DIY: Lace Embellished Tank

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Are your basic tanks looking a little boring? Take a tank top from bland to beautiful with the addition of lace embellishments! For this DIY we took a collection of our favorite lace trims of the moment, and re-purposed them as appliques! This DIY is great for upgrading an old piece of clothing into a style statement, and the technique can be used to embellish anything from a hat to a coat!
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4” (102 MM) Rose Wool Lace

3” (76 MM) Leaf Embroidered Lace

5” (127 MM) Floral Wool Lace

4 1/2” (114 MM) Wool Lace

Sobo Craft Glue

Scissors

Needle and Thread

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DSC_00261. Cut out shapes from your lace trim.

DSC_00372. Arrange the lace shapes on the tank top. Play around with the layout until you’re happy with the design.

DSC_00393. Place a piece of cardboard inside of the tank top so that the glue doesn’t go through both sides of the garment.

DSC_00424. Glue the elements down, and let them dry.

DSC_00595. Sew the elements onto the tank top for extra security.

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Add Zippers to Your Accessory Tray

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We’ve been zipper crazed! Our last DIY features a necklace made of some lace, beaded trim, and of course a zipper! We’ve gathered some accessories that were made out of zippers that we find pretty cool and unique. Add some zippers to your accessory tray with these inspiring accessories that features all sorts of zippers.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Bracelet

So chic! Loving the layered zipper effect.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Bracelets

Arm candy fever !! We are loving these beautiful colored zippers.

M&J Trimming - Feathers and Zipper

Feathers, zippers, and some studs. So creative!

M&J Trimming - Zipper Necklace

Statement piece of zippers! This is beautifully put together.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Ring

Need a ring for that statement piece?

DIY: Embellished Lace Zipper Necklace

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This week’s DIY is quite a stunner! As we head into cooler weather, it’s up to our outfits to keep us bold, bright and warm. Well we have a few of those bases covered with this statement necklace that we created using a zipper and some glamorous metallic trim. This statement necklace would look great over a little black dress, and if you’re really crafty, you can use it in place of a typical zipper for your next sewing project.M&J Trimming: Zipper Necklace Materials

1 1/2” (38 MM) Metallic Lace

7/8″ Multi-Beaded Trim

18″ Heavy Separating Jacket Zipper 

Sobo Glue

Scissors

Needle and Thread

M&J Trimming: Measuring Length of Lace1. Measure how much lace and beaded trim you will need.
M&J Trimming: Cutting Beaded Trim2. Add one inch to the desired size, and cut to that size.

M&J Trimming: Sobo Glue on Zipper3. Place glue on one side of the zipper.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Lace onto Zipper4. Glue down your lace. Repeat on the opposite side and let dry.

M&J Trimming: Sewing Lace onto Zipper5. Sew the lace into place for extra security.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Back of Zipper6. Flip the zipper over and place glue on the other side.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Beaded Trim to Zipper7. Add beaded trim to glue. Repeat on the opposite side and let dry.

M&J Trimming: Sewing Beaded Trim on Zipper8. Sew the trim into place for extra security.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Folded Lace9. Add glue to the end pieces of lace, and fold them over so you don’t have any raw edges. This will help to prevent fraying.

M&J Trimming: Zipper and Lace Metallic Statement Necklace DIY

DIY: Greek Key Trimmed Lamp

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This week’s DIY is super simple, but incredibly chic. We took one of our favorite patterns, Greek key, and added it to a basic white lamp shade. The result? A lamp that looks fabulous, and is easy and inexpensive to make.DSC_0835

1 3/8″ (33mm) Greek Key Jacquard

Sobo Glue

Scissors

Lamp Base

DSC_08361. Wrap the trim around the base of your lampshade to see how much trim your will need.

DSC_08372. Cut to the length you will need

DSC_08393. Apply glue to the base of the lampshade.

DSC_08384. Place your trim on the areas with glue.  If your lampshade has a seam, start there.

DSC_0844Continue wrapping the trimming around the lampshade until it covers the entire length of the base.

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DIY Tray Roundup

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If you’re looking for an easy DIY to make just in time for hosting season, we have five incredible DIY trays that will add a special decorative touch to your home! Whether you make them for a friend or for yourself, these practical DIYs will fit right in among your favorite pieces.M&J Trimming: Gold Zig Zag Tray DIYAdd glamour to a basic white tray with shimmering gold zigzags!

M&J Trimming: Pressed Flower TrayThis incredible pressed-flower tray from Say Yes can capture the beauty of any season!

 

M&J Trimming: Glitter Jewelry TrayA little glitter can make anyone smile, and a lot of glitter will have us grinning from ear to ear! If you’re in the market for a glittery jewelry tray like this one from A Beautiful Mess, stock up on glitter and make one this weekend!

M&J Trimming: Chalkboard Tray

What’s better than breakfast delivered in bed? Breakfast delivered in bed with a personalized chalk message added! Make this adorable chalkboard tray from the Pretty Blog, and we guarantee your next Mother’s Day/anniversary/birthday will be that much sweeter.

