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7 Fun Ways to Repurpose Ugly Christmas Sweaters

The holidays are over, and whether you bought an ugly sweater for a theme party or received one as a gift from your well-meaning grandparents, you’re probably stuck with a bunch. But instead of shoving them into your closet until the holidays roll around again, we’ve come up with fun ways to repurpose them into items you can use again and again!

1. Pocket scarf

We all need a scarf for walking to and from class in the winter temps, and this one even has perfectly-placed pockets to keep your hands warm, or for you to slip your phone into for easy access!

2. Wine bottle bag

Taking a bottle over to a friend’s house? This DIY wine bag will keep it cozy until you arrive.

3. Warm beanie

Those excellently-patterned sweaters will make a unique statement accessory for any wintry outfit when you turn them into hats like this one. And they’re simple to make!

4. Boot toppers

You could buy expensive boot socks or you could just make these toppers. They add a little flair to your look and also guard your legs—or tights—from the sharp upper part of the boots.

5. Mittens

Who doesn’t need a cute pair of mittens to keep your hands warm and snug when it’s freezing cold outside? These are functional and a great DIY project if you’re snowed in—or just procrastinating!

6. Ugly Sweater Run

This annual 5K is a fun way to get fit while benefiting Save the Children. You may have to wait until the end of the year, but the holiday atmosphere is well worth it.

7. Make it uglier!

When life gives you an ugly sweater, make it even uglier (even though you think it might not get any worse…). This way, you’ll be in the running for best sweater at your ugly sweater party next year!

Do you have any plans for your ugliest sweaters of the season, collegiettes? 

Erin was previously the Entertainment Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Belmont University in 2015, where she studied English and Elementary Education. Before joining the team full-time, she was a national contributing blogger, viral content writer and editorial intern at HC. In addition to her work for Her Campus, Erin was formerly an editorial assistant at Nfocus Magazine and has been published by HelloGiggles and Man Repeller. In her free time, you can find Erin falling for yet another TV boyfriend (her long list of ex-lovers includes Nathan Scott, Chuck Bass and Pacey Witter, to name a few), reading chick lit and/or celeb memoirs and hanging with her puppy/soulmate, Cooper.
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