Top 3 Ribbons and Bow DIYS

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Ribbons are one of the simpler trims yet they will forever be popular.  Ribbons have many purposes. They can be used for invitations, home décor, jewelry, or even footwear. The opportunities for using ribbon are truly endless. Each of the following DIY tutorials demonstrates the many ways ribbons can be orchestrated. Chic Steals turned her ordinary sweater into something extraordinary and not to mention cute.  Love Maegan created a statement necklace with different pieces of gathered ribbon. Sprinkles in Springs added a girly touch to her sandals by tying small bows to the T-straps. Each of these DIYs are adorable and we can’t wait to try them out.

Ribbon SandalsSprinkles in Springs DIY Ribbon Sandals

Chic StealsChic Steals DIY Woven Ribbon Sweater

Love MaeganLove Maegan DIY Ribbon Necklace

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Top 5 Music Festival Fashion DIYs

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Coachella is quickly approaching and many other festivals are not far along. Even though most people attend these festivals for the music and entertainment factor there is an abundance of style not to be missed. Whether you’re in a neon suit, bikini top or rocking a floral headband you won’t go unnoticed. These festivals bring some of the most stylish people together. While packing for these trips take note that your fashion choices are endless as well as your DIY opportunities. Here are some of our favorite music festival DIYs. We’re loving all of these looks and can’t wait to try them out! 
Matter of Style
Matter of Style

Chain HeadbandLove Maegan

A Pair and a SpareA Pair and a Spare

Runway DIYRunway DIY

Say Yes to HobokenSay yes to Hoboken

For more DIY inspiration check out our DIY Coachella Inspired Headpiece Post from 2012

Top 5 DIY Beach Cover-Ups

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With the 4th of July coming up, we know that everyone will be heading out to the beach to celebrate summer. So it’s the perfect time to DIY a cute swimsuit coverup. Check out our 5 favorites below!

N0 Sew Swimsuit Coverup by Watch Out For The Woestmans

T-Shirt Beach Coverup by Wobisobi

DIY Beach Dress by HomeLife

DIY T-Shirt Bathing Suit Coverup by Love Maegan

Simple Beach Coverup by Bored and Crafty

Top 5 DIY Jeans

Even though summer is quickly approaching, we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to our trusty jeans. Plenty of DIY bloggers have been jazzing up their classic denim, and we have loved looking through all of their tutorials. From floral print to tie-dye, you can seriously do anything with a pair of jeans! See our favorite DIYs below.

1. Jason Wu Inspired Denim by A Pair & A Spare

2. DIY Tie Dye Denim by Swell Mayde

3. DIY Floral Print Jeans by Love Maegan

4. DIY Ombre Bleached Jeans by Taby’s Meow

5. DIY Galaxy Jeans by The Sun Was High

Top 5 Shirt DIYs

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With their simple cuts, plain t-shirts leave an endless amount of opportunity for cool DIYs. You can embellish, dye, sew, and do plenty other things to spice up a classic shirt. We rounded up the top 5 shirt DIYs by our favorite bloggers so we can get inspired for our next project. Which one do you like the best?

1. DIY Ombre Tee by A Pair & A Spare

2. DIY Flower Top by A Matter Of Style

3. DIY Embellished Tee by I Spy DIY

4. DIY Peplum T-Shirt by …love Maegan

5. DIY Bow Blouse by Cheetah Is The New Black

Top 5 Shoe DIYs

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Studs, glitter, paint – you can use pretty much anything to jazz up a drab old pair of shoes. And no one knows this better than bloggers – we love watching them get creative with their shoes. Here’s a few of our favorite shoe DIYs that have been floating around the blogosphere lately.

1. DIY Spiked Heels by A Pair & A Spare

2. DIY Embellished Ankle Straps by Glitter ‘N Glue

3. Kitty Loafer by P.S. I Made This

4. DIY Glitter Sneakers by …Love Maegan

5. DIY Gold Color Block Booties by I Spy DIY

DIY: Spring Accessories…

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By Blerona 

DIY Spring Accessories…from some of our Favorite Bloggers. Here a some really beautiful DIY’s that I will probably be trying sometime this month, there perfect for the Spring Breeze. Be sure to check out their blogs for full instructions and make sure you try some on your own.

