|Set of 6 ugly Christmas sweater ornaments designed by Paul Lundberg (stock photo)|
I soaked one in boiled water in an attempt to remove the stiffening substance.
|The teddy bear-themed sweater ornament is placed in a plastic container with the difficult-to-remove metal hanger still attached.|
|Boiled water soak|
During the boiled water soak, some of the stiffening substance released as evidenced by the cloudiness of the water. After the sweater dried, the fabric was still firm but pliable. I had my husband remove the metal hanger that had been hot glued to the inside.
Because the neck area was still a little firm, I cut the back open, folded the cut edges, placed a piece of Stitch Witchery inside each fold and ironed both in place.
|I added adhesive-backed Velcro to each permanently folded edge.|
|This is how it looks when the Velcro edges overlap to close.|
Goddess Emerald was wearing black leggings, which I thought would be a perfect complement for the sweater. Black flats complete her look, shown next:
Goddess Emerald is joined by one of Santa's little helpers, So In Style little sis, Kianna.
I am not sure if I will use the softening process for the remaining five ugly Christmas sweater ornaments or just leave them as ornaments.
Two weeks ago when I ordered the set of 5 sweater ornaments, they were priced $14.63 with free shipping. When I captured the stock photo from the merchant's website for this post, I was shocked that the price had more than doubled. What a difference October to November makes in pricing of some Christmas-themed items.