DIY_Craft Foam Stamped Top

DSC_0106 It's no secret that stamped tees have been circulating the blogosphere, and I wanted to make my own. This top is great because you have the freedom to make any design you want by making the stamps yourself out of craft foam! It's also very inexpensive because foam costs less than 70 cents and my fabric paint was $1.59. Enjoy!

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The supplies you will need are: a shirt (mine was $5 at Wal-Mart), some fabric paint, craft foam, scissors, a paper plate, adhesive/glue, a pen, and a paintbrush (optional)

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Begin by cutting your desired shape out of the craft foam. Mine was a triangle in two different sizes. After cutting one shape, trace it onto the craft foam twice and create two more identical shapes.

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Stack and adhere the three identical shapes together with some glue or sticky squares like I did because I couldn't find any glue...

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Attach the stack to a square piece of craft foam to create the stamp. Spread the fabric paint onto the paper plate and dip your stamp into the paint. Make sure you have even coverage.

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Begin stamping your desired pattern onto the shirt. I alternated between the two sizes, and had the triangles pointing both up and down. I also created sets of two or three triangles for variation.

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You can also go in with a paintbrush if your stamp didn't create a completely filled in triangle shape, and just touch up the design a little.

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And here's the finished printed shirt! I'm really pleased with this top and it was very inexpensive. This is a good way to spice up a basic top while still keeping it as a neutral.

Check back a later tomorrow when I feature this top in my outfit of the day post!

Thanks for reading! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @punkrockparti or any of my other social media platforms! Happy DIYing!

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DSC_0063 The highlight of today's post is my top. These DIY skull tees have been popular in the past, both on my blog and when I wear them out. I have decided to start selling them, and I have 4 available on my Etsy store! They are made from vintage fabrics, and I hope to experiment with even more prints in the future. I'm loving this aztec print and how it can be styled casually or more dressed up as you can see in this outfit. Check out some of my past outfit posts wearing handmade skull tees here, here, here, and here!

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Also, Happy New Years Eve! What are you planning to wear tonight? I'm thinking of pairing a black dress with the jacket from this outfit. I'll try to photograph it if it's not too dark, but if not, check out my dream New Years Eve outfits up on my new Polyvore! Finally, be safe tonight! xo

aztec skull tee_available from my Etsy store

leather and denim jacket_Urban Outfitters sale ($20 yay!)

camel brown skater skirt_Forever 21

"architectural wedges"_Deena and Ozzy by Urban Outfitters, sale

oxblood clutch_Buffalo Exchange

armor ring_Macy's, gift

piano wire bracelets_gift

lipstick_Maybelline 420

DIY_Elbow Patch Sweater

Elbow Patch Sweater Intro Hey everyone! Today I'm here with my 2nd HoliDIY project, an elbow patch cardigan that I upcycled from an old sweater dress. This dress was in my pile of clothes that I planned to donate, but I decided I wasn't done with it yet. I reused the thrifted flannel fabric from yesterday's DIY tee because there was quite a bit of leftover material, and made this cute final product! Let's get started:

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These are the supplies you will need: an old sweater dress or just a sweater will work as well, flannel fabric, scissors, fabric glue, and a marker (not pictured).

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I first cut off the bow from the sweater dress.

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Since the sweater dress had these gathered sleeves, I cut them off for a more relaxed vibe.

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After cutting off the bottom of the dress to create the sweater shape, I cut up the middle to make it into a cardigan. I decided to leave the edges unfinished because it was a pretty tight knit, but if you're worried about your's coming unraveled, you could hem the edges with fabric glue or a sewing machine.

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The sleeves of my cardigan had a flare that I didn't really like. To fix this, I cut out a triangle from each sleeve of the fabric.

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I then simply fabric glued the right sides together of the triangle cut.

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To make the elbow patches, trace an oval shape, fold in half to ensure symmetry, and cut out.

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Attach the patches to the back of the sleeves using fabric glue.

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And here's the final product! I layered this over a denim shirt with a spiked leather collar to give it an edgier vibe, but I would also style it with a long sleeved denim shirt and cuff the sleeves for a cozy look!

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