It’s Christmas eve and that only means one thing: awkward dinner conversations with the family. It’s unavoidable; you’re in the dining room sharing a platter of lechon when your little cousin accidentally switch the channel from Cartoon Network to that famous Love Actually scene on HBO. All of a sudden, your parents and grandparents’ conversation about the family business turned into a critique of your love life. Questions like “do you have a boyfriend?” “when are you getting married?” and “I’m not getting any younger; I want grandkids” are being thrown at you even though they’re well aware that you’re still in college, and uninterested with any/all of those things.
In times like this, a quick DIY fix is needed to a.) excuse yourself from the table for a moment, b.) keep the #dranks close, and c.) answer their questions without hesitation (thanks to letter B). Just like a soldier in battle, you also need your shield to protect you from unwanted elements (see: snooping relatives, etc.) during the holidays. Check out this easy DIY for an ugly — and useful — Christmas sweater.
What you need: An old sweater (bonus points if it’s in red, green or yellow), a Christmas sock of your choice, needle, and thread
Step 1: Position the stocking on your sweater. You can pin it in place if you’re not 100% confident with your sewing skills.
Step 3: Keep going until you’ve fully outlined the Christmas sock.
Step 4: Change into your new ugly Christmas sweater, pick your #drank of choice, and answer all the awkward questions at the dinner table without hesitation.
Special thanks to Donna Talay