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DIY: Ugly Sweater Wreath

Updated: Dec 16, 2023

My all-time favorite DIY occasion during the holidays is the sometimes obnoxious and always entertaining Ugly Sweater Party. You will not see me sporting a last minute Amazon sweater, oh no, this is a chance to get creative!

This year the idea came to me while I was scrolling through instagram and double tapping on all of the beautiful wreath creations people have been making. Why wouldn't I take one of my favorite symbols of the season and put it on my sweater!


  • sweater

  • 4 sheets of 9x12 dark green felt

  • 4 sheets of 9x12 light green felt

  • 1 red bow

  • hot glue

  • scissors

  • chalk or masking tape

1. Cut. Cut all the felt into 3x3 squares. Trim the sides to make leaf shapes. There should be 48 leaves of each color. Click here to access a free leaf template!

2. Put the sweater on and grab a stick of green chalk or a roll of masking tape. (It may be helpful to have a friend help with this part.) Place your hands together and use the chalk or tape to roughly draw in a circle where the wreath will be.

3. Remove the sweater and lay it out on a flat surface. Starting from the tip of a sleeve, hot glue the leaves in an overlapping patten, being sure to mix the light and dark green leaves. Keep going until you reach the top of the sweater. Do the same for the other sleeve. Try on the sweater intermittently to make sure there are not any gaps in the wreath.

4. Take out the bow and hot glue it to the top of the wreath and you are ready to party!

Consider embellishing the wreath with ornaments, flowers or even battery operated twinkle lights. Tag me on instagram and let me know if you try it!

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Selena Leung
Selena Leung
Dec 20, 2023

Thank you so much for this simple tutorial. I made it this year and it was such a hit!!


Buenas ideas. Parece fácil hacerlo.


Jessica Lodien
Jessica Lodien
Dec 26, 2022

I made this for our ugly sweater Christmas gathering this year, and I love how it turned out. Thanks for the idea and super easy tutorial!

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