Tag: DIY Projects

DIY: Wedding Invitation with Ladder Lace Trim

Wedding season is around the corner! Spring weddings are all about DIY! Need some wedding invitation inspiration? We’ve got you covered! Here are some simple DIY invites to make your wedding extra special!

What you’ll need: 

Envelope

Metallic Ladder Lace trim

Brilliance Star Buckle

Scissors

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Step 1: After stuffing envelope, measure ladder lace trim around outside of envelope once, leaving excess trim to be tied at the end. Cut with scissors.

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Step 2: Weave trim through rhinestone buckle. Place rhinestone in the center of the trim.

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Step 3: Place rhinestone and trim on opening on envelope. Tie knot in the back.

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Simple and elegant is always the answer!

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Don’t forget to check out our youtube video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY: Wedding Invitation With Lace And Rhinestones

A little sparkle goes a long way! This elegant wedding invitation is a great and easy DIY! We’ve broken it down for you!

What you’ll need:

Cardstock Envelope

Lace Trim

Brilliance Sew-On Jewels 

Gem- Tac

Glue Syringe

Scissors

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Step 1: Fill glue syringe with Gem-Tac.

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Step 2: Measure lace trim around envelope once. Cut excess with scissors.

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Step 3: Apply small amount of Gem- Tac with syringe to end of trim and seal. Allow time to dry.

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Step 4: Using syringe, apply small amount of glue to center of scallop and place rhinestone. Allow time to dry. Continue this until end of trim.

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You’re special day will be sure to sparkle with this DIY!

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Watch our full tutorial!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY: Wedding Invitation Sleeve with Velvet and Lace Trim

Spring weddings allow for some color and fun! Mix it up with this DIY invitation sleeve! The soft blush velvet and white lace trim are the perfect touch for the season. We made it simple for you with these easy to follow steps!

What you’ll need:

Invitation sleeve

Velvet Trim

Lace Trim

Brilliance Heart Buckle

Scissors

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Step 1: Measure white lace trim around sleeve equally on both sides. Use scissors to cut.

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Step 2: Measure velvet trim to equal lace, with excess on each side. Weave brilliance heart buckle through velvet trim until centered. And place velvet trim on top of lace.

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Step 3: Tie both lace and velvet trim around card on back side. Tie ends tightly with knot. Use scissors to cut excess velvet.

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Flirty and sweet for this special day!

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Watch our youtube tutorial for a step by step process!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oscar 2017 Fashion Roundup

The 59th Annual Academy Awards marked the end of award season this passed Sunday. And though it proved to be a more interesting show (hint hint: the biggest blunder in Oscar history), the fashion never failed to make us swoon. We picked our favorite looks of the night.. AND to make it even more fun, we pulled products inspired by the looks so you can create your own versions!

Here ya go!

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Best Actress winner, Emma Stone stole the show in this metallic gold, fringe Givenchy gown. Shop our metallic fringe trim!

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Kate Bosworth was a vision in this J. Mendel ballerina, tulle gown. We love the accent of velvet!

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Emma Roberts took the plunge in Armani. Use our beaded rosette trim for this bustier look!

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Selma Hayek stunned in this illusion black lace Alexander McQueen gown. Shop our sequin embroidered black lace trim!

 

Nina Dobrew oscar.jpgNina Dobrev had all eyes on her in this sheer Dior number with elastic straps. Shop our elastic to accent your pieces!

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And last but definitely not least, Janelle Monae in Elie Saab Couture. This gown is just WOW! Shop our rhinestone appliques to get this look!

 

 

 

 

DIY: Pom Pom Beanie

Pom Pom Beanies are everywhere this winter. Why empty out your wallet for one, when you can DIY! Select from one of our many faux fur pom and attach it to a beanie! We broke down the steps for you to make it even easier!

What you’ll need: 

Beanie

M&J Fur Pom Pom 

Thread 

Needle

Scissors

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Step 1: Thread the loop attached to the pom pom with a threaded needle. beaniepompom-2

Step 2: Make several knots to ensure hold.beaniepompom-3beaniepompom-4

Step 3: Insert needle (with pom pom attached) into the top of the beanie.beaniepompom-5

Step 4: Pull needle through the inside and turn the beanie inside out. beaniepompom-6beaniepompom-7

Step 5: Sew the pom pom onto the hat from the inside, knotting the thread when finished.beaniepompom-8

Step 6: Cut the remaining thread with a scissor. beaniepompom-9beaniepompom-10

Not so hard, right?

Customize your own beanie here! 

And be sure to check out our Youtube tutorial!

DIY: Rhinestone Beanie

Trend spotting from NYFW? RHINESTONES! Add a great detail to your beanie with this DIY! (Because, a little glitz never hurt anyone!) A needle and thread is all it takes for this fun look!

What you’ll need: 

Beanie

M&J Rhinestones 

Needle

Thread

Scissors

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Step 1: Place in the center and sew using threaded needle until secure.

