DIY Fendi Monster Bag


We’re loving the Fendi Monster Bag. This adorable pouch is reminiscent of our childhood stuffed animal backpacks that we’d carry around for days on end. We were so thrilled to see Fendi’s latest creation that we immediately created our own DIY version.



Fendi Blue Monster Baguette

Small Bag-ours was purchased from Rainbow
3.5″ Marabou Fringe
6.25″x 3.25″ Straight Hackle Patch
E-6000 Glue


Apply E-6000 to the inner corner of your bag.DSC_0285

Place your feathered trim down onto the glue making sure the seamed edge is the only part of the trim making contact with the glue. DSC_0286

HINT: You may want to dip a small object into the glue for those harder to reach areas.


Apply E-6000 to your feathers.


Place them down, and apply a decent amount of pressure allowing the glue to set in.DSC_0291Do this for both of your monster eyebrows, eyeballs, and pupils as demonstrated below.




HINT: When applying E-6000 to small areas, (such as the eyes and nose) you may want to use a Q-Tip or small pointed surface.
We used the syringe from our rhinestone starter kit. DSC_0298

Using your E-6000 once again, apply a small amount of glue to your smallest pom pom. Place it down on the bag creating an adorable fluffy nose. DSC_0301

Create a pattern with your strip of leather for “the teeth.” We created fangs by cutting small triangles every half inch. DSC_0303

Once your “teeth” are cut, glue them onto your bag as shown. DSC_0305How cute is this Fendi Monster Bag DIY?

Fairy Tale Fashions


Have you been following the birth of  Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge? Or are you more invested in the fabulous fashions being flaunted in the distant background of our tv sets? The ever so stylish Princess Diana may have been the muse behind this latest trend. The classic British ensemble that has been a tradition for centuries has been reinvented on the runways.

Inspiration-Royal Wonders 3


Royal Editorial 1

Royal Editorial 2

Royalty Banner


Camo Print Craze


Bet you didn’t think that camouflage would be making a comeback. The utilitarian influenced print has been making a major comeback. We love how the neutral based pattern toughens up even the most feminine outfits. natasha-goldenberg-fw13

Camo Runway

Camo Print Runway 2

DIY Camo Print

Looking to create your own camo-printed look? Check out our latest blog post. 

Camo Print Spiked Headband DIY


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


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Polka Dot Dyed Dress DIY


We’re crazy for polka dots here at M&J, and if you haven’t noticed we’ve been dip dying a lot lately. We’ve combined our passion for polka dots and our dip dying skills to create this adorable dress.

H&M Pink Dress
Pencil Eraser
Rit Dye



Lay your shirt out on a flat surface.

Dip the back of your pencil into your dye making sure it is heavily saturated.


HELPFUL HINT: The back of your pencil will be used like a paintbrush while the dye will be used like paint.


We opted to outline the dress with a polka dot pattern, but have fun with it!




Dip Dyed Tank DIY


H&M Basic White Tank Top

2 Buckets

Rit Dye  in Purple

Rit Dye in Blue


Following the Rit Dye instructions, we combined the RIT dye blue powder with 2 cups of hot water, and 5 cups of lukewarm water in order to fill one bucket.

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We also filled another bucket with a purple Rit dye powder.

Dip half of your tank into a bucket of blue dye making sure it is fully saturated.

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Now, dip the middle portion of your tank into the purple dye.

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Squeeze any excess dye out into either bucket letting the colors run.

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Wash out your tank until the running water becomes translucent. This will indicate the dye has set in and will not run.

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Love it or Hate it?


Dip Dying has been all the rage lately, but how far are you willing to go?
We had to ask Dip Dying your Pup; (with safe animal-friendly dyes)…Love it? or Hate it?




Tie Dyed Scarf DIY




Basic White Scarf
Rit Dye
Rubber Bands

Lay your scarf onto a flat surface.
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Slightly pinch the middle of your scarf.

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Once you have identified the middle region, begin twisting the fabric as shown.

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This will create a spiral tie dyed design.

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Carefully fasten your scarf with rubber bands making sure the folds stay intact.

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Dip your scarf into the dye saturating all areas.

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Squeeze any excess dye out of the scarf.

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Wash out your scarf until the running water becomes translucent. This will indicate the dye has set in and will not run.

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Take out your rubber bands and let your scarf dry.

ScarfBe sure to send us pictures of your creations!

Dip Dyed Stripe Beach Bag


We’ve been coveting a striped beach tote all year long. Instead of purchasing one at a nearby department store, we’ve opted to create one using a solid bag and our very own RIT dye.


H&M Bag
Spray Bottle
Rit Dye



Lay your bag on a flat surface. Using your tape, create even stripes wrapping all the way around the bag. NOTE: The exposed portion of your bag will absorb the dye.

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Press the tape down making sure the fabric is protected.

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Once you are happy with the striped pattern it is time to prepare your dye.

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Following the Rit Dye instructions, we combined the Rit dye powder with 2 cups of hot water, and 5 cups of lukewarm water in order to fill our bucket.

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Since we didn’t want to dip our bag into the bucket and risk ruining our design, we dipped a spray bottle into the bucket. By spraying our bag with the dye we were able to control the amount of liquid that may have seeped under the tape.

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Continue doing this for both sides.

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Once the bag has dried, remove the tape and there you have it! You’re one of a kind striped beach bag!

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