Masculine Decor Inspiration

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We’re only days away from Father’s Day, a day when we celebrate some of the most important men in our lives. But what if our favorite guys weren’t dads? How do the dads of tomorrow live today? Take a look at these bachelor pads to appreciate not only the coolest dudes in your life, but the minimalist style of masculine decor. Gray Living Room Having a piece of statement artwork really helps to liven up a space that’s mainly composed of inky blues and grays.

Neutral Living RoomKeeping a neutral palette with dashes of muted color is the key to masculine decor.

Concrete Loft SpaceThe industrial elements in this loft space could instantly make this space look cold, but the Union Jack blanket instantly adds personality.

White Room with Wood SlatesUnique lighting can really elevate a room, but especially when the rest of the room is so minimal.

Gray Living Room with Leather SofaNothing says masculine style like a cognac leather chesterfield sofa, and an animal bust.

Pineapple Decor Inspiration

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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a pineapple a day will guarantee your pad is the perfect paradise. Pineapples are taking the design world by storm with their geometric shapes, and fun-in-the-sun-loving vibe. Pineapple PillowsA pineapple pillow is an easy and soft way to incorporate this spiky fruit into your decor!
White Pineapple Statue
This cool white statue shows off the geometric shapes which make it a designer’s dream.

Gold Door Knocker Against Green DoorLet passersby know where the party is happening with this door knocker.

Blue and White Striped Pineapple PrintAnother way to easily add this funky fruit into your decor is with a vibrant print.
Fruity Pineapple Textiles in Orange and RedPineapples also lend themselves well to textile prints like the ones above!

Quick and Easy DIY Roundup

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Let’s face it, everyone likes a little instant gratification once in a while. Whether it’s getting next-day shipping on those boots, ordering a cheeseburger through the drive-through, or eating your dessert way before dinner time, there’s a feeling of satisfaction when you get something right when you want it. Weekends are perfect for tackling long DIYs, but sometimes you just want to make something in five minutes and enjoy it!

Washi-0-Featured-645x429These easy DIYs made with washi tape from Brit + Co can be made while watching an episode of your favorite half hour sitcom with time to spare for a coffee break.

wool-felt-ball-coaster-1Speaking of coffee, make a rug for your mug with tiny felt balls! This colorful DIY from Inspired by Charm can be completed before your coffee even cools!

ispydiy_homefinds4While the jewelry that I Spy DIY made LOOKS like it took forever, we’re happy to report that it was quick and simple.

old_mantelwebWhile it may take more than a few minutes to figure out the secrets to alchemy, you can always fake it with this gilded bookend DIY from Design Sponge!

IMG_2120This set of key wristlets from Lizinspiration is the perfect DIY for us. With our selection of ribbons, we’re going to have to start making keys just so we can make all of our fabulous color combinations!

 

 

 

Chevron Decor Inspiration

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The chevron stripe has taken the design world by storm, and it’s really no wonder why. This wacky take on the classic stripe adds just enough excitement to any room. Its fun wave pattern imbues movement and modernity. If you’re trying to incorporate chevron into your own home, there’s no wrong way to go about it, but there are definitely some standout ways to showcase this pattern too. 
Paint an accent wall with thick chevron stripes to instantly liven up your space.
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Add it to your room in small doses with accent pillows. This pillow is easy to DIY with one of our flower pins!
Rugs are a popular way to include this trend in a big way without having to repaint your room.
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Adding art with the chevron stripe adds a modern touch to your home, and can easily be moved if you’re tired of the trend.
green_floor_600This beautiful tiled floor is for the truly daring. The floor is quite an undertaking, but the payoff is stunning.
Are you into the chevron trend as much as we are? Let us know which pattern is your favorite!

Cinco de Mayo Party DIYs

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Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, however, in the United States and around the world this day celebrates the rich Mexican culture and history. It’s a joyous day filled with games, vivid color, and delicious food. If you would like to plan your own Cinco de Mayo party, these DIYs will definitely take your festivities up a notch! 

Mini Pinatas from One Charming PartyEverything is better when it’s mini, right? Make these personalized pinatas from One Charming Party, and avoid those misguided bats!

Confetti Pop Fiesta Napkin RingsIf you want to infuse a little bit of Latin flavor into your party, make these fringed napkin rings from Confetti Pop!

Maracas from There Is Beauty All AroundMake music with these beautiful maracas from There Is Beauty All Around!  Made out of paper mache, these little instruments are also works of art!

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Punched Paper Fan from Oh My CreativeWhen it comes to paper crafts, Jordan of Oh Happy Day is a pro. We included not one, but two of her festive paper DIYs that are certain to cause celebration this Cinco de Mayo!

How will YOU be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year?

