Grab an old sweater and break out your craft and sewing supplies! It’s time to make a memorable holiday wearable. These DIY ugly sweater ideas will help you stand out at your holiday gathering.

giant snowglobe ugly sweater

Giant Snow Globe Ugly Sweater DIY

I’m not exaggerating when I call this a winning design: I actually won a radio station sponsored ugly sweater contest with this monstrosity! What’s not to love about a giant snow globe that lights up? The fact that it’s on a sweater makes it even better. Poly-Fil Micro Beads make this portable snow globe as light as air, so you can wear it comfortably all day or night.

ugly sweater DIY

Snow Globe Ugly Sweater

This ugly sweater is another version of the snow globe, and it’s much smaller. This is great for young kids or if you need to sit at a desk while wearing your DIY ugly sweater. To create the illusion of snow in a snow globe, grab a bag of Poly-Fil Mini Sized Micro Beads. These itty bitty foam beads are popular as a slime additive and perfect for smaller snow globe projects like this one!

crazy ugly sweater DIY

Tipping the Ladder

This gravity defying sweater will get you noticed. Combine a hodge podge of Christmas craft items with toys to create this over the top ugly sweater. The tutorial doesn’t give specifics about how to create the structure for the sweater, and he dares to suggest chicken wire (gasp!) to create the shape. Please don’t do that! A much better choice for creating the shape of the tree is Support Soft Foam Stabilizer. This interfacing helps you create soft, wearable shapes that can be washed! Use Soft Foam Stabilizer to create an ugly sweater that is comfortable to wear and will keep it’s shape all night!

gingerbread house sweater

Gingerbread House Sweater

This is the sweetest ugly sweater idea, wouldn’t you agree? The artist doesn’t share how she made this fabulous top, but we can use the photo for inspiration and craft our own version. I suggest using Structure Fusible Interfacing with felt fabric. To quickly create the snowy base of the house, go with Fluffy Snow. For more house building costume ideas, check out my trapped Alice in Wonderland tutorial made with foam and Oly-Fun Fabric.

snowman ugly sweater DIY

Snow Cute Ugly Sweater

Break out the glue gun and Snow for this fluffy sweater that is *snow* much fun! First cover the shirt with lots of Fluffy Snow, then add embellishments like buttons and a scarf! This cotton candy costume tutorial will give you lots of great tips for how to create wearables with Poly-Fil fiber fills.


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