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!

Just a Wee Bit Irish Free Printable Iron-On

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As the queen of the last minute blog post (seriously… it’s March 17!) I decided to make the easiest St. Patrick’s Day craft out there. A free printable where all you need is iron-on paper and a onesie or t-shirt! I’ve had this idea for a month but I was just finally able to work on it this weekend. Since Hailey is just a wee bit Irish (12.5%, to be precise!) I thought it would be really fun to make her this onesie! And since I'm generous, I'm sharing the printable with you totally for free! Also… I feel really foolish for having to use iron-on paper for dark fabrics YET AGAIN. I totally didn’t learn my lesson from Halloween but I’m going to order a new set for white fabrics, stat! Also, can we talk about how tiny newborn Hailey was. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for your baby or toddler? How about a free St. Patrick’s Day printable?! Get your for free now! #stpatricksday #freeprintable #ironon

You will need:

White onesies (here)
Iron-on paper (here)
Iron
Printer (I have this one and love it!)
Free Printable

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for your baby or toddler? How about a free St. Patrick’s Day printable?! Get your for free now! #stpatricksday #freeprintable #ironon
Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for your baby or toddler? How about a free St. Patrick’s Day printable?! Get your for free now! #stpatricksday #freeprintable #ironon

Isn’t she sooo stinkin’ cute in this little outfit?! If you want to create this super easy onesie for your little baby, get the free printable and get crackin’!

I’ll also add for a second time… your printable won’t have this white border if you get the right iron-on paper! You want to use one for light-colored fabrics.

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

DIY Pennant Flag Puns

Everyone is super excited about the Super Bowl, and I’m like cool... an excuse to have a party and eat! I’ve never really been into sports (or good at them...) so I figured for Super Bowl, I’ll just do what I do best... crafting! Since I don’t even know who’s playing, I figured I’d keep it nice and generic with some colorful, silly pennant flags that you can use for pretty much any football game in the future. And since I’m ridiculous, they’re full of funny sayings. That’s right- you can make some PUN-nant flags for your home! (see what I did there?!)

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You will need:

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Felt (similar here)
Cricut (here)
White iron-on vinyl (here)
Printer (I have this one and love it!)
Pennant template (here)
Cricut Template (here)
Iron (here)
Felt Scraps
Brown acrylic paint (here)
Glue gun
Cricut supplies & fabric scissors (here and here)
Felt football stickers (similar here)

Directions

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  1. Cut out your vinyl on the cricut and get it ready for ironing. To learn more about using Cricut iron-on vinyl (with full instructions!) check out this post.
  2. Using your template, cut your pennant flags out of felt. If you position them efficiently, you can get at least 2 flags out of 1 piece of felt. 
  3. Iron your quotes onto the pennant flags. Let cool fully before peeling. See this post for more info.
  4. Create your felt embellishments as per the instructions below.
  5. Glue your embellishments onto the pennant flag using a glue gun.

For the finger:

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Cut a hand and finger shape out of pink felt. If you’re not sure of the shape, use a photo from online and trace it as a template onto the felt. Add a perimeter with white paint, then paint little triangles below the perimeter for knuckles. Once your paint has dried, iron the #1 onto the foam finger, then glue onto your flag. 

For the cookie:

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Cut a squiggly oval out of tan felt. Using brown paint, add small dots for chocolate chips. My paint was named Melted Chocolate- how perfect! Let dry, then glue onto the flag. 

For the beer cup:

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Cut the shapes out of felt- a cup with handle, an oval with a flat top for the beer, a smaller oval with a flat top for the accent color, and white foam. I also cut an additional cup handle for more depth, which was basically a C-shape. Fold the cup in half, then cut the middle out of the handle. Trim as needed. Glue the felt pieces together and then glue your cup onto your flag. 

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So what do you do with these now? Add a ribbon and hang them up! Or, add a stick and let your pun-nant flag fly! Or, uh... wave? What great football puns did I miss? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Brightest Crayon Costume

Back in high school, my sister, my friend and me had matching screen names on AOL Instant Messenger. Remember AIM? RIP.... Anyway, we used to always get BFF necklaces and stuff, which always came with 3 colors- blue, pink and purple. We all had our colors that we usually wore, so we matched them on our screen names. Unfortunately, PURPLECRAYONS182 was too long, so I had to switch it up. I was going through a punk rock phase (insert laughing emoji here) so I went with black crayons. After that, we were known in our high school as The Crayons by pretty much everyone. If someone didn't know who we were they would say "she's one of the crayons" and then people would know. I realize this makes us sound popular or something, but I guarantee you, we were not. People actually hated us, for no good reason, but that's a story for another day....

