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DIY: How to Make Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Most people laugh about the idea of some of the available Christmas sweaters that are ugly. How would you like the idea of turning that idea into something comical? You can create the ugliest Christmas shirts ever by using a little creativity, a dash of humor, and having friends who enjoy a good laugh. It is likely you will be attending at least one of those Ugly Christmas Sweaters Parties this year anyhow!

Ideas for Your Ugly Sweater

You can use patches to create images on a sweatshirt or sweater. Lip prints ironed on or stitched onto a shirt, an extra patch on the front saying, “Official Mistletoe Tester” or create a snowman from white felt material and stitch it to your shirt. You can use other felt, in a variety of colors to give your snowman a cone nose that is 3D and eyes as well as other features commonly associated with snowmen. Perhaps even add a real stuffed animal to your ugly shirt for the cat lover in your family or even real garland and puffy balls to make someone really laugh out loud at your ugly Christmas shirt. Your options are unending and you get to decide whether your shirt is “Naughty or Nice”.

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How to Make an Ugly Christmas Sweater

The first thing you will need to do is find a sweater, either one that you no longer wear or perhaps a new one to express your creativity on. The rest, will vary depending on what you want to put on your sweater. Ribbons, bows, felt characters, garlands, and other things are all great ideas. You can use puffy fabric balls and gold trim. The only limitation is your determination to create ugly sweaters for Christmas.

Next, you will have to figure out how to best apply your decorations to the sweater. A sweater may need needle and thread or yarn primarily to avoid damaging the weave of a sweater. If you choose to use a sweatshirt or a tee-shirt, you will be able to secure it using fabric glue and stitching. If you can find an iron on that you want to use on your ugly shirt, you will also not cause damage to the sweatshirts and tee-shirt.

If you are using the fabric glue, you will need to ensure that it is dry before you wear it, but overall, creating a uniquely ugly Christmas shirt for yourself or your family should not be hard to do.

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Seeking Help for More Ideas

If you want to create an ugly shirt, but you are clueless as to what you want to put on it, websites such as Pinterest have great ideas regarding how to make this type of shirt. All you have to do is search for ideas on Christmas ugly sweaters and you will find some ugly and comical shirts. Most will have detailed instructions on how to make that particular shirt while others will simply spark your creative ideas. Simply keep in mind that this is the “season of joy” and what better way to express your joy, or bah humbug attitude than to create ugly Christmas sweaters and have fun? And if this sounds like way too much work for you, then head over and check out our selection of already-made cheap, ugly Christmas sweaters that won’t break the bank or take too much of your precious time. After all, this is the busiest season of the year!