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Quick $1 DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Need a last minute ugly Christmas sweater for a holiday party? Create this DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater in minutes for only $1.
Quick DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters for only $1 each
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It is the holidays which means a lot of parties. 

Ugly Christmas sweaters are all the rage! You can buy them, but why not wear something unique?

I converted sweaters we had into fun holiday sweaters with a craft kit from a dollar store.

You too can create a quick fun look in minutes without spending a lot of money.

What could be more fun than your own DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater? These sweaters are perfect to wear to a White Elephant Gift Exchange Party!

We used old sweaters we had on hand. My husband had a solid red 3/4 zip sweater that he didn’t wear anymore because it was too large.

I picked an old argyle sweater that had become frumpy from being the bands stretched out.

We picked a Christmas tree kit and gingerbread person kit respectively.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

I went to my local dollar store and picked up a felt Christmas craft kit. It was the perfect size to fit on the front of a sweater.

If you are unable to find a kit, you can cut felt to make your own Christmas shapes such as a tree, snowman, or gingerbread man.

That is it. These sweaters went together in minutes.

It took longer for the glue gun to heat up than the actual construction. I love how they turned out!

My daughter thought the gingerbread person on the argyle was funky, but that is what makes it ugly.

It would be easy to really ugly the sweaters up by gluing on bows, bells, or small Christmas decorations.

Update: I took my husband’s sweater and added some pom-poms. I wear it with some adorable Ugly Christmas Sweater leggings I got. I even made Ugly Christmas Sweaters for globe jars to give out as gifts.

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Quick $1 DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Quick $1 DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Create a quick and cheap one-of-a-kind ugly Christmas sweater in just minutes!

Prep Time 4 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Sweater out of your closet
  • Felt holiday kit from a dollar store
  • Optional: embellishments


  • Hot glue gun


  1. Heat up the hot glue gun.
  2. Glue together the felt decoration kit.
  3. Glue the felt decoration to the front of the sweater. I glued ours in various spots along the edge.
  4. Wear the sweater to the next holiday party.


Add embellishments to change it from year to year.

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