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!This 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.
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.
An average table runner gets an unexpected Easter upgrade with some cute cotton tails! Find out how to make your own at Eclectically Vintage.
If 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.
This 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!
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!
15mm Ombre Rococo Trim
15mm Gingham Rococo Trim
6mm Cup Loose Sequins
8mm Cup Loose Sequins
3.5mm x 12mm Rectangular Sequins
1. Put some glue on the top of the egg, and place the end of the trim on the glue.
2. Wrap the trim around the egg and glue the end of the trim on the part that you already glued.3. Repeat going in the opposite way.
1. Create a polka dot pattern with your loose sequins.
2. Glue each sequin down with a dab of glue.
Shapes and Sizes
1. Glue your rectangular sequins down going around the egg horizontally. Make sure the sequins are going in a straight line around the egg.
2. Once dried wrap your ombre trim around the top edge of the sequins, and glue down.
This Easter don’t just DYE your eggs, DIY your eggs with these fabulous ideas! From vegetable dye, to hidden message eggs, there’s so much you can do with your Easter eggs to make them unique and special this year!
Forget sending a message in a bottle. What about sending a message in an egg? This inventive egg from Poppy Talks will certainly add a special something to the average egg!
Combine two Easter favorites with this adorable bunny egg! The details are just too sweet. We love the little pom pom tail!
Want eggs that you can definitely eat afterwards? Try dye made from vegetables and spices! You’ll be amazed at how many different colors you can create using ingredients from your kitchen!
These eggs from BHG use wax to create beautiful negative space designs!
For a glam touch to your table, create these gold marbled “robin’s eggs” from She Knows!
This year take on a new egg challenge, and DIY a creative alternative to the usual dye! Which of these ideas will YOU be trying first?
The presents have been wrapped, the cookies have been iced, and the seasonal DIYs are done. Well..almost. Before you throw out that holiday ribbon that’s wrapping your present, give it another glance. Ribbon is like DIY platinum. It’s a great resource to DIY with! Trust us on this one. We went all the way back into the M&J Archives and dug up some of our favorite ways to use ribbon, along with updated seasonal suggestions!
Use a beautiful solid-colored ribbon to show off some jewels. This DIY would be easy to recreate with some of our rhinestone buttons or appliques!
If you’re left with a lot of the same seasonal ribbon, use it to spruce up your winter decor! Gold or rich velvet ribbons would look great against a dark winter curtain. Need a little more hold for heavier curtains? Secure the curtain with a thick craft wire first, then wrap the ribbon around it and tie a beautiful bow!
Pearls add fun to the sophisticated look of pearls by making this cool ribbon and pearl necklace!
Reuse that ribbon to accent a basic shirt. Imagine how pretty a bright red shirt would look with this plaid ribbon as an accent.
We hope these suggestions have shown some new light on those oft-forgotten ribbons. Now that you have those ribbons safety stashed, go enjoy some cookies and watch Home Alone already! From all of us at M&J Trimming, we wish you a very merry Christmas, and happy holidays!
Ugly Holiday Sweater parties are all the rage now. If you aren’t familiar with this theme, the basic concept is simple: find the most heinous looking holiday sweater, and rock it til the reindeer fly home. While your sweater may look absolutely ridiculous, the rest of your outfit doesn’t have to! Here are a few simple ways to make your outfit stylish..or as stylish as possible given the circumstances.
Sweater, Diamond Cluster Rhinestone Button, Large Jewel Rhinestone Button, Flat Rhinestone Button
Remember our Vintage Button Necklace DIY? Replace those brass buttons with some of the rhinestone buttons above, and your neck may even garner more attention than that sweater! Plus you can wear it after the month of December, which is more than we can say for that ornament sweater.
Sweater, Bugle Beaded Applique, 1 1/4″ Woven Elastic, 18mm Metallic Foldover Elastic
Why stop sparkling with that sequin snowflake? Project DIY Designer, Michelle Levy, showed us how to make a No-Sew Holiday Headband, and we think that a sparkly beaded headband is the perfect complement to this sweater!
Sweater Dress, 1 1/2″ Ribbed Elastic, Buckle
This sweater dress looks comfy, cozy and totally bulky. Cinch it up by making a quick and easy belt!
Now granted we picked some cute, albeit loud sweaters, but we hope our suggestions gave you some ideas on how to upgrade your ugly sweater! Have you ever been to an ugly sweater party? Going to one this Christmas? If you revamp it using any of these tips, send us a photo! Actually, just send us a photo regardless. We would love to see how you rock this style.
