DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Laura Kelly Designs
by Laura Kelly Designs
1 Hour

Make your own festive ugly sweater to wear for holiday parties.

Every year there are more and more Christmas celebrations that provide opportunities to get out and wear the ugliest sweaters possible. The thing is, lots of them are pretty dang cute. This ugly sweater is super easy to make and is sure to win the contest for the best sweater at the party.

Materials and Supplies Needed

  • Sweater (Find great ones at the thrift store!)
  • Brown and Black Felt (Kunin Classic)
  • Google Eyes
  • Red Yarn
  • Pom Pom Maker
  • Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue

It is 100% okay to substitute materials for ugly sweaters. Instead of felt, use an old pair of khaki pants or fabric. If you don’t have google eyes, make eyes from felt. Add other embellishments like bows, beads, buttons or even lights!

Directions for Making a DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

These steps are loose. Ugly sweaters are works of art and creativity so use your imagination and make changes where you see fit.

Step One

Cut out the reindeer head. It is simply a triangle with rounded corners.

Cut out two antlers. Make sure they will fit on the sweater WITH the head before going to the next step. Glue the head and the antlers to the shirt.

Step Two

Make a red pom-pom. The directions for making pom-poms is here on the blog for you already in a super cute post that teaches you to make darling Christmas tree picks!

Glue the pom-pom to the bottom corner of the triangle for a nose. If you are going as a pack of reindeer, maybe make everyone black noses except for the youngest in your group. That person gets to be Rudolph!

Step Three

Glue on the google eyes to complete the sweater. Let everything dry for several hours before wearing the DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Once the glue on the sweater is dry, pair with your favorite jeans a bright pair of fun boots for a final adorable ugly look.

Sharing is Caring!

Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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I would really love to hear what you think about this DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater idea! If you try it out, I would sure like to see it! Share on Instagram, Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!

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Cheers to UGLY Sweaters and Holiday Celebrations!


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