As summer draws to a close, we’re fulfilling one of our favorite warm-weather traditions: the yard sale. Our annual Yard Sale is probably a little different than the ones you’re used to though. This one is happening rain or shine, and everyone can join in on the fun because it’s all online! During our yard sale you can receive 15% off trims by the yard, and stock up on the trims that will get you through your winter DIYs. Just use coupon code YARDSALE102 to receive the discount from now until August 22.
Check out our gorgeous beaded trim, to use for embellishing evening wear or dramatic decor!
Don’t forget to pick up some fringe from home decor for your throw pillows!
Grab some grosgrain for a year’s worth of birthday bows!
Make bold belts with our vinyl trim and braids!
Velvet is the perfect material for all of your fall and winter DIYs!
So what are you waiting for? The best yard sale of the summer is only a click away!
With autumn on our tail, you’d think we would be starting to think about warm, earthy colors, but in 2014 we’re moving away from the home decor status quo. This fall we’re going to see a spike in cool saturated colors making its way into homes, specifically the striking cobalt blue. This gorgeous shade works perfectly in almost any room. It’s relaxing in your bedroom, enticing in a living room and clean in your kitchen. It’s a beautiful color to use on your walls, or, if you’re just trying it out, as an accent color. Pair it with yellows for a high contrast look, or with different shades of blues and grays for a more muted approach.
Canvas tote bags are practical and great for running errands. But truth be told, they’re a little plain. Make your tote bag stand out with classic details that will instill your DIY creation with a preppy and sophisticated vibe, and avoid the question of paper or plastic once and for all.
What You’ll Need:
Faux Leather Bias Binding
Flatback Crystal Rhinestones
1. Glue the faux leather trim on top on the canvas handles of your tote.
2. Once the glue has dried, use E6000 to glue the trim across the top of the bag.
3. Use small pieces of the trim to cover the edges of the bag.
4. Write your initials, favorite word or phrase out lightly in pencil, and when you’re happy with the marks, go over it with your fabric pen.
5. Finish your tote off with some sparkling accents by adding small flatback rhinestones to the top and bottom of your design!
When it comes to leather, even the tiniest detail in this luxurious material can elevate a piece from average to outstanding. Today we’re giving credence to one of our favorite materials used in one of our favorite ways because it’s not always about the main event. Sometimes the drama is in the details.
Outwear is perfect way to display leather accents! From a back of buttons to an understated trim, leather was made for the great outdoors.
Get flashy with leather elements on an embellished evening gown, like this one from Pucci. Leather adds edge to any look.
Great in small doses too, like as the shoulder on this adorable sweater. Comfy meets chic!
Tote bags aren’t just the perfect beach bags, they’re also great for carrying those books to your next class, picking up groceries, or holding your lunch for the workday ahead! These DIY tote bags are perfect for that transition from summer to fall, and they are inexpensive to make so you can make one for every season!
This DIY from For the Love Of shows you how to give your tote bag the paint chip ombre treatment.
This simple sequin tote from Madigan Made has just the right amount of sparkle!
Cupcakes and Cashmere knows how to keep things classy with this preppy DIY tote!
This tote from Homey Oh My was made completely from scratch, and no sewing was involved! Can you believe it?
Dare to take on leather sewing with this cool, classic leather tote from Melly Sews!
2014 was the year of Radiant Orchid, a cool toned medium-pink that captured the fashion, decor and beauty world by storm; but today we want to give a nod to one of Radiant Orchid’s close cousins: fuchsia. Fuchsia is a bright reddish-purple that takes its name from the equally beautiful fuchsia flower. This color would look beautiful in any season because it’s vibrant enough for summer, but rich enough for winter.
A fuchsia dress is one way to liven up a room! It’s as dramatic as red, but a little more modern and playful.
A popular choice for bride, this bold color is perfect for accenting more muted colors.
And don’t forget about home decor! Adding fuchsia to your room is a fantastic way to make any room more lively!
Steven Cohen, Vice President at M&J Trimming, makes sure that customers have access to the most stylish and trendy trims in town! As the head of purchasing and sales, all potential new items have to go through him before they make their way onto the store shelves. Working at the familybusiness since the age of 14, he has four young daughters who can’t wait to follow in his footsteps. He can always tell which trims are trending, and gave us a few of his top trim picks! (And yes, they are ALL online.)
