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Do Ugly Sweaters Grow on Vines? October 25 2013

Where do Ugly Christmas Sweaters come from? 
That is a question we hear all of the time, and while we're not 100% sure where exactly they started, we've been testing different methods to grow our inventory in 2013. 

Turns out...there's an app for that!  If you haven't checked out Vine, be sure to download it to your smartphone.

It's incredible! We just point the Vine app at our mannequin, and poof! Magic! Vine grows an Ugly Christmas Sweater!

 

Find Ugly Christmas Sweater Prizes and Discount Codes at Facebook.com/UglyChristmasSweater

Follow Team Ugly at Twitter.com/TeamUglyXmas


How To: Build the Perfect Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Photo Booth December 10 2012

 

Hi! I am Rachel, a huge fan of ugly sweaters and parties, and I am excited to be a guest blogger today for Team Ugly! 

This is me, wearing my sweater from Ugly Christmas Sweater Party + showing off my autographed copy of their book. Yup, huge fan!


My husband Troy and I just hosted our 2nd annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party last weekend, and I am here to share how I made this DIY photo booth. It was the perfect addition to our party this year!


Supplies:
  • Friend(s) with cool tools: Jigsaw, Electric Screwdriver, Staple Gun, Screws
  • Large piece of plywood
  • Two (2) large picture frames
  • Wrapping paper
  • Wood glue
  • Adhesive glue
  • Mod podge (opt)
  • Random holiday decorations

1. Start with your large piece of plywood. Mine is about 6 feet by 4 feet. Cut 2 skinny pieces of wood down to 6 feet, and screwed into the long edges of the plywood for support.



2. Next, we positioned the frames on the wood and traced the inside edge with a pencil. Then we cut along the pencil marks with a jigsaw. That was the hardest part, and the part where we were laughing the most. I had a 16x20 and an 11x14 frame on hand. The 11x14 was a bit snug for taking pictures, but it was free so we made it work.

3. After our frame openings worked with our frames, we were ready to cover the wood with wrapping paper. I would totally recommend using the cellophane type that doesn't rip easily. But all I had was the paper kind, so that's what we used. We used spray adhesive to adhere it to the wood.



4. Once our paper was on, we cut an X shape where the frames go, and folded and taped the excess paper to the back.



5. Then it was time to attach the frames. We glued them into place with wood glue, on the front. Once that was dry, we flipped the plywood over, and screwed the frames in.



6. After all of that, I applied a layer of mod podge to coat the wrapping paper. I'd like to use this again next year, so hopefully that will help preserve it.



7. For the decorations, I stapled a garland around the top edge. Then I added a string of colored lights (because colored lights are the bomb). I had some yarn wrapped ornaments, knit covered ornaments, and felted wool ornaments, that I added to the garland, with twisty ties. Below, I taped some tinsel and stapled my knitted stockings!



Ta da! You are ready for your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Our friends used their smartphones to take pictures, and I also had my camera near by for anyone who wanted to use it. 



Come check out my other Ugly Christmas Sweater Party details... from my hot glue snowflakes, to my pom pom trees, to my ugly sweater wood blocks. You can also find my 2012 recap, and 2011 recap for lots more ideas!

  

I have an Ugly Sweater Pinterest Board, and would love to connect with you around the web! Find me here...





Hey Cancer! It's Going to Get Ugly December 01 2012

This December, Team Ugly is honored to be ambassadors to the new Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign called "Hey Cancer! It's Going to Get Ugly!" The campaign runs from today, December 1, 2012 through December 31 and encourages folks to don their ugliest and tackiest holiday gear to help raise funds for innovative cancer research. 
 
Adam, Brian and Kevin - the Founders and Co-Owners of www.UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com would like to invite each of you to join our team as we reach to raise $10,000 this holiday season! 

Visit our dedicated fundraising page by clicking on the StandUp2Cancer logo and join us! Make a pledge today to either wear an ugly sweater or host an ugly Christmas sweater party. 

To date, over $120 Million worth of grant commitments have been made. The organization strives to fund innovative research and bring together innovative researchers to save lives. 

