Nativity Sweater

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We had a holiday potluck at work, paired with an “Ugly Sweater” contest.  I got the idea to create a felt Nativity and hot glue the characters to a sweater. I found the sweater at a thrift shop and spent several very happy hours crafting away the little figures.

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Of course I needed an angel and a star.

Two wise men decorate the back. Aside from $6 spent on the sweater, I spent $1 on felt (on sale, 5 squares for $1.) I had some felt but needed more color variety. The hot glue, tacky glue, washi tape, sequins, beads, buttons, and other embellishments are from supplies in my craft stash.

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Shepherds and sheep were also included.

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I must say, I love the sheep! The shepherd boy is on one sleeve.

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A donkey is on the other.

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And here’s Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

I think Joe looks a little befuddled by the whole thing.

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I also included a Wise Woman.

She would have asked for directions and arrived on time. She would have gotten the stable cleaned up, and brought some practical gifts (in the shopping bag). Perhaps some diapers and blankets.  Maybe a casserole or some nourishing hot soup.

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Those two wiseguys? They’re still on the back, trying to follow the star.

(Results not yet in on the sweater contest).

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Thank you for the visit.

Peace on Earth.

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One response to “Nativity Sweater

  1. violetannie63

    Love it! Especially the Donkey and the Wise Woman 🙂 You should totally win the contest! x

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