1” CHEETAH PRINT METALLIC RIBBON – This ribbon is, quite literally, wild. It’s a fun ribbon that combines two of today’s most popular trends: metallics and animal print. Use this ribbon to wrap birthday presents or add it as an accent to home décor.
2″ LARGE RHINESTONE LEAF TRIM – This is probably one of the most versatile rhinestone trims that we carry. DIY brides come in all of the time requesting this trim because they can make it into a bridal belt, and use small sections to create brooches for their bridesmaids.
LARGE FUR POMPOMS – Before you know it, we’re going to be having one of our famous New York autumns, and this pompom is the perfect addition to your cold-weather accessories. Add it to your hat or use it as a toggle on your cape! 23MM 3-ROW PEARL AND RHINESTONE TRIM – This trim is a trifecta of rhinestones, pearls, and chain. It looks incredible on gowns, clutches, and it can even be used to create a necklace.
1 5/8″ TOOTH PENDANT WITH CAP – It seems like everyone is trying out the hippie-chic look these days, and this pendant makes an awesome necklace for that style. It also comes in a lot of colors, so all of your festival friends can match! 1″ RUFFLE TRIM WITH PEARL CHAIN CENTER – This trim has a lot going on, but it all works together beautifully. The chain gives the ruffles and pearls just the right amount of edge, and keeps it from looking too delicate.
New York, and many other bustling metropolitan cities are an ideal place to live. The access to culture, entertainment, and public transportation cannot easily be rivaled. But there is a setback to living in a beautiful, boisterous city: lack of space. More and more urbanites are living with less, and making the most of the small spaces they have. One great way to save space, while also adding dimension to a studio, is renting a lofted apartment. These tiny abodes, show just how much you can do with limited square footage!
Rooms can be simple, clean and modern; with white helping to widen the room.
Make your footwear a focal point with a pair on each step!
Lofts don’t have to be modern and minimalist. They can be feminine and shabby chic too!
The best tip to keep your studio looking spacious? Keep it tidy and clutter-free!
Wood floors and and exposed brick can add warmth to any small space, making it a cozy alcove.
With our 78th Anniversary coming up we have parties on the brain. From cake to candles, all we can think about is fun celebrations! Our next DIY highlights our recent obsession, and aims to create an upgraded party staple using trims, crystals and colorful card stock!
What You’ll Need:
Card Stock Paper
Citrine Flatback Rhinestones in SS20 and SS34
Capri Blue Flatback Rhinestones in SS20 and SS34
Light Siam Flatback Rhinestones in SS30
Emerald Flatback Rhinestones in SS30 and SS34
15MM Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe
23MM Box Pleated Chromspun Edging
Hot Glue Gun
Pompom Party Hat
1. Cut a circle out of your card stock.
2. Cut a line into the center of the circle.
3. Start to curve the paper to form a cone, and glue in place.
4. Glue your 15MM Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe around the rim of the hat.
5. Punch a hole on each side and put through the thick string on each side.
Make a knot on the inside. Cut string to appropriate length to tie around your face.
Ruffled Trim Hat
1. Create the cone from card stock as shown with the first hat.
2. Take your 23MM Box Pleated Chromspun Edging and starting from the top, glue down going around the cone in a spiral.
Crystal Party Hat
1. Create the cone from card stock as shown with the first hat.
2. Glue crystals onto the cone with E6000
We’ve all been there, you use a cord or ribbon to tie a bow, and the next thing you know your beautiful bow is just a bundle of threads. If you’ve dealt with fraying ribbon, and you want to know how to stop your ribbons in their tracks, you are not alone. In fact, it is one of the most-asked questions we get at M&J! There are a couple of ways to keep your trims intact.
1. It’s all about the cut. Cutting ribbon in an inverted “V” shape doesn’t only look great, it also keeps the ribbon from unraveling.
2. When working with twisted cord, always tape the pieces that you’re going to cut. We will often do this in the store because without taping the ends, the cord will untwist and become almost impossible to work with.
3. Use glue or clear nail polish on the very ends of the ribbon to glue the threads down.
4. Singe the ends of the ribbon just a little bit. The ends of the ribbon with start to bead up the slightest bit, and won’t unravel.