DIY Anti Conversation Heart Sweater

January 26 2016 |

How to Make an Anti Conversation Heart Sweater for Valentine's Day

How to Make an Anti Conversation Heart Sweater for Valentine's Day

How to Make an Anti Conversation Heart Sweater for Valentine's Day

Psst — don’t forget to submit your applications to work with Lovely Indeed! See job descriptions and learn about the application process right here.

I’m sure you guys know by now that I love love. I’m definitely a rose-tinted glasses kind of gal, and even on the Valentine’s Days when I’ve been single I’m totally into all the schmaltz. But I know that there are some of you out there who are all, “It’s a fake holiday created by Hallmark to blah blah blah,” and for all of y’all, I’ve made the perfect Valentine’s Day project. I present: The Anti Conversation Heart Sweater.

Materials

Make Time: 1 Hour (plus drying time)

How to Make an Anti Conversation Heart Sweater for Valentine's Day

Step 1: Use our printable template to print, cut, and trace, or draw your own hearts onto freezer paper. Cut the hearts out of the freezer paper.

Step 2: Place the freezer paper down on the front of the sweater and be sure it’s centered the way you’d like. Gently run a hot iron over the freezer paper to adhere it to the sweater and create a stencil.

Step 3: In each heart, use stickers to create the words that you’d like. Place the stickers down and press firmly. Tip: Run the hot iron over the stickers for a couple of seconds to get them to adhere a little better while you’re painting.

Step 4: Paint each heart a different color, being careful not to pull up the edges of the freezer paper or stickers.

Step 5: First peel away the freezer paper carefully. Then carefully remove each letter with a pair of tweezers. Be sure to wipe your tweezers after each letter to avoid paint smears.

Step 6: You can leave your shirt just like this if you love it! A couple of the colors I chose didn’t contrast enough with the color of the sweater and so they were difficult to read. To remedy it, I painted in the letters with white paint.

How to Make an Anti Conversation Heart Sweater for Valentine's Day

Let all the paint dry thoroughly and put that baby on! I showed Ryan the one that said “Hard Pass” and he totally laughed out loud. Mission accomplished. (And by the way, he’s actually the one who suggested “Swipe Left” for all you Tinder fans out there. So what are you gonna put on yours?! xoxo

How to Make an Anti Conversation Heart Sweater for Valentine's Day

How to Make an Anti Conversation Heart Sweater for Valentine's Day

How to Make an Anti Conversation Heart Sweater for Valentine's Day

Photos by Scot Woodman

17 thoughts on “DIY Anti Conversation Heart Sweater”

  1. i have a black shirt i stole from my boyfriend that im thinking of writing AS IF on the boobs kind of like the ban.do shirt.
    love this idea!

    by the way, you look gorgeous in all these pictures!!!!! first thinh i thought before i though of the project . #babe!

  2. I love the shirt! Mine would probably just have one big heart with the “I’m busy” on it. PS. how do you look both cute & sassy in these photos?! Haha 🙂

Leave a comment!

Keep the conversation going! Your email address will not be published.

*