Make An Adorably Ugly Do It Yourself Christmas Sweatshirt

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With unsightly sweater parties working as a rite of passage for getting in the holiday, it may be time to retire your worn-out pullover and create a new and completely distinct design. While there are various methods to attain peak sweatshirt ugliness, consider clearing your Christmas decors bin of older stuff that requires retiring, and put it to use embellishing a plain sweatshirt. Attempt old ornaments, upcycled present wrap, and stale candy walking canes as utilized here. Or, you can get imaginative with stencils, shine, and paint. No matter the craft supplies, staying with red, green, and gold will provide your DIYed sweatshirt those cherished vintage Christmas vibes.

This task is especially fast and simple, so tackle it in a single afternoon this winter season to be 100 percent prepared for the holiday. Simply make sure to keep this piece out of the washing device and stay with identify cleansing as required– the ribbon and candy components do not stand an opportunity in a wash cycle.

So this Christmas, skip the store and bypass the web to rather develop your own definitely initial awful sweatshirt to flaunt all season long.

Gather Products

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These are the items you’ll require for producing the cutest ugly sweatshirt possible.


  • Plain Sweater or sweatshirt
  • Garland
  • Accessories
  • Gift wrap bows
  • Miniature sweet walking sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Material paint
  • Glitter


Trim the Sweatshirt With a Garland

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Snip the metal garland into practical lengths, then determine the collar, cuffs, and hem of the sweatshirt and cut the garland precisely to fit. Connect the garland with hot glue, ensuring to add an extra dab or two to secure the ends completely. Fluff the garland to maximum fullness and clear any roaming tinsel from the sweatshirt.

Pro suggestion: Leave a small space where the garland would meet to permit the neck, cuffs, and hem of the sweatshirt to stretch over the user’s head, hands, and hips.

Set Up the Present Wrap, Bows, and Ornaments

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Location the bows and accessories throughout the front of the sweatshirt, spreading things strategically for that completely haphazard impact. As soon as you have a look you love, hot glue each piece to the sweatshirt thoroughly. As soon as things are dry, decorate the sleeves and the back of the sweatshirt in a comparable method.

Attach the Sweet Canes

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Unwrap the candy walking canes and scatter them throughout your sweatshirt. Adhere with the hot glue, completing the space between the accessories and bows. For a sweatshirt that’ll last for several holiday seasons, treat your candy canes with a clear coat of shellac or clear nail polish prior to gluing them down. Don’t forget to add sweet walking canes to the sleeves and sweatshirt back as well.

Make Ribbon Bows

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Snip a few lengths of patterned ribbon and glue together to form easy bows. Fluff the loops with your fingertips by squeezing them towards the center for maximum fullness. Make a lot of bows in a few various colors of ribbon and set aside for later usage.

Glue on the Bows

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Lay the bows onto the sweatshirt, again filling any gaps between the decor. Connect with a bit of hot glue, pushing the ribbon down to guarantee an enduring hold. Don’t stint the sleeve area either– make sure to add plenty of acquiesce ensure the sweatshirt ends up being completely hectic.

Paint Snowflakes

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Using a fine-tipped fabric paintbrush, freehand a couple of basic snowflakes. Sprinkle glitter over top to add a little shimmer, then allow to dry thoroughly prior to flipping to repeat on the back of the sweatshirt. Not extremely positive in your freehanding capabilities? Select a stencil and white paint, or even source a snowflake rubber stamp to use the best shape whenever.

Pop It On

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Set your completely DIYed awful sweatshirt with an understated bottom (absolutely nothing need to contend for focus when you’re wearing this development), and possibly a joyful headband or Santa hat. Then you’re prepared to head to the nearest vacation celebration to celebrate in style.

Or, shake things up this December and host your own unsightly sweater development celebration. Provide lots of innovative craft media and a working glue weapon, then encourage your guests to create and develop their own couture awful vacation sweaters to wear all season long. Hot chocolate and vacation cookies make for an extra special night of crafting.

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