‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by donning your favourite Christmas jumper? But instead of heading off to buy one – let’s make it a day of creativity, sustainability, and spreading joy without breaking the bank.
Unleash Your Inner DIY Elf
Here at b.kinda, we’re all about spreading cheer while giving back. Instead of reaching for a brand-new mass-produced Christmas jumper this year, why not channel your inner DIY elf and create a masterpiece from pre-loved treasures? B.kinda clothing brand manager, Victoria Lammie, did just that, transforming three plain jumpers from the b.kinda clothing rails into festive wonders.
The Magic of Thrifting
Victoria’s’s first tip: choose a base colour that shouts ‘Christmas’ from the rooftops. You could pick these up from any charity shop – but let’s face it, you probably already have them in your wardrobe just begging for a makeover. Remember, the magic is in the simplicity, so less is definitely more.
Embroider the Merry Moments
For that extra dash of holiday magic, Victoria embroidered the word ‘Merry’ in a simple white backstitch on a red jumper. It’s an easy technique, and you can find online tutorials if you’re new to the world of embroidery. Instantly, you’re halfway to creating a unique Christmas jumper that’s as heartwarming as the season itself.
Winter bows are all the rage, and nothing says festive like a number of them in one place! Victoria unearthed a red gingham ribbon from her craft cupboard and skillfully crafted these details to stitch at the neckline. Red and green together – the perfect festive duo that makes the jumper unmistakably Christmassy.
Ornaments for Your Outfit
To top it all off, Victoria transformed a plain white jumper with a lovely collar into a Christmas wonderland. A thrifting adventure at the local charity shop yielded a bag of green satin bows, originally meant for the Christmas tree. Two of these beauties found a new home on the jumper.
Thrift, Wear, Repeat
The best part? These DIY creations not only look fantastic but also come with a thrifty price tag. After the festive season, simply unpick the additions, and voila – your jumpers are ready to be worn as plain garments once again. It’s a sustainable cycle of joy that keeps on giving.
Join the Thriftmas Revolution
This Christmas, let’s turn away from fast fashion and embrace the joy of thrifting. Share your pre-loved, handmade Christmas jumper creations on social media using hashtags like #BKindaLook, #FestiveSweaters, and #SpreadJoy. Let’s inspire others to join the thriftmas revolution and make this season a celebration of creativity, sustainability, and giving back.
Shop Smart, Spread Joy
If DIY isn’t your thing, fear not! Swing by the b.kinda website BEFORE the 10th December and add ‘something festive’ to your notes in order to get a box by Christmas. 100% of our proceeds go to end-of-life care. So, shop smart, spread joy, and let’s make this Christmas a celebration to remember!