Ugly sweaters have become a staple of our winter wardrobe. Not only are they great for themed parties, but also for lounging around while you’re dealing with your food coma hangover. This year we decided to take our love for ugly sweaters one step further — say hello to ugly Christmas sweater ornaments. Yes, these little sweaters are meant for dolls, but they make the cutest little additions to any Christmas tree. Follow along below to learn how to create mini Christmas sweaters in three different styles.

Ugly Sweater Ornaments




Rhinestone sweater

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

Bling out your itty bitty sweater with as many rhinestones as you wish. Some may say rhinestones are tacky, while others may say they provide unlimited opportunities for smiles and sparkle :)

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

Use puff paint to hand letter your best holiday pun.

Embroidered sweater


Use long angled stitches to create a Christmas tree in the center of your sweater.

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

Finish it off with an embroidered phrase in a color of embroidery floss that will really stand out. Don’t forget to top off your tree with a star!

Tacky Ribbon Sweater

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

Use bold Christmas ribbons to take your sweater to the tackiest level.


Use the aluminum wire to create mini hangers for all your sweaters. Slide the hanger into the sweater, then hang it on your tree or mantle.

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

Pair these sweater ornaments with a tree skirt that is just as cozy. But let’s be real — no one will even see the tree skirt by the time all the presents are underneath ;)

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

Guilty — I have jumped on the “lit” train.

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

Snapchat all your #elfies this holiday season and send them over to Brit + Co’s official Snapchat. We love seeing what you all are up to during the holiday season.

Ugly Sweater Ornaments

Show us your holiday project by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative!

DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Brittany Griffin and Kurt Andre

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