Today we are going to explore 7 ideas for a DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater for Kids!

Whether you are a fan or not, it seems the Ugly Christmas Sweater trend is here to stay! I like my children to be able to participate in school dress up days so when I found out my kids needed Ugly Christmas Sweaters, I looked around for options.

I contacted some of my fellow bloggers for some DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater ideas. Wow, they sure did have some great ones!

Let’s dive in! Here’s 7 ideas for a DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater for Kids!

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater for Kids, Rev up your Creativity with these Ideas

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1) DIY Ugly Christmas Tree Sweater

DIY ugly Christmas tree sweater

This first idea comes from Heather Handmade. She created this amazing Christmas tree sweatshirt for her son for his school’s Tacky Sweater Day!

Heather used fabric to create the tree, and then used trim to decorate it! She sewed this onto the sweatshirt making it durable (and reusable for multiple wearings!)

2) Quick $1 DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Quick DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters for only $1 each

You might be wondering, how do you make an ugly Christmas sweater without sewing?

This Quick $1 DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater idea is from Diana Rambles. No sewing is needed for this project. She transformed old sweaters into fun holiday sweaters using a craft kit from a dollar store. How cool is that!

3) Ugly Christmas Sweater Masks

3 decorated "Ugly Christmas Sweater" style face masks

These Ugly Christmas Sweater masks are from Celebration Generation. She created these masks with fabric paint, glitter paint, sequins, crystals, beads, and jingle bells. These fun masks are sure to bring a smile where ever you go!

Also, this is your reminder that fabric paint is an easy way to decorate a Tacky Sweater. Apply these amazing techniques to create the perfect Ugly Sweatshirt for your child. If it turns out more tacky than cute, well, that’s the idea, right?!

4) DIY Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater

DIY Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater

This DIY Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater is by Heather Handmade. She created this Reindeer sweater for her son using her Cricut, a sweatshirt, iron on vinyl and a felt ball.

Having a Cricut is a game changer! This sweatshirt is more cute than tacky. What an adorable idea that will definitely get worn again and again!

5) Last Minute DIY Ugly Christmas Shirt

No-sew Ugly Christmas Tree Shirt for kids

This next idea comes from my blog Simply Full of Delight. This Ugly Christmas “sweater” is a quick and easy 10 minute No-sew option!

It was created by hot gluing green and brown yarn into a Christmas tree shape. Then colorful buttons were added along with a gift bow “star” to create a whimsical Ugly Christmas Tree shirt! Super fast and super simple!

6) DIY Felt Christmas Tree Ugly Sweater

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater For Kids

This Adorable DIY Felt Christmas Tree Ugly Sweater is by The Girl in the Red Shoes. She used felt, pom poms, and fabric glue to create this fun Christmas sweatshirt. This “Ugly” Christmas Sweater is so cute, it will probably get worn multiple times during the holiday season!

7) Super Easy DIY Christmas Jumper

Super Easy DIY Christmas Jumper

For this last idea, we are going all the way to the UK where they celebrate Christmas Jumper Day. (Don’t feel bad, I had to look it up too!) It’s a British fundraiser day that happens annually in December. People are encouraged wear a sweater (called a Christmas Jumper) and raise funds for Save the Children.

For this super easy Christmas Sweater idea, Maggy from Red Ted Art took a pajama top and turned it inside out. She used safety pins, felt, a pom pom, and gold tape to make an adorable reindeer shirt.

I love the ingenuity of this project. It’s so clever and perhaps best of all, this shirt can be returned to it’s previous state!

That’s it! 7 Ideas for a DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater for Kids.

I hope these ideas have inspired you and helped the creativity start to flow! Remember that Ugly Christmas Sweaters are meant to be tacky, so you really can’t fail. Also, remember that they don’t actually have to be sweaters!

You’ve got this! Now go be creative!

If you have a fun DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Idea, feel free to drop it in the comments section below!

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater for Kids, Get your Creativity flowing with these fantastic ideas!

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