December has once again crept up on us, so that means it’s time to get out your Christmas jumper and wear it with price on Friday 14th December, for national Christmas Jumper Day!

So are you looking for a cheesy Christmas jumper to flaunt amongst friends, or want to show a naff one off at work? Well, you’re just in luck! We’ve created a simple guide on how to make your own without breaking the bank.

Step 1 – Prepare

It’s best to start with planning your look – you can either have an idea about how you want your jumper to look, or perhaps see where your creative eye takes you. Regardless of what you do, you’ll still need to have some kind of colour theme or design in mind just so that you can buy what’s needed to make your jumper as snazzy as possible!

Step 2 – Buy

This step is simple enough! Visit a shop and buy a really cheap jumper – you should be able to find one in a charity shop for example, or even the different high street shops. Be sure to check if they allow you to use your student discount to get your jumper at an even cheaper price (where possible)!

Step 3 – Design

Now for the fun part! To help decorate your jumper, why not grab some old clothes, leftover decorations or buy some cheap new ones and then see if any of the below suggestions tick your boxes:

  • Cut patterns/shapes out of clothes you no longer use, then stick them on your jumper (snowflakes, reindeer, etc…)
  • Alternatively, you can buy cheap material and then do the same with the patterns
  • With leftover decorations, why not attach baubles, candy canes or tinsel to your jumper to create a sparkly number!
  • Or similar to the above, cut up leftover tinsel and tie around your jumper sleeve’s wrists and neckline

Step 4 – Celebrate

You’ve done it, you’ve created your own DIY Christmas jumper. So now that you’ve completed it all, there’s only one thing left to do… show off your new little number! We hope your friends, flatmates/housemates and anyone else lucky enough to witness your creation, love the time and effort you have put into it.

So whether you’ve followed the above steps and made your own, or you’ve bought one from the shop, we want to see your choice of Christmas jumper! Share your pictures with us on Twitter and Facebook – we’ll give you our feedback and possibly a seal of approval (depending on the end result…)