Tag: Gifts

Last Minute DIY Gifts for Her

Are you in a bind when it comes to finding the perfect gift? These easy DIY presents are easy to make, and look like a million bucks! And she won’t have any idea that you made them the night before.

DIY-Anthropologie-Monogram-Mug-cladandcloth.com-8-copy-705x1024A perfect present for the coffee or tea addict in your life! With a beautiful mug like this, they are sure take extra time enjoying the little things they love most, like a hot cup of coffee on a Saturday morning.

 

DIY-YOUR-NAME-BRACELET-51For those friends who can never find a personalized bauble, make a sparkling name bracelet!

diy_glitter_encrusted_magnets_10If your friend loves decorating with sparkle, whip up a few of these adorable glitter magnets!

bubble_bath_07A friend that likes a little bit of pampering will love this DIY bubble bath, especially if it comes in such a chic package!

 

6550823177_8aaaf237b5_oA great gift for the busy baker, this jar of brownie mix is ready to go whenever a sweet tooth strikes.

DIY: Toast the Host Lace Candle Holders

Looking for the perfect gift for your holiday host? This DIY is the perfect last minute present that is sure to dazzle! These lace votive holders will set the cozy mood for any soiree, and they may even use them for the party as soon as they get them! DSC_0314

What You’ll Need:

 Glass Votive Holders

4” Fine Metallic Lace

Scissors

Magna-Tac glue

 Small candlesDSC_03161. Wrap your lace around the candle holder.

DSC_03182. Measure and cut.

DSC_03193. Cut one edge off of the lace trim so that the bottom is relatively flat.

DSC_03214. Add glue to your lace and gently wrap it around the votive. Place on candle holder carefully, and let it dry.

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Leather Accessories DIY Roundup

Although the weather is warm and balmy, we have leather on our minds! There’s something so rugged about it that makes its addition to your home decor or outfit a little more earthy and cool. Its also a great medium to use when making gifts because its sturdy, durable and only looks better with age. Here are a few of our favorite DIYs that use this classic material.

Leather Wallet

Adventuring in distant lands this summer? Make this cool leather passport holder for your desert or jungle adventures!

Shelf DIYKeep your items up with this cool shelf DIY that uses thick leather straps!

 

Leather Herb LabelsThere’s something so natural and organic about these leather herb labels. You can use this same technique to create cool office supply jars!

 

DIY Leather Camera StrapCarrying around a heavy camera can be a bother, especially when you have a standard strap. Give your tech a rustic upgrade with this soft leather camera strap.

 

Makezine Leather Tool Kit Still need a gift for Father’s Day? Make this tool roll that any guy would love!

Father’s Day DIY Roundup

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we have just the DIYs for you to make your dad!  Father's Day Shirt CardStart the day off right with these cards shaped like shirts!

Swiss Army Key Ring

Your dad will never misplace his keys again when they look like a rugged swiss army knife.

DIY Leather Sunglass CaseThe weather is warm and the sun is out. Make this great sunglass case  to keep his shades safe from scratches.

Cuff Links

Is you father formal? Make these cool cufflinks for his next event using our cool buttons!

Eye Chart DIY

Is your Dad a sci-fi fan? Make this cool Star Wars-inspired wall art!

Need some more suggestions? Take a look at last year’s roundup for some equally awesome ideas!

Gift Guide for the Crafty Mom

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if your mom loves to DIY as much as you do, we have some suggestions that will make her jump with joy.

ThreadThe Seamstress – If your mom loves to sew, give her some enhanced essentials! Make a kit with fashion tape, a rainbow of thread, and a unique array of buttons.

Pompom TrimThe Home Decor Diva – Does your mom change her decor according to styles and not just seasons? Give her some trim that she’s bound to love! How about an elegant tassel fringe, or a fun pom pom fringe?

Beaded Trim

The Social Butterfly – If your mom is a VIP who is always attending parties and galas, make sure she shines with rhinestone or beaded trim! It’s the perfect trim for adorning an evening dress or clutch.

Project DIY

The Accessory Queen – If your mom loves making her own stylish accessories, check out our Project DIY kits! They have everything you need to make stylish, runway-inspired accessories.

 

Easy Holiday Gift Upgrades

Have you ever received a gift that just wasn’t your style? Maybe it was too simple, maybe it was too loud. Whatever the reason, you’re thankful for the gift and wouldn’t ever want to throw it out. But what do you do? Stick it in the back of your closet never to see the light of day? Not so fast! Here are some ways to make that meh gift your favorite of the bunch!

Jeweled Sweater

Did you get a piece of jewelry that has way too much going on? Break it apart and use the individual pieces for something else. You can add baubles to a pair of shoes, or make your shoulders shine by sewing your gems onto a basic sweater.Embroidered Headphones from Sweet Paul Magazine

You’re a music lover, but also a fashionista, so those basic headphones might not do. Upgrade them by adding nailheads, gems or even embroidered flowers!

Rugged Sweater Boots DIY

Make those boots made for walking into boots made for strutting! If you have enough basic boots in your closet, make these a fun pair by adding a sweater or some fun leather trim to them!

Studded Pillow

Got a home decor item that doesn’t match your style? Oh the DIYs you could do! Rit Dye will become your best friend. So will beaded trim and jacquard ribbons because they turn the boring and bland into unbelievable.

Did you receive a gift you didn’t absolutely love? Just DIY it into something you can’t live without!

Ideas For Gift Wrapping

By Blerona

In spirit of the holiday’s I’d like to show you some ideas for gift wrapping. Even though everyone rips through the wrapping paper in 2 seconds, presentation is everything! And I love wrapping my presents in fun and inspiring colors with trimmings that I have laying around. The two wrapped gifts below were for the winners of the Ladies Night Out Challenge and I just had to take pictures before I sent them out because I loved the way they came out.

Materials for Gift Wrapping

The directions are pretty simple, just let you creative side run wild using trims and paper that you never thought you’d use to gift wrap! Happy Holidays!

Brittany’s Wrapped Gift

Laura’s Wrapped Gift

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We’ve been feature in the December issue of Country Living Magazine. They show you how you can take M&J’s velvet and pleated trim to decorate gifts.

Items Used:

16mm Velvet Ribbon Dark  Grey,Style# 02416 1

2” Pleated Velvet Ribbon Cardinal, Style # 40495 (1.800.9.mjtrim) 2

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!

DIY Holiday Week Two: Iron-on Applique

Hello Holiday Lovers,

As part of our Holiday Season, we are creating DIY Holiday Gift Idea videos for your gift inspirations. Last week I took you on a tour in our NYC’s 5,000 sq ft showroom. This week Carlos and I show you how to apply an iron-on appliqué. A great gift for anyone on the holidays!

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Click here for a list of materials 

Tune in next week for a look that will have you chained to our website!

Happy Holidays, Blerona