Here comes the sun, little darlings, and festival season has already begun. In the UK floods of people (and hopefully not rain) have descended upon Glastonbury and all around the world the beautiful people are beginning to tap their toes to the sound of the world being alive to the sound of music.

Festivals are to fashion like dominant eyebrows are to Lana Del Rey; the two go inextricably hand in hand. So, if your budget is tight but your time and creativity is not, then try your hand at one of these super quick, super easy DIYs for festival fun in the sun.

Chalk this way…

Want some colour in your hair but ain’t got no change in your pocket for the overpriced salon?


Your problem is solved and your hair brightened with chalk! Of course, this will work better on fair haired girls (or guys) than brunettes, but we’re not going to stop you trying! Thank you Sincerely Kinsey!

Dancing in the moonlight

Staying with Sincerely Kinsey, we adore this moon print tee that could be made in minutes.

moon chart graph diagram shirt diy-3

It’s also kind of educational if you’re into planets and all that celestial jazz, man.

Studmuffin Shorts


Fed up with the seeing super short shorts with no detail apart from a bum cheek hanging out the back? Well, rebel against the upper thigh exposing trend, I say! Make a statement pair of shorts by adding some studs to them, just like the lovely Geneva from A Pair and A Spare shows you. Now, how much prettier is that?


Getting blingy with it

So, you’ve got your body covered from head to mid-thigh, now let’s add some sparkle with these Neon inspired DIY necklaces by I SPY DIY.


Or find a friend and beg them to make you these fancy friendship bracelets by A Beautiful Mess.


Sun is shining… in two colours


Make  your sunglasses two tone using just nail varnish and some tape – unless you are blessed with freakishly stable hands, in which case I would suggest brain surgery, not festival fashion DIYs – and follow this DIY by PS I Made This’ Erica for StyleList.

Pump up the colour


In some parts of the UK we call these white plimsole style shoes “pumps”. I’ve always found that funny in a five-year-old-schoolboy kind of way. Anyway, spice up your pumps (HAHAHA!) with fabric pens, inspired by these on A Beautiful Mess.

Keep warm-ish

Keep your mother happy by packing this wooly jumper as technically it means you are taking at least one warm layer of clothing with you. She just doesn’t have to know that it’s made completely sexy with this additional fringe detail. Another great DIY by A Pair and A Spare.


Bag it up

I don’t think that was enough fringe for a festival. WE NEED MORE FRINGE! Well, try this super quick and super cheap bag DIY that I shared last year.

Tie-double-knot Best of all it’s made from your boyfriend’s (or preferably ex-boyfriend’s) T-shirt, complete with FRINGE!!


You’ve dot the look

And don’t forget to fabulous your nails. Yes, fabulous is a verb. Thank you again I SPY DIY for this great and almost idiot proof way to add dots and details to your nails.


Birds of a feather…

Oh my goodness, you nearly went to the festival without your feather crown! What would those floppy fringed festival boys think of you?!


Well, chill and get gluey with this simple but pretty feather crown DIY by those talented A Beautiful Mess ladies. You could even add some of these gorgeous painted flowers as DIY-ed by Free People. Wow, all those feathers! Those festival fellas are going to be flirtin’ with you!


And if you don’t have a ticket to a festival but plan on bringing some music and sunshine to your own back garden, then look no further than these Travelettes’ DIYs which will help you recreate summer wherever you are.

Hang out a summer wreath, put up some travel-inspired bunting and put some popsicles in the freezer. Oh and don’t forget a summertime cocktail from your favourite corner of the world. Cheers!



This post was written by Frankie Thompson who was a Travelette from 2012 – 2015. Originally from London, UK, Frankie was nomadic for several years before settling in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she lives with her Australian partner and baby boy. She spends her time buying vintage dresses, riding a rusty old bike around the canals and writing books inspired by her travels. Frankie blogs about travel, writing and motherhood at As the Bird flies blog.