because going to be an entire
outfit focused on the sweater so what I have with me today if I had this lovely
green sweater this is actually one of my favorite sweaters ever this thing is
crazy warm it’s got these really cool little like jewels here and I’m not
normally a fan of jewels and little metal decorations on clothing but I
actually really like it with this sweater so super cute super comfortable
it’s kind of a long sweater you can see here so obviously still shorter than
like a sweater dress but you know so long nice sweater so I think this is
going to work very well for the idea and the idea is I’m going to use this
sweater and another accessory I have here and I’m going to turn myself into a
Christmas tree so I was just telling you how much I love this sweater so I’m not
planning on making this be a permanent change so I’m going to show you some of
the methods that I’m going to be using that I can take a sweater that I really
love and without damaging it I can repurpose it for my Christmas tree
ugly sweater idea all right so you might notice to set a
new background behind me my face was looking really washed out so hopefully
that makes it work a little bit better so as I was saying we’re going to be
using the sweater and I’ll show you the other thing that’s going to add just an
extra-special like a special is the right word touch this outfit I took this
off the Christmas tree downstairs so now it’s naked or Christmas tree but I’m
going to actually use the Christmas tree skirt as a skirt and I’ll show you
because unless you have a waist that’s that big which I don’t even know a s–t
that tiny so I’m going to show you a way that you can make this work so that way
it’ll actually fit you I’m going to be decorating it with garland and some
ornament I’m mainly going to use the smaller ornaments the garland I’m going
to attach with safety pin so that way I don’t have to make permanent changes to
my sweater and also don’t have to do any selling and then I want to try using
paper clips for the ornaments but I might also use safety pins so we’ll see
how that ends up going alright I’m going to start by attaching the garland so
I’ve got my garland and I have a ton of safety pins so I’m gonna put a couple of
these in my mouth so I hope you all will be able to understand me but I’m
basically going to just start pinning it as I wrap it around so I’ve got my end
here and I’m just gonna start on the side going to safety pin from the
underside so you will only see the metal of it and not the safety pin so what I
did was I ran the safety pin on the underside and it’s really just almost
like clamping it down but if I were to pull yeah if I pull on this it will
slide through so obviously this isn’t like the sturdiest outfit so it’s a
little bit delicate so just keep that in mind but I think it’s gonna hold well
it’s gonna hold well as long as my garland doesn’t break you’ll also notice
that garland generally have like a wire running through it so I’m going to
actually run this wire back under the safety pin and then I’m going to twist
it in half just so that way it really catches on that first safety pin so I’m
just taking the wire end here and twisting it on itself to get it to fold
a little piece came off alright so that’s the first spot and I’m just going
to wrap it around like a Christmas tree now I haven’t mentioned this yeah
is my arms are actually going to be up and when my arms are up they’re gonna
create a peak so we’ll get to that part in a minute but for now I don’t need to
worry about the sleeves I’m gonna do another safety pin on the sides here
again I’m gonna come from the bottom go under around garland and then back
through the fabric see if I caught it yeah there we go
and I’m just gonna keep working it around and always pinning from the
underside so that way you don’t notice the safety pins all right so by now you should get the
idea I’m gonna finish off the top and then we’ll talk about how we’re going to
do the sleeves all right so I finished pinning up my garland at the top it also
helps if you have someone to help you it’ll go a lot easier
also I try taking it off to pin it by the hard thing with that was it was easy
to pin it but it was a lot harder to tell how it’s actually going to look
when it was on me so I would recommend that you have someone help you and just
leave it on for while you’re pinning it so I’ve got to come all up to the top
here and now it’s time to work on the sleeves so I need to cut the garland
here it’s maybe nice little Taylor so doesn’t come undone and we’re going to
start wrapping the sleeves now the sleeves are gonna get wrapped pretty
much right from the get-go because it’s gonna kind of continue this strand here
now as you can see I’ve only got a little bit of garland left here so to
make sure that I divide it between my sleeves equally I’m going to fold it in
half and cut it in the middle so that way I make sure I don’t put too much on
one slide and not enough on the other so I’m going to for this arm it’s gonna
come up like this I’m going to start by wrapping it around
kind of joining under the armpit so it looks like it’s a continuation of the
other one so I’m going to just wrap it around all the way to the end of my
sleeve here and I’m going to pin this one up in just a moment now I’ve got to
