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  • The holiday season is coming up, which means plenty of people will be relying on Pinterest for crafting inspiration.
  • Crafting isn’t as easy as it looks.
  • We found six DIY or custom-made holiday sweaters that went tragically wrong in the making.

The holiday season is coming up, which means people will be relying on Pinterest for winter crafting inspiration. But creating a DIY Christmas sweater isn’t as easy as it looks — and neither is finding a flaw-free, custom-made one, evidently.

From poorly placed ornaments to an unfortunate typo, keep reading to see six of the most cringe-worthy Christmas sweater fails we’ve seen.

This Christmas-tree inspired sweater looks like it would make quite a mess.

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We got some serious “Stranger Things” vibes from this outfit, but it doesn’t look too practical.

But over-zealous crafters aren’t the only ones struggling with holiday sweaters. Some companies that sell custom-made garments seem to have some issues of their own.

Without Rudolph’s iconic red nose, this sweatshirt is all kinds of wrong. 

And this Harry Potter-themed garment shows why proofreading is important.

This shirt would normally be perfect for beauty gurus, but printed upside down it just looks confusing.

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These sweaters just confirm that the most reliable place to get a quality ugly sweater is your local thrift store — and that’s perfectly fine.

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