DIY: Embellished Sweatshirt

DIY Embellished Sweatshirt Glitter N Glue

Next week I’m heading back to Texas to spend the Holidays with my family. Everytime my Mom and I chat she asks what I’m going to pack for my trip home? What am I going to pack?!?!!? Sweats and more sweats! My plan is to spend my entire two week vacation on the couch vegging out and watching HGTV. I plan to never leave the couch, but being that it’s the Holidays, I guess I should be prepared to get glitzy for all the family festivities. So much like my metallic tudexo stripe sweatpants from Thanksgiving (which will be coming to Texas with me for Christmas), I think it’s time to add a little embellishment to my sweatshirt. Even though I’m on vacation I have to stay camera ready because there’s a 98.3% chance the random family photo we take in my Aunt’s kitchen during her dessert party will end up as the cover image for the Christmas cards my Mom sends out next year.

I was surfing the webpages of and found a little DIY inspiration (here) for this project.

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt  MATERIALS FULLMaterials: Sweatshirt, Earrings, Needle and Thread

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt  DeconstructIf needed, use pliers or jewelry nippers to deconstruct your earrings. The bigger the earrings are the better they will appear on the sweatshirt. I purchased these earrings from Forever 21.

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt LAYOUTLay out your jewelry pieces so that you know exactly where you want them to go.

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt  SEW

Hand stitch the earring to the sweatshirt to be sure it’s secure.

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt DETAIL FULL

26 responses

  1. Awesome 🙂

    December 11, 2012 at 1:00 am

  2. So creative! I have been eyeing up these kind of sweaters in the shops but they are really pricey. Love the idea of using earrings 🙂

    December 11, 2012 at 1:35 am

  3. Love, Love, Love! I think i’m going to do one like that.
    Young are an inspiration

    December 11, 2012 at 3:54 am

  4. rocquelleislovely

    Love this!!! I was thinking of doing something similar with sew on gems from Hobby Lobby, but using earrings is genius!!!

    December 11, 2012 at 5:04 am

  5. What a great project! And it has such a lovely result!

    December 11, 2012 at 5:35 am

  6. This sweater is gorgeous!! Better than a lot of sweaters I see in department stores!


    December 11, 2012 at 5:59 am

  7. What a great recreation.

    December 11, 2012 at 7:00 am

  8. Brilliant 🙂 I would totally buy that sweater!

    December 11, 2012 at 8:13 am

  9. suchdev

    Thanks for sharing! I too look forward to at least a week of lounging around in oversized sweats, cozy socks and t shirts when we go home to visit my family (where it is always snowing and cold). You’ve definitely given me some inspiration!

    December 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

  10. Nancy

    Beautiful sweatshirt! Sure wish I could find earrings like you bought. Must scout out local craft shops you’ve really motivated me with your great sweatshirt!

    December 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    • Thanks! I purchased the earrings at Forever 21! You can purchase online. there’s a link in the post. I bought the sweatshirt from Target. they’re on sale this week for $5!!!

      December 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

  11. Love it!

    x Denbelle

    December 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  12. Great idea, Kristen! xo

    December 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm

  13. love this!

    December 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm

  14. What a great idea I would be even more resourceful if you used a pair of earrings that you already had, but was broken, and upcycled it. Great use of materials!

    December 12, 2012 at 8:31 pm

  15. Sam


    I just wanted to know, did you take off the little hoops that connects the 2 parts of the earrings together off? if so, how did you take it apart without ruining the whole earring?

    Thank you

    December 14, 2012 at 5:48 am

    • Yep! I just snipped them off with my nippers.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  16. LOVE IT! so creative! (

    December 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  17. Yasmin

    Just wondering, instead of sewing, is it possible to use fabric glue and glue the earrings to the sweater. Thanks

    December 15, 2012 at 3:56 am

    • They prob won’t stay on with just glue unfortunately 😦

      January 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm

  18. Amazing job!! u look gorgeous !!


    December 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  19. Absolutely awesome!!!! Love it!!!

    You have lots of great ideas, i can’t stop visiting your blog!


    December 21, 2012 at 3:52 am

  20. very creative 🙂 congrats

    December 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

  21. What a fab jumper! I also love the skirt you paired it with! gorgeous x

    January 1, 2013 at 2:41 am

  22. k

    Love this!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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