Top 5 Outdoor DIYs


This summer it’s time to embrace your inner DIY guru. Remember, DIY projects are fun, and with proper instructions are fairly easy to complete. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite outdoor summer DIYs that will spruce up your yard in no time. Take the classroom outside with I Spy Diy’s flower Pot Chalkboard.  Her adorable flower pot can be used indoors or out.  Not sure what to do with all of those adorable plastic figurines? Why don’t you create a planter a la Ps I Made This. If you’re looking for something bigger to tackle this weekend, try creating a tire swing for the young ones. This childhood staple never gets old.  Be sure to check out M&J for all of your DIY needs.

Honestly WTFHonestly WTF created this DIY Mini Pajaki

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Top 3 Cute as a Button DIYs


Buttons may be one of the more underrated items that we sell at M&J. Many people overlook the beauty that buttons have. Here at M&J we have an entire store devoted to them. We’ve rounded up several Button DIY tutorials in order to show you some great ways of incorporating buttons into your wardrobe.  Both I Spy DIY and Crazy for Collars created beautiful bracelets while Glitter n Glue made ridiculously stylish rings. These buttons are simply too pretty so be hidden.

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Glitter n GlueGlitter N Glue DIY Button Statement Rings

Crazy for CollarsCrazy for Collars DIY Button Bracelet

Top 3 DIY Chunky Chains


Chunky chains have been a DIY favorite here at M&J. These statement making trims can update any outfit in a matter of seconds. We came across three great chunky chain tutorials that we couldn’t wait to share with you. Bromeliadliving’s Runway Inspired Necklace Tutorial is sleek and elegant. While both I SPY DIY and Nest of Posie used bright colors to accent their chains. We can’t wait to try out these easy and fun DIYs.

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ispydiy_chain0ispydiy_chain3I Spy DIY’s Chunky Chain Necklace and Bracelet Tutorial

Blogger Highlight: I Spy DIY

Jenni of I SPY DIY creates some of our favorite fashion forward DIY projects. We are constantly amazed by each of her projects and often yearn for more. Since it is rhinestone week here at M&J we felt this was the perfect time to show off I SPY DIY’s latest decorated denim DIY tutorial. We were excited to show you how I SPY DIY updated her daisy dukes. We adore this look and all of I SPY DIY’s posts. Click on the images for the full tutorial. 

Don’t forget we are having our rhinestone sale on 4/29 and 4/30 and we’re offering 10% Off Swarovski flatback and hotfix rhinestones.

Top 5 DIY Statement Necklaces


We love a great standout piece of jewelry.  During the winter, a great way to add style to your layers is adding a great statement necklace over everything.  These statement necklaces are a great way to add some glitz and creativity to your everyday wardrobe!

In Honor of Design

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Elizabeth Banks

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taylor & DEMOLISH

4taylor & DEMOLISH

Honestly WTF

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I Spy DIY’s DIY Fur Tail

When we spotted I Spy DIY’s DIY fur tail, not only did we realize that she used our boa trim, but, also, that she was right on trend! Fur was seen all over the NYFW runways of Jason Wu, Donna Karan, and Alexander Wang. Her DIY is the right amount of color to pop in your winter wardrobe and to continue wearing in the summertime! Make sure to check out her full tutorial in order to make your own!


iSpyDIY’s Valentine’s Day Guy DIY


For Valentine’s Day, iSpyDIY is hosting a segment where popular male bloggers create DIYs that ladies can make for the special men in their lives!  Doesn’t iSpyDIY come up with the coolest ideas?!  Her first DIY features Marat Shaya creating a DIY varsity sweater using our varsity letters (in store).  This season of love should be renamed to the season of creativity!


I Spy DIY’s DIY Spike Headband

I Spy DIY is one of our favorite DIY bloggers and she has been obsessed with DIYs using spikes.  We can’t blame her because we love spikes and studs, too!  She recently created a chic and edgy DIY spike headband using our spikes.  The DIY is extremely easy to recreate on your own so check out her blog for the full tutorial.


I Spy DIY’s DIY Studded Kitten Heels


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!


DIY Gem Embellished Sweatshirt by I Spy DIY



We can always count on Jenni of I Spy DIY for amazing DIYs, and she’s impressed us yet again with this DIY embellished sweatshirt. Jenni used gems from our store to jazz up this simple sweatshirt, and we love the way it turned out. We’d love to make a replica for ourselves! Pop on over to I Spy DIY to see Jenni’s full tutorial.