Picture of Plain Ugly Sweater Ornament

Plain Ugly Sweater Ornament

From plain to just plain ugly… this ugly sweater themed ornament gives you the freedom to paint your own obnoxious details to create an addition to your tree that’s sure to be the topic of conversation! Paint one as a great activity for an ugly sweater party!

  1. Wipe ornament with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Place tape approximately 1” below neckline. Leave 1” space and run another strip of tape across sweater.
  3. Trace tree patterns on contact paper. Cut out and attach to space between the tapes.
  4. Brush three coats Really Red over ornament. Let dry.
  5. Remove tape and tree contact paper stencils.
  6. Use end of paintbrush to dab into White. Test size of dot on paper to determine small flowers above the trees.  Dab small flowers across sweater. Let dry.
  7. If desired, mix a tiny dab of Black into the Red and stir. Lightly brush along line separating sleeves and sweater. Let dry.
  8. Repeat with back of ornament if desired.
  9. Brush a light coat of Pure Brilliance to both sides of ornament. Let dry
  10. Stilt ornament and fire to cone 06.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Foil or foam plate for paint palette
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Tape 1/8”
  • Adhesive backed contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil