DIY Ugly Sweaters

Happy day after Christmas. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season.

This year, my husband and I were invited to our very first ugly sweater party! A few years ago is when I first heard of this mastermind event. One of my sister’s was asking around for an ugly sweater, I was both humored and a little offended that she would think I actually had an ugly sweater, I mean, what does she think about my wardrobe, SHEESH! I in fact DO NOT have any ugly sweaters, so this meant a DIY project, YAY!

Step 1: Decide how you want your ugly sweater to look. This is a lot easier then you might think, we simply Google searched ugly sweater and got tons of images.

Step 2: Find a couple old sweaters to convert. I couldn’t see buying a new sweater to make it “ugly” nor did I want to spend my free time scouring thrift stores.

Step 3: A trip to the Dollar Tree! Hello, L-O-V-E the dollar tree, it’s the one place I can take the kids and tell them, “you can each pick out one thing, anything in the store.” I found these great Reindeer ear headbands that I took apart to use on my husbands sweater.

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Step 4: Decide how you will attach your felt/ornaments/buttons/ribbons. I went with a hot glue gun due to time constraint. A word of caution when using hot glue on a sweater, put a barrier between the front and back (I used a piece of cardboard) or you might glue your sweater closed.


Step 5: Create!

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I love how they both turned out, but my husband’s Reindeer butt won the ugly sweater contest unanimously! Now the question is, will I keep these for next year or make new ones?

Have a Crafty Day!


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