Ugly (Festive!) Christmas Sweater Garland

'Tis the season for ugly Christmas sweaters! Or, as I prefer to call them, festive Christmas sweaters. Back in my teaching days, I wore my festive Christmas sweaters to work throughout December. I'm a fan. 

I'm also a fan of this garland. I had a great time making it and I love the way it looks hanging up. I'm going to be adding to it to make it longer, but I wanted to share it asap so that you could make your own.


Ugly (Festive!) Christmas Sweater Garland


  • copy paper
  • scissors
  • markers
  • Stickles


Cut the copy paper in half lengthwise to make two 4.25" x 11" rectangles. You need one rectangle per chain of four sweaters.

Fold the paper in half widthwise, then again, and a third time. Open the paper and use the fold lines as guides to fold the paper accordion-style. 

Draw half of a sweater shape on one end of the accordion, as shown below. Make sure the arm is facing toward the unfolded edge.

Holding the folded paper together, cut out the sweaters. Microtip scissors work best for this. You'll end up with four connected sweaters. 

Now use markers to decorate the sweaters! Anything goes. I used Crayola's scented markers specifically so that the wreath and Christmas tree would smell like pine. It's the little things. 

Finally, add Stickles. You can't have too much glitter on a festive Christmas sweater!

I can't wait to make more. As I complete more strands, I'll add them to this strand by putting a little piece of paper behind the arms. Give it a try and when you do, send me a photo!

1 comment:

  1. This is AWESOME!!!!! I love them!!! Brookie and I made ugly Christmas sweater ornaments this year for her gifts to friends and family, I did all the cutting, and she decorated each one!! Bad thing is, too many family members visit the blog, so I can't share till after Christmas! LOL!!!!!


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