DIY The Snuggle is Real Stenciled Sweatshirt

on December 1, 2016

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Break out the sweatshirts and boots, winter (or what passes for winter) is finally upon us in LA! Yes folks, sweater weather is here and the snuggle is real. So much so that I decided I MUST make one this year. And you can too! Honestly, I’m a bit obsessed with this idea and will probably end up making a mommy and me version for all of my mom friends. Is anyone else excited to snuggle up with a good book, cozy slippers and your best furry friend?

Snuggle up with a DIY "The Snuggle Is Real" sweatshirt. Perfect for cold days, hand made gifts and more! | Quote | Sweatshirt | Scoopneck | Stenciled | Do It Your Freaking Self

As much as I love to freezer paper stencil things, I fell in love with these woodland stencils from Plaid and Handmade Charlotte. I only used the letters for this project, but the designs and the modern retro feel in the package gave me a ridiculous amount of inspiration for one of my nanny kid’s birthday parties.

DIY The Snuggle is Real Stenciled Sweatshirt
Time: 1 hour or less
Cost: $15 or less (depending on whether you have the sweatshirt on hand)
Cozy/Cuteness level: 12

Snuggle up with a DIY "The Snuggle Is Real" sweatshirt. Perfect for cold days, hand made gifts and more! | Quote | Sweatshirt | Scoopneck | Stenciled | Do It Your Freaking Self

Supplies:

Mens XL Sweatshirt
Handmade Charolotte Woodland Stencils
Foam Pouncers
Cardboard Tshirt Form or poster board
Acrylic Paint – I used black
Paint Vessel or surface (something to use as a palette)
Straight edge or ruler
Pencil

Pre-wash sweatshirt as directed to get the sizing out. Once it’s dry, insert the tshirt form or poster board to keep the paint from bleeding through.

Snuggle up with a DIY "The Snuggle Is Real" sweatshirt. Perfect for cold days, hand made gifts and more! | Quote | Sweatshirt | Scoopneck | Stenciled | Do It Your Freaking SelfUse the straight edge and pencil to mark out an outline for even stenciling. Using the center of the collar as a guide, draw a line straight down. Then starting 4-5 inches down, draw horizontal lines about 10 inches across and spaced 2 inches apart.

Snuggle up with a DIY "The Snuggle Is Real" sweatshirt. Perfect for cold days, hand made gifts and more! | Quote | Sweatshirt | Scoopneck | Stenciled | Do It Your Freaking Self

Remove the scrap pieces from the stencils.

Snuggle up with a DIY "The Snuggle Is Real" sweatshirt. Perfect for cold days, hand made gifts and more! | Quote | Sweatshirt | Scoopneck | Stenciled | Do It Your Freaking Self

Use the guides to stencil in letters with the foam pouncer. Work from the center out of each line. So for THE and SNUGGLE, start with the H and G respectively, centered on the center line. For IS and REAL, space evenly between the center line, and so on.

Snuggle up with a DIY "The Snuggle Is Real" sweatshirt. Perfect for cold days, hand made gifts and more! | Quote | Sweatshirt | Scoopneck | Stenciled | Do It Your Freaking Self

Allow the design to dry and use the iron to set the paint. If you’re not a fan of collars, this is the time to use your fabric scissors and cut it off. Wash on regular to remove pencil marks and it’s time to snuggle!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Sondra

    I love this! I don’t think I could pull off the collarless sweatshirt–I’m just not cool enough–but I love the saying and the gray is perfect. Great job!!

    December 1, 2016 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Krystal Sadler

    haha I’m a Cali girl who moved to the East in high school. I STILL hate the cold. This little phrase is my life motto December – March. So cute!! Thanks for linking up with us at Share the Wealth Sunday!

    December 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm
    • Reply Chelsea

      OMG, I am so scared of the idea of moving somewhere cold now! It’s like 55 degrees here right now and I’m bundled up in a blanket and slippers.

      December 9, 2016 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Rhonda

    This is adorable. I have teenage nieces that would love it. I’ll be Pinning this post. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best Linkup.
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    December 8, 2016 at 5:54 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      Thanks! It’s been my go to sweatshirt this season!

      December 9, 2016 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Tania

    So cute! I’ve been looking for some warm and cozy (yet slightly sexy) pajamas… I’m going to make this and wear it with big socks or leg warmers :o)

    Tania

    December 9, 2016 at 7:33 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      Awesome! Let me know if you get stuck or anything. Can’t wait to see it!

      December 9, 2016 at 10:20 am
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  • Reply Angie ~ ambient wares

    This is too cute! We’re in the teens for highs here in IL. Boo! I want to live somewhere warmer 😉 Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!
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    December 13, 2016 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Oh I saw this one Instagram. It’s sooooooo awesome. I want one

    December 13, 2016 at 8:09 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      Thanks! It’s super cozy!

      December 17, 2016 at 11:49 am
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