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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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DSC_0784.jpgStep 4: Apply the buttons onto the glue and wait for it to dry!

 

 

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!

DIY: Romantic Lace Candle Holder

Nothing sets the mood like candles. Update your plain glass candle holders with some gorgeous, sexy lace! Check out these simple steps:

RED LACE CANDLE HOLDER

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What you’ll need: 

Glass Candle Holder

Hot Glue Gun

Scissors

Approximately 1 foot of red lace  (depends on the size of your holder)

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Step 1: Measure the amount of lace needed to wrap around your candle holder.

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Step 2: Cut excess material, leaving a little extra for a neat finish.

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Step 3: With the hot glue gun, add a line of glue on the glass where the lace will begin.

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Step 4: Begin to wrap lace around the holder, sealing it at the end with another line of glue.

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Step 5: Complete by folding and glueing the end.

Put a white candle in it and light it up!

BLACK EYELET CANDLE HOLDER

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What you’ll need: 

Glass Candle Holder

Hot Glue Gun

Scissors

1 foot of black eyelet

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Step 1: Starting at the bottom, add a pea size amount out of glue

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Step 2: Begin to wrap lace in upward motion, adding small amounts of glue throughout

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Step 3: Seal end with a pea size amount of glue.

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Step 4: Cut excess lace.

Fill with a candle, light, and enjoy!

DIY: Customized Cufflinks

Show your significant other how much you care with these amazing customized rhinestone cufflinks! Check out the steps:

PINK RHINESTONE CUFFLINKS 

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What you’ll need:

Cufflinks

Gem-tac Glue

Rhinestone Glue-On Kit

Pink Rhinestones (Or any color of your choice)

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Step 1: Apply a thin layer of Gem-tac to cufflinks.

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Step 2: Using the Glue-On Kit, apply rhinestones working your way from the outside-in with the wooden applicator.

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Step 3: Allow it to dry!

RHINESTONE BUTTON CUFFLINKS

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What you’ll need: 

Silver cufflinks

Cutting Pliers

Rhinestone Glue-On Kit

2 Rhinestone Buttons

Hot Glue Gun

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Step 1: Using plyers, remove the link in back of rhinestone button.

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Step 2: Apply thin layer of hot glue to cufflink.

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Step 3: Add button to cufflink and apply pressure.

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Step 4: Allow time to dry.

DIY: Sexy Bra Makeover

Want to have sexy lingerie this Valentine’s Day without hurting your wallet? Just give your bras a sexy makeover! You’re only limited by your imagination but here’s three ideas to get you started:

Products used in the Video:

Rhinestone Bra: 

Gem-Tac Glue

Rhinestone Glue-on Kit

Brilliance Rhinestones

Fringe Bra:

E6000 Glue

Scissors

Leather Fringe

Flower Bra:

Flower Trim

Needle and Thread

Scissors

 

DIY: Holiday Greeting Card

Love is a present you don’t have to wrap but you can always express it with a card. To make it extra special, make it yourself! We’ve come up with three easy tutorials for cute holiday cards that your loved ones will swoon over.

RIBBON STOCKINGS

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What you’ll need:

Card stock paper

Printable artwork (click to download)

Ribbon (3 types)

X-acto knife

Tape

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1.Print the provided artwork on the card stock. Then with the X-acto knife, carefully cut the inside of the stocking out.

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2. Cut each ribbon into a 2″ piece. You should have three different pieces in the end. Make sure you’ve selected ribbon that’s wider than 1.5″.

dsc_08003. Tape the three pieces behind each cut-out in the card, making sure it’s fully covered.

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4. Paste another piece of card stock on the inside for a clean finished look.

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And you’re done!

 

MINIMALIST TREE:

dsc_0812What you’ll need: 

Card stock

Printable artwork (click to download)

Colorful buttons

Glue

dsc_08131. Print provided artwork on cardstock. Apply glue and start glueing your ornaments (buttons).

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BUTTON WREATH:

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Card stock

Printable artwork (click to download)

Green and red buttons

Glue

dsc_0807dsc_08101. Print provided artwork on card stock. Apply glue to the top of the wreath and place three red buttons for the berries.

dsc_08112. Glue green buttons around the wreath.

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DIY: HALLOWEEN TREAT BAG

The best part of halloween is definitely the candy! So why not dress up your treat bag in its own little costume? We’ve put together two simple DIY tutorials for fun treat bags that you can fill with all the sweets you can get.

BAT SILHOUETTE BAG

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What you’ll need:

A tote bag

White Felt

Bat Iron-on Patches

Scissors

Fabric Glue

dsc_06721. Trace a circle on the felt to make the shape of the moon. Make sure it’s proportionate to the bag and the patches.

dsc_06772. Cut the circle out and using the fabric glue, glue it onto the bag.

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dsc_06794. Iron the patches on high heat for 20 seconds each. Repeat if necessary.

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And you’re done!

FRANKENSTEIN BAG

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What you’ll need:

A tote bag

Felt – Green and White

Two black buttons in different sizes

Vinyl trim

Scissors

Fabric Glue 

dsc_06841. Draw a zig zag line on the long side of the felt sheet.

dsc_06882. Cut the felt along the line. Using the fabric glue, glue it onto the bag.

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3. Cut two differently sized circles from the white felt for the eyes. Make them larger than the buttons.

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4. Glue the two circles onto the felt.

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5. Glue the buttons onto the white felt, placing them closer to the bottom of the circle.

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6. Cut a strip of vinyl trim to make the unibrow.

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7. Cut vinyl trim into thin strips for the scar details.

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8. Cut a curved mouth shape and glue all the details onto the bag.

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Trick or Treat?