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Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are Better When You DIY

Hey Cuties,

I’ve been creating up a storm, legit I’ve made a little bit of everything. I entered the door decorating contest at work. I went for a Peanuts theme and I love the way it turned out. Click HERE to see it.  I’m also gearing up for another National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day with Good Morning Washington on ABC 7 / News Channel 8.

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Last year I did my first segment with them for National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. A full year later I’ve been on six times. Aye! This year, I had to come up with some fresh ideas and  LittleCuteLips wanted me to do the reindeer puke sweater. This one is perfect for a couples look, one person wears the head and shows the reindeer puking Christmas. The other wears the reindeer butt and its pooping out Christmas.

Supplies: Sweatshirt, felt (brown and tan), Christmas sticker embellishments.

reindeer puke sweater

I needed a reindeer silhouette, so I Googled one and stopped when I found one that I liked.  I needed a side profile to complete the look.  I printed it out on card-stock and cut it out.

reindeer puke sweater

Traced the full silhouette on the dark brown felt, and only traced the antlers on the tan sheet of felt.

reindeer puke sweater

After the tracing, it was time to cut them out. After I cut them out I glued the antlers to the buck.

reindeer puke sweater

All of the craft stores have Christmas embellishments and they are marked down at least 40% off. You can use these or the puff balls, puff paint, glitter paint or whatever tacky behavior you can find.

reindeer puke sweater

Although they are sticky I reinforce with craft glue. You could use a hot glue gun but they aren’t as secure. You don’t want your sweater falling apart while you are at the party.

I glued my reindeer on at the top corner and then you create your Christmas puke with your random embellishments. You can put your deer on either side but the puke just needs to be diagonal from it. I used no pattern type, LittleCuteLips just handed them to me and we placed them on.

reindeer puke sweater

I like the way it turned out. The sweater was $5, the felt was $.39 per sheet and the stickers were a couple of bucks + 40% off coupon. A total win for about $10.00

Lifestyle Media Correspondent MimiCuteLips shares a reindeer puke sweater for National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Seen on ABC 7 Good Morning Washington. #NationalUglyChristmasSweaterDay

Are you into Ugly Christmas Sweaters? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Stacie

    I LOVE ugly sweaters! I think making our own this year would be so much fun! Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. Chelsea

    Your DIY’s are always so cute! I can’t wait to watch you again on 12/15!

  3. Michelle Waller

    This is such a cute sweater! We are wanting to make our own ugly sweaters this year and I am going to make one similar to this!

  4. Ashley

    Love how your ugly sweater turned out! I am not that crafty so I had to buy ours!! lol

  5. Bill Sweeney

    I love the name of this post! It’s nothing that I imagined when I read the caption. The sweater may not win ugliest sweater, but it should win most creative!

  6. Tanya Barnett

    Ummmm, this shirt is too cute! I love the festiveness of it and the bright colors.

  7. Crystal Nicole

    This is like the cutest ugly Christmas sweater I’ve ever seen lol! I love this and it’s definitely my plan to have an ugly Christmas sweater party one year soon.

  8. Kathy Myers

    I love this sweater. You need to change it too cute Christmas sweater instead of ugly!! Looks so easy to make.

  9. Kita

    My daughter has an ugly Christmas sweater party next week. I will definitely grab some supplies so she can DIY her own. Thanks for the idea.

  10. Sarah Bailey

    Oh my goodness I am in love with your top what an awesome idea to DIY your own Christmas jumper. I love the idea of having to contrasting sides.

  11. Jennifer Van Huss

    That is a great ugly Christmas Sweater! I love that you can add all your favourite Christmas things in one sweater! I think all you are missing are lights! lol!

  12. Kisa Johnson

    I absolutely love your ugly Christmas sweater. My 4 year old has had a lot of fun checking out all the very festive and decorative Christmas sweaters people have been wearing shopping lately. I think she’d love yours too!

  13. Nancy L

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE your reindeer puke sweater! lol It seriously is sooo cute! You are very talented because I thought, at first, that you bought it!

  14. Mary Edwards

    Darn I wish I saw this last week before I spent $40 on one for my daughters party. This is a fantastic idea!!

  15. Sue Reddel

    What a great idea! I never thought of making an ugly Christmas sweater myself. You could really make a wacky one with the right pieces.

  16. Natasha

    Puking and pooping Christmas! I’m sure that’s what people think about me! LOL! Great job on the sweaters!

  17. Kisha

    I just love your creativity! Your sweater is so Christmas cute w/o being tacky! I think my kids will still oblige me and make sweaters.

  18. Chubskulit Rose

    You are very crafty! I have never had any ugly sweater ever. I would like to try this.

  19. Cyn Gagen

    What an adorable idea! It has just the right amount of Christmas cheekiness to it.

  20. Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog

    Your ugly sweater is adorable. My mom used to make her own ugly sweatshirts for us when I was growing up.

  21. Sheena Tatum

    I couldn’t agree more! I’ve made a few in my lifetime and I love that I can make my ugly sweater “dreams” come to life.

  22. Victoria Heckstall

    Agree! It’s better to DIY your Ugly Christmas Sweater! I love how you do it, it’s easy and quick!

  23. Bianca Dottin

    This sweater is so cute! We love crafting together so I’m going to put this on our list for Christmas. It seems so easy.

  24. Nichole Arnold

    DIY is certainly better now days at is has become mainstream to own one. I remember winning a contest years ago for making my own!

  25. Nanekia Ansari

    Love it! The kids and I are going to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party this weekend we have been working hard to come up with a family theme. I love crafts like this.

  26. Amy

    You are so right! I love the idea of a DIY ugly Sweater! So much more fun when you can create it yourself.

  27. Eva

    Reindeer vomit has never been so cute!! We are on a DIY christmas sweater mission this year… kids are gonna love it.

  28. Terri

    This is cute! I didn’t know it was so easy to make these. I was talking about doing this with my family next year.

  29. Jaye

    LOL at the puke theme but this is really cute. I have one I created a few years ago that I call “Merry Thickmas” and have not idea if I will do a new one this year but this has given me some ideas.

    p.s major kudos on all your tv work.

  30. Michelle

    Girl I love your DIY projects!!you have me over here plotting how I can go get all the supplies and make my own!

  31. Chelsea

    This sweater is so cute! I watched your segment this morning! That was the most creative Christmas sweater I’ve seen yet. Great job!

  32. Ashleigh

    I looove your sweater. Ugly Christmas Sweaters are my favorite during the season but I’ve never made my own, I should.

  33. Danasia Fantastic

    I know you call this an ugly sweater DIY,but that sweater is actually cute! I’d love to wear this to an ugly sweater party.

  34. Kat

    Love it. And the sweater came out cute. Did you do the bottom part too?

  35. The Cubicle Chick

    This is too cute to be an ugly sweater and Iove that you made it. So creative.

  36. Katherine G

    Your sweater is so cute! I love it! I’ve never made a sweater before. You make it look so fun.

  37. Dealman

    Your ugly sweater is adorable. happy holidays.

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