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.
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.
Looking to create your own camo-printed look? Check out our latest blog post.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
Now, dip the middle portion of your tank into the purple dye.
Squeeze any excess dye out into either bucket letting the colors run.
Wash out your tank until the running water becomes translucent. This will indicate the dye has set in and will not run.
Basic White Scarf
Lay your scarf onto a flat surface.
Slightly pinch the middle of your scarf.
Once you have identified the middle region, begin twisting the fabric as shown.
This will create a spiral tie dyed design.
Carefully fasten your scarf with rubber bands making sure the folds stay intact.
Dip your scarf into the dye saturating all areas.
Squeeze any excess dye out of the scarf.
Wash out your scarf until the running water becomes translucent. This will indicate the dye has set in and will not run.
Take out your rubber bands and let your scarf dry.
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.
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.
Press the tape down making sure the fabric is protected.
Once you are happy with the striped pattern it is time to prepare your dye.
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.
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.
Continue doing this for both sides.
Once the bag has dried, remove the tape and there you have it! You’re one of a kind striped beach bag!
Looking to spruce up your pad this summer? Dip dye it! The dip dye trend has been sweeping the nation for quite some time. The hair and clothing trend has gradually evolved into a must have in the interior decor world. Not sure how to tackle this easy DIY? Check out these inspiring pics for inspiration.