Every day, cancer kills 1,600 Americans 
1 in 2 Men and 1 in 3 Women will get some type of cancer in their lives 

 Please Join Us Today! 




(www.SU2C.com/ugly) We will keep everyone posted on our progress over at Facebook.com/UglyChristmasSweater
Be sure to use the hash tag #uglysweater on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 


Interview with The Mulberry Lane Show - Enjoy! December 14 2011

  The Mulberry Lane Show | Ugly Christmas Sweater guy, Brian Miller by Mulberry Lane


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Guests Friday, December 9, 2011 December 09 2011

 

Hey everyone!  Be sure to tune in tonight (or set your DVR) to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Team Ugly will be the second guest tonight following Bill O'Reilly.  We will discuss our new book, The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book, as well as share ideas and tips for you to have the best Ugly Christmas Sweater Party of all time!

Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters and gather 'round the living room.

See you all tonight!



Where's the Ugly Sweater Party At? December 02 2011

 

We've always enjoyed hearing from our fans and customers about upcoming parties, so we wanted to invite you all to share with us when/where your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party will be this year.

If you're hosting or attending a PUBLIC party, let us know:

Date / Time / Location / Fundraiser or Benefit / Etc.

If you have a flyer made up, send it along or post it to our Facebook page. (www.Facebook.com/UglyChristmasSweater)

This is the season for Ugly - You're INVITED!!



HuffingtonPost.com Knows Ugly November 28 2011

 Thank you to Brooke Bobb and the crew over at The Huffington Post for suggesting our site!

While a $198 Ugly Christmas Sweater from J.Crew might be great - the same thing for $24 is way better!

Happy Cyber Monday 2011 - speaking of, did you check out our $7 Accessories??

Team Ugly


New Design = More Ugly Christmas Sweaters August 11 2011

Right now, you should be reading this update via our newly designed site; we hope you like it!

You may also see a few test Ugly Sweaters, as Team Ugly is putting the final touches on the design and page layouts, which requires the new site to be live.  Thank you for being patient with us and for all of the great feedback over the recent months.

New inventory (actual Ugly Christmas Sweaters that are available for purchase) will be live on the site by September 1, 2011.  If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with us - be sure to use the Facebook, Twitter or Email function buttons at the bottom right of each page.

Have a great August! More updates will follow...

Cheers,

Team Ugly 


Ugly Sweaters and Pumpkin Pie Facials? July 27 2011


Team Ugly (mostly Kevin) made good on a promise to our Facebook Fans! We sent out a message to the community, that if we could reach 1,500 Fans before the end of November, we would gather up the leftover pumpkin pie and smash it into Kevin's face!
Well, as you've likely already noticed; Kevin was a good sport.  Wearing an Ugly Christmas Sweater that played Jingle Bells through a tiny speaker, he took it like a man. Enjoy!
Head over to our Facebook Fan page to join in on the fun. 

Team Ugly

December 1, 2010


Ugly Christmas Sweater Giveaway July 26 2011

We're excited to announce that we'll be giving away one Ugly Christmas Sweater everyday this month!
We invite you all to "Fan" us on Facebook and enter the "Name It to Win It" contest by commenting your most creative and funny name for the Ugly Xmas Sweater that we post.
Get started now! Good luck!

Team Ugly

November 1, 2010 


CBS Sunday Morning - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party July 26 2011


Here is the segment that aired on Sunday, December 20th on the CBS Morning Show.
Team Ugly (minus Brian) had a blast with Bill Geist and the entire crew...the segment has received plenty of kudos, and we're excited to watch the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party tradition grow!
Team Ugly

We Did It!!!! July 26 2011

100,000 Page Views in one month!!! 


A Social Affair July 26 2011

Along with some new Ugly Christmas Sweaters, you will also notice two more new items to the site:
You can now Fan us on Facebook and/or Follow us on Twitter...be sure to join in on all the fun, as we would love for you to upload photos of you and your family and friends sporting your ugly goods from UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com!
Thanks for helping kick off the season with a great start!  We can't wait to hear from you soon!

Already over 200 Fans on Facebook...that only took a few days :)

Team Ugly

November 23, 2009