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    47 DIYs For The Cash-Strapped Music Festival-Goer

    You already spent, like, a kajillion dollars on tickets, hotel, etc. Save money on a new outfit by updating what's already in your closet.

    1. The simplest DIY ever: knot your tank.

    2. Add crochet trim to a T-shirt.

    Perfect for showing just enough skin. Get the tutorial here.

    3. Make your own upside-down cross galaxy tee.

    Show your inner space goth. Get the DIY here.

    4. Kill two trends with one stone: crop tops and holograms.

    It's no-sew! Get the full directions here.

    5. Swap out the back of a T-shirt with lace.

    Get the directions here.

    6. Add grommets to the back of a tank top.

    Get the directions here.

    7. Add fringe to your bikini top.

    8. Or just make cutouts to change up the straps a bit.

    9. Update an old T-shirt dress.

    10. Turn a dowdy skirt into a sweet cutout dress.

    Get this super clever DIY here.

    11. Add dip-dye and side slits to an existing maxi skirt.

    Get the details here.

    12. Revamp your boring flip-flops by adding wraps:

    Get the directions here.

    13. Or make 'em strappy.

    Get the directions here.

    14. Here's another amazing variation using recycled T-shirts:

    Get the DIY here.

    15. For the more advanced DIYer, try these leather arrow sandals:

    I would wear these every day. Get the tutorial here.

    16. Turn a pair of Keds into platform espadrille sneakers.

    Get the full directions here.

    17. Update a pair of wedges with neon paint.

    Get the directions here.

    18. A festival is not a festival without CUTOFFS.

    Try these dip-dyed bleach jorts, instructions here.

    19. Add lace inserts to the sides of your cutoffs.

    20. For jorts that are a little more modest...

    Use a bleach pen to create polka dots and roll 'em up.

    21. And if you're not a jorts girl...

    Turn last year's high-waisted shorts into scalloped shorts. Get the directions here.

    22. Turn a purse into a camera bag.

    Get the instructions here.

    23. Add a simple bag charm to make a tired bag festival-ready.

    Get the instructions here.

    24. Put triangles on a tote bag.

    Get the instructions here

    25. If you're feeling more adventurous, turn that tote bag into a backpack.

    Get the directions here.

    26. Make this waterproof tote bag without sewing a damn thing.

    It only takes an hour to make. And you won't have to worry about all your stuff getting wet if it starts to rain.

    27. Revamp a drab old bag with paint.

    Get the directions here.

    28. Keep track of your valuables with this pyramid-shaped wristlet.

    Get the directions here.

    29. Forgo the floral headband for a pair of floral sunnies.

    These are created with tiny clay roses.

    30. Add a subtle tribal print with some white nail polish and a toothpick.

    31. Make your own version of these Chanel-inspired sunglasses.

    32. You can't be having the best day of your life with your friends, hanging on a grassy knoll, without a dreamcatcher necklace.

    Get the instructions here.

    33. Make this neon paracord necklace.

    Get the directions here.

    34. Add a pop of neon with rope-covered cuff bracelets.

    Get the directions here.

    35. Make a neon-dipped necklace with spray paint.

    Get the directions here.

    36. Wrap a twig necklace in neon string.

    37. Keep tabs on your friends by giving them friendship bracelet tattoos.

    You can buy them from Tattly for $5 or print out your own on temporary tattoo inkjet paper.

    38. Forgo dangly earrings for an ear cuff.

    Get the directions here.

    39. Make an inexpensive gypsy crown out of gold cord.

    Get the directions here.

    40. Here are three adorable options for turning a silk scarf into a turban.

    41. Take an old plastic headband and make cat ears.

    42. You also need some electric nail art...

    Get the directions here.

    43. Neon triangle nails are basically the least amount of effort you can put into your manicure.

    You don't even have to paint the whole nail! Get the directions here.

    44. This geometric picnic blanket also serves as a tarp if it starts raining.

    Get the directions here.

    45. The cheapest option for a stylish blanket is a handmade one.

    You don't want to throw down $50 or more on a cool-looking blanket that's just going to be covered in grass stains (and god knows what else). Make your own here.

    46. Make your own backup phone charger out of an Altoids tin and a couple of batteries.

    47. Stand out on the campgrounds by making your own teepee tent.

    Get the directions here.

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