Warm and Toasty DIY Roundup

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These DIYs are perfect for those of us who want to make the best of this cold weather, and by the best we mean the coziest! Make these DIYs when you’re all bundled up this weekend, and then use them for further bundling! It’s like a never-ending cycle of coziness.

Crochet Socks from Kollabora user Magdalena LangaThese crochet socks from Kollabora user Magdalena Langa are so cozy looking! We love the super chunky tops and the contrast heel and toe!

Pom Pom Blanket from the Pleated Poppy

This Pom Pom Blanket from the Pleated Poppy is almost too cute to bear, and so simple to make!

DIY Sequin Sweater from Say Yes to Hoboken

Just because you’re staying in doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress cute! Enter this sequined heart sweater from Say Yes to Hoboken. It’s perfect for going from the comfort of your couch to going out at night.

Needle Felted Blanket from a Beautiful Mess

Have you ever tried needle felting before? With results like the Swiss Cross Blanket from A Beautiful Mess, it’s hard not to want to give it a try! It’s also supposed to be pretty easy which is always a perk!

Slipper Boots from Drawings Under the Table

Slip on these DIY slippers from Drawings from Under the Table and feel your toes fall into blissful warmth and comfort.

So which DIY are you dying  to try on this blistering winter weekend?

Cold Weather Comforts

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The last few days have been painfully cold on the East, and the terrible road conditions make for a perfect weekend to be a homebody. For the next two days we’re basking in the warmth of our cozy comforts: socks, sweaters, blankets. What’s so wonderful about being stuck inside during a weekend? We’re glad you asked.

Long Socks and Celestial Pajamas

Cozy Wool Socks and Blanket

Wool Socks with Red Band

On a chilly winter day a pair of wool socks become your two best friends to keep your toes warm wherever you go.

White Bedding with Coffee

Tea and Slippers

Wool Moose Print Blanket

Nothing like a thick blanket to keep chills at bay! These lazy weekends are great for staying in bed and keeping cozy.

Cozy Warm Candles

Pile of Gray Sweaters

Lounging in chunky sweaters, flannel pajamas and warm fuzzy slippers doesn’t sound like a bad night.

Lavender Hot Chocolate

And let’s not even get started on the warm beverage front. So grab your favorite blanket, invite your cat or dog on the couch “just this once”, and stream Orange Is the New Black on Netflix because while the forecast outside is cold, you’ll be doing just fine inside.

How to Rock an Ugly Sweater

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Ugly Holiday Sweater parties are all the rage now. If you aren’t familiar with this theme, the basic concept is simple: find the most heinous looking holiday sweater, and rock it til the reindeer fly home. While your sweater may look absolutely ridiculous, the rest of your outfit doesn’t have to! Here are a few simple ways to make your outfit stylish..or as stylish as possible given the circumstances.

Ugly Sweater

SweaterDiamond Cluster Rhinestone ButtonLarge Jewel Rhinestone Button, Flat Rhinestone Button

Remember our Vintage Button Necklace DIY? Replace those brass buttons with some of the rhinestone buttons above, and your neck may even garner more attention than that sweater! Plus you can wear it after the month of December, which is more than we can say for that ornament sweater.

Ugly Sweater

Sweater, Bugle Beaded Applique, 1 1/4″ Woven Elastic, 18mm Metallic Foldover Elastic

Why stop sparkling with that sequin snowflake? Project DIY Designer, Michelle Levy, showed us how to make a No-Sew Holiday Headband, and we think that a sparkly beaded headband is the perfect complement to this sweater!

Ugly Sweater Dress

Sweater Dress, 1 1/2″ Ribbed Elastic, Buckle

This sweater dress looks comfy, cozy and totally bulky. Cinch it up by making a quick and easy belt!

Now granted we picked some cute, albeit loud sweaters, but we hope our suggestions gave you some ideas on how to upgrade your ugly sweater! Have you ever been to an ugly sweater party? Going to one this Christmas? If you revamp it using any of these tips, send us a photo! Actually, just send us a photo regardless. We would love to see how you rock this style.

iSpyDIY’s Valentine’s Day Guy DIY

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For Valentine’s Day, iSpyDIY is hosting a segment where popular male bloggers create DIYs that ladies can make for the special men in their lives!  Doesn’t iSpyDIY come up with the coolest ideas?!  Her first DIY features Marat Shaya creating a DIY varsity sweater using our varsity letters (in store).  This season of love should be renamed to the season of creativity!

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DIY OMG Sweatshirt

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Candy of Taylor and Demolish recently made a sweatshirt with supplies from our store, and we loved it so much we had to share. She was inspired by Acne’s “OMG” sweater, and used iron-on letters from our store to create the same effect. The collegiate feel is perfect for fall, but we also love the fun quirky aspect of the sweater. See the tutorial below, and stop by Taylor and Demolish to see more!

The inspiration:
Supplies: O, M, and G chenille heat-set letters, a sweatshirt, and an iron

1. Line up the letters where you want them on your sweatshirt.

2. With the iron on its cotton setting, place it onto each letter for about 45 seconds each. Simply hold it down, rather than moving it around.

3. Let it cool for a few minutes, then you’re ready to wear your new sweatshirt!

Top 5 DIY Sweaters

 

 

We’re savoring the last days of summer, but we’re also so excited for the upcoming fall. In anticipation of colder days ahead, we rounded up our 5 favorite DIY sweaters. No one wants to be stuck with a plain, boring old sweater, so why not try out one of these DIYs? Which one is your favorite?

DIY Heart Sweater by A Beautiful Mess

 

DIY Studded Sweater by Style and Pepper

 

DIY Stitched Open Knit Sweater by Inspiration and Realisation

DIY Jelly Sweater by Style Reload

DIY Sweater Elbow Patch by Honestly WTF