Thurs-DIY: Tropical Floral Tee

Aloha! This week our DIY is something I’m completely coconuts about- a tropical floral tee! We all know florals have been a big trend for spring, but for summer they are taking a brighter, more festive turn, inspired by Stella McCartney’s luau prints. You can get the looks above for $80 to several hundred… but I decided to replicate it with some bright fabric and a neon shirt for $15! Read on for the how-to’s!

What you need:

1. Any old tee. I prefer brights and neons for this project. Old Navy has some great ones here.

2. 1/2 yd of any floral fabric. Mine is from Mood in NYC but here, here and here are some other options that are cheap cheap cheap!

3. Scissors

4. Fabric Glue

5. Studs and studding supplies. If you do decide to include studs (because I stud EV-ER-Y-THING) then I suggest following my studding tutorial here!

Then wear anywhere you want to bring the Tropics to your life! I personally LOVE the way this came out, and it was so easy. Let me know if you try it!

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28 Responses to Thurs-DIY: Tropical Floral Tee

  1. This is so creative! Thank you for your sweet comment on my “things I’m afraid to tell you” post. I’m so happy it has led me to discover your cute blog! xoxo

    • Stefanie says:

      Thanks Mackenzie for dropping by! Glad you found my little blog. Would love to meet up if you are ever in NYC!

  2. Neris says:

    OMG, i love how it turned out! need to do it myself :)

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

    • Stefanie says:

      Thanks Neris!! I’m hoping to post an outfit pic of it this week bc I really love the way it turned out!

      • Sirot says:

        If I remember coertcrly, Tesla believed that there was a natural resonant frequency for the earth and if you transmitted at the right frequency, you could transmit the energy around the world with very little loss. Since there were no wires between generator and receiver, all one would need to do to receive power would be to string a wire and connect it to a load. The power was free in the sense that there were no wires going from the generator to your house, so there was no place to install a meter. He was able to light a string of lights, but he also did this out in the middle of nowhere where he didn’t have to worry about people being shocked from induced currents.

  3. miss donna says:

    you DIYers make this stuff look so easy! why would anyone want to pay $80+ for a floral top when you have this as an affordable option?! oh…and the studs are on point!

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  6. Kimberlee says:

    OMG I love it!! Love that you added studs as well ;)

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  8. I love this. A great way to try the trend without hurting the wallet.

    Congrats on links a la mode!

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  15. When I say this is the absolute best DIY I’ve ever seen….it’s gorgeous, so creative, andh I love how you styled it!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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  17. Anna says:

    This looks great! well done, I might try it myself ;)

  18. Stacey says:

    I love the way that yours turned out! Actually, I like it better than your inspiration. ;)

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  20. heidi says:

    looks fabulous esp in the outfit you just posted today! i will have to remember to try this out when life is a bit more settled! new follower- love your style!

    xx heidi
    life full of loves

    • Stefanie says:

      Thank you so much Heidi for the compliments! You should definitely try out the DIY when you get a chance, it was so easy! And thanks for following!

  21. shannthall says:

    me encanto tu DIY !!! muchas felicidades!! solo que aquí en México tendría que coserlo ese pegamento es muy difícil de conseguir! :( buaaa!!

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