Thanksgiving is over which means it’s time to dress your house for winter holidays! Take a peak at some of our favorite home decor looks for the holiday season.
These loose-hanging decorations keep the holidays from looking too overdone. If you prefer the no-fuss approach to decorating, this may be the look for you! It’s both rustic and relaxed.
Don’t have space to spare? Make decorating for the holidays easy and clutter-free with this innovative solution to cramped living quarters.
These pillar candles bring the Festival of Lights front and center. Keep the rest of your decor simple with blue and silver accents.
We love this festive and richly colored doorway. It’s the perfect way to get your guests in the holiday spirit before even walking through the door.
Sometimes less is more. The gold cone trees add a festive touch to an otherwise monochromatic space.
What’s your preferred look for the holiday season? Do you prefer bright and bold, or simple and understated?
So the food is all prepped and the family is on their way, but your decor leaves much to be desired. Here are some quick DIYs that will make your home festive for Thanksgiving.
This wreath made using corn is so festive with the addition of the husks! They’re like nature’s ribbons.
A Beautiful Mess never fails to impress. This Thanksgiving garland gets straight to the point with its typographic approach.
We love these festive gold-dipped leaves from The Sweetest Occasion. If you don’t want to make them into a garland, you can stick them on the wall with double-sided tape, or keep them on their branches and place them in a vase or jar.
This colorful little pumpkin from Glitter and Glue makes a really pretty centerpiece! Using floral foam helps the flowers fresh for days, and keeps your dinner guest from getting drenched in case it gets knocked over!
These little ombre pumpkins are so easy to make, anyone can make them! Recruit the kids table to help you out with this DIY.
Which of the DIYs above will you be using to transform your house into a festive family haven? Have another suggestion? Leave it down below!
If your gift wrapping strategy needs a little revamping, check out these great gift wrap DIYs for some inspiration!
So you have like a thousand Instagram pictures, but what good are they if they’re only on your tiny cell phone screen? Lemon Jitters has a great way to put those pics to good use! Print them out and cut them into tags to add a little bit of personality to your holiday wrapping. You could even personalize them further by using photos of the recipient as the tag!
We said it before, we’ll say it again: we love sparkles! This glitter gift wrap DIY from Best Day Ever is perfect for those who share our sentiments!
Keep your presents nice and cozy this holiday season. The adorable DIY from Boxwood Clippings shows you how to re-purpose those old sweaters into these cute gift sleeves!
Making this cute wrap will take a few pins, some string and some patience. We think the finished product is stunning!
Kids get so “wrapped up” in opening presents that they don’t pay attention to the wrapping! Make it interactive by adding some crayons to the mix. This way the gift wrap is part of the fun!
We love the look of gold and black for the holiday season. There’s just something about the combination of those two colors that screams glamour and drama. Here are some photos to turn your creative gears when planning your holiday festivities.
This incredible table almost looks like a bunch of clustered ornaments. It’s definitely on our holiday wish list.
This holiday place setting is perfect for a fun and festive evening. The confetti adds a whimsical touch to this metallic setup.
Adding an accent color like purple and fun chevron stripes adds some playfulness to these Art Deco invitations. We love these cards from Minted!
These black candles add a dramatic flair to a holiday dinner table. The gold detailing keeps them from looking too macabre, and perfect for a luxurious holiday gathering.
We love the look of this metallic ornament wreath from Bliss at Home! The black ribbon adds an elegant touch, and we think that a thick black velvet ribbon would provide a great contrast in texture.
When the holiday season hits most people go into crafting mode! One of the first crafts that everyone sets out to make is a holiday card because they’re so easy to make and customizable. If you’re in the crafting spirit today, here are some cute holiday cards to make this weekend!
These mini-wreaths from Frolic Blog are totally cute! They’re a nice way to add a natural element to your cards, and the minimalist design ensures that the focus stays on these darling little wreaths!
This ribbon card from HGTV was inspired by the bright and lively colors of Mexico. We love the look of the different colors and finishes, and obviously any project with ribbons has our name on it!
Stitched with Love
These simple stitched cards are so crafty and stylish at the same time. The modern shapes make them a great choice for the design-savvy folks in your life.
This card is so much fun! Using glitter or salt to make a holiday card is perfect for those who like a little bit of interactivity. Kids would go CRAZY over these cards!
This Eat Drink Chic card is adorable, and we love the bold pink reindeer against the neutral background!
Some people prefer to send photos, others like to create cards from scratch, and some just buy beautiful cards in bulk. What’s your holiday card strategy?