Honestly… WTF -DIY Box Braid Necklace

Sketch42blog - Hot Pink Feather Earrings

…Love Maegan - Long Tassel Earrings

I SPY DIY - Feather Covered Clutch

P.S. - I Made This… - Friendship Bracelet

Momma Go Round - Celtic Knot Necklace

Which DIY is your favorite?

Why is Fringe So Darn Cool!

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By Blerona

It seems that FRINGE will never go out of style. The fashion world can’t get enough, we see fringe on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes.  Fringe made out of leather, shirts, feathers, cotton, chain.  It’s endless and we love it here at M&J! We’ve had our fair share of DIY Fringe Projects on our blog and we think it’s time to show some other bloggers that created some amazing fringe DIY’s. Here’s a roundup of some Awesome Fringe Inspiration!

See the Looks 2010 Catwalk, 2011 Catwalk

 

Links to M&J’s DIY’s

  1. Shall Embellishment
  2. DIY Leather Fringe Cropped T
  3. Fringe Conspiracy: DIY Fringe Vest and T-shirt in one
  4. DIY Fring Sandals

Accessory M&J DIY Links

  1. Kim Kardashian Fashion
  2. DIY Fringe Headband
  3. Bead Fringe Reversible Necklace
  4. Three ways to accessorize one shirt
  5. VIDEO Hand Dyed Fringe Necklace

Blogger Fringe DIY’s

  1. Haute Hapa: DIY Fringed Shoulder Pads
  2. I SPY DIY: Trim Necklace
  3. The Ukay Queen: DIY Triple Layered Fringe Necklace
  4. Phospene: Dark Moves
  5. …Love Maegan: DIY Fringe Necklace


M&J Challenge

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By Blerona

M&J Trimming has come up with a new challenge… for bloggers. We recently received new trims in our NYC retail store and we love how inspiring they looked.  Therefore, we decided to put together a challenge for some of our favorite bloggers.

How does the challenge work? We hand picked some of nicest trimmings, packaged them up and mailed each of the same trims to the bloggers. Their challenge is to craft a creative DIY using the trimmings that we sent them. They can use all the trims in one project or they can use each trim in a different DIY, but catching is that they have to use all of the trims.

On June 9th all of the Creative DIY’s will go up on our blog and where we can see all of the creative DIYs that each blogger came up with!

Here’s A Sneak Peek of What We Sent Each Blogger! 

 

Meet Our M&J Challengers!

Alisa From Alisa Burke

Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She’s also been exhibited in a variety of galleries, books, and appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and Quilting Arts TV on PBS.

 

Cheri from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Cheri is a mother of two boys. She loves to take pictures, sew and refashion, write music, decorate, craft, paint, and eat.  She spends a lot of time blogging her creations and recently started a hair accessory business with her sister.  Cheri loves creating and always has a project or scheme in the works. 

 

Disney from Ruffles and Stuff

Disney is a passionate sewer and crafter, and has been since she was 6 years old, when she started making quilts with her mother. Her other loves are photography, nature, and strawberry pop tarts. She lives with her husband and daughter in Washington state, where they enjoy lots of rain and coffee. 

 

Maegan from Love Maegan

Honest LA blogger who posts daily about fashion, her own style via her “Completely Gratuitous Outfit Posts”, DIY projects and home decor as well as general lifestyle, fertility & thoughts on being a {30-something} woman in today’s world.

 

Nicole from Sketch 42

After years as a freelance writer in NYC  and a major home renovation, Nicole decided to join the conversation with her blog Sketch42. In it she discusses her love of fashion, food and furniture, as well as her unhealthy addiction to reality TV shows. She invites her readers into her home as she chronicles her forage into interior design, her many art projects and DIY attempts. 

 

Sachiko from Tea rose home

Sachiko started blogging in 2008 and hasn’t stopped ever since. She loves getting to know different people in the blogging community and gets inspired by most of her fellow bloggers. She loves creating stitchery patterns, quilts, and sew clothing. We love that she’s a big fan of repurposing clothing and refinishing furniture.

 

Sarah from 2gigglesboxes

You could say Sarah’s inspiration is ‘all in the family.’ She learned all of her skills and knowledge about crafting from her own mother. And now after having two little beautiful girls, Sarah’s love for crafting and sewing started once again from the inspiration of her children. Nothing is more fulfilling for Sarah than taking a piece of fabric and turning it into something unique and useful for a bright, smiling face!