DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

December 25, 2015
diy ugly xmas sweater

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Apologies for the absence this fall/winter season. Work kept me quite busy this time of the year. Luckily, I was free one weekend and had some time to craft together an ugly Christmas sweater. Just for funsies. I really miss DIY’s and crafting. This sweater was a good way to ease myself back into it.  It was simple to make and I liked how it turned out so thought I’d share the progress + final product.

I was browsing Pinterest one night and saw a sweater with a reindeer throwing up all sorts of xmas goodness. I thought it was pretty cheeky and wanted to create my own version of it. Here’s how I put it all together, in photos:

diy ugly xmas sweater


  • Sweater (I used a long sleeve tee because I couldn’t find an actual sweater in my size.)
  • Foam stickers
  • Felt paper / glitter paper
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie

diy ugly xmas sweater

I found these little foam stickers at Michaels. The long sleeve tee, I found at Walmart. Everything else I had at home.

I didn’t do a good job documenting the process but I basically free handed the reindeer on felt paper, cut it out, positioned all the pieces on the sweater, and then glued everything down after I found the perfect spot for each candy cane, gingerbread cookie, and xmas tree.

Here is what it looked like pre-hot glue gun, in the scattered mess:

diy ugly xmas sweater

And the final product:

diy ugly xmas sweater

diy ugly xmas sweater

diy ugly xmas sweater

Making this sweater was actually very relaxing. It’s also pretty cool to see something come together from scratch. With work getting less busy heading into the New Year, I’m hoping I get more time to be crafty and creative.

I featured this sweater in a lookbook video on holiday party outfits, which I’ll be sharing in my next post. The video is live on my YouTube channel so you can watch it now too.

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