As the weather gets colder and party season heads into full swing, we’re looking for holiday party style that won’t leave us shivering! This week we used Brilliance sew-on jewels to upgrade a stylish sweater into a seasonal staple! Pair this sweater with dark denim and a wedge boot, and you won’t need another accessory. And remember, there’s nothing wrong with giving the cold shoulder with a little bit of icy Brilliance bling.
What You’ll Need:
Brilliance Sew-On Jewels in Jet
Needle and Thread
1. Place Brilliance stones onto sweater in your desired pattern. We placed them in a random cluster on one shoulder, but follow your creative instincts. Use different colors, play with placement and have fun with it!
2. Start sewing! If you find your jewels sinking into the sweater, place a fabric behind the sweater material and jewels.
As the weather gets colder, we take a fashion cue from Northern Europeans who are used to the blistering winter chill. We cuddle up in cozy sweaters and leggings in comforting Nordic prints. This festive print is characterized by wintery patterns of reindeer and snowflakes often seen on knits. We love combining a Nordic print sweater with a flannel underneath, a pair of jeans, and comfy boots. Or you can style Nordic leggings with a slouchy sweater! It’s the perfect print for a casual night spent with friends and family.
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.
These crochet socks from Kollabora user Magdalena Langa are so cozy looking! We love the super chunky tops and the contrast heel and toe!
This Pom Pom Blanket from the Pleated Poppy is almost too cute to bear, and so simple to make!
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.
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!
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?
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.
On a chilly winter day a pair of wool socks become your two best friends to keep your toes warm wherever you go.
Nothing like a thick blanket to keep chills at bay! These lazy weekends are great for staying in bed and keeping cozy.
Lounging in chunky sweaters, flannel pajamas and warm fuzzy slippers doesn’t sound like a bad night.
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.
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.
Sweater, Diamond Cluster Rhinestone Button, Large 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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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