 

 

 

Garden Party DIY Roundup

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The early spring flowers have finally emerged in all of their glory, making us forget all about our love of comfy, cozy socks and hot soup. Now we want to play in the great outdoors! We’re ready to entertain outdoors, and happen to have beautiful spring flowers on the brain. Here are a few ways to make your next gathering into a garden party that can’t be missed!

Moss Coaster DIYThese coasters from Sincerely Kinsey are a simple way to add some garden greenness to your day when the April showers are still in full effect.

mothers day yfffk (37 of 42)Make a big balloon even MORE magical by wrapping the string with floral trim. It’s a simple, but effective way to make any fairy princess smile.

Spring Nest Napkin RingsThese napkin rings from Scissors and Spatulas are great for Easter, and for your garden party!

Flower VotivesMood lighting is essential to any good party. These floral votives from Hello Bee are just the thing to give your party that special glow.

Flower Party BlowersThese flower party blowers from Oh Happy Day are sure to excite everyone! They’re so beautiful that we would probably stick them in a vase after the party and call it a day.

Easter Decor DIY Roundup

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Easter is merely days away, and if you’re like us then you love getting your home decorated for upcoming holidays. Here are a few inventive ways decorate your home for this fun spring celebration!Bunny Pallet ArtThis bunny pallet art piece from Design, Dining, and Diapers is ideal for a rustic, country home. Pallets are a staple in DIY furniture, and it’s nice to see how you can use them in smaller ways around the house.

Easter Tablescape with Carrots
This fun little centerpiece from Love Grows Wild uses the Easter bunny’s favorite veggies to bring the holidays into your home, and the unexpected orange adds a fresh pop of color.

Burlap Bunny RunnerAn average table runner gets an unexpected Easter upgrade with some cute cotton tails! Find out how to make your own at Eclectically Vintage.

Dip Dye Tulip SettingIf you need a DIY that’s great for spring, try these dip-dyed napkins from Trendenser! They look like beautiful tulip petals, and go well with almost any arrangement.

Wrapped Easter WreathThis great wreath stays cute without the use of plastic eggs. We love the beautiful felt flowers used, and you can find out how to make your own at Very Truly Me!

DIY: Trimmed Easter Eggs

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This Easter don’t stop at just dyeing your eggs. DIY them! These DIYs will show you how to create cute and original Easter eggs that will dress up any spring dinner table!

Materials for Easter Eggs

15mm Ombre Rococo Trim

15mm Gingham Rococo Trim

6mm Cup Loose Sequins

8mm Cup Loose Sequins

3.5mm x 12mm Rectangular Sequins

E6000

Plastic Eggs

Scissors

All Trimmed

Glue on Trim1. Put some glue on the top of the egg, and place the end of the trim on the glue.

Wrapped Trim

2. Wrap the trim around the egg and glue the end of the trim on the part that you already glued.Opposite Wrap Trim3. Repeat going in the opposite way.

Sequin Speckled

Sequin on Egg1. Create a polka dot pattern with your loose sequins.

Polka Dot Pattern on Egg2. Glue each sequin down with a dab of glue.

 

Shapes and Sizes

Rectangular Sequin on Egg1. Glue your rectangular sequins down going around the egg horizontally. Make sure the sequins are going in a straight line around the egg.

Wrapped Ombre Trim2. Once dried wrap your ombre trim around the top edge of the sequins, and glue down.

Trim Wrapped Easter Eggs

 

 

Easter Egg Inspiration

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The Easter bunny is just around the corner, which means it’s time to bust out your favorite food dyes and start painting the town pastel! If you and your family love dyeing Easter eggs, take a look at these adorable inspirational eggs!
Ruffled EggsThese frilly eggs are perfect for lightening and mood or party! We love the idea of using mixed mediums to create tiny, dynamic works of art.

Ombre EggsOur obsession with ombre knows no bounds, and we love the look of this carton of blue eggs that shifts from baby blue to a deep navy. So beautiful!

Golden Eggs for EasterThese golden eggs are definitely not for consumption, but they do make a beautiful and simple centerpiece.

Tattooed Eggs These decoupaged eggs are the perfect for a natural look.

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Scribbled Journal Eggs

 

Have something to say? Take a look at these eggs that use messages. They’re like Valentine’s Day conversation hearts, but just for Easter!

 

4 Ways to Embellish Spring Home Decor Part One: Blooming Pillow

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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.

Blooming Pillow DIY Materials

What You’ll Need:
Pillow
50mm Double Faced Silk Ribbon in Mint
2.5” Hand Dyed Silk Satin Ribbon in Aurelina, Fresh Celery and Lobelia
E6000
Hot Glue

DSC_01361. 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.

Creating flower from mint ribbon2. Twirl the ribbon, and hot glue it down every few inches to create “petals”.

Gluing Flowers to Pillow3. Make three or four ribbon flowers, and glue them onto the pillow in the desired pattern with E6000 glue.

Flower Bloom Pillow

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!