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By Dnieka Hartsfield

Ugly sweaters for Thanksgiving, too


November 19, 2017

You don't have to wait for Christmas to create the ultimate holiday ugly sweater. Celebrate at your Thanksgiving holiday party or family gathering with an ugly sweater theme this year and make your own sweater. It can be fun to do and can lead to a lot of laughs. Have your guests make one, too, for a great conversation starter.

It all starts with a casual crew sweatshirt. Here are a few creative ideas you can use to create your holiday ugly sweater with just the click of your mouse.

First, cut out your holiday creations using felt in fall colors. For example, try sketching a cutout turkey to glue or sew onto your sweater. For comedic purposes, you can use an image of someone for the face of your turkey just for a few laughs.

Not so artsy? Revert back to your kindergarten years and trace your hand for your turkey cutouts or have each members of your family trace their hands to make a family of turkeys for a keepsake.

If you're a glitzy person, use glue and sprinkle glitter to add some sparkle to your sweater.

Secondly, add other seasonal graphics like fall colored leaves and pumpkins to complete the festive look. Use other festive printed fabric from your local craft store for additional patchwork.

Third and finally, step up your 3D ugly sweater with a big obnoxious bow right below the collar. You can also use faux fur to trim your cuffs and collars.

D’Nieka Hartsfield writes for The Eastern New Mexico News. Contact her at or find her Facebook.


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