DIY Varsity Letter Sweatshirt

The other day, I was sitting in the car in a mini mall parking lot, and suddenly had this great idea to create a varsity letter themed sweater. Maybe it’s because of all the back-to-school stuff or the fact that it’s fall, but suddenly I wanted nothing more than a cozy sweater with a cute fluffy letter on it. So, I bumped all the other blog posts I had out of the way so that I could show you guys this cute sweater that I made for myself! The best part is that it’s super affordable, so you can definitely make one for yourself! I was able to get everything I needed on Amazon so I didn’t even need to leave the house or go shopping at the mall for the right supplies. However, if you want to live out your back to school shopping days and go to the mall, don’t let me stop you. Shop til you drop honey!

Maybe it’s because of all the back-to-school stuff or the fact that it’s fall, but suddenly I want nothing more than a cozy sweater with a cute fluffy letter on it. This varsity sweater is really easy to make- so easy, it almost isn’t a DIY! Click for the directions plus links so you can make your own! #varsitysweatshirt #varsitysweateroutfit #diyvarsitysweater

I feel silly calling this a DIY but technically it is. Lucky for you, it’s an easy one!

You will need:

Sweatshirt (here)
Iron-on letters (here)
Vanishing ink marker or chalk (here or here)
Iron (similar here)
Piece of cotton fabric

Maybe it’s because of all the back-to-school stuff or the fact that it’s fall, but suddenly I want nothing more than a cozy sweater with a cute fluffy letter on it. This varsity sweater is really easy to make- so easy, it almost isn’t a DIY! Click for the directions plus links so you can make your own! #varsitysweatshirt #varsitysweateroutfit #diyvarsitysweater

Directions:

  1. Try on your sweatshirt and mark where you want your letter to go. I used fabric chalk, but you can also use vanishing ink markers or even regular chalk if that’s all you have.

  2. Place your letter on the sweater in the desired spot and place a piece of cotton fabric on top to prevent burn on the patch.

  3. Iron it on, making sure to focus on the edges so it doesn’t peel. My directions said to iron on high for 30 seconds, but follow what your directions say.

  4. Turn your sweatshirt inside out and iron underneath the patch for another 30 seconds.

Maybe it’s because of all the back-to-school stuff or the fact that it’s fall, but suddenly I want nothing more than a cozy sweater with a cute fluffy letter on it. This varsity sweater is really easy to make- so easy, it almost isn’t a DIY! Click for the directions plus links so you can make your own! #varsitysweatshirt #varsitysweateroutfit #diyvarsitysweater

To style your new sweater, try it with a sporty skirt or a pair of jeans and booties. It’s perfect for giving your outfit a sporty touch. There’s nothing better in the fall than a cozy sweatshirt, especially if it’s slightly oversized and therefore super duper comfortable. 

Maybe it’s because of all the back-to-school stuff or the fact that it’s fall, but suddenly I want nothing more than a cozy sweater with a cute fluffy letter on it. This varsity sweater is really easy to make- so easy, it almost isn’t a DIY! Click for the directions plus links so you can make your own! #varsitysweatshirt #varsitysweateroutfit #diyvarsitysweater

That’s all there is to it! Now you’ll have a cute and comfy sweater to tote around with you during the fall. It’s perfect for chilly nights or for wearing during fun activities like apple picking or football games! You could even match it to your team colors or school colors. I went with pink because, you know…. those are my team colors! Haha.

Maybe it’s because of all the back-to-school stuff or the fact that it’s fall, but suddenly I want nothing more than a cozy sweater with a cute fluffy letter on it. This varsity sweater is really easy to make- so easy, it almost isn’t a DIY! Click for the directions plus links so you can make your own! #varsitysweatshirt #varsitysweateroutfit #diyvarsitysweater

So, what do you think? Will you be slapping one of these bad boys on this fall? How would you style your sweatshirt? Let me know in the comments below!

Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

As you probably know, I had a baby this year and things have gotten super hectic! I don’t really have tons of time for Thanksgiving blog posts (or projects!) which makes me super sad. However, snuggling this little baby takes some of that pain away ;) Since I’ve been blogging for a few years now, I’ve accumulated quite a few Thanksgiving blog posts, so I figured this year I can do a roundup for you with some great colorful Thanksgiving ideas! You can go back in time to the very first Thanksgiving (or… back to 2016 to Party HarDIY’s first Thanksgiving) and see some really fun ideas to take your Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) to the next level!

Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

Plan a Glam Friendsgiving Dinner

If you like colorful pumpkins, sequins, and flowers, you’re going to love this glam friendsgiving dinner post! It’s full of simple advice so you can get your dinner all glammed up without too much effort on your part. You can also see my… unique… photos from 2 years ago! I’ve definitely improved since then (thank goodness!) but hey, we all start somewhere right?! If you’re interested in improving your photos too, check out these blog posts.


Roundup: The Best Colorful Thanksgiving Printables

Once you’ve got your table set up, you need to add some cute printables! These are all free, and include items like food labels, a menu, placemats and even games! They’re sourced from some of my favorite bloggers, so go on and snag some freebies for your table!


9 Tutorials to Help You Build the Best Thanksgiving

With this post, we’ve got some really fun and colorful Thanksgiving ideas so you can have a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving dinner!


DIY Pretty Floral Pumpkin

Dress up your table with a centerpiece featuring this floral pumpkin! You can purchase the supplies with a quick trip to Michael’s. Your guests are sure to love it!



Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Placecards

Give everyone a seat at the table with these easy placecards! There’s 3 awesome mix-and-match designs to choose from, and they can be customized in any color!



DIY Colorful Leaf Garland

Take your decor to the next level with this fun and colorful garland! It’s super easy to make. For a last-minute edition, swap out the fabric leaves for real leaves so you don’t have to wait for shipping!

Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

DIY Fall Faux Leather Drink Markers

The newest DIY to join the bunch! These DIY drink markers are SO easy to make, and they’re super cute! They’d make a great keepsake for your guests, so they can always mark their drinks in style.

DIY Mini Faux Pinatas

Perfect for the kids table, these faux pinatas can be filled with candy or prompts for the kiddos to say what they’re thankful for.

Colorful Fall Pumpkin Wreath

If something quirky is what you’re after, check out this colorful wreath! It’s got pumpkins, yard AND pom poms for a fun and colorful pop to any door.

Looking for more ideas? Be sure to follow my Fall and Thanksgiving Pinterest board!

Mix and Match Fall Baby Capsule Wardrobe 

Now that I’ve got a super cute little baby, I’m so excited for all the adorable outfits I can put her in! She’s still a little too small to really dress up, but I couldn’t resist looking! I’ve rounded up some of the cutest fall looks for your sweet little babe, which I think adds up to the perfect fall capsule wardrobe. Plus it’s a perfect mommy and me matching moment, right?! And the best part is that all these items can be found on Amazon, PLUS most of them are Prime! So what are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping!

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Now that I’ve got a super cute little baby, I’m so excited for all the adorable outfits I can put her in! I’ve rounded up some of the cutest fall looks for your sweet little babe, which I think adds up to the perfect fall capsule wardrobe. The best part is that all these items can be found on Amazon, PLUS most of them are Prime! So what are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping!
  1. Aqua frilly suit- Girly and sweet, this little onesie is perfect for any fall outing or event where baby needs to be a little more glam!

  2. Star bow flats- These would add such a fun little touch to any outfit, and would also be perfect for Christmas time too!

  3. Polka dot onesie- Your baby will look adorable in this glam gold dot onesie! It has such cute trim, and would look perfect on its own, or with a pair of tights underneath. Plus it comes with a matching headband!

  4. Bear knit hat- Keep your little one warm and stylish with this super cute teddy bear hat! The pom pom ears are so fun, and the color is perfect for all of winter!

  5. Gold and pink moccasins- A slightly dressier version of the typical baby moccasin, these are extra gals with gold fringe and a tiny bow!

  6. Pink bodysuit- This sweet outfit will allow your babe to be cute and stylish without being too warm. Plus it’s perfect for layering!

  7. Floral and yellow overalls- These have such a cozy fall feel without being too cheesy in colors. It’s perfect for people who like their clothes a bit brighter! 

  8. Tan maryjanes- These look great with any outfits while adding a traditional feel! 

  9. Teal fringe bodysuit- This little bodysuit is perfectly seasonal! It would look cute on its own, or layered with a little cardigan and some pants!

  10. White ruffle onesie- Basic but still fun, this onesie is perfect for layering under a pair of overalls to keep baby warm but stylish!

  11. Maryjane socks- If your little one is too small for real shoes, give her a pair of these socks! It comes in a set of 3 colors, so it’ll match with all your Thanksgiving outfits.

  12. Yellow cardigan- Perfect for staying cozy and cute, this little cardigan is perfect for chilly fall weather!

  13. Yellow off-the-shoulder onesie- Perfect for keeping it simple, this basic onesie can be paired with any color or accessories for the look you want!

  14. Floral headband- If you want to add some seasonal fun to your outfit, grab a cute floral headband to dress up your little one! 

  15. Tan bodysuit- Slightly traditional in color, but also has a fun shade of rusty brown, plus trendy fluttery shoulders and slightly poofy sleeves!

