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12 DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas

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These ugly Christmas sweater ideas will get you ready to rock the holiday season!

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Do you have your ugly Christmas sweater ready for the third Friday of December? Are your holiday outfits ready? Don’t panic, I’ve got you covered!

The ugly Christmas sweater is a winter clothing staple as it has become one of the holiday season’s most fun traditions. Everyone can be silly, have some fun, and get into the holiday spirit.

Plus, these funny ugly Christmas sweaters will keep you on trend—the ugly trend, that is!

To make sure I have a unique sweater this year, I decided to make it myself. Here’s some awesome inspiration I found from around the interwebs.

There are also some great tutorials to get you going with your own DIY ugly Christmas sweater. Merry Ugly Christmas!

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1. Ugly Clever Christmas Sweater

This ugly clever Christmas sweater has even got a performance element to it! With this fun and simple design, anyone can literally transform into a Christmas tree.

2. Glitter Ugly Christmas Tree Sweater

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Grab an old oversized sweater and use this easy-to-follow tutorial to create your very own version of the glitter Christmas tree ugly sweater. You may end up having gifts placed at your feet while you’re wearing it!

3. Rudolph Ugly Sweater DIY

If you’re going for a funny ugly sweater, this one is your best bet. Wear this amazing Rudolph ugly sweater and you will definitely win the ugly sweater contest.

4. Ugly Gingerbread Sweater, ugly enough to eat! This ugly gingerbread sweater is as tacky as it gets and definitely perfect for your ugly sweater party.

Indeed, wearing this outfit is the best way to spread Christmas cheer!

5. Rockefeller Tree Ugly Sweater

Patches and trim of your choosing are a good way to make your Christmas ugly sweater in no time. This easy and inexpensive Rockefeller tree ugly sweater shows off its ugliness with pride.

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 6. Grumpy Cat Ugly Christmas Sweater

Be happy or be grumpy this Christmas! A grumpy cat that is! Spread the disdain for the season by making your own grumpy cat and sew it onto an old sweater!

7. Ugly Tie Christmas Tree Sweater

You can pick up holiday ties at a thrift store. Then, you just need buttons and basic sewing skills.

This ugly tie Christmas tree sweater is not only repurposed old items, but it also made them look fun and creative, too!

8. Tacky Texas Christmas Sweater

Make this tacky Texas Christmas sweater for you and your significant other. No one will be able to beat your cuteness! 🙂

9. Star Trek Ugly Christmas Sweater

Are you a Star Trek fan? Then this Star Trek ugly Christmas sweater is an absolute must-make.

And, it’s definitely an awesome gift! I think this is a wonderful sweater and a fun project to do, too!

10. ‘Stuck in the Chimney’ DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Kind of scary-looking, but boy, will it make a statement? Totally! This DIY ugly Christmas sweater is so ugly, it’s almost cute.

That’s a lot of work to put into, but it’s worth it — it’s amazingly creative!

11. Advent Calendar Sweater

This one has all the calendar days in December printed in front. Try doing your Christmas countdown on this DIY advent calendar sweater.

Use the cute, little Christmas tree pin to indicate the date.

12. DIY Upcycled Ugly Christmas Sweater

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What a perfect way to transform your boring sweaters into something radical and ugly! So, get creative with some holiday embellishments from your local craft store to make your own DIY upcycled ugly Christmas sweater.

What Is Upcycling? It is a process of reusing a discarded or old material into something that elevates its original value. It is different from recycling, which is converting waste into something new.


Looking for even more inspiration? Take a look at this video from POPSUGAR Fashion for more DIY ugly Christmas sweater ideas:

Aren’t all of these ideas exactly what we need to make the perfect ugly Christmas sweater? I hope these ideas help save you some money while coming up with your own ugliest Christmas sweater ever!

Because ugly Christmas sweaters are all about being silly, unique, and funny! And indeed, the possibilities are truly endless. Happy crafting!

Which of these DIY ugly Christmas sweater ideas is your favorite? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!



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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 20, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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