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The Ugliest Sweater… now in ornament form!

Published November 14, 2013 by rumbl3

We all have one… or know of someone else who does.

Aunt Edna’s knitting skills are famous. Or infamous.

Definitely dreaded when she targets you to be the recipient of her knitting talents. In sweater form. And insists you wear it proudly.

Yup… the Ugliest Sweater ever!

I whipped up a few, more modern Ugly Sweaters, ornament style so you can share with friends and family on the cheap.

What you will need:

  • Foam pieces ($1 for 35 at Dollar Tree)
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue gun
  • Various embellishments (buttons, ribbons, sequins, bells, etc.)


Find a sweater template. You want it to be approx. 3″x5″. Trim all around it and glue onto index card or other card stock. Again, trim all around it.


This will be your pattern. Lay a foam sheet down and put your template on top. Using an exacto knife or blade- hold pattern down and carefully cut all around it.

Using a pipe cleaner, bend to the shape of a hanger. Make the hook of hanger large enough to be your ornament hook.


When your foam “sweater” is cut to your liking, glue it to your hanger and start decorating, as ugly as possible!



These make great co-worker gifts at Christmas. Inexpensive and quick.

Happy crafting!



Big Boy Snowman

Published November 11, 2013 by rumbl3

I have another craft bazaar coming up so I am in crafting mode!

My latest- Big Boy Snowman (or woman). This craft takes about 15 minutes for each one.

Material list:

  • Package of tube socks ($7 for 10 pairs)
  • Rice ($10 for 20 lb. bag)
  • Ribbon (spools $1 for 9 feet or so)
  • Googly eyes ($4 for 300+)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Funnel
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Various embellishments- sequins, buttons, etc.

Pour  3 cups of rice in foot of tube sock. Secure with a rubber band.


Now add 2 cups of rice into next section. Secure with rubber band.


Fold top of sock over on itself to make stocking cap.


Use glue gun to stabilize top “ball” to bottom one.


Glue a ribbon around neck for scarf. Cut another section of same ribbon and glue down from it for a hanging scarf. Embellish as desired!


I made a bow for the hat, glued jingle bells to top and buttons down the front.

I didn’t put arm branches on but I don’t think it needs them. They are cute without!

One down- 19 to go 🙂