DIYs for Dad


Need a gift for dad this weekend? Check out these awesome DIYs that any dad would love! They’re sure to make any man melt, especially when he knows they’re handmade! homemade-rosemary-mint-shaving-cream-topFor the father who likes to maintain a memorable mustache, make a shaving cream that’s great for irritable skin.

54eb36ebe4623_-_gift-baskets-ketchup-bbq-rub-s3If your dad loves to grill, make him a kit that’s perfect for his pastime.

photo (7)If your dad has a favorite craft brew, turn those old boxes into cool coasters that look great on any table and keep the water rings away!

diy-leather-luggage-tagMake sure dad’s thinking of how much you love him whenever he flies with a DIY leather luggage tag!


If you know your way around a sewing machine, this Waxed Canvas Backpack makes an impressive DIY gift!

DIY Beauty Ideas for Mother’s Day


Looking for a great DIY gift for Mom? After a long day there’s nothing like pampering yourself with small indulgences. Whether it’s a piece of crazy-good chocolate, a light-hearted book, or a bubble bath with filled with your favorite fragrances. This post is going to tackle the latter, with a collection of DIY-able bath goodies that are sure to make your mom, friend, grandmother or anyone for that matter, smile during their luxurious soak.

Strawberry_Coconut_Sugar_ScrubA sweet strawberry scrub is the ticket to summer-ready legs!

DYI-coconut-oil-massage-barsRough day? Massage it away with these massage bars using herbs and flowers with medicinal properties!

content_il_570xN.420569209_tnkdAdd fizzing-action to your spa day with these bubbling bath bombs!

22-april13Make beautiful galaxy soap that is out of this world!

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DIY: Holiday Gift Wrapping


Sometimes, it’s not only about what’s inside that counts! Taking time to wrap a gift shows care, and makes the giftee even more appreciative of the effort. If you’re looking to upgrade your gifting game, check out these three fun ways to wrap your holiday presents!

What You’ll Need:

DSC_02891- Place the largest velvet ribbon going across the front. Flip over and glue the two pieces together when they meet.

DSC_02922- Flip box over, and place the 36mm velvet ribbon on top of the larget velvet you just pout down. Flip over and glue down.

DSC_02993- Take a piece of the 36mm ribbon and place under the two velvet ribbons you placed down. Create a bow.

DSC_03024- Take a piece of your 50mm velvet and create a 4 inch. motif. Glue end to the back of the ribbon. Place aside.

DSC_03055- Repeat step 4 but with 36mm velvet and 2 inch. motif.

DSC_03116- Take your 22mm ribbon and place the tassel threw it.

DSC_03137- Take the 50mm velvet motif and 36mm velvet motif and place together with the smaller one on top.

DSC_03168- Lay the 22m velvet and tassel combo across the motif and glue on the back. Place in the center of the gift.


What You’ll Need:


1- Place velvet ribbon across and glue end on the back.

DSC_03192- Place a piece of grosgrain ribbon an each side of the velvet  and glue on back.

DSC_03273- Take the silk ribbon an create a bow. Create another bow by adding another piece of silk ribbon.


What You’ll Need:

DSC_03322- Take a piece of velvet ribbon and place the fur pom pom threw. Tie a knot so the fur pompom does not slide off.

What You’ll Need:

DSC_03441- Create a hole with your hold puncher at the end of each ribbon. Make the tags as long as you like.

DSC_03462- Cut at different angles to create different styles.

DSC_03483- Take your maker and write the person name or desired text.

Cyber Monday Free Gift with Purchase


This Monday marks the last day of our Cyber Weekend Sale extravaganza! This Cyber Monday we wanted to give YOU a gift to show our appreciation, and help you get the Holidays off to a great DIY start! So, today only, we’re giving away a FREE Project DIY Modern Heirlooms Timeless Wrap Watch project with every order of $50 or more!


Each kit comes with everything you need to make a gorgeous wrap watch, but there are also ways to customize the project to fit YOUR style!

Gold Chain

Add chunky chain for a high-end look!


Make it the perfect present with crushed velvet ribbon tied in a bow!


Or swap out the brown bolo for a little blue!

DIY: Leather Wrap Watch


Are you looking for the perfect present for that hard-to-shop-for fashionista? If so, we’ve got the perfect gift idea that she’s sure to love. Not only is this gift chic, it’s also handmade! You can customize it to fit the giftee’s style. Use all black cord for a punk look, or neon cord for a super-trendy summer style!

DSC_0836 Watch You’ll Need:

Braided Leather Bolo

Project DIY Modern Heirlooms Timeless Wrap Watch

5MM Jump Rings

10MM Jump Rings

DSC_08481. Take your cord and cut five 1′ pieces. The pieces should be long enough to wrap around your wrist.

DSC_08502. Add cord connectors to each end, and connect them to the watch with jump rings.

DSC_08543. Take the rest of the cord and cut five piece 8 inches or longer.

DSC_08514. Add connectors and connect with jumps rings to the watch.

DSC_08555. Place the watch face on your wrist. Wrap the long side around your wrist until it hits the middle of your wrist. Cut if too long.