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Step 2: Add gold rhinestones on both sides.
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Step 3: Add silver rhinestones next.

You’re all set!

Customize your own beanie here! 

And be sure to watch our Youtube tutorial!

DIY: Patch Beanie

The winter months can seem a bit long and dreary. (No better time for a DIY project, duh!). Make your cold weather accessories fun and unique with our customizable beanies. Just pick your custom patch and beanie color and follow these easy steps for application!

What you’ll need:

Beanie

M&J Bicycle Iron- On Patch

Iron

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Step 1: Place patch wherever you desire on the beanie. beaniepatch-2

Step 2: Carefully, with a hot iron press firmly down on the patch and surrounding area.

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Step 3: Hold for 20 seconds. Check to make sure it is firmly in place. beaniepatch-4

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and…. Voilá! You’re done!

Customize your own beanie here!

Be sure to watch our Youtube tutorial!

 

Take the M&J Blogger Challenge!

Are you feeling inspired after seeing all of the amazing DIY creations each of the M&J Blogger Challenge participants created? Why don’t you take the M&J Blogger Challenge!
Blogger Challenge Box PictureThese are the supplies we gave each of the bloggers that participated. 

8MM Foldover Elastic in Grey-Style No. 25068
Metal Clip in Matte Gold- Style No. 30438
Embroidery Thread
Flatback Rhinestones
1.5″ Double Face Satin Ribbon in Wild Berry- Style No. 44334
Rayon Weave Ribbon in Fuchsia/Multi-Style No. 58325
4MM Metallic Vinyl Braided Bolo in Gold- Style No. 48588
E-6000 Craft Mini Glue

Send us pictures of your own creations! #MJTRIMMING

If you’d prefer having the supplies shipped to you with easy to read instructions, PROJECT DIY may be perfect for you!
Want to learn more about PROJECT DIY? Check out www.mjprojectdiy.com

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DIY Frog closure

By Blerona

I love keeping planners and journals. And recently I bought a journal that opens from the middle but it was to plain for my liking so I decided to dress it up a bit. Frog closures have always reminded me of a vintage classic look. So I attached a frog closure to stretchable trim and it looks a lot more expensive than what I paid for and I love it. This is such a good idea for those on a budget gifts I will definitely be thinking about this around Christmas.

 

Materials:

Directions:

  • Step 1: Measure the stretchable trim around the planner or book and cut
  • Step 2: Sew one frog closure onto one end of the stretchable trim
  • Step 3: Then sew the other closure on the other side of the trim
  • Step 4 (Optional): Take your hot glue gun and glue the back of the stretchable trim to the back side of your planner or journal. This way if you want to unhook your closure you won’t lose or forget it.
  • Step 5: And you’re finished, start writing!

Lace Sheet Trim

By Eleah

 

Got boring sheets? Tired of plain old cotton sheets?  Me too.  But there is a solution to mundane nights.  Ladies and gentlemen…lace never dies.  Trimming your bed-sheets with lace does not have to mean transforming your sleeping quarters to grandma’s doily collection.  Lace comes in so many different patterns and designs that it’s easy to select one that suits your style.  *Machine sewing parts of this project are recommended for a more professional finish. *

 

Supplies:

  • Good old fashion elbow grease because you may be hand-sewing parts of this project.
  • Iron + Ironing board
  • Sheet set + 2 pillowcases
  • Four yards of lace for a full or queen sheet set and 2 pillowcases -OR- five yards of lace for a king sheet set + two pillow cases.  I chose the 88mm Cotton Eyelet Lace. Style #38903 for my sheets.  If you are looking for a something a little less soft than regular lace, you should try metallic lace for a more modern look.
  • Needle and thread to match the lace
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors

 

Directions:

  1. Preshrink your sheets if they are new
  2. Preshrink your lace if it is 100% cotton on the gentle cycle and I recommend putting it in a lingerie garment bag or tied pillow case to protect it. No need to preshrink if it is a cotton blend.
  3. Iron sheets + pillowcases
  4. Cut two 41″ pieces of lace for the pillowcases. The rest will be for the top sheet.
  5. Fold one piece of lace in half, right side in and hem the two ends together with a ½ inch seam allowance.  Repeat with second pillow case piece.  Press open seams with iron.
  6. Pin lace loops right side out onto the pillowcases so the top lines up with the hem on the cases. Machine-sew the top edge of the lace to the pillowcase.  Remember to backstitch!  Hand sew all other parts of the lace down the pillow cases…the need for this step can be omitted if the lace you choose looks better free-flowing. 
  7. Lay the remaining piece of lace across the top hem of the flat sheet.  Fold ½” at each end of the lace around the back of the sheet + press + hem.
  8. Machine hem the top edge of the lace across the width of the sheet.  Hand-sew the rest as needed.
  9. Make your bed, turn on some tunes and take a nap. You deserve it.