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!
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”.
We’re huge fans of hair accessories at M&J Trimming, but what about those times when you need hair AS an accessory? This DIY will show you how to create a stunning hairstyle using trim that you can wear out and about to completely change your look. You might even be mistaken for Zooey Deschanel!
What You’ll Need:
4” Chainette Fringe
1. Measure your trim around the headband, and cut so that there is an inch or two of metal on both sides of the headband.
2. Put E6000 glue onto the metal headband, and gently press the fringe trim on the glue.
3. Let it dry before wearing.
Now you’re ready to go out in style! If you fancy another type of fringe, try something in suede or even beaded for a night on the town!
Happy April Fools’ Day!
Tomorrow is April 1st, which means you only have one day to prepare the perfect pranks to play on your friends and family. If you want to get some silly inspiration to send yourself and your friends into a fit of giggles, check out some of the DIYs below. Some are perfect for April Fool’s, and others are great for a home that loves a little laughter.
We’ve seen similar clocks all over the internet, and now we know how to make this unaffected “Whatever” clock.
This Shark Bag is a little bit creepy, and a little bit cute. Despite his sharp fangs, this bag won’t bite and is great for storing lightweight knick-knacks!
These Dinosaur Heels are too funny! These shoes are definitely business in the front, and Jurassic Park in the back.
Patch up worn jeans, and give them new life with these monster patches!
And then if you really want to freak out your coworkers, there’s always this simple and effective “Spilled Milk” prank.
What’s your favorite prank to play on April Fool’s?
Fringe is always a fashion staple for free-spirits, and we know why! It’s a carefree trim that adds fun movement to anything it’s on. Wearing an outfit with fringe will instantly more playfulness to your entire look! Here are some of our favorite DIYs using this dynamic trim!
These fringe earrings from The Alison Show are a fun accessory that add that we bet all of your friends will want to make!
This DIY from our archives pairs a cotton tee with fun leather fringe! It’s easy to make and look totally edgy and cool.
These bold tassel earrings from Trinkets in Bloom are definitely statement worthy. We love the use of rhinestone trim around top!
Interested in creating some bohemian beachwear? Look no further than this tutorial on Pulled Together!
This DIY from Sans Limites is perfect for the crocheter! This intricate fringe trim really adds another element to your garment, and would look great on a kimono!
We don’t know if this incredibly chilly winter is to blame, but we are eagerly anticipating the day that the flower buds start blooming. We are obsessed with florals. So much so that we wanted you to become as obsessed as we are by having a sale! Get on the botanical bandwagon with us, and receive 15% off of floral trims from now until Sunday March 30th! Here are some of our favorite floral products that you can pick up now:
The 4″ Polka Dot with Tulle Flower Pin is so cute! We adore the mixed-media look, and the tiny gold dot accents. Pin it to a basic dress to add a little garden style to your outfit.
Cameos usually feature a delicate silhouette, but this Rose and Leaf Oval Cameo is for the florist! Use our Medieval Renaissance Choker DIY as a guide to make a flower-inspired necklace.
This 10MM Imported Iron-On Floral Trim comes in an assortment of colors, and can add a delicate touch of daisies to anything you want! The best part it’s iron-on, so there’s no mess and no sewing involved!
This floral foil button is so cool! It’s unique design will ensure that anything you put it on stands a tier above the rest.
This rhinestone and pearl trim will take your evening wear to the next level. You can even cut the individual flowers out, and use them as appliques to make a headband! This is also a great time to buy rhinestone trim to make a DIY bridal belt!
To see more floral items, check out our Floral Shop!
Now that spring is here it’s time to pack up those winter hats, and let our hair down. Dress up your hair with these quick and easy headband DIYs featuring our favorite spring trend: Florals!
What You’ll Need:
Mauve 1 3/4″ Artificial Flowers
Three Metal Headbands
1. Place the end of your floral trim against the end of the headband, and line the trim along the headband.
2. Cut the trim around the metal headband.
3. Glue the trim onto the headband, and let it dry.
This DIY is so easy that we had to try it out with other floral trims!
This variation is made with Navy Floral Rosette Trim. We trimmed back the mesh on the sides after the trim was glued to the metal band.
Our last variation used 5/8″ Sequin Flower by the Yard in Soft Multi. It’s the perfect pastel headband with a little bit of sequin sparkle!
Now you have an easy way to add florals to your spring wardrobe, and from now until Sunday March 30th, 2014 you can get 15% off of our floral trims!
Sometimes your old accessories need a little upgrade. Make your warm-weather items bloom just in time for spring by adding fun floral trim!
Flower by the Yard 1 1/4″, Large Rosette by the Yard
Glue flower trim to the edge of your umbrella for an easy rainy day pick-me-up!
1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim
Cut individual flowers from our 1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim and glue them onto the top of a pair of sunglasses.
95mm Iron-On Embroidered Rose Trim
Skip the boring black band on the fedora, and go with something fun and floral! Just detach the black band, and glue the floral trim down with E6000!
The days are getting longer and the nights are getting warmer, which means those cable-knit beanies no longer stand between you and your fabulous ‘do! Here are some great spring accessories to make your hair stand out.
This button hair pin from Thanks I Made It is literally the easiest thing to make, but it looks so fabulous! If you want to try your hand at this super simple DIY, try using our Dark Crystal Rhinestone Button or the Dome Rhinestone Beaded Button.
These fabric barrettes from Little Miss Mama are vintage chic, and the perfect way to dress up a casual hairstyle.
If you’re a ponytail girl, this DIY from Cupcakes and Cashmere is for you! This leather hair tie is like ponytail insta-chic. Make it with some pastels in time for spring, and you’re
These feathered hair pins from Trinkets in Bloom are the perfect way to add bohemian beauty to your updo.
This chiffon and tulle hair accessory from Love Maegan can also be worn as a broach! Whatever way you wear it, it’s a romantic addition to any ensemble!
Happy first day of spring readers! The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and the warm weather is beckoning you outdoors. Embrace this season with these beautiful DIYs inspired by the spirit of the season.
This funky wall decor DIY from Freckled Nest is right up our alley! Check out our collection of floral buttons and fashion buttons if you love this idea!
Brighten your front door with this colorful faux floral wreath from Hello Lucky. The best part about this DIY is how long these fun flowers will last!
If you need a way to brighten your front door but want to think outside the wreath, take a look at this fresh alternative from Design, Dining + Diapers!
This twig frame from Not JUST a Housewife is earthy and perfect for the first days of spring!
This colorful doormat DIY from Lowes is fantastic for keeping those April showers out of your house.
We can’t wait to get outside to start some of these fabulous DIYs! How will you be celebrating the first day of spring?