Blogger Highlight:Trinkets in Bloom

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Here at M&J we are obsessed with emerald jewelry.  While browsing possible D.I.Y projects we came across a stunning bracelet created by Trinkets in Bloom. By using rhinestone trim, chain, and scissors featured at M&J this bracelet is sure to make heads turn.

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Check out the M&J Trimming’s site for all of your emerald needs!

Blogger Highlight: Fabric Paper Glue

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We can’t get enough of Valentine’s Day DIYs and Fabric Paper Glue is just the place to go if you can’t either!  With the prettiest blog layout to the prettiest DIYs, Mandy is definitely a crafting expert.  She has tons of gift ideas so make sure to check out her site!

DIY Leather Heart Coin Purse

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DIY Heart Necklace

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DIY Chalkboard Heart Napkin Tie

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Blogger Highlight: Freshly Given

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Freshly Given is the type of blog that you can’t just visit once.  From her endless and beautiful array of family photos to her stunning DIYs, Whitney’s blog is definitely fun and fresh.  She has a great collection of DIYs she created using items that everyone already has in their homes and turns them into pieces for the fresh, cool, and modern girl.  We love Whitney’s take on fashion and we are sure you will, too!

DIY Peplum Top

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DIY Western Tie

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DIY Holly Berry Tights

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Blogger Interview: Sugar & Cloth

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After featuring Sugar & Cloth a couple weeks ago, we were so pleased to have the opportunity to chat with the genius behind the blog, Ashley.  She let us in on what some of her favorite DIY products are and who she got her DIY genes from!  Read on to get a peek inside the mind of a great DIYer!

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How did you get started as a blogger and a DIYer?

I started blogging when I had just gotten married and moved across the country away from all of my friends and family. It was my way of staying accountable to be creative.  I’ve always loved DIY’s, which I think I picked up from my dad who would always rather make than buy something.

Where do you find inspiration for your DIYs?

Magazines, shops, craft supply shops. etc. A lot of the projects I make are things that I couldn’t afford from the store, but that could be easily recreated.

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Which of your DIY projects are your favorite?

I really love the marquee letter DIY, my DIY no-sew sequin camera strap, and the branch clothing rack.

What are some of your favorite upcoming DIY trends?

I really love anything sparkly right now, especially with snowy weather!

What advice would you give to beginners looking to DIY for the holidays?

Try projects that are simple, but pack a big punch. You don’t want to spend too much time crafting instead of enjoying the moment.

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What are your DIY must-haves?

Glitter, spray paint, chalkboard paint, hole punch, twine, the list is endless haha!

Blogger Highlight: Sugar and Charm

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After searching for DIY inspiration for New Years’ parties on Pinterest, we discovered Sugar and Charm‘s DIY countdown glasses.  We spent the next couple hours reading post after post.  Sugar and Charm is now an instant favorite of ours for themed/party/holiday DIYs, especially because her DIYs are one of a kind and because she makes it look so easy!

DIY New Years Countdown Glasses

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DIY Gift Wrapping Scarves

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DIY Money Balloons

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