Two years ago I covered leggings in conversation hearts and dove into a pile of them. Today I’m getting my DIY conversation heart sweatshirt on! I’ve been living in sweatshirts lately (and a bunch of you have made our initial sweatshirts already too!!) so I’m all about an easy DIY version for V-day! All in, each sweatshirt costs about $15 to make!
DIY Conversation Heart Sweatshirts
Total Time: 30-45 Minutes
Sweatshirts (We used these but you can get some at your local craft store too!)
Printable Conversation Hearts (NOTE: If your transfer paper calls for MIRROR/reversed images, you can print the mirrored version here!)
Iron-on Transfer Paper (We used this one.)
Sewing or Safety Pins (For elbow patches)
1. Print and cut out your conversation hearts according to package instructions on your iron-on transfer paper. IMPORTANT: Every iron-on transfer paper is different. Some require images to be printed the "right" way and some require they are printed reversed/mirrored. Both options are linked above in the supply list, be sure to download and print the correct one for your paper.
2. If you are doing elbow patches, try on your sweatshirt and carefully mark where your elbows are with a pin. Take off the sweatshirt and place the conversation hearts of your choice where the pins were. If you are doing the patterned sweatshirt, place the hearts all over the sweatshirt as desired.
3. Follow package instructions to iron the hearts onto the sweatshirt. Be sure to NOT use steam when ironing these on. Again, since every iron-on is different, read directions carefully before proceeding. That's it!
Photos by Jeff Mindell
If you’re looking for a great last-minute Galentine’s craft night idea, have each gal bring an article of clothing and print out a bunch of these, then all you’ll need is a few irons! I love it for a party because there is absolutely no mess.
And speaking of parties… today is the LAST day to get our conversation heart balloons in time for Valentine’s Day with our regular shipping option so be sure to get those orders in!! (We’ve also got sparkle heart emojis, holographic hearts and lips if you want ’em in time for V-day!!)
p.s. DIY conversation heart rings! Bet you won’t guess what they’re made of!
I love this.
This sweatshirt is just super cute!
Thank you, Michelle! I love how it turned out! =)
Antonella | White House Crafts says
I was just planning a project like this to do for my girl! She’s 3 (so I would change some of the puns), and has a white shirt she’s outgrowing, and I thought it would make the perfect upcycle for Valentine’s. Your sweater version is cute!
Aw that’s perfect!!! Such a good way to upcycle something she’s growing out of!!
So so so into this! I kind of want to add my own for my own gal pal friend group. Is there a way to do that?
This is the perfect way to have a quite unique sweatshirt x
Jessica — NinetyCo
I am TOTALLY tackling this project. I may or may not make a Disney version and wear it to D-land every single time. I promise to snap & share (or it didn’t happen!)
Ahhh that would be AMAZING! Please send me pics!!!
Kristina B says
LOVE THIS! I am a big fan of the mean conversation hearts so I might have to try this with all obnoxious sayings. Ha!
You have to!!! Haha I love the mean ones too. “Get Lost” being my fave. 😉
I love your pants! Where did you get these?
They’re from Topshop a few seasons back!!
I love this!!! What an adorable DIY. I’m going to try to make this this weekend! That’s for sharing 🙂
Ah!! Send me pics if you make one!!!
Darlene Lopez says
My goodness! How stinkin’ cute is this!? NEED to make! Thanks for sharing your ideas & materuals! It makes doing diy super easy ❤
I WILL be making a sweatshirt for myself and my two girls! So cute – thank you for the instructions… wish me luck😂
Such a cute sweatshirt! I wanted to let you know I have it featured in a Valentine’s Day Roundup post on my blog 🙂
I made this today. I got the dark transfer paper and a simple black sweatshirt. It doesn’t look good at all. The black totally bled through. I’m not sure if it’s because your colors weren’t saturated enough in the print out or if you just shouldn’t use a black fabric.
love love this now how can I do the same or order something like this just different writing on the balloons
Pink pants where are they from