Ugly Christmas sweater parties are super fun, especially when everybody comes in theme, so when my friends decided to host one, I knew I had to find the perfect sweater.
Well, after running around to find an ugly Christmas sweater without any luck, and refusing to pay $25 for expedited shipping, I decided DIY would be the route. And it turned out my girlfriends also were in need of sweaters for the party, so I picked up 3 matching red sweaters, a fun garland, and lights for the festive sweaters.
Check out how I made all three of these sweaters in about 30 minutes!
- Plain sweater (Target)
- Garland (Home Depot)
[I also purchased strings of battery-powered Christmas lights to incorporate in the tree, but the lights didn’t work. Grrr! That would have been next level!]
Making the Tree
- Lay the garland, starting with the point in the middle, and then zig-zag across and down the sweater, increasing the width a bit with each turn. This creates a tree effect. The garland I chose had fake light bulbs attached, which was perfect! You could also add in small ornaments or presents under the tree.
- Take your needle and thread and stitch a few loops around the top point of the garland, attaching it to the sweater. Repeat this on each line of the tree, until you reach the bottom.
- Lastly, stitch a decorative bow to the top of the tree for the star.
The sweaters are pretty easy to make if you’re handy with a needle and thread, and if you’re not – this could also be done with a glue gun. Either way, this quick project is sure to be a hit at your holiday party!
I am so happy with how these turned out, they’re actually less ugly than intended. And I might wear it Christmas eve.. and Christmas morning.
I baked about 100 ugly Christmas cookies for the party to go along with our sweaters. ‘Tis the season!
Check out the rest of my DIY posts for more fun!