With music festival season underway and the spring breeze moving swiftly in, we’re really feeling the flowing and relaxed styles of warm weather. One of our favorite pieces this season is the re-imagined kimono.
These new-age kimonos are loose fitting with wide sleeves and have no closure.
They are the perfect layering piece to add a statement to basics. Just throw one on over a tank and your look is instantly more chic.
They come in all shapes and sizes, but the most popular patterns are tribal prints and florals!
Add a fringe trim to the bottom, and you’re a verified bohemian butterfly.
Going out for a night on the town? There’s a kimono for that. Try a sequined option for a look that’s more dramatic and glitzy.
Are you going crazy for the kimono trend too? What’s your favorite way to wear it?
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!
It’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!
Kimonos are all the rage these days. They’re light and airy, and have a carefree flow that suits any inner-flower child.
Overalls have gotten an overhaul. These pieces are easy and playful. Just add a colorful crop top and you have an instant outfit!
When 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!
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!
We’re not hopping off the ombre train just yet! For our final 4 Ways to Embellish Spring Home Decor segment, we’re using Rit Dye to create a fun ombre wash on a simple frame. That’s right ladies and gents, Rit Dye isn’t JUST for creating cool tie-dye t-shirts. You can use it to dye buttons, wood, and much more! With this DIY you’ll learn how to use it as paint! The finished product makes a perfect housewarming gift.
What You’ll Need:
White wooden frame
1. Lay your frame down and starting from the bottom, paint on the dye with a sponge brush. Stop when you’ve painted half of the frame, and let the dye dry.
2. Add another coat of dye starting from the bottom, but only paint a quarter of the way up the frame this time. Let it dry.
Now you have the perfect pastel frame to highlight your spring adventures! Try this DIY on an unfinished wooden frame too to get a more natural look. To find other inspiring materials, visit our 4 Ways to Embellish Spring Decor shop!
We’ve been seeing these creative bottle stoppers all over the internet, and it’s no wonder why! They’re funky, add a little fun to your party, and make a terrific gift. This DIY will teach you how to make these cool bottle stoppers out of decorative buttons!
What You’ll Need:
Domed Buds Metal Button
Glitter Button with Shank
Curved Top Metal Button with Shank
1. Push your button into the top of the cork.
2. Pull your button out of the freshly made space, and add some glue to the shank of the button.
3. Push it back into the hole you’ve created in the cork.
It’s really as simple as that! Now you can dress up any bottle with a few simple materials, and we guarantee you’ll be the life of the party!
Lamps are a DIY staple, but most of the focus seems to be based on the shade. Today we’re turning the usual lamp DIY on its head, and focusing on the base of the lamp! By adding sew-ons to a basic lamp base, we’ve created a dynamic and interesting fixture to light up your end table!
What You’ll Need:
40 x 12 1/2mm Sew-On Chips
27 1/2 x 18mm Sew-On Chips
41 x 20mm Sew-On Chips
1. Glue your sew-ons in your desired pattern.
TIP: Make sure to hold sew-ons in place because it will slip when first putting the glue on.
And just like that you’ve taken your lamp from basic to brilliant!
When it comes to decorating for spring, flowers are always a favorite for us at M&J! Our first 4 Ways to Embellish Spring Decor segment features a DIY for one of our favorite decorating items, the throw pillow! This DIY teaches you a technique to make fun flowers out of ribbon that can be adapted for other types of DIYs too.
What You’ll Need:
50mm Double Faced Silk Ribbon in Mint
2.5” Hand Dyed Silk Satin Ribbon in Aurelina, Fresh Celery and Lobelia
1. Using the ribbon create rosettes by taking the end of one ribbon and bunching it together into a little ball, then hot gluing it in place.
2. Twirl the ribbon, and hot glue it down every few inches to create “petals”.
3. Make three or four ribbon flowers, and glue them onto the pillow in the desired pattern with E6000 glue.
Use ribbons that match your decor for custom pillow that fits your decorating style perfectly, and with so many different pillow options available you’re bound to find the perfect shade for you! If you need additional options to make your DIY totally customized, check out our 4 Ways to Embellish Spring Decor store!
For all of you fantasy fans out there, Game of Thrones is coming back on Sunday! And while the story lines are incomparably complex and fascinating, another component that makes the show amazing is its costume design. Being located in the Garment District of New York City, we’ve seen quite a few spectacular costumes. Many even use our trimming! One thing that sets a good costume apart from a great one is the attention to detail, and these costumes each tell a story. The pieces in this show never fail to dazzle.
Many of the garments worn by women in positions of power represent their house through meticulous embroidery. While Queen Cersei often wears birds on her dresses, she is also know to wear costumes with lions, her family’s sigil.
They costumes often reflect the storyline of the characters as well. Although its sometimes difficult to see the details clearly on a smaller screen, each costume is created with the plot in mind.
There are often small details in each costume, like the rose belt above, that signify what family the character is tied to, making it easier to discern the loyalties of each!
Daenerys, also known as the mother of the dragons, is often seen in blue. This dress was sewn in such a way to make regular cloth appear like scales.
The costumes in this show are really extraordinary, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for the upcoming season!
With movies like Malificent coming out and epic shows like Game of Thrones becoming all the rage, it easy to see that we’ve fallen for the fantasy genre. In the digital age we love the idea of dragons and magic because they provide the most wonderful escape from every day! Why not bring some of that magic into your own home, specifically the room that’s all your own? Here are some fantastic bedrooms that are destined to provide the stuff of amazing dreams.
Imagine waking up in this bed and looking out onto a tropical paradise. It might make you give up technology altogether! Maybe.
Simple and sophisticated, this bed is the least elaborate on the list, but the crown at the top of the bed makes it worthy of a castle.
This regal room is fit for royalty! The gorgeous chandelier and sky high ceiling give it an expansive and luxurious feel.
The perfect room to stow away in to catch up on books! This room is cozy and enchanting.
We love the log cabin look of this room. We bet Snow White would have had the most magnificent dreams here!
April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring unique and waterproof fashions into our wardrobes. If you feel stunted by the lack of wet-weather fashion options, here are a few ways to upgrade your accessories to match your style!
This beautiful script painted umbrella from Popsicles and Pinatas will brighten any day!
These black and gold leopard rain boots from Miss Kris Turner are positively fierce! Rule the rain forest with these fun patterned boots on your feet!
This cheeky cats and dogs umbrella from Paper Plates and Plane is so cute. We love the limitless possibilities of this DIY!
Always fearless and fashionable, A Pair and a Spare made this cool, see-through capelet that can show off your outfit without getting you soaked!
This DIY from Beach Brights uses grommets and gorgeous grosgrain ribbon to jazz up some average rain boots!
With these DIYs you’ll go from the girl who sings “rain rain, go away” to the one who is “only happy when it rains”.