On Tuesday we’re creating a DIY that’s a little bit dark and daring, and it uses one of our FAVORITE DIY materials: spikes! We love the look of spiked and studded clothing because it adds a little bit of edge to an otherwise demure outfit. Here are some of out favorite DIYs using spikes and studs!
The use of a colorful t-shirt for the bracelet base makes this piece look fun and funky! We also really like that leather band bracelet. That could be another awesome DIY!
Guys love spikes too! A month ago we upgraded a winter vest using spikes and studs from the store. Be sure to check it out if you want to add some hardware to your wardrobe.
Honestly WTF embraced their rebellious side, and turned these precious pastel Vans into some studly shoes! It’s amazing how studs can make something so innocent look totally killer.
Just because you’re wearing camo doesn’t mean you’ll be blending in! Check out our Camo Print Spike Headband DIY to make this look!
Not all spikes are made equal. The “spikes” used in this P.S. I Made This DIY are more like stakes that have been painted gold. They’re the perfect addition to take your trench from tired to bold!
Have you created crafts with spikes before? If you found it difficult to pierce the fabric with conventional scissors, we suggest using a leather hole punch! We would love to see YOUR spiked DIYs. Show us whatcha got!
Even though it’s been months since Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby came out, we can’t stop obsessing over the fashions and accessories of the Roaring 20′s. Here are a few DIYs that will be perfect for your next flapper costume, but we love them so much that we might just wear them to our next party!
This adorable bracelet from Jolie Jouel captures the fringe of flapper dresses perfectly! The combination of the white and blue gems is refreshing, and the bracelet is so dainty that it won’t overwhelm your wrist. It would look beautiful with a white eyelet dress!
This M&J DIY bracelet was inspired by Daisy Buchanan’s beautiful jewelry. This piece would be the perfect addition to any authentic flapper Halloween costume! The best part? All of the items you need to make it can be found at M&J Trimming, even the floral applique!
If headbands make you feel fussy, try College Fashion’s re-purposed hair brooch on for size!
This incredible fringe dress tutorial from Cup of Tea is not for the novice crafter. It does take some skill with the sewing machine. If you’re feeling brave, give it a go! You’ll end up with an amazing dress. Interested in creating some different color combinations? At M&J we have fringe trim in every color imaginable!
This wouldn’t be a Great Gatsby DIY Roundup without at least ONE headband tutorial. The headpiece is an iconic component of the flapper style! This one from Buzzfeed is simply charming, and the way the rhinestone trim dangles adds a romantic touch. Do you love this look too? Check out our great selection of rhinestone trim and beaded appliques if you want to recreate it!
Now you can totally see why we love The Great Gatsby right? Everything about Jay Gatsby’s parties was glamorous and over the top! And can we just spend a minute gushing over the amazing amount of rhinestones in that movie? If you’re looking for more splendidly sparkly embellishments, visit our Great Gatsby Inspiration Page!
We’re crushing on everything camo print and these elastic bands are our latest obsession. Most people have been creating hair ties with these but we’ve opted to create a punk influenced head band.
18MM Foldover Elastic Style No. 25068 in Camo
7MM x 10MM Metal Spikes with Screw
Small Holed Hole Puncher
Wrap the elastic around your head, so it wraps around fully with three inches left over.
Cut the elastic at this point.
Flatten the elastic making evenly spaced holes with your small holed hole puncher.
HINT: The holes are tiny so do not fret if you have placed them in the wrong spot.
Place the screw through the hole tightening the other end with the spiked end.
Continue doing this until you have the desired amount of spikes
Like this look? Let us know!
Lately we’ve been loving all of the awesome elastic trims that we have in our store, and we’ve been dying to use some in a DIY. So we dreamed up this lovely headband, created with some metallic elastic and beaded trim. If you’re looking for a last minute Halloween costume, this would be the perfect accessory for a Grecian dress, but you could also rock it on an everyday basis. Check out the DIY below!
1. Get your supplies. You need: 2 ft beaded trim, 1 ft metallic elastic, E6000 glue, and scissors. The metallic elastic we used is style number: 00531 and can be purchased by calling customer service at 1-800-9-MJTRIM.
2. Trim your beaded trim so it is about 15 inches long, and trim your elastic so it is about 8 inches long. Your length may be different – just trim the beaded trim so it fits over your forehead from ear to ear, and trim the elastic so it goes behind the head from ear to ear when stretched.
3. Place a dot of glue at one end of the elastic, then fold the end over on top of itself (about 1 cm) to reinforce the end. Hold in place until it dries. Do the same for the other end of the elastic. This will make the ends stronger so they can support the beaded trim. Then glue one of the ends of the elastic to the back of one of the ends of the beaded trim.
