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Are you feeling inspired after seeing all of the amazing DIY creations each of the M&J Blogger Challenge participants created? Why don’t you take the M&J Blogger Challenge!
These are the supplies we gave each of the bloggers that participated.
8MM Foldover Elastic in Grey-Style No. 25068
Metal Clip in Matte Gold- Style No. 30438
1.5″ Double Face Satin Ribbon in Wild Berry- Style No. 44334
Rayon Weave Ribbon in Fuchsia/Multi-Style No. 58325
4MM Metallic Vinyl Braided Bolo in Gold- Style No. 48588
E-6000 Craft Mini Glue
Send us pictures of your own creations! #MJTRIMMING
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M&J has always been my go-to source for supplies and inspiration, so being asked to be September’s Blogger of the Month was so flattering and exciting! When I was very young, my great-aunt gave me a beautiful box full of gorgeous silk ribbons for my birthday. I was only about 6 at the time, but I still remember it as one of my favorite presents. When I opened M&J’s box and saw the stunning ribbons they had picked out for me, I felt like a little kid again! There are so many ways to use ribbons and embellishments to take pieces you already have and update them to look fresh off the runway.
Project 1: Button Elastics
I am always tying my hair back in the middle of the day to get it out of my face so I wear a hair elastic on my wrist at all times. This easy DIY brightens up boring hair elastics for a tie that looks just as cute on your wrist as it will in your ponytail!
M&J Items Used:
Enamel Fashion Button Item# 45870011 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)
Project 2: Sweet Rocker Tee:
I absolutely love a great vintage tee. Adding some frills and beaded embellishments can give them a feminine touch – making the perfect top to pair with some leggings and booties for a sweet hard rock look.
M&J Items Used:
Project 3: Prada-Inspired Striped Midi Skirt
Prada’s S/S 11 lollipop colored stripes on sophisticated black items inspired the midi skirt I created. I don’t have a sewing machine, so everything you see here was sewn by hand. It doesn’t take much time, and if you make sure you get a perfectly-matching color of thread, it doesn’t take much talent either!
M&J Items Used:
I had so much fun creating these projects with the surprise box that M&J Trimming sent me. There’s a lot of variety within these 6 projects, so I hope you’re inspired to try out at least one of them! Enjoy, and Happy DIY’ing!
Project 1: Multi-Finger ring
Multi-finger rings have been spotted everywhere lately. As one of this season’s hottest trends, you can make your very own multi-finger ring with just a few supplies.
– 3 Fashion Dome Buttons Item# 46459 in Teal
– Button shank remover
– Scrap of pleather or leather (1.5″x2.5″)
– Super glue
– 3 ring blanks
Project 2: Chain and Cord Bracelet
This statement bracelet looks complicated, but it really isn’t! I love the combination of different textures, between the chain and the cord.
– Cord/Braid Item# 887060198 in Ovocado (1.800.9.MJTRIM) , about 60 inches
– Kelly Green Color thread Item#42681
– 1 Fashion Dome Buttons Item# 46459 in Teal
– Thick wide curb chain
– Sewing needle
– Jewelry pliers
– Jewelry clasp and jump rings
– Clear nailpolish
Tip: Wrap tape around the ends of the cord to prevent them from fraying while you make the bracelet.
1) Cut the cord into two 30 inch pieces, and thread one piece through the first link of the curb chain. Fold the thread in half to make sure that there’s the same amount of thread on either side. Take the bottom strand, fold it over the top strand and then through the second link.
2) Take this strand and fold it back over the chain, and under the other strand. That other strand then goes through the chain.
Project 3: Ribbon Wrap Bracelet
This Ribbon Wrap Bracelet is the ultimate spring accessory; it totally reminds me of flowers, sunshine and nature. You can also use the same method with different types of ribbons to create a completely different vibe.
– Hand Dyed Silk Satin Ribbon Item# 33583 about 120 inches for a 7 inch bracelet
– Rhinestone trim (*this is actually from M&J Trimming as well, but I had this beforehand.)
– Hot glue gun
Project 4: Shoulder Trim Shirt
You can give some life to a plain old shirt by using gold trim to accent the shoulders. I love the way the trim hangs off the sleeves – it adds a sultry, flirty element. Regardless of what color shirt you choose, the gold trim will look amazing with any color.