DSC_08586. Wrap the short side until it meets the ends of the cords you just cut.

DSC_08617. Add cord connectors to each end with jump rings. On one side add the five cord ends to a jump ring and then connect it to the lobster clap.

DSC_08658. Connect the other side with a larger jump ring.



DIY: Mother’s Day Flower Pots


It’s a fact that moms love receiving heartfelt and handmade presents from their kids, no matter what age they are! This Mother’s Day make your mom something she’s guaranteed to love and use in her home! No need for yarn and popsicle sticks here, this DIY uses quality materials to really make this DIY worthy of that mantel. Customize the materials to match the decor, and watch your mom’s face light up when she sees her present.

Materials for Mother's Day Vases

What You’ll Need:

1 1/4” Beaded Fringe With Satin Tape

1 3/8” Beaded Fringe On Braid

16mm Imported Double Face Satin Box Pleated

Three Small Vases



 Gluing Beaded Trim Around Pot  1.Measure each trim around the vases.

Cutting Trim2. Cut the trim to the appropriate length.

Gluing Trim with E-60003. Glue the trim around the top rim of the vase.

Holding Trim in Place After Gluing4. Hold trim firmly in place, and let dry.

Mother's Day Flower PotsYou can make a set of these trimmed pots using different types of beaded trim! Add some soil and a succulent, and you have a trendy new home accessory!


Mother’s Day DIY Roundup


Mothers are the best. They’ve done it all and seen it all, all in the name of love and parenthood. This year, make that special lady in your life smile with something from the heart made by hand. Chalkboard Tray from Sensible SuggestionsTake your annual breakfast in bed idea up a notch this Mother’s Day, and bring it to her on a tray with a personalized message. It’s all about the little things, right? IMG_1417Nobody’s cooking is as good as Mom’s, right? This etched casserole dish will have your mom thinking of you every time she makes that famous green bean casserole! Jewelry Box DIY   Last year we created a modern jewelry box using sequins for sparkle, a great gift for your glam mom!   Floral Watering Cans Does your mom have a green thumb? These watering cans have a beautiful floral design on them, created with vintage flower illustrations and Mod Podge! Photo BookmarkIs Mom an avid reader? Take photos of kids or grandkids as if they’re holding onto a rope, and then cut out the developed photos and attach to a string or ribbon to make inventive bookmarks! Is your mom the sentimental type, or does she love a good laugh? What was your mom’s favorite Mother’s Day present, or if you’re a mom, what was yours?

DIY Roundup: Autumn Decor


While we love decorating for Halloween, all good things must come to an end, even a roll of fabulous vintage jacquard ribbon. Now that the holiday is over, it’s time to replace some of those ghoulish gourds and creepy creations with bright and warm fall decor. Here are a few of our favorite DIYs for autumn!

Ring of Fire

Autumn Wreath | Better Homes and Gardens

You’re probably thinking you’ve seen one wreath, you’ve seen them all. Well this one really caught our eye. It captures the colors of fall beautifully, and we love those bright Chinese lanterns! It’s easy to make with the instructions on the Better Homes and Gardens website.

Rustic Elegance

Jute and Lace Vase | M&J Trimming

This jute and lace vase is just as cute as it was when we made it last year as a host or hostess gift. Fill it with sprigs of autumn leaves to really embrace the season!

Decorative Dish

Fall Leaf Bowl | Shelterness

Why shouldn’t bowls be seasonal and stylish? This fall leaf bowl from Shelterness is a great for holding treats, or as a catchall for keys. It also makes a great gift!

What a Hoot

Autumn Owl Decorations | A Beautiful Mess

Are you an avian aficionado? Make one of these cute little owls from A Beautiful Mess. Even a bird brain could do it!

Brown Bag Bouquet

Brown Paper Bag Flowers | A Place for UsThese beautiful brown flowers are made using an unlikely source: paper bags! Visit A Place for Us to find out how to make these thrifty and rustic fall decorations!

We hope we’ve inspired you to create some new decorations for the season! If you have any great ideas for fall decor that you think we would love, share them down below!

DIY Inspiration: Toast the Host



Now that the holiday season is approaching, we’re sure you’ll be preparing to attend all of those seasonal events and parties. We’ve got the same thing on our mind, so we’ve been trying to brainstorm some simple DIY hostess gifts. We’re loving the idea of a burlap-wrapped candle, a vase wrapped in jute, or a lovely lace candle holder. See some of our gift inspiration below, and check out our Toast the Host picks to make your own DIY host gift!

DIY Burlap and Lace Candle by Factory Direct Craft


DIY Geode Bottle Stopper by Cupcakes and Cashmere


DIY Burlap Napkin Rings by Tatertots and Jello

DIY Lace Candle Holders by Style Me Pretty/Beth Helmstetter

DIY Wrapped Vase by Sheepy Me




Bobbie Thomas at M&J Trimming


So excited when TODAY style contributor Bobbie Thomas came into M&J Trimming and showed us three ways to get luxe for less this holiday season, offering tips to look fabulous for winter parties and creative gifts for others!

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