DIY Sweater Pillow

Turn an old sweater into something new! See how we repurposed one of our coziest sweaters into some festive home decor.

DIY Sweater Pillow

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Sweater
  • Yard stick
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Pillow form
  • Sewing machine

DIY Sweater Pillow

WHAT TO DO:

1. Lay your sweater face up on a flat surface.

2. Place your yard stick at an angle across the sweater, just under the collar.

3. Using your sharpie, draw along the yard stick’s edge.

4. Cut along the line, removing the top portion of the sweater.

5. Cut the sleeves off as well, making a square with the remaining fabric.

6. Turn the two fabric pieces (front and back of the sweater) inside out and sew the three sides together.

7. Turn the fabric right side out and insert the pillow form.

8. Sew the last side, sealing the pillow inside.

DIY Sweater Pillow

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How To: Using Your Aerie BFF (Best Fit Finder)

Find your new feel-good bra with the BFF (Best Fit Finder): our Aerie-exclusive way to measure your bra size. Watch Iskra show you how to use it, or follow the steps below. All that matters? Finding the bra that feels best!

Before you start, make sure you’re in a lightly lined bra and a tight top, bodysuit or no top. No push up bras or bulky sweaters for this!

Step 1: Find your band size.

Use “This side first!” on the BFF.  Wrap it around just under your bust, making sure the top of the tape is aligned with the bottom of your bra band.

Step 2: Find your cup size.

Use “This side second!” on the BFF. Wrap this side around the fullest part of your bust, and line up the bottom of the tape with the top of your bra band. In the column where the edge of the tape lands, look for the band size you measured in Step 1. The letter next to it is your cup size, and that’s it! You have your Aerie bra size.

Step 3: Find your sister size.

The BFF also gives you your sister size, aka another size you can try to see if it feels good. To find your sister size, check out the color-coded diagonal boxes extending off of the original size you measured. You can try these sizes for a similar fit to the one that you measured.

Get your BFF here. Need a little extra help? Visit us in stores for a custom, free fitting any time.

 

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Halloween How To: Turtleneck 3 Ways

Get in here, boo! For the third year, we asked #AerieREAL ladies from our office to play dress up and make three Halloween looks out of our fave fall essential… the t-neck! Read on to see how you can take your turtleneck from day to play this Halloween.

Can’t touch this!

Jill is Aerie’s Associate Manager of Brand Marketing, and only prickly on the outside with her Halloween Cactus look. DIY by threading pipe cleaners through the weaves of a green t-neck sweater (being careful not to rip it!). Add some faux flowers for a look that’s in full bloom!Halloween How To: Turtleneck 3 WaysHalloween How To: Turtleneck 3 WaysHalloween How To: Turtleneck 3 WaysHalloween How To: Turtleneck 3 WaysBlog_Costume_Cactus2Halloween How To: Turtleneck 3 Ways

Sundae Fun Day 

Senior Coordinator of Talent Acquisition, Sarah, is the sweetest in this cute and fun ice cream costume. Cut some felt strips, and glue or pin them along with colored cotton balls onto a basic t-neck. The cherry headband tops it off! Halloween How To: Turtleneck 3 WaysHalloween How To: Turtleneck 3 Ways

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Mighty Mouse 

Chloe is the Lead Lab Associate for Creative Window Marketing, and she’s all ears in our easy mouse costume. Cut some fabric that matches back to your fave gray t-neck and layer it with smaller pink circles for the ears. Sew on a coordinating “tail” and you’re a mouse, duh! Halloween How To: Turtleneck 3 WaysHalloween How To: Turtleneck 3 WaysHalloween How To: Turtleneck 3 WaysHalloween How To: Turtleneck 3 WaysHalloween How To: Turtleneck 3 Ways

Which is your fave halloween costume DIY? Comment below & tell us!

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Bracelet DIY in stores

Share the love this October. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, show someone undergoing treatment that you’re thinking of them. Make an empowering bracelet in select Aerie stores & we’ll send it along! See if your store is on the list below.

Bracelet DIY in stores

Create your own words of encouragement or get inspired by some of our faves.

  • Strong
  • Warrior
  • Fearless
  • Brave
  • U got this
  • GRL PWR
  • Courage
  • Fighter
  • Real love
  • Hope
  • Hi beautiful
  • Fierce

Bracelet DIY in stores

Create a bracelet in a store near you:

Stores

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How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

While it’s not “officially” fall, we’re already all about pumpkin spice! We turned everyone’s favorite fall latte into a healthy morning breakfast for girls on the go. Read on to see how to make your own pumpkin spice overnight oats!

How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight OatsWHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs. maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Almonds or cinnamon stick for garnish

 

How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

WHAT TO DO:

  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  2. Scoop mixture into a jar or container with airtight lid.
  3. Let refrigerate overnight.
  4. Top with almonds and cinnamon stick.*
  5. Enjoy!

*Optional

How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight OatsWhat’s your go-to fall breakfast? Comment below & tell us!

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DIY Essential Oil Diffuser

Make your room a little more zen with the natural scent of essential oils! Read on below to see how to make your own reed diffuser.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Base oil of your choice (we used safflower)
  • Essential oil of your choice (we used lavender)
  • Wooden reeds
  • Dried lavender*
  • Twine*

*Optional

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  1. Using your clean, glass container, pour in your base oil until glass is 1/4 of the way full.
  2. Add 12 drops of essential oil for fragrance.
  3. Take 6 wooden reeds and dip them into the oil, saturating the ends.
  4. Place the reeds dry end down into the oil so both ends are absorbed.
  5. Switch the ends once a week to ensure diffusion.
  6. Wrap twice around the neck of the container and tie with dried lavender.
  7. Enjoy lasting, natural fragrance!

 

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