DIY Ugly Sweater Ideas
If you’re looking for the best DIY ugly sweater ideas – you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re needing a sweater for a holiday party or are just wanting one for your own wardrobe – we’ve got alllll the ideas here for you! Because I love to create tacky Christmas sweaters, you can trust that I’ve got the best DIY ugly Christmas sweater ideas JUST FOR YOU!
What makes an ugly sweater ugly?
To begin, an ugly sweater should be tacky or in bad style. For instance, did you ever used to read People Magazine? They always had a “Fashion Police” portion at the back of the issue. Well, an ugly sweater would for sure make that page. For example, usually ugly sweaters go overboard with embellishments, sequins, clashing colors, you name it.
How can I make an ugly sweater at home?
Well, you can make an ugly sweater a few different ways.
For instance, if you have a sewing machine at home and enjoy sewing, you can physically sew a sweater. Or, if you crochet – that’s another fun option!
However, there are a lot of other ways that you can make an ugly sweater at home. Here’s my routine for making my own ugly sweater every year.
Firstly, I look through my closet and find an old sweater that I don’t mind destroying. I’m a Christmas lover, so I have a lot of Christmas colored clothing. However, if you do not, I recommend going and buying a solid color sweater (or say, a reindeer sweater) to start.
Secondly, after I’ve found said sweater, I go to the Michael’s down the street from my house. Any crafty store will do – the dollar store is another great option. Here, I buy the embellishments that I want for my sweater. You can go with anything. However, some favorites are pom-poms, tinsel, sparkles, candy canes and even ornaments! Make sure to grab a hot glue gun here as well!
Thirdly, I take my supplies back home. Here, I lay the sweater down flat and use my hot glue gun to attach the embellishments. Then, TA DA!
However, if you are starting with a white sweater – or something along those lines – you can get fabric paint at the store and color the sweater.
How do you make an ugly Christmas sweater without sewing?
If you aren’t a sewer (or don’t have time) – don’t fret! You can easily create a sweater for this holiday season without a sewing machine. We touched on it above, if you want all of the details. But basically, find an old sweater (or go out and buy one) and then hit the craft store to buy some ugly embellishments! And there you have it – just in time for your ugly Christmas sweater party!
Who makes the ugliest sweaters?
If you’re in a time crunch or just aren’t feeling the DIY projects – then buy one online! I’ve found that Amazon or Etsy always has great options. Or, Tipsy Elves is one of my favorite sites to buy that ugly Christmas tree sweater. But seriously, go check them out!
So, on the best DIY ugly sweater ideas…
With all of this being said, I think you’re reading to start looking at tutorials for the best ugly sweater ideas. What do you think?!
#1 – Tacky Christmas Sweater
Antlers, glasses, even a red nose! This reindeer sweater sure is tacky…
#2 – Festive Reindeer Sweatshirt
So, this sweater may have gotten it right – an alternative ugly sweater! Personally, I think this option is kind of cute.
#3 – Christmas Ornaments Ugly Sweater
From yours truly! I think we really hit the mark with this cardigan…what do you think? I mean seriously, just look at that tree skirt.
#4 – DIY Ugly Sweater Idea – Bottle Cap Sweater
Because how often can you say you walk around with bottle caps on your sweater? It’s not your traditional Christmas decorations – but hey – it still works!
#5 – Ugly Bow Sweater
This is an easy DIY sweater…and so creative!
#6 – Snow Globe Ugly Sweater
I think she is supposed to be a snow globe…although I’m not quite sure. However, that may be a good thing for this assignment!
#7 – Barfing Reindeer
Rudolph – NO! Hah…this is a great ugly sweater option!
#8 – Christmas Lights Sweater
Another easy and efficient option. I mean, no one will ever lose you at this party!
#9 – Wreath Ugly Sweater
If you want to take it to the next level – this sweater is a great option!
#10 – Ugly Christmas Tree Sweater
Wrap it up with a bow and you’re good to go!
#11 – Matching Couples Sweater
Couples who wear ugly sweaters together stick together!
#12 – DIY Ugly Sweater Ideas – Santa Ugly Sweater
She went all out with this one! And I think it looks great – are you inspired?!
#13 – Grinch Sweater
Not the mean Mr. Grinch!
#14 – Gaudy Garland
A gaudy cardigan…the Christmas edition!
#15 – DIY Ugly Sweater Idea – Hilarious Sweater
Hah! This one is a great option if you’re going for a funny sweater.
#16 – Olaf Ugly Sweater
Because who doesn’t love Olaf!?
#17 – DIY Ugly Sweater Idea
For instance – look how cute those candy canes are!
#18 – Felt Sweater
#19 – Gingerbread Sweater
And this option is a bit more complex…but totally worth it!
#20 – Tassle Christmas Sweater
Check out that poinsettia on the top!
In conclusion on these DIY ugly sweater ideas…
Well, hopefully you found some ugly sweater inspiration in this article. Figuring out what design you want to put on your ugly sweater is really the hardest part of it all. Therefore, I hope I was able to help you out!
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