Are you ready for the next movie and ornament in the Countdown to Christmas? Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater, starring Ashley Williams and Niall Matter is sure to be a fun one! A single mom is facing Christmas alone until an unexpected houseguest crashes into her life and holiday. (Find out more about the movie here!)
Clearly, a Christmas sweater was the perfect choice for an ornament to go along with this movie, so I created one using felt, glue, and a few little odds and ends from my craft room. Here’s how you can create your own DIY Christmas Sweater Ornament!
MINI CHRISTMAS SWEATER ORNAMENT
wire, wire cutters, and needle nose pliers
assorted embellishments (I used sequins, pipe cleaners, google eyes, a pom pom, and some fabric paint)
Step 1: Cut a basic sweater shape from a piece of felt.
I chose green, but you can use any color you like!
Step 2: Embellish!
For my sweater, I glued pieces of a pipe cleaner around the neck, sleeves, and bottom, then glued sequins on both arms. For the focal point, I cut a circle and two ear shapes from brown felt and glued them onto the sweater to make a reindeer. I added google eyes, a pom pom nose, and drew antlers with fabric paint.
The best part about this project, though, is that your sweater can look completely different from mine. You can even make multiple sweaters and decorate each one with a different theme. There’s no right or wrong way to do it; just like with real Christmas sweaters, each one is unique! Use whatever embellishments you have on hand to make your own fabulous masterpiece.
Step 3: Use wire to form a tiny clothes hanger.
First, make a triangle shape, leaving a bit of excess wire on each end.
Use pliers to form one end into a hook shape and trim the excess. Then, take the remaining end and wrap it around the bottom of the hook to secure it in place.
If you have trouble with the wire, you can also cut a clothes hanger shape from cardstock or felt instead.
Glue the sweater to the hanger, and it’s ready to go on your tree!
I had so much fun making this tiny little sweater, and I already have ideas for a few more! If you try this project, I’d love to see what you create. Be sure to share your project photos for this or anything else you’re working on in our Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all be inspired.
Thank you for joining in the Countdown to Christmas Ornament Series. In case you missed it, here are the other ornaments we’ve created so far: