This Memorial Day why don’t you dress up your house in a classic red white and blue motif? These all American colors can be used together or individually to create an updated presence in your home. Each of these easy to follow DIY tutorials will allow you to introduce the colors into your home without looking as if you stepped into the White House.
i candy handmade made a cozy Pillow Flag
DIY Simply Made created this fun Denim Place Setting
The Scrap Shoppe created a very Patriotic Wreath
The Sweetest Occasion made these sweet Memorial Day Goodie Bag
This season, stripes have been incredibly popular. The nautical-inspired trend has been swooping the fashion industry season after season. The trend remains popular year after year due to the classic essence and conservative vibe it gives off. Each of these editorial prints displays an All-American nautical image from various standpoints. Vintage sailors, rocky waters, knotted ropes, ribbons and poofy dresses each examples of what various editorials exemplify as All-American. How do you rock your stripes?
Memorial Day weekend has many meanings to many people. Some celebrate the history of our country while others simply enjoy the days off of work and a sign that summer is quickly approaching. This holiday marks the beginning of warm weather, BBQs, family bonding, and beach days. Grab your nearest trims and start constructing some of the greatest DIY’s for the fun filled weekend you have ahead of you.
Make it and Love it DIY Flag Tee
Popcosmo Tie Dyed Shorts
BLDG Patriotic Cut Offs
Stars and Stripes hoodie via Coxal Collaborative
Prada’s latest jewelry collection was rather inspiring. We loved the use of mixed mediums and statement pieces. We immediately thought we would be able to create a Prada Inspired DIY using supplies from M&J. We are very proud of this very simple DIY and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
1 1/4″ Large Acrylic Chain in Rust Combo-Style #56300
7/8″ Paillette Floral Trim in Beige Style # 30630
30438001 Matte Gold Clasp
Individually cut out each flower of your Floral Trim.
Lay out your chain and examine where you would like the Flowers to go.
We individually glued each flower onto the Acrylic Chain. Upon adding the glue we pressed down for several seconds.
We continued to glue the flowers down until we felt the necklace was complete.
Our last step involved adding a clasp. We used a belt buckle since the acrylic chain is very thick. We looped both sides of the buckle into the chain creating an easy to use clasp.
We are so pumped to show off our easy to make Prada inspired necklace.
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Here at M&J we enjoy watching award shows for the fashions. Celebrities often surprise us with shocking looks, mini makeovers, barely there ball gowns, and all around wow moments. We opted to praise some of the edgier fashion forward outfits of the night. Each of these gowns had been taken from the runway and tailored to each of these girls. Which look do you prefer, the runway version or the way it was rocked on the red carpet?
Chloe Moretz rocked a Fendi 2013 short ruffled dress paired with studded heels.
Taylor Swift shined bright in a sequined Zuhair Murad mini.
Jennifer Morrison left little to the imagination in a sheer Kristian Aadnevik gown.
Selena Gomez matched her lipstick with her neon enhanced gown.
Check out M&J for similar trims so you too can have rock star ready style.
Red Carpet Photos via The Fashion Court
We love looking at bloggers for inspiration. We’re often in awe by the amount of talent and dedication of the DIY Blogger community. Many DIY Bloggers are influenced by runway trends, street style looks or materials at local stores. Using these ideas, they create pieces that replicate store bought items. Rather than keeping these gems to themselves, they generate an audience by sharing their crafts and welcoming others to tackle their projects as well. Following step by step guides each blogger demonstrates how to achieve the desired demonstration. Even though we have tons of ideas about how to use our trims we’re often amazed by the creations we come across. Feel free to tweet, or Facebook us some of you own DIY projects. We’d love to see what you’ve created!
Here are some of our favorite DIYs that are perfect for spring.
Lace Cut Off Shorts
The Average Girl’s Guide featuring Erin from Thanks I Made It
We love looking at street style photographs for DIY inspiration. M&J’s Garment District location allows us to see many creative individuals on a daily basis. Although many people working in and around the garment district may not be renowned designers they are often the inspiration for many runway designs. Fashion styling is always open for interpretation. We love looking at street style for inspiration.
Chunky chains have been a DIY favorite here at M&J. These statement making trims can update any outfit in a matter of seconds. We came across three great chunky chain tutorials that we couldn’t wait to share with you. Bromeliadliving’s Runway Inspired Necklace Tutorial is sleek and elegant. While both I SPY DIY and Nest of Posie used bright colors to accent their chains. We can’t wait to try out these easy and fun DIYs.
Bromeliadliving’s Runway Inspired Necklace Tutorial
Nest of Posies Spray painted chain bracelet tutorial
I Spy DIY’s Chunky Chain Necklace and Bracelet Tutorial