Take your DIY ugly Christmas sweater to the next level with these fun designs that will bring laughter and joy to whoever sees them. Using craft products like paint, glitter, and felt along with Christmas items like tinsel, ornaments, and lights, you'll be able to create an ugly Christmas sweater all your own.
Keep in mind that these ugly Christmas sweater ideas can be made as is or you can use them as inspiration to create your own unique sweater. Take a look at the projects along with the materials they used, and let your imagination go wild. There aren't many rules when it comes to DIY ugly Christmas sweaters, so don't be afraid to go wild.
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Gingerbread Man Ugly Christmas Sweater
There are three different ugly Christmas sweater ideas here including this one that says "Not My Gum Drop Buttons!" Using glitter, felt, pom-poms, and fabric paint, you'll get some great advice on how to recreate one of these sweaters or inspiration on creating your own. You'll love that most of these sweaters are just as cute as they are ugly.
Gingerbread Man Ugly Christmas Sweater from Pretty Providence
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DIY Tacky Christmas Sweater
That most beloved reindeer Rudolph is the inspiration for this ugly Christmas sweater. Using felt, faux fur, ribbon, and a pom-pom, Rudolph's face is created complete with antlers and a pair of glasses. All you have to do is pick up a brown sweater and then have fun decorating it so it looks like Rudolph.
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O' Christmas Tree Ugly Christmas Sweater
This DIY ugly Christmas sweater idea will take you through each step of the process of creating a sweater just like the photo. This one features a glittery Christmas tree complete with trim and ornaments. Under the tree sits tiny gifts and a little elf. It's taken to the next level with the tinsel wrapped around the sleeves.
O' Christmas Tree Ugly Christmas Sweater from Amy Latta Creations
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How to Make a DIY Ugly Sweater
Here's an ugly Christmas sweater that would look great on anyone! It features a Christmas tree complete with a tree skirt, tinsel, ornaments, and even working Christmas lights. It's a clever idea that wouldn't be at all difficult to replicate. This one is sure to win an award for the ugliest Christmas sweater out there. There's also an additional idea here of an ugly Christmas maternity sweater.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Happy Holla' Days Ugly Christmas Sweater
This DIY ugly Christmas sweater comes with a free printable that says "Happy Holla' Days!" along with some fun holiday images. You can print these out as large as you like and glue them right to the sweater. Decorate with some pom-poms and glitter glue and you're all ready to go out and get your party on.
Happy Holla' Days Ugly Christmas Sweater from The Kennedy Curate
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DIY Ugly Sweater with Rudolph
A great idea when creating an ugly Christmas sweater is to go with a theme. This has been done here to the extreme, featuring a giant Rudolph face. Felt is used here to create the head and antlers and then red pom-poms are used for Rudolph's nose. Giant googly eyes are then attached as the final step. There's also an alternative provided if you can't find such large versions of these eyes.
How to Make a DIY Ugly Sweater with Rudolph from The Country Chic Cottage
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Ugly Christmas Sweater for Kids
This is technically an ugly Christmas sweater idea for a kid, but it would really work no matter what your age. The fun part about this sweater is that you can get all the materials ready and then let the kids (or adults) decorate their own sweater. What an easy and fun activity for a Christmas party!
Ugly Christmas Sweater for Kids from The Girl In The Red Shoes
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Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Couples
If you're going to an ugly Christmas sweater party with your spouse, you'll want to check out this idea. You'll use rick-rack, sequins, and tinsel to create a "Mr." and "Mrs." sweater. These really look like they would be a lot of fun to make.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Couples from Creative Fashion BlogContinue to 9 of 11 below.
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Christmas Tree Ugly Christmas Sweater
Here's another Christmas tree ugly sweater idea that's honestly just as cute as it is ugly. You'll use tinsel garland to create the body of the tree along with a bow to stand in for the star on the top of the tree. Add some sparkly decorations and you'll be ready to go out and show off your sweater.
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Quick $1 DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater
If you're looking for a DIY ugly Christmas sweater that's as cheap as it is ugly, you'll want to check out this tutorial. Find a sweater you're willing to part with from your closet or a cheap one from a thrift store and get ready to decorate. Felt kits picked up at the dollar store make the sweater complete and ready to be displayed. This is also a great way to have kids create their very own ugly sweater.
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DIY Christmas Lights Sweater
If you happen to know how to crochet, you can make this ugly Christmas sweater with colorful yarn that you have on hand. You'll start out with a plain white sweater and then crochet a string of lights that you'll attach to the sweater. The final look is that you're all tangled up in a string of lights. This is a special ugly Christmas sweater that you'll want to show off every year.