Earlier this month my friend Tracy Hepler threw an Ugly Holiday Sweater party — and I went uncostumed because I didn’t own any ugly sweaters. But if you’ve got an overabundance of them, here’s a DIY tutorial you can put to good use. Lifehacker’s Adam Dachis got his mom to make a video showing how to turn ugly sweaters into mittens — no knitting required!
Feeling lazy? You can always just outsource the upcycling work with Re:knit, the neat reknitting service that launched about a year ago. Right now, you can send in an old sweater to be reknit into a matching scarf and hat for $99.