If you’re attending an ugly Chrsitmas sweater party this year, this list of DIY ugly Christmas sweaters has your back! (Literally, wink wink.) This list covers DIY couples ugly christmas sweaters all the way to tacky tacky Christmas sweaters for dogs. It’s also fair to note that some of these take the ugly sweater ideas take it to the next level and are more like full body Christmas costume craziness!
DIY ugly Christmas sweater dresses
Why wear a simple sweater when you can wear an ugly Christmas sweater dress? And by dress, I’m really mean full body Christmas shenanigans.
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This ugly Christmas sweater dress is ridiculously awesome.
2. Chrsitmas Tree Dresses
Green dresses plus ornaments plus red ribbon waist equals simple, cute Christmas tree dresses. Add red and white striped candy cane tights for extra flair or see #3 for the ultimate Christmas tree dress idea!
This is the ultimate interactive, full body Christmas tree dress with a star topper and all. Just add a mini hula hoop to the bottom of an over sized sweatshirt and be sure to attach your garland so that when you raise your arms it perfectly twirls around the tree! Oh and lightbulb earrings are a must. (Awesome deal on light up light bulb earrings here!)
Come dressed to the party in the presence! Or uh… present!
5. Christmas tree skirts
Cassie is the genius that turned a Christmas tree skirt into a skirt for a human! How fun is that? She has a complete tutorial on her blog Cassie Stephens.
Couples ugly christmas sweaters
The only thing better than homemade ugly christmas sweaters are homemade couples ugly Christmas sweaters, ha! Here is a list of 8 genius tacky sweaters you can wear in pairs!
The Koniecznys crafted up the cutest couples ugly Chrsitmas sweaters using the well known song, The twelve Days of Chrsitmas. The partridge in a pear tree is as simple as pears glued to a green sweater. The 5 golden rings is literally the easiest ugly sweater costume around, add 1 golden ring to each of your 5 fingers and voila!
Becky and Sarah win the punniest costume with their famous people wreaths! Emily crafted up “A-wreath-a Franklin” and Sarah is wearing “Wreath Witherspoon”! How much more awesome does it get?
This tacky Christmas sweater couples costume wins most elaborate and useful! One person wears a cape that doubled as a naughty/ nice backdrop. The other person wears the photo booth props clipped to their suspenders. Just in case your wondering, ugly Christmas sweater photo booth props include a bag of coal, Merry Christmas signs, Santa hats, candy canes, and mistletoe.
These leg lamp and Ralphie go above and beyond your average tacky Christmas sweater. These are full on Christmas costumes! But, who doesn’t love the classic movie, A Christmas Story? The leg lamp is a fairly simple costume. The essential includes need is a lampshade and black net panty hose. As for Ralphie, save yourself the sewing and get the costume on Amazon!
10. Christmas “Wrappers”
Cute and clever, I personally love this Christmas costume idea crafted by the Bryans! Gold chains, big sunglasses, and a fur coat ensure you win the Christmas “Wrapping” award!
11. Chimney and fireplace ugly sweaters
This fireplace took it up a notch with an iPad! His chimney spouse did an amazing job too with her cardboard box, red bricked chimney!
Amanda whipped up this set of ugly Christmas sweaters and I love it! A simple red sweat shirt gets a brick pattern makeover with white fabric paint, then deck the halls with stockings and tinsel! The fire sweater could be made using fabric paint or felt!
This ugly sweater idea is perfect for you and your bestie. Cut a large reindeer out of felt and use white gloves as antlers. Just promise me you won’t fight over who gets the head and who gets the butt!
Homemade Tacky Chrsitmas Sweaters
These are the tackiest, ugliest DIY Chrsitmas sweaters and in our opinion most amazing sweaters you will find! Gather your supplies, cue the Christmas tunes, and let’s make the best ugly Christmas sweater the internet has ever seen.
14. 3D Rudolph
I don’t know why everyone doesn’t just attach a giant stuffed Rudolph to make their ugly Chrsitmas sweater. This is amazing! I also love the ribbon striped sleeves and the ornament background with a bell trim. This is amazing!
15. Full body reindeer
The key elements to the full body reindeer sweater is pant hose and a giant red nose. This Christmas costume is sure to win you a prize!
16. Jingle my bells and feel the joy tacky sweaters
These homemade tacky Christmas sweaters win the most inappropriate but hilarious set! You can find this ugly Christmas sweater set for sale on Etsy at Static Threads!
17. Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Poor Grandma! This Christmas sweater is so clever! The key to this DIY ugly sweater costume is reindeer paws and a Grandma accessories!
Maternity Ugly Christmas Sweaters
18. Pregnant snowman
The baby snowman’s twig arms and carrot nose are busting out of mommy’s belly! Ahh!
Jamie used iron on shimmer sheets and fabric paint to whip together this pregnant ugly Christmas sweater in an afternoon! (Here are the iron on shimmer sheets on Amazon!)
20. Pregnant Rudolph sweater
Rudolph’s nose accurately describes what happens to my belly button while pregnant! If it gives you any hope, mine did turn back into an innie after baby. For more details, check out Running with Scissors.
Baby Ugly Christmas sweaters
21. Baby’s first Ugly Chrsitmas Sweater
Don’t forget baby at the Chrsitmas party! I love how Katy applied iron glitter sheets to solid color hooded sweatshirt for a festive look. For the complete tutorial, hope on over to Sew Woodsy.
20. Simple Rudolph Sweater
Not only this ugly sweater adorable, but could potentially really be made by kids! I love that Maggy used gold tape for the antlers and the giant red pom pom nose. Secure the pom pom and felt eyes with with safety pins and you’ve got your self an easy, adorable ugly sweater that can be easily in decorated and used again. See the complete tutorial at Red Ted Art.
DIY dog Christmas sweater
21. DIY dog Christmas tree sweater
And last but not least, hop on over to The Broke Dog for the complete instructions on this cute homemade ugly Christmas sweater for your pup!
Which ugly sweater is your favorite? I’d love to hear…