Ugly Sweater Ideas for Your Holiday Parties
Don we now our worst apparel fa la la la la la la la la. It is time to pull out your worst winter wardrobe and get ready to rock a holiday season favorite: The Ugly Sweater Party! Today we present 20 ugly sweater ideas are not only fun but brilliant. PLUS as an extra bonus, we created the cutest FREE printables for you to host your very own Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! The free download comes with ugly sweater ideas for your party, ugly sweater party invitations, treat tags, voting slips, and the most adorable ugly Christmas sweater contest winner badges! Just get your craziest friends together, raid your grandma’s closet, and celebrate the holidays.
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20 DIY Ugly Sweater Ideas
One of the best things about an ugly sweat party is seeing all of the hilarious tops that people have found. Unfortunately with the increase in popularity, it can be tough to find a classic, vintage ugly Christmas sweater. Don’t let that news get you down! Just bust out your glue gun and DIY your very own based on these fantastic ugly sweater ideas!
If you can crochet – this is the CUTEST of all the ugly sweaters. Studio DIY knows what’s up!
Choose any of your sweaters and slap a stocking on it! You can make this as permanent or temporary as you need with glue, safety pins, or a sewing machine!
Ok this one takes you to an Etsy link (so if you don’t have time, buy it from someone who does!) but you can recreate something similar. The boa is so much fun!
The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic. This cute revamp of a red sweater pays homage to the ballet of the season. This is one of a few ugly sweater ideas that would be great for him or her.
This one made me LOL! Find any stuffed animal (the deer is a fun choice!) and mount it on a sweater. Everyone is going to want an ugly Christmas sweater pic with you!
25 Mini pockets?! I’m going to need 25 mini treats to fit in this adorable advent calendar ugly sweater!
You may not love the song, but it’s hard to not LOVE DIY ugly sweater ideas! The link on this one takes you to an Etsy store, but you could use items around the house to recreate the same look.
Watch the linked video to see how to make a funny elf sweater. The elf’s face is a mirror so your friends can become. I haven’t seen these ugly sweater ideas before – I love how original it is.
Is it just me, or would you also wear this somehow-adorable-ugly-sweater-idea?!
10 . DIY Elf Shirt
Originally a tutorial for a child’s shirt, this would also be amazing on an adult! Make yourself a little elf!
A child made this ugly sweater. Utilize a kid in your life and have them help you make this hilarious ugly sweater idea.
Would it be weird to wear an “ugly sweater” every day during the holiday season? I love these cute pom poms on a comfy cardigan.
13 . Giant Rudolf Sweater
Show how BIG your Christmas spirit really is with this giant Rudolf sweater.
Fluffy and fun! Those are the first two words that come to mind with this inventive Christmas sweater.
Switch up the sweater look with a sweater dress! This could also be done with a regular length sweater. I love the detail of stockings on the arms!
This ugly sweater idea DIY really did with an ugly Christmas sweater contest! Remake it and see if you win as well!
Does your man have a few ridiculous Christmas ties hanging around? Repurpose them for an ugly Christmas sweater contest!
I think this is the perfect, quick, DIY ugly sweater idea. If you are in a rush, pull out that bag of bows (we know you’ve been saving them up!) and start sticking them on a sweater!
I had never seen this one before! Find a clear bowl at the dollar store and make your own snow globe. Cute!
20 . Christmas Tree Skirt
Instead of an ugly sweater, dress it up this holiday season by turning a Christmas tree skirt into an actual skirt!
Plan Your Own Christmas Sweater Party
Leave it to the Divas to create our OWN Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and go ALL OUT! We had such a blast and we’re SO excited to share with you how you can host your very own Ugly Sweater Party! We promise you won’t need to look any further for the perfect Ugly Christmas Sweater party because we’ve got you covered!
Not only do we have tons of ideas to get your party rockin’, but our fabulous Diva Designer Elizabeth has created all the printables that you could ever need to make your Ugly Sweater Party a success! She did a fabulous job of making our vision into reality. If you ever need anything designed – she is the girl to go to! Just check out everything she made in our Ugly Sweater Party Kit!
First up in your Ugly Sweater Party kit, a FABULOUS party guide that will help you party go ‘seamlessly!’ Packed with ugly Christmas sweater party ideas, planning tips tricks, this guide will be your very best friend. In addition to the guide, there are 6 printable treat tags, each with a unique saying and super fun design! Yep, it’s everything you need to make your Ugly Christmas Sweater party a total success.
Your Ugly Sweater Party invitations are designed to be two-sided so you can fold it and have a super fun front/back. The front of the ugly Christmas sweater party invite contains a fun saying and a cute sweater, while the back has the all the party information your guests will need including a special reminder to “Wear Your Winter Worst!”
One of our must-have, extra-necessary, totally great Ugly Sweater Party ideas is the contest. Gather your friends and get ready to decide who has taken their ugly sweater ideas to the next level. To make the voting magic extra-special, we’ve included a printable voting sign as well as custom-made voting slips and winning medallions for the UGLY, UGLIER and UGLIEST sweaters of the night.
May the winners wear them as proud as they do their grandma’s sweater! As if these badges aren’t good enough, you might consider gifting the winners a special sweater-themed favor or gift. It’s up to you!
I TOLD you we had everything you would need to throw the perfect Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! The good, the bad and the UGLY- plus a ton of ugly sweater ideas. (We get that not everyone has time for DIY, so head to this list of hilarious Ugly Christmas Sweaters for some of our favorites that you can grab!)
Enjoy your ugly Christmas sweater party! Don’t forget to take those fabulous ugly Christmas sweater pics – tag us on Instagram!
Hoping your holiday season is bright, wacky, and totally tacky.