I gave a little sneak peek into the sweater I crafted for today - here it is again...
I was completely inspired by Zooey Deschanel's AMAZE Rachel Antonoff dress she wore hosting SNL this weekend and thought to myself, 'Self, get out your fabric paints, it's time to make a little copycat version using an old Banana Republic sweater hanging in your closet." (OK, so that was a bit longer than the actual conversation I had in my head which was, "Self, let's do this!"
Using an old BR sweater...
...I'm getting my craft on!!
I took some thicker notebook paper from a wire ringed journal and folded it a few times and cut heart shapes out!
With my squares of cut out hearts, I placed them all over my sweater. I'm using these as my templates to fill in with fabric paint!!!
To ensure these puppies don't go anywhere, I went to town with the tape. No, scratch that. I went to city with the tape.
When everything was taped down in place, I went to Tulip Soft Velveteen Fabric Paint in white, a foam paint brush and filled in all the lil' hearts.
Letting the piece dry for a few hours, I started the hike up tape removal mountain.
It was fun peeling everything off and seeing cute little hearts left on the sweater!
There was a small spot where some paint went awry (aka, I got a little paint brush crazy) so to fix this small mistake, I used Tulip Glow paint and covered it up.
Painted a small little heart free hand, and we were back on track!
My finished Valentine's Day ensemble...
I was totally thrilled with how it came out and felt like Zooey's heart-shaped twin.
PS, I will still rock this past Valentine's Day. I'm gonna be Queen of Hearts in March and in April too.
And to finish today's post, in NDAD tradition, my favorite V Day related clip straight from 30 Rock.
Happy Valentime's Day friends :)