  16. Aqua moccasins- These are perfect for the season, but super trendy by being in a fun aqua color for year-round fun!

  17. White lace bodysuit- This cute lace onesie is perfect for layering! It’s simple without being boring, and can be dressed up with some cute shoes or a headband!

  18. Yellow bodysuit- The little crochet emblem on the chest is perfect for adding a warm and cozy feel. Plus those sleeves are super fun!

  19. Pink knit overalls- These are so cute to pair over one of these onesies featured here! They look super cozy without making baby too warm, since they’re shorts!

  20. Rose gold flats- Let your little one put her best foot forward in these cute casual-but-dressy rose gold flats. If only they came in our size!

I mean... how cute are these little outfits? Don’t you just want them all?! Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Fall Faux Leather Drink Markers

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers on the Pinhole Press blog! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Especially when the solution is so simple- and adorable.

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.

Within a matter of a few minutes, you can whip up a set of these drink markers for everyone in the family. They’re also great as seating cards when looped on a pumpkin stem!

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it seemed like the perfect time to debut these faux leather drink markers! They’re perfect for preventing a very sad reality at crowded events- abandoned half-filled wine glasses, unsure of who their owners are. Don’t let this happen to you! Click for the DIY.

Dying to make a set for yourself? Head on over to the Pinhole Press blog to see the full post!

DIY No Sew Embellished T-Shirt

Happy fall, y'all! Ok, being from NY I don't say normally say "y'all", but this seemed like the perfect time to try it out. Fall is my favorite season. I love the leaves changing colors, the weather getting slightly cooler, and the amazing roundup of holidays in such a short timeframe!

With the busy hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I don't have time to construct a perfect outfit. I've gotta be comfy and ready for anything! T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. You can wear them to work, to dinner & drinks, and to go shopping. But wouldn't it be nice if you could give your t-shirt an upgrade so you're not wearing the same thing over and over again, without having to bust out a sewing machine? Well friends, look no further! This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim! Plus, two of my fave colors- pink and turquoise! And, it's all thanks to this Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse.

T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. You can wear them to work, to dinner & drinks, and to go shopping. But wouldn't it be nice if you could give your t-shirt an upgrade so you're not wearing the same thing over and over again, without having to bust out a sewing machine? Well friends, look no further! This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim! #diytshirtideas #diytshirtnosew #tshirtmakeover
T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim! #diytshirtideas #diytshirtnosew #tshirtmakeover
 

You will need:

T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim! #diytshirtideas #diytshirtnosew #tshirtmakeover

T-shirt (here)
Peel N Stick Fabric Fuse (here
Fringe Trim (here or similar here)
Pink Pom Pom Trim (here or similar here)
Scissors (here)

Directions:

T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim!
  • Measure your fringe trim so that it goes along the entire collar of your shirt

  • Add a little extra and cut the trim. I found that I had just enough to go around with the extra, so I guess the collar somehow got smaller being laid down!

  • Measure your Pom Pom trim to the same length, and cut.

  • Roll out some small pieces of the adhesive, and cut it into narrower strips. I cut each strip into thirds vertically.

  • Place it along your tassel trim. I didn't put it along the entire length, but every inch or so I stuck a piece down.

T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim! #diytshirtideas #diytshirtnosew #tshirtmakeover
  • Once all your adhesive has been placed down, go piece by piece, removing the wax liner and pressing down the Pom Pom trim to adhere the two trims together.

  • Cut pieces of adhesive in half lengthwise and place them end to end along the collar of your shirt. I didn't leave any gaps here so that the trim wouldn't fall off the shirt.

  • Once all your adhesive has been placed down, starting at the front, peel off the wax liner and start pressing down your trim. Repeat until the whole collar is covered. (Note: for a v-neck, I started front and center, since that's where the seam is. For a crew neck, you can probably start in the back and wrap around to create a smooth, seam free "necklace" of trim).

T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim! #diytshirtideas #diytshirtnosew #tshirtmakeover
T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim! #diytshirtideas #diytshirtnosew #tshirtmakeover
T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim! #diytshirtideas #diytshirtnosew #tshirtmakeover

Sources: Cactus Cup

And that's all there is to it! It's seriously fun to spruce up any article of clothing, and then you get to proudly tell people "I made it!" when they ask where it's from. I think these would also make a great gift for a friend- matching BFF tees! Or, it would be perfect for a craft night. If the whole collar is a bit much for you, try getting a pocket tee and adding the trim along the top of the pocket for a little bit of POP. 

What's your favorite item to spruce up? Tees? Jeans? Shoes? Let me know in the comments below!