Better get my skates on!

it’s one month till the fashion show! EXACTLY one month! I need to get making items quick or there won’t be anything to display! eek! :S I’ve added to my pinterest board! See if there’s anything you like.

I will be doing a post of anything i make so there will most definetly be more things to look at! 🙂

Upcycled Tee Shirt Bag DIY

I have so many T-shirts I can do this to! 😀

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How many of you have countless amounts of tee shirts lined up in your drawers? Why not transform your tee into something you’ve been eyeing in stores…a cute rocker chic tote, for example. Here at M&J we’re always looking for ways to amp up our clothes. Since it is Earth Day we felt it was the perfect time to recycle something old and make it new again. We were immediately inspired after coming across this  tutorial, and we decided that revamping one of our many old tees would make a perfect Earth Day DIY.

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SUPPLIES:

Tee Shirt (we used a black one)

12mm x 8mm iron-on Skull Nailheads (leftover from our Alexander McQueen Inspired Bag DIY)

Scissors

Iron

1 1/2″ Polyester Mono Ribbon 

STEPS:

Lay your shirt on a flat surface. The first thing that you will be doing is cutting the bottom off.
NOTE: The amount you cut off…

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Top 5 Upcycled DIY Projects

I really like this! I’ll have to try it!

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Making Eco-friendly fashion choices can be very costly. Rather than purchasing an Eco friendly garment, revamp something you already have. Earth Day has allowed us to reevaluate the many ways we can refashion our own items. Here are some of our favorite up-cycled DIY projects.

Denim BraceletMich L in LA: Wear your Jeans as a Bracelet Tutorial

Tie NecklaceArstar by Althea: Upcycled Tie Necklace Tutorial

ms not so perfectMs. Not So Perfect: T-Shirt Scarf

TrashtoCouture2Trash to Couture: Basket Weave Old Shirts

Denim Slippers from JeansJeans Guardian: Denim Slippers

Don’t forget to tweet us some of your upcycled DIY projects. #mjtrim

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Fringe Bag DIY

I love this idea! I think I may have to use this!

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Love fringe? Love studs? This spring time bag update is perfect for you!
Rather than buying a new bag revamp one that you already have with some of our favorite trims!DSC_0128SUPPLIES

8” Imported Ultra Suede Fringe- Beige

4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud in Gold

Bag

Needle

Thread

Iron

Scrap piece of fabric

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Place your 4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud in Gold on your 8” Imported Ultra Suede Fringe- Beige
DSC_0135Make sure each of your 4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Studs are centered on each piece of fringe.
Once the stud is properly placed, cover the fringe with a piece of scrap paper.
Iron the scrap piece of fabric for 15 seconds. This will allow your studs to properly stick.

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Once you have added all of your studs onto your fringe you’re ready to attach your fringe to your bag. Starting from the inside, begin sewing the fringe into place.

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Top 5 Music Festival Fashion DIYs

These are cute! Just in tie for the festivals!

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Coachella is quickly approaching and many other festivals are not far along. Even though most people attend these festivals for the music and entertainment factor there is an abundance of style not to be missed. Whether you’re in a neon suit, bikini top or rocking a floral headband you won’t go unnoticed. These festivals bring some of the most stylish people together. While packing for these trips take note that your fashion choices are endless as well as your DIY opportunities. Here are some of our favorite music festival DIYs. We’re loving all of these looks and can’t wait to try them out! 
Matter of Style
Matter of Style

Chain HeadbandLove Maegan

A Pair and a SpareA Pair and a Spare

Runway DIYRunway DIY

Say Yes to HobokenSay yes to Hoboken

For more DIY inspiration check out our DIY Coachella Inspired Headpiece Post from 2012

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Easter Holiday Pastimes….

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So I had a lot of leftover t-shirt strips, so i plaited a few then tied them together in anyway i liked. I also added a few knots in and left a few bit dangling.

I think it looks quite nice. What do you think? Catwalk worthy?

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Credit for the original idea to a blogger on pinterest. 🙂 It’s just an idea bank! I love it! But if you want to recreate this literally go crazy and be creative. 🙂 T-shirt strips, i think from experience, are probably the best think to do it with. You could try some basic fabric but you don’t want it to be too thick.

But let me know what you think and if you do try it yourself i’d love to see the results!