The holidays are a great time to unwind with friends, get dressed up for a festive party, and maybe even ruin a perfectly good sweater in the process.
You’ve probably seen this Christmas tree sweater on Pinterest (or any number of other Internet places) with absolutely no link to an original source whatsoever (although from the looks of the photo, my guess is Instagram). I hate not giving credit where credit is due, so Christmas Tree Sweater Lady, if you’re reading this, please tell me who you are so I can give you proper credit for this… lovely garment.
Until we hear back from Christmas Tree Sweater Lady with the official tutorial, how will we manage to create our own evergreen get-up?
Well, as luck would have it, you can pretty much tell how to achieve this look just by studying the picture: wrap a green sweater in tinsel garland, hook some ornaments on, put your hands over your head like you’re going to dive into a giant glass of egg nog, and falalalala – instant human tree!
Or maybe some actual instructions would’ve been helpful, after all. Alyson of The Shitastrophy gave it a try, and came up with this green knit nightmare. But it gets better – after she reportedly gave herself two blisters, sewed the sweater to a chair, and pricked her fingers a zillion times with a needle, it was time for her to make her husband’s MATCHING SWEATER.
Unfortunately, as much as I would’ve loved to see that, he refused the Christmas tree design on the grounds that it was hideous (my words, not his – but I bet I’m fairly close), so he ended up dressed as a very convincing candy cane.
Doesn’t he look thrilled? What an adorable couple of fruit cakes they are!
For more funny join Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures, who’s going to skip this project and just wear a pine-scented air freshener instead.