It’s tacky Christmas sweater party time! And I’ve got a great ugly sweater set for ya today. It’s a DIY Texas themed tacky sweater set, complete with cacti, a giant Texas flag, and of course, Christmas lights! All you need is a pair of thrift store sweaters and Tulip fabric paint to recreate these masterpieces. This lovely sweater set is extra special because Jamie is pregnant, and if you look closely, the giant ornament on her sweater has 3 cacti on it to represent her, her husband, and the baby in the belly. Aww…
Kim at Leafy Tree Tops created this adorable DIY snowman tutu for her daughter to wear for their Christmas card photos and it looks so easy to recreate. She of course made the white tutu using tulle and elastic ribbon then created the rest of the snowman outfit using a white leotard, circles cut from black felt, white tights, boots, a scarf and she also created the hat from felt as well. Such an adorable snowman!
Go check out the full tutorial with additional photos here
Crazy in Crafts came up with a different variation of the “Ugly” Christmas sweater idea and turned it into a dress. She created this DIY ugly Christmas dress using a thrifted dress, Christmas bows plus red, green and silver ribbon/tinsel. She hot glued the items on her dress and then added fun jewelry and a headband to finish off the look. Perfect for any holiday party and sure to win you a prize!
Additional photos and a full tutorial can be found on Crazy in Crafts
This is by far the best DIY ugly Christmas tree sweater I’ve ever seen. Heathiepants posted this picture on instagram almost a year ago, and it’s shown up all over pinterest! I love that she utilized her whole body and when she raises her arms the tree is formed… perfect! She added a mini hula hoop to the bottom of her Wal Mart sweat shirt to make it flair out just right! Another great thing, this is a no sew sweater, she used safety pins to pin the garland, bells, and tinsel onto her sweater!
I love a cute pup in an even cuter sweater and this one is absolutely perfect! I have to disagree about the ugliness factor because it’s so cute! Sew DoggyStyle came up with this adorable DIY ugly Christmas sweater vest for her pup using a piece of red sweater material, dark brown felt, green glitter fabric or transfer sheet, mini poms, star patch, bone patches and a little bit of string. She then attached it to a handmade turtle-neck to complete the “ugliness”.
Elf on the shelf is such a fun idea for everyone with kids out there to celebrate the holiday season. Elizabeth Snyder came up with an easy diy Elf on the shelf costume that would be adorable for anyone young or old to dress up as inspired by the cute little toy. She used red sweats, red socks, white socks on her hands, a santa hat with the white ball removed and a collar made from felt or quilt lining. So easy and so cute!
Check out her original pin with details here
Gold Feathers and her sister in law made all of the cousins these adorable handmade nativity costumes for Christmas. They used left over fabric from her stash, and the claim there barley any sewing involved! My favorite kind of handmade costumes!
Here is a a wise man, Joseph, and an angel:
Here is Mary and 2 shepherds:
See all of the nativity scene costume deets and lots more pictures at Gold Feathers.