Tag: floral

DIY: Floral Patched Jeans

Seems like patches are everywhere since spring of last year. And they don’t look like they’re going anywhere. One of the more popular incarnations of this trend are the floral patched jeans. Watch this video to see how you make your own and scroll down for more detailed instructions.

What you’ll need:

A Pair of Jeans

Iron On Flower Patches – We used this, this and this

Iron

You can also keep a cotton cloth handy for using over the patches while you iron.

Step 1: Place the patches where you want them. It might help to wear the jeans and mark the spot where you want the patches to finally be.

Step 2: Using an iron on its hottest setting, press down on each patch for 20 seconds at a time. Repeat if necessary. Using a cotton cloth over the patches while you iron will protect your jeans and your patches. Do not use steam for this step. Repeat on the other leg.

Tip: Let the glue cool before moving your jeans around or wearing them.

That’s it. You’re done!

 

DIY: Pom Pom Flowers

You know those DIY tutorials that are so simple you catch yourself asking, “Wait, what’s the catch?”. Well there is no catch! It’s just that simple to make these adorable pom pom flowers that you can use to brighten up a space. The best part is you can keep them simple or get creative and make some elaborate flowers with different sizes of pom poms.

What you’ll need:

Big Pom Poms

Glue Gun

Sticks or Thin Branches

Scissors

Step 1: Trim the sticks to the length you want. I cut mine about ten inches.

Step 2: Cut the pom poms from the trim.

Step 3: Add a some glue to the end of one stick with your glue gun and stick a pom pom on. Apply glue and add a couple of more pom poms to create a flower. I varied the number to make different shapes.

Aaaand *drum roll* you’re done.

 

DIY: 4 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

What are you more excited about – Easter or Spring? Or both? At M&J we love it when spring comes around because we can create colorful DIYs in beautiful spring colors. Plus, I like the warmth!

The best thing about easter is decorating the eggs (and eating the candy). Since I love spring so much I was inspired to do my eggs with a floral theme. Here are four ways you can incorporate flowers into your Easter eggs:

RHINESTONE FLOWER EGG

What you’ll need:

Hard boiled egg

Gem-Tac Glue

Rhinestones 

Sequins

Tweezers

Step 1: Apply a dot of Gem-Tac to the egg.

Step 2: Using the tweezers pick up a rhinestone and place it on the glue. Apply glue around the rhinestone and create a flower with more rhinestones. The number of rhinestones depends on the size. We used SS20.

Step 3: In between flowers, glue a sequin as a filler. Top it off with a rhinestone. If you want to skip this step you can.

And you’re done!

FLOWER CROWN EGG

What you’ll need:

Hard boiled egg

Floral Trim 1

Floral Trim 2

E6000 Glue

Sharpie

Step 1: Draw two curved lines for the eyes. Add short lines for eyelashes.

Step 2: Apply glue towards the top of the egg. Stick the first trim around the top of the egg and cut off excess.

Step 3: Apply glue on top of the first trim. Stick the second trim on top, going around the egg. trim off the excess.

That’s it. Your egg is now ready for a music festival!

NEON STUDS AND PAINTED FLOWERS EGG

What you’ll need:

Hard boiled egg

Neon studs

Acrylic paint

Paintbrushes

Gem-Tac Glue

Step 1: Apply a dot of glue and using the tweezers place a stud on it.

Step 2: Taking a small paintbrush, make small petals around the stud. To get even petals, make a small circle and then extend it on one side. Repeat with different colors.

And you’re done!

DAISY PATCH EGG

What you’ll need:

Hard boiled egg

Daisy stick on patch

Green marker

Step 1: Stick daisy patch in the center of the egg.

Step 2: Make little leave around the flower with the green marker.

That might have been the easiest DIY EVER!

Hope you have fun making these Easter eggs! Would love to see what you make. Tag us on Instagram @mjtrimming or on Facebook www.facebook.com/mjtrimming.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s New in October

At M&J we don’t only sell buttons and ribbons. We have a wide variety of rhinestones, buckles, pins and appliques that will fit almost any DIY project. This month we introduced some flirty and feminine appliques that you’ll be excited to add to your crafting supplies!
DSC_0209Bloom throughout autumn with our beautiful 2″ Chiffon Flowers!

DSC_0213These beautiful velvet bows are perfect for holiday presents and outfits! You can also add a comb to the back to create a festive hair bow.

DSC_0215If you like your appliques with a little more texture, check out the 3 1/2″ Satin Organza Double Bow and the 3” Tulle Flowers with Beads which combine two different types of fabric.

Coachella Style Essentials

Coachella, one of the most anticipated music events of the year, is finally upon us! If you’re lucky enough to be going to this desert event, congrats and we’re jealous. If you love the bohemian style of the attendees, then check out these Coachella style essentials, and channel your inner hippie with these fashionable and free-spirited choices!

