Alexander McQueen Inspired Bag DIY

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Each year there is an it-bag. This coveted item is desired by everyone but owned by a select few.  This past year everyone had been crazed over the Alexander McQueen Skull bag.  Upon adding our Skull Nailheads to our e-commerce site, we realized how simple this DIY would be.  Check out our Alexander McQueen Inspired DIY tutorial below.

SUPPLIES:
12MM x 8MM IRON-ON SKULL NAILHEADS

4MM METAL CHAIN

REVOLVING LEATHER HOLE PUNCH

IRON

SCRAP PIECE OF FABRIC

WALLET

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STEPS:
Place one of your 12MM x 8MM IRON-ON SKULL NAILHEADS face up on your wallet.

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Gently put a piece of scrap fabric over that wallet, covering the nailhead.
Now iron your fabric for 15 seconds

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NOTE: The Nailhead will be hot, so wait several seconds before you touch it.

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You can create a design with your 12MM x 8MM IRON-ON SKULL NAILHEADS one at a time, or all at once.

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Repeat the original step over again…Placing the skulls face up, covering it with fabric and ironing.
NOTE: If your skulls are not secure, iron for an additional 15 seconds.

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Once you have created a pattern you are happy with on either side you may choose to add a strap.
Using your REVOLVING LEATHER HOLE PUNCH, poke a hole on either side of the wallet.

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Pull your 4MM METAL CHAIN through the hole you had just created

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Open the 4MM METAL CHAIN a little bit, create a loop, and then secure the chain shut

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Carry the chain over and do the same thing for the other side.

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Now wear your bag around town!

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Top 5 Emerald D.I.Ys

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Emerald has been ruling the runways therefore it is only necessary to incorporate the “it color” into our lifestyles. Many bloggers have been creating emerald infused pieces and we’ve rounded up 5 that we particularly love.  The following D.I.Y’s will make everyone around you green with envy.
Click on the images for the tutorials on each piece.

VJuliet Emerald Bib Necklace

Bliss-athome Emerald Decorative Storage Box

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Glitter_N_Glue Emerald Green Button Ring

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HonestlyWTF Emerald Woven Charm Bracelet

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Kittenhood Featuring Vixy Blue’s Emerald Heart Brooch

A big thanks to VJuliet, Bliss-athome, Glitter_N_Glue, HonestlyWTF and Kittenhood for the inspiration.

Evening Wear DIY

Lace Belt D.I.Y

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With Paris Fashion Week rounding up, we are beyond obsessed with anything and everything black and white. The major trend highlighted at every show inspired us to create this lace belt. This Chanel inspired D.I.Y will spruce up a plain white tee or a fab gown ready to be taken out on the town. Check out our selection of elegant lace and beaded trims on our site.

SUPPLIES:
Beacon Magna-Tas 809 Glue

3″ Rigid Lace from M&J Trimming

Grossgrain Bow from M&J Trimming

Mundial 8.5″ Dressmaker Shears Scissor

SuppliesSTEPS:
1. Cut lace in half based on the floral design(One side will be larger than the other depending on which lace was selected)
2. Fold the thinner piece in half3. Glue both halves together creating a thicker piece (You can match the lace or mismatch for a more romantic touch…)

4. Pick up the leftover piece of lace and lay this piece under the now thicker band making sure it is centered.
Step 45. Using your Beacon Magna-Tac 809, now glue down this piece for an additional layered look
0066. Be creative! We glued on a bow, but feel free to add brooches, rhinestones, chains or studs! Make this lace belt your own canvas
0077. Ta Da!

Want to try your hand at making a stylish evening accessory?  See our selection of elegant trims on our site and don’t forget to posts photos of your DIYs on Instagram (#MJtrimmingDIY) and Pinterest (@MJtrim) so we can see!

DIY Suspender Tee

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If you couldn’t tell last week, we are totally in love with our iron-on stud trims!  They are the perfect alternative to not having to apply studs to fabric one by one.  We decided to use some to update a plain tee u  After creating a pair of DIY suspenders a few weeks ago, we decided to continue the trend with a faux suspenders tee!

Supplies

2-3 yds of  Iron-On Stud Trim

T shirt

Iron

Scissors

Scrap cloth

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1.  Cut the amount of trim it will take to go straight up the left side of your shirt and then diagonally across the back to the bottom right.

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2.  Lay the trim on the t-shirt, as described above.  Set your iron on high and without steam.  Place the cloth over the trim and hold the iron over each section for a minute.

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3.  Repeat steps 1-2 for with trim that will go on the front right side of your shirt and diagonally across the back to the bottom left.

4.  Let the shirt cool and you’ve got a cool, new studded tee!

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Fashion Week

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Looking for ways to stand out in the crowd for the rest of Fashion Week?  Use some of our stud trim to embellish a hat or use some of our spike chains to create a statement necklace!  Check out all of our favorite selections to create something that will help you stand out in a sea full amazing streetstyle!

DIY Inspiration: New York Fashion Week Beauty

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There have been some amazing beauty looks spotted on the runways this season but two in particular caught our eyes.  The models in Kate Spade‘s presentation had simple yet cool manicures that could easily be replicated using our stud nailheads and a little nail glue! Kimberly Ovitz‘s models sported a really cool hairdo that we can’t help but want to DIY with some of our cord trims.  We can’t wait to try out these looks!

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DIY Studded Pillow

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When sew-on studs entered our store, we knew that we had to use them and adding some edge to our home decor was exactly what we had in mind.  We’ve always loved studded throw pillows when we see them in furniture stores and we knew it was now time to make our own!

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Supplies:

Pillow

Sew-on studs (in store)

Needle

Matching thread

1.  Determine what pattern you want to create with the studs ahead of time.

2.  Thread your needle and insert it into the pillow.

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3.  Sew your first stud onto the needle and push it to the bottom of the thread on the pillow.

4.  Sew the thread through the pillow close to the end of the stud and to the point where the next stud will lay.

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5.  Continue this until you’ve sewn all of your studs and you’ve created a studded throw pillow!

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I Spy DIY’s DIY Studded Kitten Heels

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We love when I Spy DIY uses studs in her DIYs.  She really knows how to make studs look very chic, simple, and cool!  So when she used our studs for her latest DIY, we couldn’t be happier!  Click here to check out her full tutorial!

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DIY Inspiration: Studded Handbag

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Studded handbags have been a major outfit staple since the Olsens rocked the Alexander Wang Rocco bag a few years ago.  It’s an easy way to update a casual outfit, which is why we are totally infatuated them!  Studs, spikes, nailheads – we love them all, especially when we spot a bag studded or spiked in a way we’ve never seen before.  We are definitely inspired to create our own version!

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DIY Inspiration: Rock and Roll

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Over at M&J Trimming, we are starting the year off on the edgier side.  We are completely inspired to spike up our wardrobe with some rock and roll style!  Leather, spikes, chains, and studs … everything needed to add some spark to what we do best – DIY!

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Studded Up

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