Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornament Kids Craft for Christmas

This is the cutest ugly Christmas sweater ornament, perfect fun for you and the kiddo to make this holiday season together or for an Ugly Christmas sweater party.

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Kids will love making this fun Christmas craft for an ugly Christmas sweater ornament!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornament

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love making Christmas crafts. They’re just so fun and they make so many happy memories. I particularly enjoy making DIY Christmas ornament crafts with the kiddo so that we can hang their crafts on the tree as part of our handmade ornaments. And the fact that this tacky Christmas sweater is actually super cute I’m definitely proud to call this one of my favorite Christmas tree ornaments for our holiday decor.


Better yet, if you have a homemade Christmas gift tradition, you can make one of these with the kiddo to give to everyone. Seriously, this is a fun Christmas tree craft! Let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Ugly Christmas Sweater kids craft

  • If you’re making this fun Christmas kid craft with your kiddos, you can put them even MORE in the driver’s seat by getting them this (super cheap) ultra low-temp hot glue gun, so they can really do this craft.
  • Here are some ridiculously fun things I found to tack onto our ugly Christmas sweater ornaments:
    • Candy Cane
    • Christmas Tree
    • Pom Poms
    • Googly Eyes
    • Tinsel Ribbon
    • Christmas Lights
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How Do I Make this Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornament?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1

Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornament

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This ugly sweater Christmas ornament is the cutest Christmas craft for kids. They're going to be so proud to put this on the Christmas tree!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Thicker Felt 
  • Tiny White Tinsel-Looking Ribbon
  • White embroidery thread
  • Christmas buttons


  • Large needle
  • Hot glue/hot glue gun
  • Scissors


  1. Draw the general shape of a sweater with a black colored pencil.
  2. Cut out the sweater shape.
  3. Sew a basic blanket stitch or whipstitch all around the edge of the sweater, cut and tie off.
  4. Glue on the tinsel and buttons as desired, being careful not to burn yourself--use tweezers to hold small things, if necessary.
  5. Cut off a 5” piece of embroidery floss, tie the ends into a knot and glue to the back of the sweater. photo collage tutorial of how to make an ugly christmas sweater kid craft


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