M&J Trimming has been featured in Marth Stewart Living, in The Best Favorites, Secrets & Sources article. We’ve been nominated as one of the treasured New York City sources for “The Best Finishing Touches”.
Embellishing anything with trims makes all the difference. Whether it be pom-pom fringe, gimps or cordage that you use on a simple and inexpensive pillow to liven up your room, you will not be disappointed. It’s a fun creative and money saving DIY that sets you apart from all the rest!
Here are the style #’s and descriptions listed in order with the magazine:
1. – Style# 40071007 Limbardi Gimp
2. – Style# 38623008 Pom Pom Fringe
4. – Style# 88727059 Leather Cord/ Trim
5. – Style# 88720039 Frog/Motif
9. – Style# 40095005 Naples Brush Fringe
11. – Style# 88706029 Braid
12. – Style# 39637006 Teleman Gimp Scallop
13. – Style# 41165010 2” Genuine Leather
14. – Style# 00601 3” Rayon Bullion Fringe –Reef Gold
15. - Style# 88727059 Leather cord/Trim
16. – Style# 41897 Greek Key Jaquard – Orange Cream
17. – Style# 27139 Braided Band Imported Tassel – Amber
18. – Style# 40751002 Nurgali Ball Tassel Fringe
19. – Style# 40566 butterfly Pleat Taffeta – Mauve
On the Pillows
- Style# 88715059 Large Embroidery Applique
- Style# 13916003 Small Metallic Motif
- Style# 40095011 Naples Brush Fringe
Round Beige Pillow
- Style# 38634017 Berry Covered Ball Fringe
To celebrate the joyous return of spring, Victoria magazine’s wrote about it’s Rhapsody in Roses, in their March/April 2010 issue. A feminine fashion statement made for centuries has always been with rose motifs. Use a gaint cabbage pin from M&J Trimming to embellish a straw hat for the spring.
In this picture Giant Silk Cabbage Rose in pale pink was used Style# 30260
Here is another way to add your own personal touch and style to your home from what you already own. I would like to share with you two quick and easy ways to remodel your lamp.
- Start by choosing your trim.
- Once you have decided on your trim you can glue the trim to the lamp, for this project E600 would hold the trim best.
- For the first lamp I decided to go with a funkier look with a feather trim.
- Then I glued a braided trim over the feather trim to give it a neater look.
- My second idea was more traditional, using this black brush fringe.
- You also have the option of cutting the extra string off the bottom to give it a more elegant look.
Now that Holiday Season is in full swing I am sure that you’ve all got an enormous amount of cards poring in. Running out of room on the mantel? We may have a solution for you; this project is quick and relatively inexpensive. All you will need is; some ribbon, left over fabric, and a hot glue gun, and you’re in business.
- Piece of foam cork, we cut ours down to 24” x 24”
- 1 ½ yard of each ribbon you’d like to use
- Piece of fabric 2” larger than the measurement of your foam cork
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Cut foam cork down to desired size
- Place foam cork over top pressed fabric and center. Starting on one side fold over 1” remaining fabric and hot glue to the back of cork. I like to glue the corners over first at a 45 degree angle before the sides; I believe it makes the cleanest looking corners.
- Cut ribbon 2” longer than your board. Lay them out the way you desire.
- Fold ends towards the back and hot glue. You may want to pull out a ruler to be sure you get them all nice and straight.
- Fill with your holiday cards or pictures and enjoy!
The Holidays are finally here, so I suspect that many of you will be doing a lot of entertaining at home. Part of being a great host is creating a festive and inviting environment. Table setting preparation is key, so to help you out I have created a couple of easy DIY placemats that will look great on your holiday table. Not only are these projects quick and easy they can also be done pretty inexpensively. I purchased these mats for under a couple of dollars and if you are handy with a sewing machine you can create your own from some colorful fabrics purchased at your local fabric store.
Sewing is not necessary for these projects. I used my glue gun to attach all the trims listed above. M&J Trimming has a wide variety of trims to choose from, so be creative. We’d love to hear about any of the looks that you’ve designed.
