There is only one thing that December is good for: holiday sweaters. Well, we might not go that far, but they are one of the funnest parts of the holiday festivities. There’s everything from tacky and ugly sweaters to the fun, fabulous and glitzy sweaters that really make a statement at all of the best holiday parties. For this week’s DIY Thursday, we’re bringing you a few different things to try: a video tutorial for taking your sweaters from drab to fab and this easy, yet definitely season-appropriate DIY 3.1 Phillip Lim-inspired Reindeer sweater.

DIY Reindeer Sweater

DIY Thursday: Rethinking the Holiday Sweater

Kayla, we’re with you, girlfriend: we wouldn’t pay anywhere near $385 for a sweater. But we are absolutely obsessed with your DIY version of Phillip Lim’s Reindeer Sweater. Sadly, Lim’s version is now unavailable, but to be perfectly honest, we’d choose Kayla’s version from her blog, Freckles in April, any day of the week! Thanks to Kayla, this DIY holiday sweater tutorial is both simple and stunning. Her steps are easy to follow, and the end result is adorable (we want it!).

HoliDIY: Renovate Your Sweaters For The Holidays!

This DIY video gives advice on adding embellishment to sweaters, creating high socks perfect to wear with boots, and making a sweater skirt. Instead of going the tacky sweater route this year, why not make a bit more of a statement with these unique ways to revamp your sweater style?

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