I’m a big fan of the ugly Christmas sweater party! Here are 23 DIY ugly Chrsitmas sweaters from years past! I’ve even been known to bring bottles of wine adorned with ugly sweaters to parties. I thought it would be fun to dedicate an entire tree to ugly sweater madness with ugly Christmas sweater DIY ornaments, complete with hangers made out of paper clips. Tis’ the season for tons of ugly Christmas sweater party ideas!
Here’s what you need to make ugly Christmas sweater ornaments
- 1 paper clip per sweater ornament
- Card stock
- Skinny Sharpie Markers
- Needle nose pliers
- Hot glue gun
- Washi tape
How to make ugly Christmas sweater ornaments:
I made my hangers first. Y’all, these are so easy, as long as you have something to cut the paper clips! For the most part, I used my hands to manipulate the paper clips, but you can also use the pliers to assist. Here’s the low down on folding the paper clip into hanger.
You will absolutely need needle nose pliers for step 3 of the paper clip hanger tutorial. Then in step 4, I used the needle nose pliers to bend the clip around itself to form the hanger. You can also opt to buy mini hangers if you’d like!
Now, that you’ve got some hangers made, it’s time for the fun stuff! Use a pencil to doodle a simple sweater outline on a piece of white paper. Erase until you’ve got it right, and do make sure and test it on your hanger so that you are sure it will fit right! Once you’ve got a template made, trace and cut a few on white card stock. Now for the fun part… decorate your ugly Christmas sweaters!
Here’s the low down on what I used to make each ugly sweater ornament:
11 more ugly Christmas sweater party decor ideas
1. Ugly Sweater Fudge Favors
from The Cards We Drew
2. Ugly Sweater Coozies
from Create Craft Love
3. Meowy Christmas Ugly Sweater Idea
from Crafting in the Rain
4. Ho Ho Ho Ugly Sweater
5. DIY Ugly Sweater Wreath
from 100 Directions
6. Ugly Sweater Gift Tag
From Oh My Creative
7. DIY Ugly Green Christmas Sweater
from This Scattered Life
8. Personalized Ugly Christmas Sweaters
from Beth Watson Design Studio
9. Ugly Sweater Necklace
from Just Between Friends
10. Ugly Sweater Invitations
from Occasionally Crafty
11. Ugly Sweater Contest and Awards
from Polka Dot Poplars
Comments & Reviews
These are so fun!
Angie Holden says
Those little hangers though!!
This is so pretty, ! You’re so talented. I love all the little figures and colors. Adorable Hugs
Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Shared
These are all soo cute! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
Cute ornaments! Stopping by from the Create and Crave party.
The hanger!!! I love it. Great idea. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. – Emily
Alicia Owen says
ha ha ha! I love this idea!
Those ugly Christmas sweater ornaments are darling!
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says
I love ugly sweater parties and these are such cute ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday and I hope you’ll join us for an all new party tonight!
Sadie Seasongoods says
Oh my gosh, I love these! Mr. Seasongoods and I actually won an ugly sweater/outfit contest once. These would be so much fun at a craft party, too. Thanks for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday!!
T'onna @ USS Crafty says
I love these ugly sweaters! I love how you used an paper clip to create mini hangers! So cute and clever!!!
Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party
Love the little ugly Christmas Sweater ornaments! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
These are adorable and so creative!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
So fun Jamie!! I think the Santa feet is my favorite one 🙂
Love the sweater ornaments! 😀