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”.
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!
Florals are big this spring, but sometimes the best outfits embrace trends subtly. Try these floral accessories on for size if you like to test-drive trends without the commitment of an entire outfit.
Spring is the most popular time for weddings, and this flower hair comb is the ideal addition to any formal hairstyle. It’s garden party perfect!
Flower look better when mixed together, hence the invention of bouquets. But the same goes for fashion! Don’t be scared to mix floral prints, especially when the canvas is as small as an accessory piece.
Stack those buds on your tips and wrists for a bohemian bouquet of jewelry.
We love this fun hat from Fashion Week! It’s whimsical, really beautiful, and easily DIY-able.
April showers bring April flowers! This beautiful floral umbrella will cheer up even the gloomiest rainy day.
Tassels used to conjure up images of old dusty libraries with curtains that weigh more than a small car. They were seen as antiquated and out of style. Now tassels are back with a bubbly vengeance, and they’re making their way into your closet!
This cute bracelet from Maize Hutton is so colorful, and a perfect addition to your spring jewelry box!
These tassel heels from Honestly WTF are such an amazing upgrade to a basic pump! This look is so easy to DIY with cord and single tassels.
The tassels on this skirt from Vanilla and Lace add a fun and whimsical feeling to this already feminine piece. We love how they add just a touch of color to an all-white canvas.
These tiny tassel necklaces from The Sweetest Occasion are so easy to make. You can make a bunch to coordinate with any outfit!
These tassel earrings from Gina Michelle are gorgeous! Their skinny style and long length makes them look so sleek.
Would you rock tassels on your clothes, or do you prefer keeping them on decor only? Let us know below!
This winter has been one for the record books, and we’re probably not the first ones to wish that this slushy snowy season was over! However, we think you should put off packing up your parka for a little while longer because this February just got a few degrees cooler. We’re so excited to finally unveil our Cold As Ice collection! If you’re unfamiliar with Project DIY, take a look at what this subscription service for the crafty entails. If you like what you see, you can sign up to receive the Cold As Ice collection and make your own frosted jewels!
Our Crystal Clear Statement Necklace is a DIYers dream! It comes with a frosty acrylic base, gorgeous link chain, and a bevy of jewels perfect for bedazzling! We show you how to arrange the crystals in a specific formation, but the placement of the jewels is totally up to you.
The next project in this collection is the On the Rocks Bracelet Duo, a pair of stunning bracelets with chunky curb chain and gorgeous jewel embellishments.
Now that you’ve seen the projects in this month’s collection, start brainstorming about how you’ll personalize your OWN pieces! Then take a photo of your gorgeous customized creations, and tag us @MJProjectDIY so we can be frozen with awe!
With Mercedes Benz Fashion Week coming up, we can’t help but look for inspiring pieces to wear to all of the shows! This year we really want to make a statement with our outfits, so we’re using accessories to create unforgettable looks. See which styles are sparking our imaginations, and you may just see our versions of these cool trends in an upcoming series!
Blue Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet, Druzy Leather Wrap Bracelets, Cluster Bracelets and Watch
We love a good wrap bracelet because it’s casual, fun and still totally chic! This year we’re really feeling the wrap bracelet upgrade, which pairs the boho chic style with some glamorous stones.
Elizabeth Cole Drop Earrings, Statement Stone Earrings, Isabella Drops
Right now we are on board the drop earring train. This style is bold and shining with enough sparkle to stop anyone in their tracks!
Neutral Feather Collar, Feather Necklace over Collar, Green Feather Necklace
There is something so cool yet simple about a feather collar. It’s an unexpected change from the usual fur, and it has a light airy feeling to it that is so unique! Don’t pass up on this trend, or it will fly away!
Stud Shoulder Pads, Statement Sequin Shoulders, Gold Statement Sequin Shoulder Pads
Statement shoulders are definitely in right now! From red carpet runway gowns, to edgy street fashion, these stylized shoulder accents are taking the fashion world by storm. And why not? They make a cool, confident and stylish statement!
The chill in the New York City air is so intense that the other day Times Square was eerily quiet. (And that NEVER happens!) Now’s the time to bundle up if you want to brave the cold. But what if you don’t want to ruin a perfectly good hair day with a case of hat hair? Fret not, for the solution to your problem is a simple one: headbands. Here are a few of our favorites! (And make sure you check out their FANTASTIC hair too.)
