COUPLES: DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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…

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters

See the complete DIY ugly Christmas sweater tutorial at C.R.A.F.T. And if you liked this post be sure to check out the DIY Christmas tree sweater and the DIY ugly Christmas sweater for your pups!

KIDS: DIY Snowman tutu

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!

diy snowman tutu

Go check out the full tutorial with additional photos here 

ADULT: DIY Ugly Christmas Dress

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!

diy ugly christmas dress

Additional photos and a full tutorial can be found on Crazy in Crafts

ADULTS: DIY Ugly Christmas Tree Sweater

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!


DIY Ugly Christmas Tree Sweater


Read more about how she made her ugly really clever Christmas tree sweater here. If you like this ugly sweater, check out the DIY ugly Christmas sweater for dogs too!

PETS: DIY Ugly Christmas 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”.

diy ugly christmas sweater

You can view this tutorial here and many more fun DIY projects for your pets on her blog here

ADULT: DIY Elf on the shelf costume

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!

diy elf on the shelf costume

Check out her original pin with details here

GROUPS: Handmade Nativity Costumes

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:

Handmade nativity scene costumes

Here is Mary and 2 shepherds:

Handmade nativity scene costumes

See all of the nativity scene costume deets and lots more pictures at Gold Feathers.