I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with I Love to Create and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

Christmas is right around the corner and this year we are thinking about hosting an ugly sweater party. Of course, Chuy has to be included too! I took a plain dog sweater and turned it into a tacky, gaudy, blinged out Christmas Candy themed “ugly” sweater using Tulip Sparkle Products. You can do this with any sweater for dogs or humans! Be sure to also check out our DIY Winter Wonderland Dog Sweater and DIY Christmas Bling Collar.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater for Dogs by IrresistiblePets.com


Tulip Glitter Fabric Paint for Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater for Dogs Tutorial

These are the steps I took to create my ugly sweater for Chuy. Feel free to follow them or just use them as a guide but remember to get creative and have fun! I found this cute but plain sweater from Walgreen’s and transformed it into a Christmas Candy Land!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Before and After

Before you glue anything to the sweater, start by arranging the items on the sweater to get an idea of how you want it to look.


Next, I started outlining the bone with Tulip Glitter fabric paint in gold.


Once that dried, I started gluing on the Christmas candies since they were the largest items.

Then I filled in the gaps with pom poms and rhinestones. Chuy was curious about what I was doing!


Once I had everything in place, I added some extra bling with the Tulip Glitter Fabric Paint in gold. I used it to draw a few designs in the empty spaces. You can apply it thick or thin, depending on how you want it to look. It dries similar to puffy paint from back in the day. I made some squiggle lines and dots. Allow some time for everything to dry.

Tulip Glitter Fabric Paint

Here’s the final result of our Ugly Sweater Challenge on Chuy! He is ready for the next party!



Are you planning on making an Ugly Sweater this holiday season? Leave a comment below and tell us all about it!

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I’m back with another simple dental solution for busy pet parents! I recently told you about the TropiClean Water Additive that you can add to your dog’s water, daily. TropiClean also has Dental Chews that help to keep your dog’s teeth and mouth healthy and clean. Incorporating a dental health routine is at the core of overall pet health.

TropiClean Advanced Cleaning System Dental Chews #SmoochUrPooch by IrresistiblePets.com

A healthy mouth = a healthier heart!

TropiClean Review

TropiClean is passionate about creating natural, healthy products and I share that same passion when it comes to what goes in Chuy’s mouth.  The dental chews include wholesome ingredients to help your dog to live a healthy and playful life! The key ingredients in these chews are whole flaxseed and green tea which you can immediately smell when you open the bag.

  • The flaxseed works as an abrasive to help loosen plaque and tarter.
  • Baking soda and parsley as a breath freshener.
  • Green tea extract promotes dental wellness.

I think it’s pretty cool how the TropiClean logo is on each chew as an added touch!

TropiClean Dental Chews

The Advanced Cleaning System features a unique design that uses the mechanical chewing action to simulate brushing and help reduce plaque and tartar. I don’t always have time or remember to brush Chuy’s teeth, so these chews are great in between cleanings for lazy busy pet parents like myself! Oh and they are proudly Made in the USA!

Chuy’s breath has been noticeably funky as of lately but I’ve actually noticed a difference since using Tropiclean products.


The real test is if Chuy actually likes them . . . and he does! So much so that he stole one off the table while I was shooting pics for this post!

TropiClean Dental Chews Chuy Chihuahua

Learn more about TropiClean on their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by TropiClean and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about TropiClean Dental Products, but Irresistible Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. TropiClean is not responsible for the content of this article.


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