keep in mind as both my arms are going to be going up so I want to make sure
that when I wrap the other sleeve and pin it that it’s symmetrical so I’m
gonna pause here and pin mine up all right so I pinned my arms up and now
when I raise my arms like this the tree continues all the way the top we’re
gonna also make a star to go at the top but a couple of quick words about
pinning the sleeves so I pin my sleeve so they look like a continuation of the
garland that’s going around my torso another thing is you want to wrap them
all in the same direction so mine I was wrapping this way around me so when I
wrap my sleeves I also went front back in front and I did it on the same
direction on both arms I try going one spiral direction on one arm and another
in the other arm but it didn’t look like a nice continuous tree so just keep that
in mind and now our garland is done the next
thing we want to do is add some ornaments so the last thing I’m going to
just add an extra little touch to the top part of this outfit is I’m going to
add some fun Christmas ornaments now to attach these I’m just going to start
with my little ornament here and a Christmas tree ornament hook and put the
hook on the ornament so I’m going to touch one right here on my belly so I’ve
got it hooked on like you normally would for a Christmas tree and I’m going to
come through right here I’m gonna go through a couple you know a little bit
of the fabric so it’s kind of comes in here comes back out there I’m going to
bend it and I’m just going to twist it around the top of the ornament because I
don’t want the wire to be stabbing me so I just twisted it around the top of the
ornament I’ve gone through the fabric of my sweater twisted around the top of the
ornament and now my ornament is attached so again this is another great way
because I can attach these ornaments and I don’t have to worry about ruining the
sweater however I would recommend you use a sweater I forgot to mention this
that this one has a lot of it’s very stretchy has a lot of holes in it so
that makes it really nice that I don’t tear the fabric if you’re using like a
sweatshirt material running safety pins and Christmas hooks through it are going
to be more likely to leave holes when you’re done so I’m going to use my
Christmas ornament hooks and put more of the ornaments on me so here you can see
I have attached a bunch of ornaments I got to still do the back I’m gonna need
some more help with that but let’s go ahead and I’ll show you what I’m going
to be doing for the tree skirt so first of all ignore the umbrella light behind
me and also ignore my sister stuff that done at the end of her bed and last of
all just ignore the socks I’ll be gonna be wearing boots with this outfit anyway
so we’ll pretend those crazy socks aren’t there but what I want to do is if
I take the skirt and I try to wrap it around so that way it attaches of these
spots here this is how narrow it is if I go around my waist I goes from here to
here no way is that gonna fit so a quick remedy now if yours has
velcro on it put the soft velcro side to do this part but with the soft velcro
side I’m just going to wrap it up like this almost like it’s some kind of like
Hawaiian wrap Island skirt I don’t know what you call those kind of skirts and
like that and then I’m just gonna take it and finish wrapping
around and I’m going to you can either keep going all the way up with this side
or you can let it hang down some I’m gonna kind of pin it partway and so I’m
just going to grab my nice giant safety pin and pin the skirt together now I
would recommend you still wear leggings or pants underneath the skirt just
because obviously isn’t the best fit ever but that when I put my shirt down
now I have a Christmas tree skirt and so I’ll give you a look at the finished
product after we make our star all right so last of all I’ve got this awesome
tree topper that I’m going to be using with my costume I actually followed a
craft idea on Beck pie slice of life on her channel and so I’ll go ahead and put
a link to that video how to make one of these in the description below so make
sure you go check out that video but that’s what I’m going to be using as my
start tree topper and to attach it so I don’t ruin the start I can use it for
decorating and after the ugly Christmas sweater party I’m going to just use a
basic paper clip slide it on here and slide it onto my wrist so I’ve attached
it with a paper clip and this will just hang here all night until I stand in
pose like a Christmas tree so now my outfit to put together I’ve got some
brown boots on and I will show you the finished result so here we go all you
have to do to make the magic happen is I know you’ll look like a Christmas tree
it looks super tacky super ugly but super awesome and super Christmasy I
mean you probably thought this is just like a talking tree here it’s so
convinced like I know but anyways this is the finished look so there you have
it this is my craft for today the ugly Christmas sweater DIY project obviously
I wouldn’t recommend running around or playing in the sweater so I’m going to
leave it like this for the next couple of days until it’s time to go hopefully
it’ll be a lot of fun and I hope that you guys enjoy this project too happy
crafting some fun Christmas ornaments now to attach

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