Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When Blitsy and thredUP Come Together Plus a GIVEAWAY!

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I am so excited to be teaming up with threadUP today! In case you don't know, threadUP is the easiest way to save money on great Women's and Kid's clothing brands and sell clothes for cash. They are like a consignment store, but simpler. On thredUP you can refresh your entire wardrobe online without ever leaving your house! 

When it comes to fashion, I am a huge fan of upcycling clothing. I love having the ability to turn a consignment store find into something more personal, breathing a breathe of fresh air into it. I searched thredUP's website and scored some adorable kids clothing. I got a red sweater, cream scarf and purple hat. I thought these were perfect since the chilly Fall air is upon us. The items I bought were cute plain, but I decided to take them one step further with a little DIY action! 

I took my plain, everyday red sweater and added black yoyos and crystal buttons to the collar. The sparkle addition transformed my sweater into a holiday ready top! For my hat, I added a layered felt flower, because, why not?! To jazz up my scarf, I added some super fluffy pom-poms. Pom poms make everything better!

Are you in need of a new Fall/Winter wardrobe? If so, you are in luck! We are teaming up with thredUP for an amazing giveaway including clothing AND crafting supplies! Enter the giveaway below and start jotting down ways you can create a one-of-a-kind wardrobe!
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If you want to get shopping ASAP, make sure you check out thredUP to snag some new clothing and don't forget to head on over to Blisty to grab some supplies so you can customize it!

Here's what you'll need:

Sweater Makeover:
- Sweater from thredUP
- Black Cotton Fabric
- Needle
- Black Thread
- Dill 19mm Buttons (6)
- Clover Yo-Yo Maker
- Scissors

Scarf Makeover:
- Scarf from thredUP
- Clover Pom-Pom Maker
- Coats ans Clark Red Heart Yarn
- Scissors
- Yarn Needle
- Yarn

Hat Makeover:
- Hat from thredUP
- Felt
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Needle
- Thread
- Scissors

Let's get crafty!

Sweater Makeover:

Step 1: Create 6 yo-yos.


Step 2: Sew your button to the center of your yo-yo. Repeat this step with all of your yo-yos.

Step 3: Sew your yo-yo to the center of your sweater. 

Step 4: Next, sew one of your yo-yos to the end of your collar. Center your other yo-yo between your two yo-yos.  Repeat this on the other side of your sweater with your three remaining yo-yos.


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thredUP, upcycle, giveaway, clothing makeover

Scarf Makeover:

Step 1: Make 6 pom-poms.

Step 2: Leave the two strands of yarn that you used to tie your pom-pom.  Trim any long pieces of yarn. Put one end of your yarn strand through your needle and sew to the center of one end of your scarf.

Step 3: Once through, tie a couple of knots in the back with your other piece of yarn.

Step 4: Sew a pom-pom on each side of your center pom. Repeat on the other side of your scarf with your 3 remaining poms.


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Hat Makeover:

Step 1: Grab your felt and cut 6 circles about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Cut a felt circle that measures about 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter. Take one circle and fold it in half.


Step 2: Fold one side in toward the center.



Step 3: Flip your felt over and fold the other end of your felt in, forming a 'S' shape.



Step 4: Put a dab of hot glue on the inside of both sides of your felt petal. Repeat Steps 2-5 with your other felt circles. Put glue on the end of one petal and glue it to your smaller circle. Continue gluing petals around your smaller circle.



Step 5: Put glue on the bottom of your remaining petal and stick it in the center of your petals so it is upright. Use your hands to fluff up your other petals.



Step 6: Sew your felt flower to the side of your hat. Make sure you sew the ends down.



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thredUP, upcycle, giveaway, clothing makeover
thredUP, upcycle, giveaway, clothing makeover

19 comments

  1. How cheerful and bright, and just the cutest. This will help shorten winter. I love Blitsy.

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  2. Muito lindo! Pena que agora no Brasil é primavera! Adoro tudo da blitsy!☺

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  3. Adorable!! I could REALLY use a makeover!! I wear nightgowns 24/7 because I don't leave the house and have outgrown all my clothes with the exception of two skirts that have elastic waists. I get pretty cold when I go out to doctor's appts in the winter months but you gotta make do with what you have.
    I would love to win this so I could get some clothes to wear and surprise my husband by not being in my nightgowns all the time. I think he would probably keel over if he saw me in actual clothes. Thanks to Blitsy and ThredUp for the chance to dream!

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  4. Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway!

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  5. Thanks Blitsy! All of these items are so cute and practical.

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  6. What cute DIY makeovers. Love crafty bits and the idea of thrift / consignment shops.
    What a neat pair you team up to be. Thanks so much for your emails too.

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  7. Wow, leave it to Blitsy to team up with another great company, thredUP, I love these suggestions to revamp what you have! I don't have a lot of disposable income so I love finding ways to change hand-me-downs and give them a little personality. Thanks for the chance. Love ya' Patricia B

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  8. So simple and so easy. Thanks for inspiration.

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  9. I have a friend with two small girls...I think I will have to try this for them. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Resale shop up-cycling is great. Thanks for the ideas!

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