DIY: Gucci Inspired Studded Acid Wash Denim Jacket

Who would have thought these trends make a comeback! Studs on Acid Washed Denim! Gucci this Spring took these popular 80s trends, put them in a blender and out came this:

We thought we’d take this hot trend and turn it into a fun, easy DIY. We love recreating runway looks for those of who you love fashion but don’t want to break the bank. The first thing we did was hunt for the perfect denim jacket – something slightly oversized to match the current trending silhouette. We bought a classic blue Talbots denim jacket and headed back to HQ to get started on the project.

What You’ll Need:

Step 1: Remove all the buttons from the jacket. We wanted to replace the plastic buttons on the jacket with cool metal ones. This step is optional. If you like the current buttons on your jacket, skip this step.

Step 2: Fill a spray bottle with bleach. Make sure you wear rubber gloves to protect your skin. We advise that you work in a well-ventilated area when working with bleach. Keeping the bottle about 6 inches from the jacket, start spraying in random sections. Don’t spray too much! You’ll notice the color stripping away. Let it dry and then wash it.

Disclaimer: Bleach strips dye from fabric and sometimes reflects the undertones present in the dye. For example, you might see yellowish or pinkish tinges based on your denim’s original wash/dye.

 

Step 3: Start attaching the studs. For the studs with prongs, poke it through the fabric and use pliers to bend the prongs inward into the hollow of the stud. For the studs with screws, use a sharp tool (scissors/awl/X-Acto knife) to make a small hole and push the screw in. Then screw the stud onto the screw.

Starting at the shoulder, attach as many studs as you like.

Step 4: Sew on the new metal buttons. Again, this step is optional.

And you’re done! If you wanna buy this jacket go here. Hurry! There’s only one.

 

 

Studs used in our project:

Small Metal Spikes with Screw
Large Cone Spike with Screw
Medium Spike with Screw
Small Flat Nailheads
Cone Nailheads

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY: Floral Patched Bag

Fashion week told us one thing: florals aren’t going anywhere this season! We’ve got you covered! We’ve broke down this DIY floral patched, rhinestoned bag just for you! Check out our easy steps below to be ahead of the trend!

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What you’ll need:

Black Bag (Fabric works best)

Rose Patch

Floral Bunch Patch

1 yard floral jacquard trim

2 colors of rhinestones

Gem-Tac

Iron

Needle/ thread

Scissors

Tweezers

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Step 1: Place patches as desired on bag. Carefully, press hot iron over patches and hold for 20 seconds. Repeat if necessary. Be careful of the metal zipper!

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Step 2: Remove strap from bag. Using scissors, cut strap and remove from the buckle. Cut floral trim to desired length.

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Step 3:  Weave floral trim through metal buckle. Fold the end and sew it together.

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Step 4: Apply thin layer of gem-tac to floral patch. With tweezers, place rhinestones over desired area. Allow time to dry!

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And you’re done! Sport the latest trend this spring without breaking the bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

DIY: Valentine’s Day Card

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is a time to express to the ones you love how special they truly are. What is more special then making your own Valentine’s Day card! We’ve made it super simple with these fun DIY ideas! Moonlight as Cupid by following these easy steps:

HEART VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

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What you’ll need: 

Cardstock

Pencil

Pink and Red Buttons

Magna-Tac Glue

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Step 1: Download the templates for the outside and inside (links provided) and print it on cardstock paper.

Step 2: With a pencil, draw a faint heart shape on the paper.

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Step 3: Apply a thin layer of glue along the line of the traced heart.

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Look’s like someones been struck by Cupid!

TWO HEART VALENTINE’S DAY CARD 

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What you’ll need: 

Cardstock

Pencil

Magna-Tac Glue

Rhinestone Glue-On Kit 

Brilliance Rhinestones 

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Step 1: Download the template provided and print it on cardstock paper

Step 2: With a pencil, trace 2 small hearts side by side.

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Step 3: Apply a thin layer of glue in the heart.

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Step 4: With a small amount of Beeswax on the Wooden Applicator, pick up each rhinestone and place within the outline of the heart until filled.

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Step 5: Repeat Step 4 with other color.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve never looked so pretty!