Flower HeadbandIt’s all about the carefree, wavy hair topped off with a delicate flower crown. If you want to DIY a similar look, check out our floral headband tutorial!

Kimono

 

Floral KimonoKimonos are all the rage these days. They’re light and airy, and have a carefree flow that suits any inner-flower child.

Overall ShortsOveralls have gotten an overhaul. These pieces are easy and playful. Just add a colorful crop top and you have an instant outfit!
Geometric Tribal PrintWhen it comes to pattern favorites, there are two you’re bound to see in every iteration: floral and geometric. Jump on the bandwagon, because these are bound to be summer style standbys in 2014!

Fringe Kimono

 

And let’s not forget about a key player: fringe. Check out our fringe inspiration and fringe DIY roundup posts for more inspiring ways to wear this trend!

Color Story: Radiant Orchid

As you may well know, Radiant Orchid was announced as Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 this December. This cool pinky-purple has been seen on the runway in almost every iteration, and is making its way into your home in the form of throw pillows and special edition kitchen appliances. But in 2014, you’re going to see a lot more of it in every aspect of design, fashion and even beauty. If you aren’t sold on this color yet, take a look at some of these inspirational photos that are bound to ignite a passion for this fun floral.

Radiant Orchid Walls

A fantastic choice for any bedroom, Radiant Orchid is cool, calming and modern.

Japanese Blossom from Stylesight

This beautiful look really embraces the Color of the Year. Our favorite aspect of the shot? The gorgeous flowers in the model’s hair of course!

Radiant Orchid Feathered Coat

Radiant Orchid Eye Makeup

Last year’s Color of the Year was Emerald, a tough choice to parlay into the beauty realm. But Radiant Orchid can easily be adapted for the face!

Radiant Orchid Dress Lanvin SS 2014

DKNY Radiant Orchid Dress

One way of deciding the Color of the Year is to take a cue from the catwalk, and see what colors are popping up from show to show. The looks above use that enchanting shade to make two totally different dresses. The versatility of a color makes it a good pick for the Color of  the Year.

Pastel Tulips

When it comes to Radiant Orchid, we’re completely excited about the change. The color is modern, cool, airy, and a even a little intoxicating. We love it so much that we want you to get addicted too! Check in tomorrow for a special offer involving this gorgeous shade.

Floral Inspiration

Many designers are inspired by their surroundings. We’re inspired by art, fashion and our customers. Many people come into the store for different reasons. One piece of trim may be used differently by each person that comes in.  It’s fascinating to hear everyone’s visions and truly inspiring in itself. We hope we can inspire you as much as you inspire us.

Floral Inspiration

Elle editorial September 2006

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Top 5 Floral D.I.Y

Top 5 Floral D.I.Y’s

This week we are obsessed with floral prints. The once girly print has transitioned itself into a wearable everyday piece.  Each of these D.I.Y Bloggers has showcased a floral project in a diverse way making these blogger our top 5 d.i.y’s of the week. Click on the images for the full tutorials on each piece and stay tuned on Tuesday for our take on the spring trend.

SwellMaybe DIY ShortsSwell Mayde’s D.I.Y Floral Denim Shorts

Free PeopleFree People’s D.I.Y Denim Repair

Floral Embroidered Bib Necklace DIY 2Home Heart Craft’s floral bib necklace

Beautiful-Ideas-For-Necklace-12Fashion Diva Design’s Floral Necklace

lana del rey flower crown wreath diyFuji Files’s D.I.Y Flower Crown

Runway Roundup: DIY Inspiration From Fashion Week

The collections at Fashion Week are always a major source of DIY inspiration, as we love scouting out the upcoming trends and thinking of ways to create them ourselves. This season definitely didn’t disappoint, as there were plenty of over-the-top embellishments, leather accents, and bold accessories. We rounded up a few of our favorite shows and the different ways they’re inspiring us. Which collection did you like the best?

Gucci – We loved the bright necklaces at Gucci, which mixed together flowers, gems, and spikes for an incredible combination. We’d love to recreate one with flowers and gems from our store. The embellished collars were also to die for.

Alexander Wang – This collection was full of sleek leather accents, strategically placed cutouts, and clothing that seemed to float in mid-air. You could easily DIY these looks by adding long leather straps to your favorite pair of shoes, or by cutting apart a t-shirt and adding a transparent panel. 

Rodarte – The leather fringe accents are definitely DIYable, but we especially loved the elaborate chain belts. Secure some chains together, add a few brooches, and you’ve got a chic, Rodarte-inspired belt!

Dolce and Gabbana – Like always, Dolce and Gabbana showed an incredibly elaborate, intricate collection. The shoes were detailed with bright braided raffia, and we adored the fun earrings. You could definitely DIY these looks by stitching some bright thread onto a natural bag, or by adding braided cord to a simple pair of wedges.

Jason Wu – This collection was especially lovely, with sweet little embellishments on some shoes and tops. But there was a bit of added edge with sleek leather harnesses and metal accents.