DIY: 5 Easy Steps To Create Your Own Ugly Sweater

The Ugly Sweater has become one of those holiday traditions and we’ve seen our fair share of them. They are tacky, ruthless and so much fun in the right party scenario. You can get them cheap and fast at many retailers and some pretty cool ones at retrofestive.com . But we’re taking it one step further!!!

We’ve discovered mini ugly sweaters even on the wine shelves. Check these out from Robert Mondavi Private Selection now available on every bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon for the holiday season. (Okay, they’re more cute than ugly)

image002But you can also DIY and make your very own level of ugly and make a lasting impression at your next holiday party.

5 EASY STEPS TO “UGLY”

Step 1: GATHER YOUR MATERIALS

Confession time: do you have ugly decorations hidden in a box somewhere? Dig them out and sacrifice a few of the best (worst) pieces for a worthy cause. Anything goes! Fake candy canes? Check. Ribbons and buttons? Yes and yes. Beads from that Mardi Gras vacation you don’t regret at all? Now you’re talking.

Step 2: ASK YOURSELF: WHAT WOULD ANNA WINTOUR DO? THEN DO THE OPPOSITE

Tinsel at the neckline highlights bone structure. Pinecones are most effective when they dangle in pairs. Glitter should never be used in moderation. Carefully consider the shape and print of the sweater, cover your eyes, and start gluing, baby.

Step 3: THE MORE THE MERRIER

Is your sweater starting to look crowded? Nonsense. It probably needs another golden bell or maybe a heavy hand with shiny ribbons. Can you see an inch of room? Fill it with a few too many pom-poms. This is a safe space, so go with what you feel. (What’s that? The sweater’s getting heavy? Don’t worry, it’s just loaded with holiday cheer!) Don’t forget to design the back!

Step 4: SWEATER THE SMALL STUFF

Now that your sweater is finished, don’t break out the wine glasses yet, you’re not done! Your Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon wants to join the fun with its own one-of-a-kind tiny ugly sweater. Accentuate your bottle’s ugly sweater with pom-poms, affix little beads, and glue miniature bells to add a festive (and not at all annoying!) jingle.

Step 5: TRY ‘EM ON!

Look how cozy and festive you and your Robert Mondavi Private Selection bottle are! If your wine could take a duck-lips selfie, it would choose this moment to make it last forever. (Okay, Santa says now you can grab your glass.)

Thanks to our friends at Robert Mondavi Private Selection for these fun tips!

Wait, one more… here’s the “Ginga Ninja” from retrofestive.ca

For real.

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