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DIY: Snowflake Xmas Jumper

DIY felt Christmas jumper

Missguided snowflake Christmas Jumper DIY

Craft materials snowflake Christmas Jumper DIY

Take One Plain Jumper…

…And a whole load of sparkly, shiny bits and bobs and you’re ready to get Christmas crafting! Did you know this Friday is Christmas Jumper Day? Yep – you could get a kooky knit like everyone else or you could whack out a unique stunner of a sweater, DIY’ed by your own fair fingers. It’ll guarantee the best convo starter and win you the ‘Best/Worst Xmas Jumper’ prize!

Lets get Crafty

Here’s how I made a pretty snowflake jumper but you could always give my last years creation – a reindeer jumper a go too! First get inspired on Pinterest or our Fashion Finder Xmas jumper edit. Print out the shape you want on paper and pin it to a piece of felt and cut it out.

Missguided snowflake Christmas Jumper DIY

Christmas Jumper DIY pinterest inspiration

Missguided snowflake Christmas Jumper DIY

DIY craft xmas jumper pom poms felt snowflake

DIY Felt Shapes

Grab yourself a knit jumper – I chose this nice slouchy Missguided knit in baby blue for my ice skating style creation. Pop it on and mark with pins where you’d like your design to sit, baring in mind that if it’s a loose yarn tension, then you’ll need to allow for you jumper stretching when you put it back on.

Pin your felt shape and start loosely stitching up and down each part. I didn’t bargain on how long a snowflake would take to stitch so be warned – there are a lot of little branches to stitch down!

snowflake DIY jumper beading detail

furry cuffs on a christmas jumper

Finishing Touches

I wanted to add a bit of ‘shiny’ to my ShinyThoughts jumper so I took an hour to stitch on a glittery pompom and some layered sequins and beads to the tips of my snowflake. Just stitch into a sequin then into a bead and back through the sequin again along with long thin beads to replicate the crystallised shape.

Lastly, I love a bit of faux fur on the cuffs of jumpers so I loosely stitched two bands of it around the sleeves, making sure to stretch them as I stitched.

Ta-da! Your own customised xmas jumper, now time to hit the ice!

Missguided DIY christmas jumper Motel Rocks skirt ice skating style look

motel rocks white denim zip up skirt

asos quilted pastel backpack

Missguided DIY christmas jumper Motel Rocks skirt ice skating style look

white wool Britfash beanie

white converse john lewis

Here’s how I wore it on my recent trip to Bath and then dressed up with sequins for a party!

Jumper – Missguided / Skirt – Motel Rocks (now in sale) / Tights – Dorothy Perkins / Converse – John Lewis / Check coat – Topshop  / Beanie – BritFash

I’d be thrilled to bits if you liked the jumper enough to hop over and like my DIY Christmas jumper on Facebook where Missguided are giving away a voucher! You’ll get lots of DIY Christmas Jumper ideas from the other Bloggers there too. Happy crafting!

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  • Miss Ecl December 19, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Awesome DIY!! 😀

  • Ester December 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    wow this is such a great idea, I absolutely love it!!

    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  • Nathalie December 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    what a great look and great diy

    http://livelifeamour.blogspot.com

  • Emily December 13, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    What a great idea! I love how yours turned out. Of course it’s too hot in Australia for jumpers at this time of year, but I could always try something like this out on a t-shirt!

  • abbie December 12, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    wow this looks fab, so creative! I love how you have matched the jumper to your socks to 🙂

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

  • Katie December 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    this is amazing diy :’) especially for someone who wants to have unique part of christmassy clothes :’)
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

  • Vivi December 12, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    sooo cute 🙂 I might do one too! great DIY

    xx Vivi
    http://frostedpearl.blogspot.com

  • Liana December 12, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    LOVE it of course, it’s so much fun! It looks like a lot of work, such intricate details, so BIG congrats!! Voted for you on Facebook and reaally hope you win, keeping my fingers crossed! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  • Matthew Pike December 12, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Whayyyy that’s pretty nifty!

    Buckets & Spades

  • Georgia December 12, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Wow, this turned out awesome! Great diy jumper!

  • Lorna December 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Love the jumper so much! x
    http://www.lornaswishingwell.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Love Imbro December 12, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    this is brilliant! x