M&J DIY Challenge ~ Pretty in Pink

A couple weeks ago I received an email from M&J Trim asking if I’d like to participate in a little DIY challenge. And with my vacation coming up I knew I’d have some free time to complete this mission …so I accepted the challenge.

MandJ Trimming box

A few days later a package arrived at my doorstep and I opened it to find a beautifully wrapped box of gorgeousness: ribbons, notions, pearls & trims all in shades of soft pink and peach and ivory. My very first thought was Pretty in Pink and was immediately reminded of Molly Ringwald’s DIY prom dress from the movie. The fact that she DIY’d it just sealed the deal for me and “Pretty in Pink” became my inspiration for this project.

MandJ Trimmings

And since I can’t show you the DIYs on my blog just yet …Here’s a sneak peek {each photo links to the DIY now}

Pretty In Pink+DIY -4-love Maegan

Pretty In Pink+DIY -3-love Maegan

Pretty In Pink+DIY -2-love Maegan

Pretty In Pink+DIY -1-love Maegan

You can see mine & the other blogger’s creations
HERE …at The M&J Challenge

…and in searching for the perfect movie stills from Pretty in Pink I found this little montage video/music by Aly & AJ …which is actually really cute. And considering Molly wore pink/peach ensembles in Sixteen Candles and Breakfast Club as well, the inspiration could really have been from any of them.



LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Craftmaker

    June 9, 2010 |

    Love these DIY’s. So girlie!


  • JKreids

    June 9, 2010 |

    I love the 4th project necklace! SO PRETTY!

  • angie

    June 9, 2010 |

    I actually liked your the best…especially the necklaces.

  • daer0n

    June 9, 2010 |

    I love everyone’s DIY’s, super creative.
    But my favorite ones are yours, especially the necklaces, gorgeous!!

  • anhesty

    June 9, 2010 |

    rocking cool maeg!

  • Katie

    June 9, 2010 |

    Love your 3rd project – beautiful!

  • Closet Fashionista

    June 9, 2010 |

    Ooh awesome!!! 😀 Your stuff came out great 😀

  • Lorena

    June 9, 2010 |

    Your rope necklace is the best…. I can imagine it being done in a “sailor” way with red+white+blue and gold chains.

  • ms. less is always more

    June 9, 2010 |

    Oh my! You by far did the most with yours… I just LOVE each of your creations, way to go!

  • Gwen

    June 9, 2010 |

    Yours is the best!!! I love that you used Pretty In Pink for your inspiration!!! XOXO

  • DailyDivaDish

    June 9, 2010 |

    What a fun challenge. And your designs are fabulous!
    XO Piper

  • ebeepaperie

    June 9, 2010 |

    Very fun and I loved yours!!

  • Nissa

    June 9, 2010 |

    They are all nice but I just knew yours would be the Best! I esp. love your project one and two! Beautiful 🙂

  • ...love Maegan

    June 9, 2010 |

    you guys are the sweetest! …many of ours are similar …but we all got the same box o’ stuff …so what can I say. I wore my rose necklace as a belt and I’ll be posting the photos later. xoxoxo

  • Sal

    June 9, 2010 |

    I cannot WAIT to see what you’ve cooked up!

  • J-Diggety

    June 9, 2010 |

    Fun fun fun!! And I just checked out your goods, along with everyone else’s… maybe I’m biased, but yours are the best, most unique, and I want that bark ribbon and pearl necklace!! 🙂
    xoxo J

  • The818

    June 9, 2010 |

    Oh man. Molly + Maegan = something I love for sure.

  • Trina

    June 9, 2010 |

    I couldn’t wait, I had to go check out the entries! So fabulous! I love what you came up with and I can’t wait to see them in future outfit posts 🙂

  • Little Gray Pixel

    June 9, 2010 |

    My jaw dropped when I saw your rope necklace! Tres chic.

  • I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar

    June 9, 2010 |

    I thought your twine necklace was really cool. Never thought of that when I was brainstorming. Great work!

  • Melissa

    June 9, 2010 |

    Love the Pretty in Pink stills and I really enjoyed your pieces @ MJ Trimmings.

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  • Laura

    June 10, 2010 |

    Oh gosh that box of trimmings is a little bit of heaven! I would love to recieve something like that- I spend hours staring at trimming in fabric stores!
    What you created was gorgeous! Those necklaces are divine. Shows just how much can be done with just a little.

  • Melissa Stramel

    June 10, 2010 |

    You ought to enter these in my contest “trimmed with love.” They’re great! http://melissaslilaclane.blogspot.com

  • Dani

    June 10, 2010 |

    Oh my gosh, those are all so great. Everyone made something so unique with those same items.

  • Summer {Bisfor...}

    June 10, 2010 |

    i got the same email and i thought – love maegan needs to do this and you did and are! yes.

  • Down and Out Chic

    June 10, 2010 |

    what a fun challenge. everyone had such great ideas. you necklaces are fab!

  • Millie

    June 14, 2010 |

    I liked your DIYs the best on the challenge. You never disappoint! I like how you can use your rose necklace as a headwrap or belt, genius.

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