4. Glue the other end of the elastic to the other end of the beaded trim, to form a circle.
5. You’re all set! Simply slip the headband over your head and you’re ready to show it off.
In our opinion, it’s best to go all out with a head-to-toe DIY costume, but we understand that sometimes it’s easier to go with a simple last-minute option. If you haven’t picked out your Halloween costume yet, have no fear! We’ve rounded up the best DIY animal ear headbands that will turn any outfit into an adorable costume. Check them out below, and let us know which one you like best!
DIY Minnie Mouse Ears by Elle and Ish
DIY Lace Bunny Ears by Monoxious
DIY Pom Pom Ears by Llevo El Invierno
DIY Felt Bunny Ears by Finley and Oliver
DIY Lace Cat Ears by Rock Mosaic
Two of our favorite trends right now are spikes and neon, and we’re trying to incorporate them into our everyday looks as much as possible. And we have so many cool new neon supplies in our store that we knew it was time for a neon DIY. With our favorite cone spikes and some awesome neon nailheads, we created this edgy, trendy headband that will brighten up any look this fall. Check out our tutorial below, and stop by our store to find more neon and spike selections!
a plain metal headband (available in our store)
silver cone spikes
leather trim cut to the length of the headband
neon square nailheads
1. Make sure your leather trim is trimmed so it will fit perfectly around the headband. Then lay it flat, and draw a thin line of glue along one side.
2. Begin adding a line of neon nailheads on top of the glue. Hold each one down for a few seconds as it dries, and make sure there are no gaps in between the nailheads.
3. Continue to add lines of glue, and then nailheads on top, until you have neon nailheads running down an entire side of the leather trim. Then use the same process to add a line of nailheads to the other side.
4. Unscrew each of the cone spikes, as you will not be needing the screws.
5. Evenly line up the spikes on the strip of leather to make sure you have the correct placement. They should be about an inch apart. Then gently glue each one in place.
6. After the glue has dried and the spikes are firmly in place, draw a thin line of glue all along the metal headband.
7. Gently place the leather trim onto the metal headband, making sure it is even and symmetrical. Hold it in place while the glue dries. Once everything is dry, you’re all done!
We love anything that combines girly and edgy elements, so when we saw these adorable ceramic flowers in our store, we knew they would look awesome paired with some rock-n-roll studs. So we created the ultimate summer headband,which could be worn by girly girls and downtown rockers alike. Follow along below to make your own!
1. You’ll only be needing the tops of the spikes, so unscrew each spike.
2. Begin gluing the flowers and studs onto the headband. Place a dot of glue onto each flower or stud, and press it firmly onto the headband. Hold down for a few seconds while glue dries.
3. Continue covering the headband with flowers and spikes, alternating between the two. Make sure you allow time for each piece to dry.
4. When you’ve finished gluing on all of the flowers and studs, let your headband dry for 30 minutes, then you’re ready to show off your new hair accessory!
We’re back with another original DIY – and this time we’re all about the pastel trend! Using only 3 materials, (all from M&J Trimming) we created this lovely striped beaded headband. See the instructions below to make your own!
- 2 packages each of 2 different colors of seed beads
- 1 plastic headband
- craft glue
- 2 wide, shallow bowls
1. Create the middle strip first, drawing a line of glue down the middle of the headband. You may want to draw the line in pencil first to make it easier.
2. Pour the first color of the beads into a wide, shallow bowl or saucer. Dip all sides of the headband in the bowl until beads are covering all of the glue. Let the middle stripe dry.
3. Once dry, add another line of glue to create one of the outside stripes.
4. Pour the second color of the beads into the second bowl. Repeat the process that you used to make the first stripe, dipping the glue stripe in the bowl. If you prefer, you could also sprinkle the beads onto the headband.
5. Continue to add beads on both sides of the middle stripe, until the whole headband is covered.
6. Let dry for an hour and then you’re all done!
With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to be trying out some hippie-chic headbands. We searched our favorite DIY blogs to find the best headband tutorials, and we’re pretty pleased with what we found. Here’s our list of the top 5 headbands we plan to try this summer!
1. DIY Dolce & Gabbana Tiara by Honestly WTF
2. DIY Floral Headband by A Beautiful Mess
3. DIY Double Strand Lace Headband by Elisa McLaughlin Designs
4. DIY Floral Headband by Wish Wish Wish
5. DIY Crystal Wrapped Headband by P.S. I Made This
We’re constantly getting inspired by the items in our store, and today these edgy studs caught our eye. We added them to a classic black ribbon, and ended up with this awesome headband. See how to make it yourself below!
1. Starting in the middle of the ribbon, push a stud through. The prongs should poke out on the other side.
2. Flip the ribbon over and push down the edges of the stud to hold it in. We used our fingers, but some people prefer to use hard, flat objects (like a butter knife).
3. Add studs on either side of the first stud until they are covering about 1/3 of the ribbon, in the middle. You should have extra ribbon on either side so you can tie the headband.
4. All done! Simply tie the ends in a bow to secure it behind your head.