How much would you pay for Christmas fashion?

Sleigh the holidays in an ugly Christmas Sweater but don’t spend a fortune!

The ugly Christmas sweater is a holiday staple! It was once worn in jest for holiday parties and pub crawls but over the last several years, it’s become serious fashion.

These specialty sweaters can be pricey! In fact, the world’s most expensive Christmas sweater will cost you $40,000 and features diamond-encrusted silver stars, over 150 diamonds, 24-carat gold thread from France, an Italian silk lining, thousands of Swarovski crystals and a reindeer wearing a Santa hat.  

The maker is 33 year old British artist, Aidan Liban, who spent 6 months and his life’s savings during lock-down in 2020 to create the sweater.  He says he never had a Christmas jumper of his own so when he set out to create one, he said it had to be “magnificent and eye catching.”

He plans to sell it and donate some of the proceeds to the UK’s National Health Service.

Designer Aidan Liban and his expensive Christmas sweater

BUT….. if you don’t have the cash for a sweater with crystals and 24-carat gold, just make your own using a thrift store sweater, old t-shirts and fabric scraps.  I’ve got the how-to steps to create your own Ugly Christmas sweater. It’s an easy project that you can make over the weekend for $14 or less. And that is waaaaay less than $40,000. Go ahead and spend the rest on yourself this Christmas…..

Jane and her Ugly Christmas Sweater




About Jane

Hi I’m Jane!
A television host by day and a creative maker my entire life. I spend most moments of the day thinking about what I am going to make next, whether it be in the craft room or kitchen, I always have the urge to create.

My favorite things include fitness, fashion and food and my goal is to spread love everywhere I go. Yellow is my signature color because it always makes you smile, and I love to turn the camera on you to showcase your creative genius!

At you will find projects that anyone can make from beginners to experts. I share step by step tutorials and videos to get your creative juices flowing! I am also peeling back the curtain on other creative makers to showcase what makes them tick!

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