M&J Challenge 2!

What we sent to our M&J Challengers!

Last year’s M&J Challenge was so much fun and overwhelming with creativity that we had to do another challenge. But with New Bloggers!  We hand picked our favorite Summer Trims for 2011 and sent our new favorite bloggers the exact same trim. Their challenge is to craft a creative DIY using the trimmings that we sent them in one or more projects. Meet the M&J Challengers HERE

Whats in the Package?

5/8″ POLY GROSGRAIN RIBBON Item# 00305 in Calypso
1.5″ HAND DYED SILK SATIN RIBBON Item# 25179 in Echinacia
RIT DYE (POWDER)  Item# 46301 in Teal & Golden Yellow
THREAD 274YDS SPL Item# 42681 in Purssian and Goldenrod
GLUE-ON  KIT Item# 77334
4MM BRAIDED VINYL BOLO Item# 48591 Orange Neon and Aqua
1.5″ NET RIBBON Item# 46935 Fushsia
SS20 Flat Back Rhinestones  Assorted Colors


Here’s What They Made

Click on Photos to See Directions and Materials



Project by Alicia from



Projects by Beverly from




Project by Kristen from




Jill From




Projects by Alexis From



Think You have what it takes to be one of the next M&J Challengers ?

Send us your best DIY’s to blerona@mjtrim.com


Congratulations Beth on Winning the M&J Challenge 2! Mystery Package


88 comments on “M&J Challenge 2!

  1. Waoo..Love all these tutorials & specially materials,all these posts are amazing..totally smart ideas with interesting descriptions..well now i want to play this challenge..can I..??…!!!

  2. […] the day! All of the projects from the 2nd M&J Trim Blogger Challenge are posted- head to the M&J Trim blog to check out what we made from their beautiful box of supplies that included bright leather bolo […]

  3. contentedcat says:

    I love these ideas and the beautiful colors of the dyed projects!

  4. Amazing collection of projects! I love the colors. Loving the linen set from Flamingo Toes. Super cute!

  5. Beth says:

    Everyone was so original – what a wonderful variety of projects!

  6. Oh my goodness, there are some fantastic examples! I just love the color combo.

  7. marin says:

    i can’t believe how creative some people are! great job everyone!

  8. robin says:

    Oh the creativity!!! It is totally amping me up for some tweaks on my own creations! Love love the caftan!

  9. Tina Wong, The Kudzu Sewist says:

    Wow! Very inspiring. I love Alexis From’s beach theme. These are some of my absolute fave colors! Thanks for the links to tutes, too!

  10. Emily says:

    I love how each blogger’s project was so different from the next. So many great ideas; I guess the possibilities are endless!

  11. Sarah says:

    Positively inspiring! I can’t wait to try my hand at making some of these!!!

  12. […] Included in the box was a bag of colorful rhinestone and you guys know how I feel about shiny things! Here’s a sneak peak of the Dolce and Gabbana inspired flats I made with them. To check out all my projects and the projects of the other bloggers who participated head on over to the M&J Blog (here). […]

  13. Julie Witt says:

    My mind is already reeling with images of what I could make with this wonderful package!! Sign me up, for sure🙂

  14. Tamarus Stokes says:

    I’ve always wanted to indulge my Inner-DIY-er and these projects are the PERFECT place to start! Plus, if I win the contest, I’d have everything I need to get me started!

    Thanks to all the contestants in the challenge for the inspiration! You ROCK!

  15. Emily says:

    Wow! So many wonderful ideas that are just too cute and inspirational. All we need is some supplies and our imaginations!

  16. Jenn says:

    I love the gradient scarf. I really want to try that.

  17. Carol says:

    OK it’s impossible to pick a favorite or five favorites from this showcase of awesomeness! Oh my gosh! You picked the right people to challenge…that’s for sure!

  18. Sharon B says:

    I HAVE to make the Kaftan “by LEX” it is just too cute!

  19. Jacque says:

    I’m crazy about all the projects! I’d love to win the same package and give my imagination a whirl!

  20. Erin says:

    Amazing variety of things!!!! Really fun!

  21. Heather says:

    Absolutely love all the different projects made with the same box of supplies…neat to see how everyone came up with such different ideas.


  22. What GREAT tutorials!!! My brain is racing w/ all the ideas!!!

  23. Amanda H says:

    GORGEOUS!! Love them all and totally want to leave my desk and go make something! Thanks for the inspiration🙂

  24. Miss Nicole says:

    Wonderful ideas! Everyone’s creations are so charming and alluring. M J…I’m sold. (once again😉

  25. snfowler says:

    So many awesome things were made. I love all the bracelets!!

  26. Divya N says:

    wow…so inspiring..!! I think Alicia from dismount Creative is fabulous…I want to participate the next time….!!

  27. Donatella says:

    so many beautiful projects and inspiration! MJ is one of my favorite spot in town !!

  28. Wow! What fun, and such creative people.

  29. Rachel says:

    I’d love to win that same package & give the challenge a try !

  30. Elizabeth P. says:

    This challenge looks like tons of fun! I’d love to win that same package!

  31. Lia says:

    I loooove what Alicia did!! She killed it! I think I should win this so I can do the challenge too!!!

  32. Rebecca says:

    Oh my goodness!! These are all so fantastic! Even if I don’t win the package (which would make my week :D) I’m hitting the craft store and making at least half of these!

  33. Trezlen says:

    Yes, please!

  34. amorette says:

    wow, very inspiring to see what creative people can do! this is a cool idea, to challenge bloggers to make great stuff from a box of trimming!

