How to Up-Cycle a Oversized Sweatshirt

Turn a plain, boring oversized sweatshirt into a graphic cropped sweatshirt with a little sparkle.

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How to Up-Cycle a Oversized Sweatshirt
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Gather your materials. Don't forget to have a quote in mind.

Gather your materials. Don't forget to have a quote in mind.

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Lay your sweatshirt flat out. Then fold it in half, lining up the two sides of the sweatshirt.

Lay your sweatshirt flat out. Then fold it in half, lining up the two sides of the sweatshirt.

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3
Cut the bottom of your sweatshirt of your sweatshirt off to your desired length.

Cut the bottom of your sweatshirt of your sweatshirt off to your desired length.

4
Lay your sweatshirt back out. Make sure there are no wrinkles in the middle where you will put your quote.

Lay your sweatshirt back out. Make sure there are no wrinkles in the middle where you will put your quote.

5
Put fabric paint into a plastic cup and grab your paint brushes.

Put fabric paint into a plastic cup and grab your paint brushes.

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Take a scrap piece of fabric to practice your letters on. Figure out what works best for you.

Take a scrap piece of fabric to practice your letters on. Figure out what works best for you.

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After you have practiced painting letters, paint the letters onto your sweatshirt. I free handed it, but feel free to sketch it out first with a pencil.

After you have practiced painting letters, paint the letters onto your sweatshirt. I free handed it, but feel free to sketch it out first with a pencil.

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Before the paint dries, sprinkle glitter onto the letters. If your paint does dry just add a little more. To make sure the glitter sticks, gently press down on the glitter to push it into the paint.

Before the paint dries, sprinkle glitter onto the letters. If your paint does dry just add a little more. To make sure the glitter sticks, gently press down on the glitter to push it into the paint.

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Let the sweatshirt dry for two hours. Make sure to put it in a place where it won't get messed up.

Let the sweatshirt dry for two hours. Make sure to put it in a place where it won't get messed up.

10
Fold the shirt up without getting the access glitter anywhere. Go outside and shake the loose glitter off of your sweatshirt.

Fold the shirt up without getting the access glitter anywhere. Go outside and shake the loose glitter off of your sweatshirt.

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Now your sweatshirt is done and ready to wear! :)

Now your sweatshirt is done and ready to wear! :)

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