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DIY: Festivalize Your Shirt (And Win One We Made!)

Festival season is approaching, when fashion becomes that much more eclectic and free. People pull out all the stops to create a perfect festival look that’s eye catching, free spirited, and unique. This week for a DIY we customized one of our High and Low Buttondown  shirts with fabric pens and embroidery stitches. Click through to find out how to win it, and how we did it!

How to enter:

Tweet or Instagram your favorite photo from a festival with the hashtag #FPDIY!

Comment on this post and provide your Twitter or Instagram handle. Don’t forget to provide your email in the email box so we can contact you if you win!

We wanted the shirt to be slightly customized, so we took our two favorite colors: a neon pink and a neon orange fabric pen and created small patterns around the shirt pockets and shoulder seams. Then we embroidered some stitches to give the shirt some texture. It’s subtle yet different, perfect for festival season!

What you need: A shirt of your choice, fabric pens, embroidery threads, and a sewing needle.

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Start decorating!

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Use embroidery thread to add texture

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and there you go, a cute shirt for a festival!

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Don’t forget enter to win!

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elyse -March 29, 2013, 8:39AM

my insta is @eeleese

can’t wait until this summer so i can get beachy fest pics at hideout fest in croatia!!!!

josephine -March 29, 2013, 8:44AM

my insta is @josephinesuhs
Almost festival season and I cannot wait.

Taylor -March 29, 2013, 9:47AM

insta is @forsurejadore

Hai-Yen -March 29, 2013, 12:29PM


Zoe -March 29, 2013, 1:15PM
Meghan -March 29, 2013, 2:38PM

This is so awesome!

Instagram/Twitter: probablymeghan

sam -March 29, 2013, 2:42PM

instagram: @samanthamscott

Sarah -March 29, 2013, 2:47PM

lovely! My twitter is @calicotr33fshns

Sarah -March 29, 2013, 2:49PM

Instagram: selongfield

Lolla tickets bought and now I can’t wait to festivalize a shirt! :o! Thanks for the new inspiration!

Katie -March 29, 2013, 3:07PM

Twitter // @katieshea

Instagram // katieshea23

Coachella- can’t wait to see you again, in some more free people !?

Sam -March 29, 2013, 3:27PM

instagram: samepowers

twitter: igotthepowers

Jamie -March 29, 2013, 4:38PM


Melody -March 29, 2013, 5:30PM

Looks great! Twitter: @TweetTw85763212

Lauren B -March 29, 2013, 5:51PM

Love this! So creative!

Twitter: @laurenbenedetto

Bonnie -March 29, 2013, 6:50PM

Twitter: @bgoerke

Love the look! xx

Rebecca -March 29, 2013, 7:19PM

Love it!
Instagram is purestfolly

Alison -March 29, 2013, 8:29PM

this is so original! i love it xx

instagram: alicat0802

Katerina -March 29, 2013, 10:59PM

twitter: @kpatouhas1
instagram: katerinapatouhas

McKinley -March 29, 2013, 11:34PM

Instagram: mt_mckinley

Such a fun idea!

Kaitlyn -March 29, 2013, 11:37PM

Hello. :)
My Twitter is: @kaitlytomlinson
And my Instagram is: @loveinacardboardbox

Melissa -March 30, 2013, 12:03AM

Instagram and Twitter: @melcram

This is the cutest! You guys are always inspiring me! Xo

Lucinda -March 30, 2013, 10:19AM

Twitter handle: @lucichrist

Colleen Murphy -March 30, 2013, 12:09PM


Lollapalooza last year :)

Brittany Hallberg -March 30, 2013, 2:45PM

Festival season is approaching!!! Time for lace, flower headbands, flowy skirts and crop tops.

One hint of sun and already excited :)


Vanessa -March 30, 2013, 3:25PM

Twitter handle: @FoodandFinery
Drew Barrymore looking FIERCE and very Free People Festival chic at Coachella!

Priscilla -March 30, 2013, 8:38PM

This is so cute!

Instagram: @priskittlestang

Rachel -March 31, 2013, 2:42AM

Love the way you customized the shirt… not too much

Twitter handle: @possumfoot02

Alice -March 31, 2013, 9:14PM

Gorgeous gorgeous DIY idea!
While I did love the shirt even before the customization, I think it looks so perfect for a festival with the tiny little touches added. The neon hints and the fun addition of texture makes the top girly yet a little bit rugged, so perfect for what I’m imagining to be is a messy and wild experience. I have yet to attend any sort of festival so I can only dream of how much fun it would be…whenever I have my first festival experience, I would love to be wearing something as cute as this!

Thanks for sharing the DIY idea and for giving a shirt away!
My Twitter handle is @ainfinitaire. Technically, my photos is really a festival photo but I still hope it counts for my entry! :)

Happy Easter to all the FP folks! <3

Biene -April 1, 2013, 7:37AM

Insta: beebeene

very cute shirt! i also love to customize or make my own clothes!

Rachel -April 8, 2013, 1:24PM

I love this shirt. I need for my first summer festival.

Instagram: rhyesner

Caitlin -April 12, 2013, 3:29PM

I love FP blog for all the little things I would never think of!
My instagram is @hotbloodedwomanchild

Thanks for being amazing and inspiring my days :)

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