Loving the sweater/headband combo. The different patterns keep this look from being too match-y.
It’s like a caramel crown of comfort! This braided headband looks so cozy, and the color really brings out the model’s beautiful red hair.
This white headband looks so luxe and lovely against the dark coat, which we’re also coveting.
We love the modern touch the leather detail gives to this otherwise average black headband.
The studs and rhinestones give the piece a subtle shine, and some edge.
So whip out that warm winter headband AND the curling iron because today your perfect hair day won’t be at the mercy of this frigid weather!
Clutches are a stylish and simple choice for those who want a no-fuss bag which only holds a few select items. They’re also one of the easiest options to DIY. Here are some of our favorite ways to make this perfect evening bag!
A Pair and a Spare created these two very different, but very cute clutches. The top transparent clutch gives off a futuristic minimalist vibe, while the plain leather clutch makes a classic statement. Which do YOU prefer?
Have an old clutch that needs new life? All you need is some paint (preferably gold) and tape, and you’re good to go!
This modern Kenzo-inspired design from Adventures in Fashion is perfect for a girl who wants to make a stylish statement!
Salute to Cute made an adorable clutch using a sunglasses case! And those connected rings make for such a unique handle!
Clutches are the perfect alternative to a big bulky bag for a fun night out, and they’re so easy to DIY! If you loved these suggestions, stay tuned to our blog for a DIY that’s perfect for the biggest night out of the year: New Year’s Eve!
The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Catching Fire is now officially in theaters, and SPOILER ALERT! we can’t wait to see Katniss kicking butt in the Hunger Games again. We seriously love the powerful tough-girl vibe of her character. (Probably why we also picked Joan of Arc as the inspiration behind November’s Project DIY collection.) We couldn’t help but round-up a few DIYs that have that same rough and tumble feel to them. We’re sure Katniss would even jump in to make a few!
The Hungry Games
Hosting a Hunger Games dinner party? These arrow napkin rings from Ruffled are so perfect. They’re simple and frill-free, just like Katniss. Now that you have your decor figured out, what are you planning on serving for dinner? Better take a trip to the Hob!
Beat the Odds
Sass up your stationary with these silver “arrow” pencils from Popper and Mimi! Whether you’re using them to doodle, take a test or do your taxes, may the odds be ever in your favor.
On the Hunt
We don’t think they have any cell phones in District 12, but if they did we have a feeling Katniss’s would look a lot like this one from Morning by Foley. Probably a little less pink, but we took some creative liberties.
If you’re a true fan of the Hunger Games, you’ll want to sport this DIY Mockingjay bracelet from Geekphoria proudly! Imagine the variations you could make with the suede cord and chain from our store!
Understated but Not Underestimated
This leather glitter arrow ring from Sincerely Kinsey is the perfect accessory to wear to the Catching Fire premiere if you’re fond of an understated look. The ring features a lot of the story’s prominent elements without making you look like a super crazy fan even if you are underneath. We totally are.
We can’t decide whether we’re more excited to finally see Catching Fire or make the DIYs above! Are you a Hunger Games fan too? What DIY will you be making in honor of the movie?
This week we are totally inspired by the sparkle and shine of Swarovski crystals! If you aren’t familiar with them, these Austrian crystals are some of the most beautiful, colorful, and most versatile DIY elements we know. Adding jewels or gems to an article of clothing or a home decor item can instantly take it from boring basic to one-of-a-kind. Take a look at some of our favorite bedazzled pieces.
Circular jeweled embellishments were huge at this year’s Burberry Prorsum SS14 show. We’ve been seeing a lot of great DIYs using that pink embellished jacket as inspiration!
Crystal necklaces, headpieces, belts, and other assorted accessories are popular with brides because they add just the right amount of sparkle to their dresses. These high-fashion pieces may be a little too bold and heavy for most brides, but we love the look of these ornate accessories.
Headbands are one of the easiest ways, aside from regular jewelry, to inject some sparkle and shine into your look. We think crystal headbands look exquisite when paired with a messy updo.
So what do you think of these “shining stars”? Do bedazzles make your life more dazzling, or do you prefer a more understated embellishment?