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How to upgrade your holiday sweater!

By Virginia McInnis, Buffalo Exchange Tucson HQ
Photography by Stephanie Lew

There’s a certain party that us Buffalos love this time of year…the Holiday Sweater party! Of course, you can wear a festive sweater, but why not upgrade it with all of the seasonal flair available.

I picked up this adorable snowman pullover at my local Buffalo Exchange for just $16. A quick stop at the dollar store for the added flair (a total of $7), and I was ready to beautify a DIY masterpiece.

Buffalo Exchange Tucson HQ holiday sweater diy supplies

What you’ll need:

  • A holiday sweater
  • Tinsel & tinsel pipe cleaners
  • Snowflakes
  • Bells
  • Assorted pom poms
  • A light-up necklace (I used a snowflake)
  • Scissors
  • A hot glue gun

Buffalo Exchange Tucson HQ Holiday sweater DIY preview

To start layout your sweater and place your flair where you’d like to hot glue it. It doesn’t have to be perfect!

Buffalo Exchange Tucson HQ Holiday sweater DIY hot glue

Now start on one side and gentle use that hot glue gun to secure your flair.

Buffalo Exchange Tucson HQ Holiday sweater DIY placing tinsel

You can never have too much tinsel! (*Don’t hot glue your garland all the way around the neckline or bottom—we tried and failed! Instead cut the garland into short strips to all for stretching.)

Buffalo Exchange Tucson HQ Holiday sweater DIY close up

To make this a light-up sweater, I simply glued a light-up snowflake (originally a necklace) to my sweater.

Buffalo Exchange Tucson HQ Holiday sweater DIY

HOORAY, ALL DONE! Your beautified holiday sweater is ready to go. Gently slide the masterpiece over your head and wear accordingly.

Stop into your local Buffalo Exchange for TONS of holiday sweaters galore!

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