This DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater features a working snow globe.
If you’re headed to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party this holiday season, I’ve got a silly and fun DIY sweater idea for you today. I’m going to show you how to make a working snow globe to add to an old sweater. Add snowballs and pom pom trim and, well, it’s pretty ugly if you ask me. LOL!
This post is sponsored by Aleene’s Glues.
Here’s how you can make your own Snow Globe Ugly Christmas Sweater.
- Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Fabric Glue
- Red and Blue Felt
- Snow Globe Pattern
- Clear Vinyl Tablecloth Fabric
- Fake Snow and/or Glitter
- Fabric Scissors
- Iron On Vinyl Snowman and Snowflakes
- Loose White Pom Poms
- Pom Pom Trim
Step 1: Download the free snow globe pattern at the end of this post and print it onto regular copy paper. Cut out each piece of the snowglobe.
Step 2: Cut a snowman out of iron on vinyl using a craft cutting machine. If you don’t have a vinyl cutter, you could cut the snowman out of felt or paint it onto the felt.
Step 3: Make a continuous ring of Fabric Fusion glue all the way around the back of the FRONT GLOBE piece. Press a piece of clear tablecloth vinyl into the glue and make sure the glue seals all the way around (so no glitter or snow can get out).
Step 4: Iron the snowman onto the back globe piece and place the fake snow and glitter into the center of the snow globe. Run a continuous bead of Fabric Fusion around the outside of the globe. Carefully sandwich the top piece onto the back, lining up the outside edges of the felt. Let dry for 2-4 hours before shaking the snow so it doesn’t get stuck in any wet glue.
Step 5: Once the glue on the snow globe is dry, trim off any excess vinyl and felt. Attach the decorative piece to the bottom of the snow globe using Fabric Fusion.
Step 6: Place a piece of cardboard, aluminum foil or plastic wrap inside the sweater. This will prevent you from gluing the front of your sweater to the back of your sweater. Doh!
Step 7: Glue the snow globe to your sweater, then go crazy with the pom poms and trim. I say the more the merrier when it comes to ugly Christmas sweaters!
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This post is sponsored by Aleene’s. All opinions are my own.