1) Find the seam on the shoulder of your shirt. Line the trim along the seam and sew the edge of the trim to the edge of the shirt.
2) Sew the trim in the middle, with just a one or two simple stitches.
Project 5: Gold Trim Headband
This headband is my personal favorite; it can add some gypsy-inspired flair to any outfit, and will look great whether you have short or long hair.
– Gold Chain Item# 44522 (1.800.9.MJTRIM), about 13-15 inches
– Elastic, 7-8 inches
– Super glue1) First and only step – glue both ends of the trim to the elastic. Instant headband.
Project 6: Thread Tassel Keychain
Tassels are one of the hottest trends right now. You can easily make your own tassel with some thread, a pair of scissors and a small book. The best part? You can even use different colored threads to create fun, multi-colored tassels.
This spring I am SO inspired by neons and color so when I opened the box and found neon grosgrain ribbon and Rit Dye, I was thrilled! I have been dying to do some dip-dying ever since I made some tie-dye napkins this summer. Dip Dying seems just a tad more sophisticated and is a much simpler affair.
So for my first project, I made a place setting that I would use for a spring lunch or brunch. The great thing about this project is that even just by using the neon grosgrain bow as a napkin ring, you can set a totally current and chic table with very little permanence or cost.
After I made the dyed napkins and the co-ordinating napkin ring and placed them on a white plate, I knew I wanted to add way more color. So I added a peacock colored placemat that I already had. Then I realized I had these amazing vintage neon glasses and that they would add even more color to the table. And then after that, I thought of making the orange coaster! (I was considering making a placemat but I didnt have enough cord…)
For my second project, I spruced up one of my daughters shirts, by adding a strip of neon grosgrain underneath the buttons. I love this idea because its so subtle and yet it really makes the shirt seem super fresh. I also adorned the collar with a beaded flower to add that little extra something. I totally want to make one of these for myself using the neon yellow ribbon… but thats a project for another day. For a man’s shirt, I would add the ribbon on the underside of the collar. Just a little peak of color is the key to keeping this DIY sophisticated.
4mm Imported Rayon Twist Cord Item# 42950 in Orange
1” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain Item# 02224 in Neon Orange
1” Imported Chromspun GrosgrainItem# 02224 in Neon Yellow
1” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain Item# 02224 in Neon Pink
2mm Round Learther Cord Item# 00260 in Turquoise
Thread Item# 42681 in Golden Rod and Poppy
Rit Dye Powder Item# 46301 in Fuchsia and Sunshine Orange
Seed Beads Item# 76010 in Paque
Project 1 Instructions: Dip Dyed Napkins
Project 4: Neon edged white button down:
As if there weren’t enough beautiful colors already, Swarovski has surprised us with some more! Take a look at Swarovski’s new flatback rhinestones colors! Click on the size to view more colors in that size.
DARK SAPPHIRE Size: ss9 – EMERALD AB Sizes: ss9, ss12GREEN TURMALINE Sizes-ss9 – FUCHSIA AB Sizes: ss9, ss12 LT. SAPPHIRE Size: ss12 – AMETHYST SATIN Size: ss20 LT AZORE Size: ss9 – BLUE ZIRCON AB Size: ss12 LT AMETHYST AB Size: ss12 – CITRINE Size: ss12 INDIAN SAPPHIRE Sizes: ss9, ss12– LT. AMETHYST Size: ss9 MONTANA AB Size: ss12 – SHADOW CRYSTAL Size: ss12TANZANITE AB Size: ss12 – SMOKED TOPAZ AB Size: ss12 SUNFLOWER Size: ss16, ss20 – CRYSTAL SILVER Size: ss16, ss20 ROSE SATIN Size: ss20 – JONQUIL SATIN Size: ss20
LT SAPPHIRE SATIN Size: ss12
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I had to make a fun accessory to celebrate the Loving Day! Here are the easy steps, perfect gift for freinds, family and loved ones!
Step1: Put the elastic thread through needle and tie knot. Then start slipping pearls through the needle onto elastic thread. When it fits around your rist, cut off end of the thread that’s attached to the needle.
Step:2 Now tie a double-Knot to connect both ends. And cut extra string off.
Step3: Tie a tulle onto the string of pearls, and start wrapping it about the pearls and elastic thread. Be sure to tie a knot every other time you wrap it around. When you go all the way around, tie a bow with the other end of the tulle.