M&J Trimming: DIY Bone-Inlay Inspired Tray

A beautiful tray like this one from Centsational Girl definitely deserves to be front and center! We love the bone-inlay inspired pattern.

DIY: Jacquard Trimmed Tray

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If you’re looking for an easy way to jazz up a tray, why not make something practical as well as pretty? We added beautifully embroidered metallic jacquard to a simple silver tray to give it versatility, and add a dose of color! This DIY is perfect for making as a gift for your favorite party-host friend. Or simply add it to your coffee table!DSC_0417Materials:

60mm Metallic Rose Jacquard Ribbon

Tray

E6000

Scissors

DSC_0418 1. Cut a yard of jacquard in half so that you have two 18″ pieces.

DSC_04202. Fold one length of jacquard in half and glue the ends together.

DSC_0423 3. Add  glue to the bottom of the tray.

DSC_0424 4. Attach the folded jacquard to the end. Repeat on the other side.

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DIY: Trimmed Bird House

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This week’s DIY is definitely one to tweet about! Although many of us city-dwellers don’t have the opportunity to hang birdhouses in our backyards, that doesn’t mean we can’t use them at all! We used trim, paint and rosettes to flip a basic bird house into an adorable bird cottage! This bird house might not be able to withstand the elements, but would look adorable as a decorative piece. Make a few and cluster them around your living room or bedroom for an instantly shabby-chic look.
M&J Trimming: Birdhouse DIY Materials:

Bird House

27mm Butterfly Pleat Taffeta

3/4” Carnation Rosette

E6000

Scissors

Paint

Paint Brushes

DSC_04311. Paint your bird house your desired colors. We chose a soft blue and white.

DSC_04362. Glue pleated trim to the rim of the bird house roof.

DSC_04413. Glue down rosettes in desired areas, and let dry.

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Change the Way You Use Tassels

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We felt very inspired with our Tassel Necklace DIY earlier in the week, that we found some very interesting and inspiring ways to use tassels. Tassels are a great piece of work to add to just about anything you can possibly imagine. Check out how people are using tassels for jewelry making, adding some details to their favorite pair of shoes, and even making a chandelier piece of out it.

M&J Trimming - Curtain Tassel Tie-Back

Tassel tie backs are great for any room in the house that has curtains.

M&J Trimming - Tassel and Pom Pom Chandelier

Pom pom and tassel chandelier! What an adorable way to use these two together! This is too perfect for a girl’s bedroom.

M&J Trimming - Tassel Earrings

These are so pretty! They feature different color nylon thread for that personal touch. Mix and match your favorite colors to make these awesome tassel earrings.

M&J Trimming - Yarn Tassel Knob Bobbles

Check out this creative door knob accessory. Love how the mixture of colors all come together. So cute and looks really fun to do!

M&J Trimming - Tassel Shoes

OhEmGee ! They are to die for. Re-own those worn out heels and turn them into a pair of brand news shoes with this tassel sandal DIY.

Tassel Necklace Round-Up

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Time to get inspired with these awesome tassel necklace DIYs! Tassels are not made of just nylon thread. Check out these inspiring pieces that features tassels made out of suede, chain, and even a t-shirt! They will surely make you want to go out and create your own.

M&J Trimming - DIY Suede Tassel Necklace

This suede tassel necklace is just…PERFECT! The suede cording is soft, so it’s very comfortable for the skin.

M&J Trimming - Beaded Tassel Necklace

Isn’t working with beads so much fun? Try mixing up the color of the beads for an extra personal look.

M&J Trimming - DIY Ring and Tassel Necklace

So simple, yet so adorable! This necklace was made with just tassels, jump rings, and some rope, and of course your choice of closure. Very easy, and fun to make.

M&J Trimming - Metal Tassel Necklace

Check out this tassel made out of chain! I love this piece since you can dress it down for those casual days, or dress it up for those eventful ones.

M&J Trimming - T-Shirt Tassel Necklace

This is beyond creative! Transform your t-shirt into a tassel necklace. If you can’t wear that favorite shirt of yours, turn it into a statement piece and fall in love with it all over again.

 

DIY: Tassel Statement Necklace

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We’re used to seeing jewelry that’s made of gold and silver, but jewelry doesn’t need to be made of metal to make a real statement! This week we’ve created a necklace that features silky cord and fun braided tassels. This necklace will go great with any summer outfit, or swap out the tassels for a look that goes right into fall.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY MaterialsMaterials:

3/16” Rayon Twist Cord

2.75” Braided Band Imported Tassels

End Caps

Jump Rings

Lobster Clasp

E6000

Scissors

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Measuring Cord1. Take your cord and measure the length you want your necklace to be. Cut to size.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Gluing End Caps2. Add the end caps to each cord end with E6000.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Adding Jump Rings 3. Add jump rings and lobster clasp.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Adding Tassel4. Lastly, add your tassels to your necklace.
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