We have a confession to make – we’re unaware of the origins of ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater Party’ trend but what we know for sure is its quirkiness. Not to mention, such parties don’t come with the stress to find the picture-perfect party wear; instead, everyone loves to be the epitome of ugliness.
Though you can find tens and thousands of funny to heinous Christmas sweaters in the local thrift stores and online sites, nothing beats one-of-a-kind DIY ugly Christmas sweaters. If you are in the mood of letting the creative juices flow, here are 30 hilarious ugly Christmas sweater ideas to go full-out this festive season.
So, without further ado, let’s say good bye to the store-bought Christmas sweaters and give life to some awesome eyesores.
Human Fireplace Ugly Christmas Sweater
More heat is on the way! Take a cute note (or ‘hot’ note?) from this human fireplace ugly sweater to display your true Christmas spirit. Use felt to create the fire illusion and finish the look with one strand of garland and 6 mini stockings.
Festive Rudolf Inspired Ugly Sweater
It’s Christmas – the perfect time to express your undying love for Rudolf! You’ve baked reindeer cookies and decored the tree with reindeer ornaments. Now’s the time to knit festive reindeer on your sweatshirt for that hilarious Ugly sweater party!
Light up that Christmas tree
May the ugly Christmas tree sweater live long! Transforming a less blah blah sweater to more blah blah is super easy with tiny lights, garland, shiny ornaments, and Christmas star.
Stuck in the Chimney Ugly Sweatshirt
A hilarious ensemble for the Ugly Sweatshirt party this year! Lights, Santa legs, hats, an old sweater and some creativity – all you need to make this frightening version of the sweatshirt.
Be Merry and Bright Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt
Not all Christmas sweaters are ugly – Be merry and bright is almost as cheery as the gold, silver, and white glitter iron-on stickers. Adorable ‘ugly’ sweater, isn’t it?
A one-of-a-kind Ugly Christmas Sweater
Instead of overcrowding your Christmas tree with those sparkling jingle bells and shiny Christmas ornaments, put them on your old sweatshirt instead. He who wears it is sure to stand out.
Win-win ugly Christmas sweater with Moose
There is always a way to put those bells, garland, and stars to good use. Not only does that Moose add Christmassy cheer, but will make you the title winner of ‘Ugly Sweater Contest’. Now that’s a win-win, huh?
Grinch Ugly Christmas Sweater
Hey The Grinch fans, you might just want to consider this funky Ugly Christmas sweater idea. Its green, Grinch-y, and ugly (?) enough to work for the Ugly Sweater Party at work!
Christmas tree-snowman ugly Christmas sweater
Adding an adorable snowman to your Christmas sweater is a great idea to seek more attention. After all, what fun without snowman in the Christmas Party?
Playful Ugly Christmas Sweater
Whoa… that’s an ugly treat! It’s time to have fun and take some memorable selfies with your beau or partner in crime. And, the great news? It’s super easy to make one at home.
DIY Christmas Tree Sweater
Just find a few stencils and some colorful pom to give a makeover to your old solid sweater. If you have time and creativity, go an extra mile to add stars and battery-powered lights!
Glittery delight Christmas tree sweater
Never underestimate the power of garlands, jingle bells, and bow ribbons. Create a striking design disaster by gluing the holiday embellishments to a sweater and you’re done!
Ties are your ally – ugly sweatshirt
Don’t shell out the dollars for a sweater you may only use once in a year. This cute, ugly sweater can be put together in no time — just five old ties, some embellishments and you’re done. The icing on the top – they’re in tree shape!
A cute frosty Christmas Sweatshirt
Tell them your love for the classic Christmas movie with this frosty Christmas sweatshirt. Embellish it however you want, but use cotton balls or pads to create the cute snowman.
Reindeer Maternity Christmas Sweater
When in doubt, sew antlers, red nose and eyes onto your ugly Christmas sweater to become Rudolf. How cute is that little nose on the baby bump?
3-D DIY Christmas Lights Sweater
This chic sweater with colored bulbs is sure to outshine others in the Ugly sweater party. Wanna be the light of the party? Make one or for the entire family!
Wine Holder Ugly Sweater
A wine holder Christmas ensemble embellished with poinsettia ribbon to take your creativity to a whole other level. Don’t forget to stuff it with your favorite wine bottle and some Christmas treats.
Cute Olaf Sweater
Forget the usual snowman – we love Olaf, the hilarious and witty love guru. Needless to say, you’ll probably be the star of the Ugly Christmas Party at Church.
Feel the Christmas Ugly Sweater
We love this festive ugly sweater idea. You take an old sweater and create this chic feel the Christmas sweater. Glue in candy cane, reindeer, Santa, bow ribbons, poinsettia, jingle bells and possibly everything you can grab from the décor kit to make more uglyyy.
Christmas tree, Santa, Reindeer Ugly Sweater
Step up your ugly Christmas sweater game with this funky Christmas tree sweater with Santa, reindeer, candy canes and snowflakes. Battery powered festive lights will give a facelift to this ugly sweater.
Kids Ugly Christmas Sweater
Yep, you can actually create a beautifully ugly Christmas sweater with garland, golden and red jingle bells, and candy canes. In one word – a seriously fab ugly Christmas sweater!
Feel the Joy Ugly Christmas Sweater
Nothing says feel the Christmas joy like this ugly Christmas sweater. Feel like making one this Christmas season? Grab some garland, red gloves, pom-poms, and any other glittery Christmas décor that you can find and put them together.
Funky Ugly Christmas Sweater
Put that glue gun to work on an old grandma sweater. Before you know it, you’ll have an ugliest Christmas sweater full of Christmas colors and ornaments. And the candy canes – too sweet to ignore!
Ugly Christmas Sweater Abominable Snowman Eating
This abominable snowman sweater is one of our absolute favorites!! It is so easy to make and extremely playful. To finish the ugly look, use lights to illuminate the snowflakes. Viola!
Boozy Boozy Snowman Ugly Sweater
You can be the boozy star of the beer party with this tacky sweater design showcasing snowman holding a beer. You simply need a snowman, favorite beer can, tiny lights, and cozy socks to make it happen.
Tacky Gingerbread Man sweater
Ah, gingerbread cookies are yum, but gingerbread men on colorfully crocheted sweaters are just hilarious. Quick, delicious, and disastrous addition to ugly sweater party wardrobe!
Ugly Christmas sweater for couples and besties
Couple fancy ensembles are always a huge hit at ugly sweater parties. If you want to make everyone ask where you bought this pair, put that hot glue gun to do magic with felt, tinsel, and cotton balls.
The Advent Calendar Sweater
Okay, we agree that this isn’t as tacky as the others on the list. How fun is counting down the days with a calendar made of your once-favorite old sweater? The treats in each pocket – a lot more fun, huh?
Jingle my bells and feel the joy
Alright, this ugly sweater may be towards the naughty side, but trust us even that weirdo in your gang with zero sense of humor will have a belly laugh. Here are the things you need – a plain sweater, a pair of winter gloves, some tinsel, ornaments, felt, and some hot glue.
Charlie Brown Christmas Theme Ugly Christmas Sweater
What does Charlie Brown has to do with ugly Christmas sweater party? Who knows? Who cares?! Ditch the rules when you want a tacky Christmas sweater! A masterpiece to flaunt!