Celebrate National Thrift Shop Day With a DIY Painted Sweatshirt
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Celebrate National Thrift Shop Day With a DIY Painted Sweatshirt

Thank the DIY gods for thrift shops. Where else would we find funky fresh home decor, perfectly lived-in denim jackets and, well, the building blocks for *all* of our Halloween costumes? To celebrate National Thrift Shop Day (aka TODAY! Pop those bottles!), we’re showing you how to turn a vintage crewneck sweatshirt into a one-of-a-kind late summer wardrobe staple. Grab that fabric paint and scroll on.

Because really, this sweater was just begging for some figgy-fruity goodness :)

Materials + Tools:

— thrift store sweatshirt

— fabric paint in assorted colors

— cardboard

— paint brushes in assorted sizes

— iron (optional)

Instructions:

1. Test your design on some scrap cardboard. Note that the fabric paint will dry differently on fabric!

2. Place another piece of cardboard under the front of the sweater. This is to prevent the fabric paint from seeping onto the back, and it also provides a flat surface.

3. Paint your figs (or other fruit!), starting with a light coat of paint and adding more as necessary. Let the paint dry before layering coats.

4. If your fabric paint calls for a hot iron sesh to seal it, turn your sweatshirt inside out and carefully iron over the painted portions. Ta-da!

Test your design on some scrap cardboard. Note that the fabric paint will dry differently on fabric!

Place another piece of cardboard under the front of the sweater. This is to prevent the fabric paint from seeping onto the back, and it also provides a flat surface. Paint your figs (or other fruit!), starting with a light coat of paint and adding more as necessary. Let the paint dry before layering coats.

Repeat, repeat, repeat!

If your fabric paint calls for a hot iron sesh to seal it, turn your sweatshirt inside out and carefully iron over the painted portions.

Ta-da!

Figgin’ amazing.

Happy National Thrift Shop Day, friends!

Are you trying this DIY? If so, we want to see the results! Share on Instagram with the hashtag #britstagram so we can check ’em out :)

DIY Production: Maddie Bachelder

Photography: Chris Andre