8 Ladies Who Defined DIY Festival Style at Coachella
Welcome to the first day of Coachella 2016, where style, music and DIY congregate right smack in the deserts of Indio, California. We’re on the ground doing some serious DIY spotting, and here are some of the best, most DIYable looks you should definitely make for the summer — music festival or not!
1. Say It With Words: Send a message with your clothing — as this creative attendee did on her neon pink bodysuit (so in right now). There’s several options for DIYing this: iron on, screen print, hand sewn or even with fabric paint!
2. Quirky Animal Parasol: This crafty event-goer made almost thirty of these adorable lion-faced parasols for herself and her friends using scrap fabric, string lights and some hot glue. Plus, not only are they practical for, you know, UV blocking, they’re also great for finding your pals when you get separated in a crowd.
3. Boho Flower Crown: This simply wouldn’t be a Coachella DIY roundup if we didn’t include boho flower crowns — they’re the epitome of festival style, and they’re also the easiest project to get you festival-ready. All you need are some silk flowers, hot glue and, in this girl’s case, a simple strand of twine.
4. Tie Dye Romper: Tie dye is back in a big way, and when you’re in a crowded event, there’s no better way to stand out than in bright neon. The best part is you can tie dye just about anything — aside from her easy cotton romper (so on-trend!), this DIYer tie dyed a massive quilt for all her pals to sit on while they take in the music.
5. Silk Flower Details: Take a solid outfit, like this creative DIYer’s festive pink getup, and punch it up with silk flowers, which you can either sew or hot glue on. Daisies are kind of the flower of choice here at Coachella.
6. Sleeves for Days: These sleeves are definitely a statement maker. Simply take a bell-sleeved shirt and sew strips of long fabric along the sleeve. In case you want to cover up your stitches, you could use floral details or even rhinestones for some sparkle.
7. Distressed T-Shirt: A band t-shirt, a pair of scissors and a razor is all you need for this simple DIY. Cut small holes where you’d like them with the scissors and fray the edges with a razor until you get that perfect “oh, I wore holes into this naturally” kind of look. You can further up your shirt’s cool factor by acid-washing it.
8. Patch It Up: Here’s a classic DIY you can either use a needle and thread or an iron for — customize your look with patches. Seriously, this is a style that will never die. Pick some up from your fave band, thrift shop or from Etsy.
Are there any summer festival DIYs you did? Tweet us a pic @BritandCo!
(Photos via Brittany Griffin/Brit + Co)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)