DIY Dried Orange Holiday Garland

Nature with nature… to me, the most beautiful way to decorate for the season. The scent of freshly-cut pine mingling with cinnamon sticks, clove-speckled oranges, a wreath of eucalyptus greeting you at the door.
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DIY Holiday Ornaments At Free People Toronto This Friday!

Join Free People Toronto this Friday, November 30th, for their first DIY event – ornament making! Come by from 5pm – 7pm for arts and crafts, refreshments, and fun. They will also be raffling off a $50 Free People Gift Card! Read More

Upcoming Store Events

We have some great events going on at some of our stores this weekend and next week! Here’s the lowdown…

Coat Drive Kick Off Party at Free People Upper East!

Sunday December 4th 12PM-5PM

Free People Upper East (1319 3rd Ave, NYC) is hosting a Winter Coat Drive in collaboration with New York Cares that will take place this Sunday through Saturday December 10th.  During this time, every time a customer donates a coat they will receive 20% off their purchase for that day!

The store is having a KICK OFF PARTY this Sunday Dec. 4th 12-5 pm with a DIY ornament station hosted by yours truly!

There will be holiday inspired food and beverages provided by Aly Debbas from the blog From Graduate to Gourmet for customers to enjoy, and of course don’t forget to bring any old coats you may have to donate to the cause!

For more info and to RSVP visit the Facebook Page.

Hope to see you there :)

In addition to the coat drive, our New York stores are taking toy donations for Toys For Tots!

Customers can bring in a brand new toy to our 5th Ave, Upper East, SoHo or Brooklyn stores and be entered to win one of three $100 gift cards, now through December 21st!


Free People Buffalo Grand Opening!

Friday December 2nd, 5pm – 9pm

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Free People in Buffalo NY!  Shop our new product while you enjoy wine and cupcakes by Sassy Sweets!

Check out a special art presentation and auction from 5-9 pm featuring work from the Buffalo Arts Studio.

AND – there will be a special gift with purchase for the FIRST 20 customers!

For more info and to RSVP visit their Facebook Page.


Holidate at Free People Paramus!

Tuesday December 6th 6pm-9pm

FP Paramus is holding a fashion show event showcasing our newest styles! A stylist will be available to help perfect your holiday look, and there will be a DJ and refreshments to enjoy! Don’t be late, because the first 50 guests will receive special gifts at the door. And, a raffle winner will receive an amazing gift basket that the store has put together, and 2 special runner ups will get little presents! Customers who spend $500 or more will get special gifts with purchase.

For more info and to RSVP visit their Facebook Page.

DIY Holiday Ornaments turned Accessories: Keychain

Due to the power outage, I didn’t get to post this week’s DIY on Wednesday, so here it is – part two of our tutorial for turning our holiday ornaments into accessories you can wear all year long!

DIY Holiday Ornaments turned into Keychain

For this tutorial we used the Aziza Golden Feather Ornament by Serafina and the Dakota Feather Ornament by Alkemie – but, like the earrings and necklace, this DIY would work with any or all of our holiday ornaments! All you need are some pliers and a keyring and hook (pictured above left).

We removed the hook from the small gold feather ornament using the pliers, and then untied the red string from the larger feather. We used the string to tie the smaller feather to the ring of the larger feather.


To add a decorative touch, we wrapped the red string around the gold ring, finishing it with a knot. Now just attach the ring with the two feathers to the keyring, and you’ve got an awesome new keychain!


Aziza Golden Feather Ornament by Serafina; Dakota Feather Ornament by Alkemie.

Cambridge Crafting Party Photo Diary!

Early Saturday morning I flew to Boston for our Holiday Crafting Party at Free People Cambridge. It was such an amazing day – we were blown away by the creativity of everyone who came to the event, and it was so great to just sit around a table, talking and crafting for a few hours! Here’s a photo diary of the day :)

It was an early flight…very early… but this sunrise made it ok.



Hello, Boston!


Our Cambridge store is located at Harvard Square, a really cute little spot just outside Boston where Harvard University is located.







I loved these friendship bracelets one of our fp girls was rocking.


And this sick tattoo another fp girl drew herself!



Sweet Meghan, our Harvard-area stores manager.



Printed Kimono twins!



One of our crafters, Nicole, blew me away with her style and creativity! She made the following braided hat band, necklace and bracelet. And her rad printed jacket is actually a men’s shirt that she found in Africa – amazing.





Fall layering done well by Kerrin.

Get the look: oversized sweater, tights, slouchy socks, buckle boots, light jacket and chunky scarf. Piece of cake!


Friendship bracelet making :)


So many amazing holiday ornaments were made!


One girl used the embroidery thread and tied a bunch of tiny bows that she glued to the inside of the ornament – soooo beautiful.



Wouldn’t it be a sweet gift to put a ring or something small inside a homemade ornament?!?



Such a wonderful day :) Thank you so much to everyone who came, and to our Cambridge FP girls for being so amazing!

Would you guys be interested in having an event like this in your area? Let us know, maybe we’ll come to your hood next!