What you'll need:
-Needle and thread (substitute for hot glue gun, if you'd like)
1.) Find a Christmas stocking with a festive character on it. Bonus points if you find one that acts a bit 3D, like a snowman with its nose sticking out. I found one at the dollar store.
Then cut it out and sew (or glue) it onto the centre of the sweater. Don't worry about the centering or stitches being perfect because hey, it's supposed to be ugly.
2.) Use felt to cut out the shape of holly leaves, then add pompoms together as the berries. I chose to put the hollies on the shoulder of the sweater so they look like little shoulder ornaments. Also called "epaulettes", if you want to be fancy.
3.) Use some garland to add some shiny bling to your sweater. Put it on your character, decorate the outline of the character, line the sleeves and/or the neckline of the sweater, whatever! Be creative and tacky.
4.) Cut out some felt snowflakes and stick them on the sweater. No two snowflakes are alike. But again, remember that this is an ugly Christmas sweater. The snowflakes don't have to be intricately beautiful. I folded the felt into quarters and cut a triangle into each edge and corner for this shape. Then, scatter them around the sweater.
And there you have it! An ugly, but loveable Christmas sweater that you won't be ashamed to wear in public. Super easy, super cheap, and a super way to get attention at those holiday gatherings.