Well it is officially December. Christmas carols are playing, snow is on the ground, lights are up and it can only mean one thing…time for Christmas Jumpers.
Christmas jumper parties have been a growing popularity reaching designer status. Net-A-Porter has a full collection of designer Christmas Sweaters ranging from £200 well into the £1200 range. Now we don’t know about you, but while we love the holiday season, our bank accounts do not feel the same way we do, so if you’re looking for a killer jumper to win that Christmas jumper competition at your holiday party this year read on for some great DIY ideas.
Your grandmother’s closet is probably the best starting point for your hunt. No offense to grandma, but it seems holiday knit sweaters are always in abundance when it comes to grandma’s idea of Christmas shopping. No luck with the ‘rents? Try visiting your local consignment shops and scour through the racks, you never know, sometimes you can get really lucky!
However, Christmas jumpers don’t have to be pre-knit to be attention grabbing, some of the best creations have been by simply buying a flattering fit sweater from Your local shop and adding as many “holiday things” as you can.
Asda, or any local consignment shop will always have great deals on jumpers to be Frankenstein-ed. Once you found your “base” head to any pound/dollar store, or search around old boxes of Christmas decor for your design. Christmas Ornaments, holiday lights, old scarfs, pom-poms, Christmas stockings, stuffed animals, tassels, pine cones, wrapping paper, bows and ribbon are just a few of the many things you can add to your jumper to make it truly tacky. All you need is a hot glue gun, and get designing!