To commemorate my time as a crayon in high school, I knew I had to make a crayon costume for the blog. And, since I was a black crayon in high school, I knew I now had to change my look and be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box. Because let's face it, I'm usually wearing the brightest colors of everyone I know, a la Kimmy Schmidt. This is sadly my last T-shirt costume of the year, but I'm so excited to show it to you! Plus, unlike most costumes, this is not "one size fits most". I've got the printable in a whole BUNCH of sizes, so you can make one for each member of the family!

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY crayon costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume

You will need:

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.

For the outfit:

Cotton t-shirt (Gildan recommended)
Matching pants (mine are from H&M)
Iron-on transfer paper (here)
Black felt (1 sheet)
Chalk (here)
Printable (FREE! See below for more info)
Printer (I have this one and love it!)
Needle & thread
Iron
Glue gun
Scissors (here)

For the hat:

Matching cardstock (mine was double sided pink & light pink)
Glue gun
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors (here)
Large bowl (optional)

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

 

For the Shirt & Pants:

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.
  1. It's recommended to prewash your fabric. Run a lint roller over the part where the logo will go. I learned from last time any stray hairs or lint will get permanently embedded under your iron-on transfer.

  2. Print out your iron on transfer in the appropriate size (it comes in 5 sizes!) and cut it out as close to the edge as you can. This iron-on paper is intended for light fabrics, but I wanted one that was clear so that the shirt color would peek through on the font.

  3. Plan out where on your shirt you want to place the logo. Following the instructions, iron it on and let fully cool before peeling.

  4. Take your felt and fold in half the long way, then half again the long way. If your shirt is on the larger side or it's for a man, it might work better to fold it in thirds instead.

  5. With chalk, draw a squiggle pattern & cut it out.

  6. Using your glue gun, secure your felt onto your shirt. I advise putting the seam of the felt (where the 2 ends meet) along the seam of your shirt sleeve. If it's a little short, it'll be covered under your armpit.

  7. For the pants, you can also glue it on but I stitched mine with a needle and thread. I used large, simple stitches so that I can remove the felt and wear the pants again :)

 

For the Hat

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.
  1. Create a template for your hat onto white paper. As a hack, you can use a large bowl or round object and trace it onto the white paper, but I found that drawing a sweeping line did the trick for me.

  2. Trace your template onto the back side of your colored paper. Mine was double sided pink and light pink, which was helpful for the crayon base.

  3. Trace a small round object to be the bottom of your hat. I used the top from my fruit container, which was a great size. You want an item that is slightly larger than your cone.

  4. Draw a long rectangle, about 2-3 inches wide for your crayon hat base. I made mine as wide as the space that was left after drawing my cone.

  5. Cut out your parts, then cut the small tip off your flattened cone. You want it to have a flat pointed edge, like a crayon.

  6. Roll your hat into a cone and glue it shut. Trim off any excess paper that prevents it from being flat at the bottom.

  7. Glue the cone onto your base, and trim off the excess.

  8. Glue your rectangle ends together to make a "bracelet", then slip it onto your hat. Glue in place.

  9. Add a clip or headband to secure the hat onto your head. Be sure to add a piece of felt to hold it together, since the paper won't glue onto the headband well. (Check out the crown in this DIY for more info)

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.  #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.  #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume

T-shirt: $4
Headband/Hair Clip: $1
Felt: $1
Caardstock Paper: $2
Iron-ons: $9

Total cost: $17

I'd say that's a pretty good cost for a Halloween costume! If you already have a pair of colored jeans, I recommend starting there so that you can save some moolah overall. I actually had these pants already, and the shirt was the exact perfect color to match! I borrowed the crayon box bucket from my neighbor, who was super sweet and let me take some pics in front of her nice white garage door. She got it at a Halloween store, but I bet you could even make a similar one with a picture from online! Overall I'm pretty darn happy with this crayon costume, and I hope you guys are too!

Easy Football Party Crafts

Is it football season yet? I only know the fall for pumpkin picking, apple cider everything, and the ability to totally switch up my wardrobe. However, I know there's a whoooole bunch of people that love it for football! My fiancé is one of those people, so once in a while we hang out with the gang and watch a football game. He's a "less is more" type of guy, and I'm a "what else can we add?" type of gal, so I came up with a happy medium. 

Is it football season yet? I whipped up these easy crafts for your next football gathering. They're quick to make, and feature craft supplies you probably have at home. They're perfect for a mini football party! Click for the DIY.

I whipped up these easy crafts for Mariah at Giggles Galore. They're quick to make, and feature craft supplies you probably have at home. They're perfect for a mini football party. This month, I did not one, but TWO blog posts for her! You can find them here and here.

Is it football season yet? I whipped up these easy crafts for your next football gathering. They're quick to make, and feature craft supplies you probably have at home. They're perfect for a mini football party! Click for the DIY.

So be sure to head over to Giggles Galore now to see how to make these Easy Football Party Crafts and Football Flag Stirrers and Cups.