DIY: Trimmed Bird House


This week’s DIY is definitely one to tweet about! Although many of us city-dwellers don’t have the opportunity to hang birdhouses in our backyards, that doesn’t mean we can’t use them at all! We used trim, paint and rosettes to flip a basic bird house into an adorable bird cottage! This bird house might not be able to withstand the elements, but would look adorable as a decorative piece. Make a few and cluster them around your living room or bedroom for an instantly shabby-chic look.
M&J Trimming: Birdhouse DIY Materials:

Bird House

27mm Butterfly Pleat Taffeta

3/4” Carnation Rosette




Paint Brushes

DSC_04311. Paint your bird house your desired colors. We chose a soft blue and white.

DSC_04362. Glue pleated trim to the rim of the bird house roof.

DSC_04413. Glue down rosettes in desired areas, and let dry.


Home Decor DIYs Using Rope Cords


Feeling a little twisted? Check out these awesome nautical inspired DIYs using twisted rope cords. They’re very strong and able to uphold even the heaviest of your creations.

M&J Trimming - Hardware Inspired MirrorWho knew rope cord could make such a great strap for a mirror? This Hardware Inspired Mirror is the perfect addition to any bathroom.

M&J Trimming - Nautical Rope VaseThis beautiful Nautical Rope Vase will have your home looking summery all year round (change flowers according to season to intensify the look).

M&J Trimming - Rope WordsHow cute is this Rope Word DIY! It’s the perfect addition to any bedroom. Let the ropes do the talking!

M&J Trimming - Rope Shade LampShed some light into any ol’ bedroom with a Nautical Inspired Lamp.

M&J Trimming - Nautical LanternThese rope handle lanterns are perfect for those outdoor festivities. Switch up the add-ins according to your event.

Perfect Coffee Table Projects


If you’ve recently moved into a new place, or your current living room needs a makeover, we have a simple way to spruce it up: your coffee table! Make your tabletop the talk of the town with these projects that are perfect for your coffee table!

M&J Trimming - Polaroid CoastersPersonalize your place with coasters that look like Polaroid photographs!

M&J Trimming - TerrariumA terrarium is an easy way to add natural color and texture to your room. You can’t go wrong with a cluster of lovely succulents!


M&J Trimming -Marble Planters DIYIf you decide a potted plant is for you, dress it up in style with these marble-patterned planters!

M&J Trimming - Geometric Scupture DIYMake a statement piece for your tabletop with these fun and easy-to-make geometric sculptures.



Deep Sea Coral Inspiration

When it comes to design, fashion, and home decor; the word “coral” evokes a bold color that balances beautifully between red, orange and pink. But today we’re tackling the topic of coral, the living and breathing aquatic invertebrate responsible for some of the most beautiful abstract patterns found in natural. We prefer just to use these beauties as inspiration, as we think the real thing belongs in the sea. Check out some of our favorite iterations of this amazing creature that look like they were plucked right from the reef! M&J Trimming - Blue and White Coral PrintM&J Trimming - Whit Coral Sculptures

M&J Trimming - Coral Shape Chandelier


M&J Trimming - Coral & Opal Ring


M&J Trimming - Coral Reef Necklace

DIY: Brilliance Embellished Blossom Bottle


If you’re looking for an easy way to add glamour to your decor, look no further than this DIY. It’s easy to make if you’re no stranger to a paint brush, and will instantly make your room look and feel more stylish. We used acrylic paint and our new Brilliance rhinestones to turn a basic glass bottle into a colorful flower vase.


Brilliance SS20 Fuchsia Crystals

Small Glass Bottle

Acrylic Paint

Paint Brush


Glue Syringe

Crystal Katana
DSC_00951. Begin by framing the rectangle glass bottle with paint.
DSC_01082. Add flowers with your paint, and let it dry.
DSC_01123. Glue Brilliance crystals to the centers of the flowers you painted, and let dry.DSC_0125

DIY: Glass Bead Cocktail Charms


Summer is the season for casual and fun get-togethers, and there’s one way to make your next party even more bright and even a little more organized: personalized cocktail charms. Cocktail charms are a great way to keep track of your drink, so you can go out and socialize! We created these tiny charms using beautiful glass beads and memory wire, and with the amount of  colors available the options for customization are endless. These cocktail charms also make a great hostess gift.


Beadalon Memory Wire

8mm Czech Glass Colored Pearl Beads

Wire Cutter

Beadalon Econo Round Nose Pliers

Flat Pliers

DSC_0386 1- Take your memory wire and cut about 3 inches for each charm.

DSC_03892- Take the flat plier and hold the wire with it. Take the round nose tip plier and curl the end yo create a closed loop.

DSC_03913- Loop three beads onto the wire.

DSC_03944- Take the other side of the wire and create a hook. Connect the two end today like a hook and eye.


Summer Wreath DIYs


To all of us who still have holiday lights up, tis the season to refresh your outdoor space! March into summer with a vibrant approach to your outdoor decor. Cheer up your doorstep with these sunny and fun summer wreath DIYs!on doorMake a sweet summer sunflower wreath using felt and coffee beans. Yep, coffee beans.

da84cba855323c6c1204d9d33a88a138Make your doorway cuter with this nautical wreath.

shell wreath 1Hit the beach to get the materials for this sea-inspired wreath DIY.

Flip-Flop-Frenzy-Summer-Wreath-mommylikewhoa.com_Fun footwear is central to this bright and cheery flip-flop wreath DIY!

Patriotic-Wreath-by-Blooming-Homestead4A patriotic wreath is great for any time of year, but particularly perfect for Independence Day!

Urban Patio Inspiration


Summer in the city is a glorious thing. The weather is perfect for exploring, there are plenty of events and festivals happening on any given day, you can rock your favorite outfits without hiding behind layers of wool, and everyone just seems a little bit friendlier. But, despite the intoxicating pull of the city, you’ll find yourself wanting to hang back every once in a while and relax at  home while still enjoying the season. Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of living in most cities is the lack of personal outdoor space. Luckily, there are a tons of ways to make that tiny patio or balcony an at-home oasis this summer!








Favorite DIYs of May 2015


Get ready to get crafty! We’ve put together a list of our favorite DIYs from the month. 6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d10e5a73970c-800wiThis tulle skirt from ABM is not only perfect for a spring date, it’s also easy to make!

Trinket-Dishes-2-600x900Studio DIY created these adorable trinket dishes that are perfect for anyone who constantly misplaces their keys.

egg-cup-planters-4-2These egg cup planters from Sugar and Cloth are perfect for succulents and summer seedlings!

DIY-Tissue-Paper-Art-8Make this colorful art from Design Sponge using tissue paper to create those cool abstract shapes!


There’s nothing negative to say about these negative print foil prints from Damask Love!

Summer Backyard Escapes


If you’re yearning for summer, these backyard spaces will have you even more eager to have the season begin. Lazy days spent in any of these backyards are sure to recharge you for the week ahead. From string lights to upgraded sheds,when it comes to making a beautiful backyard space, it’s all about the details .