DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

Do you have an ugly Christmas sweater? I like the idea of having one, but I can’t commit to keeping a silly sweater in my closet all year – the space is needed for clothes I actually wear! In today’s project, I used Christmas sweaters as inspiration for a fun gift wrap idea instead. This way you can appreciate it, but then recycle it once the gift is opened. ;)

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

This technique is perfect for rectangular shaped gifts like books or DVDs, but would be so fun on bigger rectangle gifts too! And better yet, if you have young kids wanting to help wrap gifts start by wrapping the boxes and attaching the sleeves yourself and then give the blank “sweaters” to your kids to go pompom crazy on. Sounds like a fun afternoon to me!

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

What You Need

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap
  • Gift wrap
  • Pompoms
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Tape

How-To

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

Step 1
Wrap your gift as usual.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

Step 2
Cut two rectangles out of card stock to be the sweater sleeves.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

Step 3
Fold a small flap on one end of each sleeve and glue and/or tape to the side of the gift.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

Step 4
Cut a C-shape out of cardstock to be the collar and glue onto the gift wrap.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

Step 5
To tie the sleeves into the body of the sweater, cut strips of the wrapping paper and glue onto the ends of the sleeves as cuffs.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

Step 6
Time to crazy up this Christmas sweater! Glue pom poms all over your wrapped present.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Wrap

Happy Christmas crafting!

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