I was very thrilled when M&J recently began carrying feather patches. We have been having a lot of fun with them creating all types of accessories that fit right in with this season’s hot trend. So, you can only imagine my excitement when I discovered the new much larger version, a 20” x 15” feather mat (style #43361-Brown/Green Iris) available by calling 1-800-9-mjtrim. I thought this would look great on a throw pillow, and since I am currently looking to change the look of my apartment this came in just the nick of time. Throw pillows make a great accent in any room. By mixing colors and textures you can liven up the place and create a new ambiance with out the expense of purchasing new furniture or the timely chore of painting.
Well it has finally arrived, that’s right, it’s prom Season. Although an exciting milestone in a young person’s life, prom today can be a costly event and with the state of our current economy it may be causing some parents and teens to wince at the price tag. We’d like to help. A pair of self made Swarovski earring can really add elegance to your look without cleaning out you savings account. The total cost of this project, $25!
- Two pear shaped Swarovski jewel (#38394/crystal vitrail light). 1-800-9-MJTRIM
- 6 pieces of 4mm Swarovski beads
- 4 5mm roundels in crystal/silver, you should be able to purchase these and the rest of the following materials at any bead shop or jewelry making supply shop..
- 2 earring posts and back. I purchased a type of post with a rhinestone in it and then replaced it with one of our own Swarovski rhinestones.
- 2 eye pins.
- 2 jump rings.
- Fine step jaw pliers.
- From the open end of your eye pin add your beads and roundels so that you have an end result of 3 beads 2 roundels.
- Using your pliers close the open end of the pin by creating a loop. Fine step jaw pliers will ensure that your loops come out the exact same size. All you must do is wrap the wire around the rounded end of the pliers reposition and close the loop.
- Connect one jump ring to the pear shaped jewel.
- At one of your loops add your earring post.
- At the other end add the jump ring and jewel.
- Have a wonderful and safe Prom!
More Money Saving Prom Tips
- Borrow your dress.
- Check consignment shops for a great dress.
- Do you own nails.
- Have a friend do you hair.
- Many girls have opted for a less costly pair of flip flops or sandals over higher priced heels.
- Make dinner at home and set up the back porch with candles and lanterns.
- Skip the limousine and drive yourself.
I am very much in love with two of this season’s biggest trends, feathers and fringe. Designers are using these two elements to embellish everything from clothing, jewelry, and accessories, and I am looking for any way to incorporate them into my wardrobe. As I am searching my closet I find a pair of gladiator sandals from last summer and decide they are perfectly in need of a make over. By adding just two simple trims to a past “must have” I now posses this summer’s hottest look.
To Get the Look:
- 1 yard of 2” faux leather fringe. M&J carries leather fringe in many different styles, colors, and sizes. So please, take a look and be creative.
- 1 yard of feather fringe. Style #26796 in Turquoise available by calling 1-800-9-MJTRIM
- 1 pair of sandals
- 1 bottle of Sobo Craft Glue.
- 1 leather needle.
- 1 spool of thread, rayon or a cotton/poly blend work best.
- If you are using a pair from your closet, clean them first.
- Next measure down the center vertical strap.
- Cut two pieces of the fringe about a ¼” longer than strap measurement. I like to dap just a touch of glue on the ends of the fringe to keep it from fraying and coming apart.
- Using glue tack the center of each piece of fringe down the center strap of your sandal. Let this set up for about 45 minutes.
- You may skip this step if you wish, I choose to do it because I like the way it keeps my work in place while I am trying to sew by hand.
- Using your leather needle begin to stitch the fringe to the strap.
- Using glue once again top the two center pieces of fringe with your feather trim. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
- You may carefully stitch the feather trim down using your leather needle, I would use a very thin thread, being careful to hide all stitches.
- Wear, enjoy!
Expecting flowers this Valentines day? Why not put them in a vase as hot as the man who sent them. You can dress up an old vase or grab an inexpensive plain glass vase from your home décor shop.
- Plug in hot glue gun. Allow gun to heat up 3-5 minutes.
- Once glue-gun is hot and glue can easily be applied, begin applying to the lip of the vase. Do this while working in small section, about 2-3inches at a time. Apply the tape of the fringe to the lip while glue is still hot. Work around entire lip of vase. Trim off any excess fringe.
- Apply feather tape in same manner.
- Glue 1st mesh covered jewel on top of tape. Measure 2 1/2″ from either side of jewel and apply the 2nd. Continue around entire lip of vase.