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
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
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