Christmas Tree Sweater Splatter

Christmas tree sweaterThe 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!

Alyson The Shitastrophy Christmas Sweater Fail

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.

Alyson The Shitastrophy Christmas Sweater Fail 2

Doesn’t he look thrilled? What an adorable couple of fruit cakes they are!

Christmas tree sweater nailed it

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.

13 Responses to Christmas Tree Sweater Splatter

  1. I really think I got the essence of the sweater though…right??

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  3. robyn says:

    You got *something*, that’s for sure! :)

  4. beth teliho says:

    OMG…THAT is hysterical! Yeah. You nailed it. Well done. I think (?)

  5. Bwahahahaha!! TOTALLY nailed it! You can tell by the look of happiness and holiday spirit on her husband’s face!! :D –Lisa

  6. robyn says:

    Right? He looks like he wants to *guzzle* some holiday spirits. ;)

  7. OMG, Mr. Shitastrophy’s face is priceless!

  8. Allie says:

    HA HA HA HA!!! Hilarious and WAY better then what would have happened had I attempted it. Your hubs is totally rocking that candy cane look!

  9. First – Jenn…Mr. Shitastrophy! OMG love it! And yes, clearly you can all see his happiness in wearing my creation. Upon arriving home it went in the garbage – if I didn’t know better I would say he didn’t like it!!

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  12. Linda says:

    You nailed it!! Coming from Dee Constructed. Take care, Linda

  13. colleen says:

    the sweater was made by @heathiepants (instagram)

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