  35. Amy Cornwell says:

    I love this! I actually just tweeted about it today and would love to win the giveaway!
    (here’s my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/amycornwell/status/86071921938153472) Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. Heather says:

    Wow! All the projects are amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Marian says:

    Count me in! Thanks for the opportunity!

  38. Cathy Oohler says:

    Totally Rocking Ladies!!! Loved the beautiful colors, jewelry, caftan totally “sea” inspired. Very creative, same bag of goodies, totally different creations.

  39. GothamChick says:

    Would love to be able to create with all the fab stuff from M&J.. ! Love what these crafters have created!

  40. Kathryn says:

    This stuff looks so fun, i love all the bright colors.

  41. These are amazing!! I love the variety of things that the different people made. I hope I win the package! flesch1234@gmail.com

  42. Virginia says:

    Great projects! I can’t wait to make some of the jewelry displayed above.

  43. Randi says:

    Amazing … how fun to take part in that challenge. The box of goodies is such eye candy!

  44. katrina h says:

    Wow! Totally amazing!

  45. Lori Jacobus says:

    What an amazing variety of creative projects! Kudos to everyone! Love the color combo too.

  46. Sara says:

    such great projects! i love how everyone made such different things!

  47. Jennifer says:

    What a fun and clever challenge for the craftiest amongst us. Thanks for putting this project together.

  48. Bobbi says:

    LOVE all this things! everyone did a great job!


  49. I love these kinds of challenges! It’s so inspiring to see how everyone’s personality & perspective shines through, even when using the same materials.

    I would absolutely love to win a box of these trims & have my way with them! Those colors are so bright & fun!

  50. mekei says:

    these are beautiful and inspiring

  51. Dulce R says:

    WOW! What a variety of different creations from the same box!😀


  52. morgan says:

    WOW!! i cant even believe that in one box you get soo much versitility. Everything looked awesome and so many more ideas to come. deffenitly giving a turbo charge to my DIYing after seeing this!!!!

  53. Terase says:

    I am in awe of all this talent! It amazes me how each crafter was given the same supplies, yet not one came close to copying another! What an amazing machine our mind is! So many great ideas to spin off from!

  54. Amazing how one box of goodies can create so many wonderful ideas!


  55. Sabrina F. says:

    Some of these creations are absolutely flawless! I would love to win the giveaway and receive so many DIY materials. Lately I have been in a DIY mood, using many of these lovely women’s DIY’s as inspiration. However, it is quite expensive to buy all the materials that I need, and this giveaway is a wonderful opportunity to win materials!🙂 It would be a dream come true.

  56. Genevieve says:

    Love all of these creations! I would love to win the goodies too🙂

  57. Alexandria says:

    I think the kaftan is my favorite.

  58. Nidhi says:

    I would love to win this!!!

  59. Laura says:

    AWESOME! Such great ideas. I especially love the way the dyes influenced the projects. I loved the kaftan and the ribbon bracelet. I also loved Maggie’s jewelry🙂 YAY!

  60. Divya N says:

    would love to win this hamper..and make some creative stuff….

  61. It’s amazing to see the different directions these creative minds went in… hmmm… my mind is starting to move!

  62. Ann Maddox says:

    This was a great way to show how creative people can be! I would love to be able to spend the day checking out your store….but then I would need another room for all my great finds! Way to go, crafters! Wonderful projects!

  63. Unbelievable! Who knew all these used the same supplies?!

  64. Tee Burt says:

    what fun and great ideas. I love the freedom to do!

  65. Bryndis says:

    These are so awesome!!

  66. Sutton says:

    AWESOME! I love all of the jewelry! The friendship bracelets are so in right now! (I think the thread wrap bolo bracelet is my fave)

  67. Aurora Celeste says:

    Those colors are great, I love them! I have a lot of teal in my wardrobe, but I really should add more yellow . . .

  68. Iva says:

    i looveee all the projects!! great work girls :DD i will try few of those myself

  69. miranda says:

    Great colors and great tutorials!!

  70. Michelle says:

    I love all the fun, summery things!

  71. Wenqi says:

    Wow! These projects are all so amazing, I can hardly pick a favorite, but I loved the colors of the Hand Died Silk Ribbon, I would love buy to have some of that.

  72. nostephot says:

    This is such great stuff! LOVE IT ALL! Thanks!!

  73. Stephanie says:

    I would love to get this box. I think all the bracelets that the ladies made are terrific. I think that’s one of the first things I would do if I got the box.

  74. Cathy Oohler says:

    Don’t you wish that M&J Trimming would consider selling the “challenge kits” to the rest of us that will never be picked, but would love to make the crafts these ladies created.

  75. Deece says:

    These projects are great! I really like the ribbon necklace.

  76. mlebrown says:

    wow what a fun thing to be a part of. They all had great ideas.

  77. Holly L says:

    That box of goodies makes me drool. Fun project inspirations!

  78. The people who created these projects are such an inspiration — must go to my sewing room and, you know, sew!

  79. TiaraFan says:

    Amazing to see how each person used the same materials in such a different way.

  80. Amy says:

    I seem to love all the ones with rhinestones! Guess I know what I need to order…

  81. jane says:

    Amazing work everyone, what a cool challenge.

  82. […] that you’ve all seen the results I wanted to share a little bit more about this fun project. I was SO excited when I got the […]

  83. Suzanne says:

    How creative! This looks like so much fun!

  84. Handmade says:

    Great ideas and tutorial! i love it very much, thanks for sharing

  85. katskusina says:

    I love the Kaftan and Camera straps.
    Thank you for sharing.


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