Tag: Rhinestones

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: 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: 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

 

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Halloween Mask Inspiration

Halloween is getting closer and closer and we are super excited for one of our favorite holidays. Halloween is a day to be creative and bring your favorite characters to life, or you can make one up. One big deal for Halloween is, what to do with your face! If you’re still thinking about what to be for Halloween, or you just need some creative ideas to get your creative juices flowing, well then, here we are to help. We’ve gathered some pretty unique mask ideas. Sometimes you don’t even need a mask, just apply some make-up and face paint, and let your face be your canvas.
M&J Trimming - DIY Rabbit Hole Mask

Alice in Wonderland Inspiration. How cool are these “Rabbit in Hole” masks?

M&J Trimming - DIY Ice Queen Mask

Ice Queen Mask. Soooo iceyyyyy! You can add some sew-on jewels to make the effect pop.

M&J Trimming - Glitter-Eye-Mask

No mask needed for this Diamond Mask inspiration. All you need is some make-up. You can add rhinestones and apply with body glue. Perfect for those last-minute costumes.

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Going to a ball soon? This Masquerade Mask is perfect for you! We love how the lace and purple colors all combine so beautifully.

DIY: Brilliance Embellished Blossom Bottle

If you’re looking for an easy way to add glamour to your decor, look no further than this DIY. It’s easy to make if you’re no stranger to a paint brush, and will instantly make your room look and feel more stylish. We used acrylic paint and our new Brilliance rhinestones to turn a basic glass bottle into a colorful flower vase.
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Materials:

Brilliance SS20 Fuchsia Crystals

Small Glass Bottle

Acrylic Paint

Paint Brush

E6000

Glue Syringe

Crystal Katana
DSC_00951. Begin by framing the rectangle glass bottle with paint.
DSC_01082. Add flowers with your paint, and let it dry.
DSC_01123. Glue Brilliance crystals to the centers of the flowers you painted, and let dry.DSC_0125

DIY: Embellished Easter Eggs

One of our favorite Easter events is decorating the eggs! There are so many fun and unique ways to make your eggs stand out. You can use ribbon, buttons, and countless other embellishments to decorate. This year add a little dazzle to your Easter celebrations with metallic accents and rhinestone embellishments!
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What You’ll Need: 

Faux Eggs

Gold permanent marker

Rhinestones

Crystal Katana

Syringe

 

Green Egg:

DSC_07211. Create a scallop pattern with your gold pen going around the middle of the egg.

 

DSC_07342. Glue down a rhinestone at each scallop corner.

 

 

Pink Egg:

 

DSC_07291. Take your gold pen and draw a line going around the egg. Under that line draw a scalloped pattern like the green egg design. In the loop draw stripes.

DSC_07412. Glue down a rhinestone at each scallop corner.

 

Blue Egg:

 

DSC_07431. Take your gold pen an create a loop going vertical on each side of the egg.

 

DSC_0755 2. Create a rhinestone pattern in the center of the egg. Mirror what you do on one side to the other sign.

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DIY: Crystal Embellished T-Shirt

Does your old graphic tee need a glamorous upgrade? Give it the gusto it deserves with Swarovski crystals! We’re channeling spring and breathing bright color into this botanical print t-shirt by outlining the leaves in brilliant shades of emerald and olive. DSC_0588

What You’ll Need: 

Graphic Tee (H&M)

Olivine SS20 Flat Back Rhinestones

Fern Green SS16 Flat Back Rhinestones 

E6000

Glue Syringe

Crystal KatanaDSC_05901. Decide which areas you would like to embellish with crystals. We decided to use the rhinestones to accent the palm fronds on the shirt.

DSC_05902. Apply glue with the syringe to create a neat thin line.

DSC_0599 3. Using your Crystal Katana, lay out your rhinestones precisely but quickly on the line of glue.

DSC_06124. Apply the rhinestones and glue section by section so that the glue doesn’t dry prematurely, and let the piece dry overnight.

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Sparkling Sew-Ons

This month we’re happy to introduce a huge selection of beautiful new sew-on stones. These sparkling crystals are cut to reflect light just like real gems, and will make a next great addition to your next DIY.

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Our Margarita Sew-On Jewels add the perfect amount of floral sparkle to your next piece! Use these rhinestones to embellish the collar of your blouse, add them to your sweater for subtle shimmer, or sew them onto a hat for a sprinkling of shine! 71634-CRYSTAL

 

These Navette Sew-Ons add the ideal amount of shimmer. They have two holes on either end, offering a secure hold for almost any project! Add them to a dress, belt, or even a handbag! 71646-CRYSTAL

 

These beautiful Oval Sew-On Jewels with Settings are great for making a necklace or bracelet. You can also sew them to the collar of your sweater.

 

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These gorgeous Pear Sew-Ons with Settings are perfect for making a statement. Use them to create a brooch, necklace, or add them to a jacket.

Check out our selection of sew-ons!

 

DIY: Embellished Pillow

Add a little ice to your home decor this season with an embellished pillow that is sure to sparkle! We used loch rosen rhinestones and flat metal sequins to add a multi-dimensional shimmer that’s not too over-the-top, but still has a high-end style. DSC_0150

What You’ll Need:

6mm Round Loch Rosen Rhinestones
8mm Round Metal Sequins
Pillow
Needle and thread
Scissors

DSC_01601. Sew sequins and sew-on rhinestones into an abstract cluster shape.

DSC_01622. Repeat the pattern throughout the pillow, or embellish random sections for a more eclectic look!

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