Saturday, December 29, 2012

J Crew inspired glitter heart sweatshirt [tutorial]

Let me explain.

Backstory: My little Bean has been on a rampage since she could walk, clearing any and all shelves, tables, cupboards and throwing the contents on the floor. I have FINALLY made a break through: she's started to learn how to put stuff away.

Go to this afternoon: I catch her digging through my purse, which I clumsily left on the floor. Next thing I know I hear the trash can lid close. I immediately jumped up to retrieve whatever it was that she had "put away".

Much to my surprise, this is what I found. Good thing I'm not rich enough to have anything other than a crumpled $1 in my purse. If you can relate you're going to love this...

Hi there! First off, I would like to thank BreAnna for inviting me over to Peacoats and Plaid to introduce myself and share something I think is worth sharing! My name is Jessica and I reside over at Living like a Lindstrom. It's my little spot of the world wide web where I like to write about fashion, recipes, and really anything I feel is blog worthy (which is pretty close to everything). :)

So recently I made my Christmas wish list and one of the items on my list is this...

It's from J. Crew and I just think it is adorable! It is quite pricey for my wallet, but a girl can only hope. Then came the idea, I can possibly make my own. So that's what I did. I made my own "J. Crew" sweater!

Here's how to make it!

You will need:
A sweatshirt
Paint Brush of some sort
Thick paper

1. Trace and cut half of a heart onto a magazine cover. It works better if the paper is thicker than notebook paper. Sorry Emma Watson.

2. Fold the sweatshirt in half and line up the heart on sweatshirt.

3. Trace the half with a pencil.

4. Open the sweater and finish tracing the heart.

5. With the mod podge and glitter you can make however much you want, but just do half and half. If it seemed too thick to me, I just added some more mod podge. 

6. Start filling in the lines! 

7. I did one coat and then let it dry. Once it was mostly dry I added another coat. Let it dry over night and voila! You have yourself a J. Crew heart sweater look-a-like!

j crew inspired glitter heart sweater

Of course I paired it with my favorite boots and knee socks!
j crew inspired glitter heart sweater

j crew inspired glitter heart sweater

And there you have it! Thanks again for reading and come on over to my blog and say hello!

Happy Holidays everyone!

I guess you could say, buying the J Crew sweater would just be 

"throwing your money away" 

when you could make an even cuter one yourself... ba dah CHING (rim shot).


  1. and oh boy.. I don't know if I'm ready for the digging into everything phase... yikes

    love this cute sweatshirt!!

  2. This is an awesome tutorial! I may have to go out and get the materials to do this myself!

  3. That sweater is CUTE! I love this idea!


  4. This is so cute! I LOVE when I can make something for much cheaper :)


  5. That's awesome! Is mod podge washable?

    1. This one is!

  6. Oh man throwing money away haha. I'm glad my kiddo hasn't been interested in the garbage can. At least she won't grow to be a hoarder haha.

    Found you through the Sunday Sync!


  7. Hi. I found you through the Super Sunday Blog Hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a minute. Happy New Year!

  8. Very cute. I keep eyeing those heart tops too!

  9. I love this! How did the glitter handle when being washed? Maybe hand wash it? I definitely want to try this out!

  10. This is so cute! I love it! Never thought to do something like this!

  11. this is too cute! I love the sweater! hi there! Here from the Blog Hop! New follower! You can find me at Happy holidays!

  12. It is really cute! You did a great job and I love your boots too.

    Visiting today from Super Sunday Sync.

  13. YAY! Another fun blog to follow. I love the shirt! Newest follower!


  14. Love this! Great tutorial. Love that colour of glitter and the way it changes in the light

  15. This is an awesome idea! I love it! :)

  16. did it hold up after washing? did half the glitter fall off?

  17. If you use the right mod podge (the one meant for fabric) it shouldn't!

  18. Haha cute story!! Love the shirt

  19. wayyyyy cuter than the J Crew shirt!!

  20. How dud it wash??


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