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DIY an AMAZING Ugly Christmas Sweater and Celebrate in Style

'Tis the season for the ugly Christmas sweater. But if you don't have one, don't worry; you can make a one-of-a-kind creation and be the envy of the party. Get crafting, and let the festivities begin!

ugly christmas sweater

Ugly sweaters have become a holiday tradition alongside baking cookies, singing Yuletide carols, and watching old holiday movies. This season, you may find yourself needing a bedazzled ugly Christmas sweater for a party, family gathering, or even a fun run. While there are now plenty of places to purchase tacky sweaters, creating your own one-of-a-kind sweater can be fun and easy.

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Here are two sweater tutorials to try this season. To start, grab a festive-colored sweater and get busy crafting using pom-poms, bells, sequins, or felt. You can attach decorations to your sweater using a hot-glue gun, tape, safety pins, or stitching. Look at your local dollar or craft store for inexpensive supplies to decorate your sweater.

Christmas Tree Sweater

steps 1-2

1. Cut strips of green tape to create a triangle for the tree. Continue attaching and layering tape inside the outline to create a solid triangle.

2. Use hot glue to attach pom-poms and assorted trims to the green tape tree on the front of the sweater. Add as much decoration as you like.

step 3

3. Cut two pieces of gold trim, and use hot glue to attach one at the end of each sleeve.

Holly and Jingle Bells Sweater

step 1

This sweater is even easier than the first one. Just gather felt trim and bells from the craft or dollar store, and use hot glue to attach the felt trim and the bells to the sweater. That's it!

As you can see, an ugly Christmas sweater can be easy to create, and you don't have to be a crafting expert. Here are three more step-by-step-guides for making stylish yet ugly sweaters.

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1. I Love to Create 2. Studio DIY 3. Mr. Kate

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a college student living in British Columbia, Canada. Her blog, xoxoBella, highlights her love for food, fashion, friends, fitness and having fun.

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