Pillows are meant to be fun! Why wouldn’t you want to experiment with them? Pillows are a non-committal way of changing your bedroom from one season to the next. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pillows that you can easily recreate with M&J materials. Check out our large selection of piping, ribbons and appliques for even more inspiration!
These pillows reminded us of our favorite DIY Studded pillow post from a while back.
M&J has an extensive home decor section. We pride ourselves on our selection of rhinestones, fringe, ribbon, cords, cordedge, and tassels. Each of our trims can transform your home from winter to spring. We understand that every detail is keen when adding an element of style and sophistication. Here are five of our top interior decor projects for spring!
A Beautiful Mess
For more DIY home fashion ideas check out some of our previous posts.
With the rise of music festivals, and 70′s influences bohemian fashions have been very popular. Retailers have embraced these artistically derived nature looks in fashion and interior design. With Spring in place, we felt there was no better time to show off some of our favorite bohemian pieces for the home. We can’t get enough of these vibrant and freshly styled pieces. We love the following pieces so much that we’ve attached similar M&J products to recreate the looks.
3MM Imported Rayon Twist Cord
5/16″ Rayon Twist Cord
6MM Neon Vinyl Bolo Cord
10MM Neon Elastic Cordedge
1 1/2 Hand Dyed Velvet Ribbon
Check out a large selection of home decor products on our website at MJTrim.com
Looking for ways to stand out in the crowd for the rest of Fashion Week? Use some of our stud trim to embellish a hat or use some of our spike chains to create a statement necklace! Check out all of our favorite selections to create something that will help you stand out in a sea full amazing streetstyle!
I’ve done so many Spring posts and I can’t help but do another one. I’m just really excited about SPRING being here, if you couldn’t tell already, but luckly I decided to skip the accessories and fashion and went into some good old Home Decor. This DIY is a great way to freshen and brighten up your home. Simply use two different types of ruffles and glue or sew it on to your favorite pillow! Can’t get easier than that!
23Mm Box Pleated Chromspun Edging Item# 30217
1″ Btfly Pleat Twill Center Stitch Item# 40497
Magna Tac Glue or Needle & Thread
Hey Everyone! Nicole from Sketch42 here! I am delighted to be this month’s blogger of the month, and even more delighted when I opened the gorgeous little package that the folks at M&J sent over!
This spring I am SO inspired by neons and color so when I opened the box and found neon grosgrain ribbon and Rit Dye, I was thrilled! I have been dying to do some dip-dying ever since I made some tie-dye napkins this summer. Dip Dying seems just a tad more sophisticated and is a much simpler affair.
So for my first project, I made a place setting that I would use for a spring lunch or brunch. The great thing about this project is that even just by using the neon grosgrain bow as a napkin ring, you can set a totally current and chic table with very little permanence or cost.
After I made the dyed napkins and the co-ordinating napkin ring and placed them on a white plate, I knew I wanted to add way more color. So I added a peacock colored placemat that I already had. Then I realized I had these amazing vintage neon glasses and that they would add even more color to the table. And then after that, I thought of making the orange coaster! (I was considering making a placemat but I didnt have enough cord…)
For my second project, I spruced up one of my daughters shirts, by adding a strip of neon grosgrain underneath the buttons. I love this idea because its so subtle and yet it really makes the shirt seem super fresh. I also adorned the collar with a beaded flower to add that little extra something. I totally want to make one of these for myself using the neon yellow ribbon… but thats a project for another day. For a man’s shirt, I would add the ribbon on the underside of the collar. Just a little peak of color is the key to keeping this DIY sophisticated.
4mm Imported Rayon Twist Cord Item# 42950 in Orange
1” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain Item# 02224 in Neon Orange
1” Imported Chromspun GrosgrainItem# 02224 in Neon Yellow
1” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain Item# 02224 in Neon Pink
2mm Round Learther Cord Item# 00260 in Turquoise
Thread Item# 42681 in Golden Rod and Poppy
Rit Dye Powder Item# 46301 in Fuchsia and Sunshine Orange
Seed Beads Item# 76010 in Paque
Project 1 Instructions: Dip Dyed Napkins
- Follow the instructions on the Rit Dye Box. I chose to do mine on the stove. Mix dye with hot water, salt and a small amount of detergent. Stir and wait until desired color is achieved.
- Take clean, washed napkins and dip into the dye bath. I dipped the edges of one napkin, the side of another and the bottom of another. Ultimately, the napkin with the dyed bottom was the most successful.
- Immediately rinse with warm water, then cold until the water runs clear.
- Dry and iron.
Project 2 Instructions: Neon Grosgrain Bow.
- Begin the bow by winding the ribbon back and forth to form three loops. To do this, first form one loop. Holding the loop at its midpoint, wind the ribbon underneath to form another loop that is slightly larger than the first. Now hold both of the loops together at their midpoints and wind the ribbon underneath in the opposite direction to form a final loop, again slightly larger than the previous.
- Staple them together at the midpoint.
- Wrap a small piece of ribbon over the staple and secure in the back with a glue gun.
- Attach to the center of the extra ribbon , and using the glue gun secure the ends of the ribbon to each other.
- Place the napkin inside.
Project 3 Instructions: Orange Cord Coaster
- Remove the tape from the edge of your cord.
- Using a glue gun, apply a little bit of glue to the edge of your cord to stop fraying .
- Place the cord flat on a table and wrap the cord into a spiral, using one hand to keep it flat and the other to twist.
- Take your glue gun and cover the entire cord with glue. Make sure that the glue gets in between the cord. Finish the edge of the cord with a little more glue and tuck it into the side of the coaster.
- After the glue dries, turn it over and voila!
Project 4: Neon edged white button down:
- Take a plain white button down shirt. Find a ribbon that matches the width of the area you want to cover.
- Remove all the buttons.
- Using a no-sew iron on stitching, fold over the edge of the ribbon and iron it so that fraying is not exposed.
- Measure the length of the ribbon to your shirt adding a 1/8 of an inch (for folding over) and cut the ribbon. Then finish that edge with the iron on stitching as well.
- Iron on the entire ribbon to the length of the shirt. (I made sure that the side edge of my ribbon would jut out just past where the shirt would cover so that the ribbon would show the entire length of the shirt even when it was buttoned.)
- Sew on all the buttons using colored thread. (Even just simply changing the thread would have subtly spruced up this shirt!) I also stitched the top and bottom edges of the ribbon to the shirt.
- Stitch a few beads in a flower pattern at the collar.
- I paired it with jeans and a bracelet I made by braiding the enclosed leather cord.
It’s that time again, when we pick our favorite blogger of the MONTH! Our pick for April is someone you know very well!
Nicole from Sketch42blog, yes the same blogger from our first ever M&J DIY Challenge! Well we invited her back her own post because we love her work so much. Nicole is the ultimate interior decorator! Don’t believe me well check out her blog, she decorated her entire apartment all on her own and added her own artwork to the walls. See her beautiful home in RUE Magazine. On her blog she shares her love for home decor, fashion and just about everything else. And we’re so happy to have her guest post for us again.
Here’s what we sent her for the Blogger of the Month Challenge…check back on Friday April 15th, 2011 to she what she made!
It’s that time of the month again, when we pick our favorite blogger of the MONTH! Our Pick for March is coming from NYC!
Meet Stefanie Schiada, design and lifestyle blogger better known to her readers from Brooklyn Limestone simply as Mrs. Limestone. Whether working on a DIY home decor project, traveling to all corners of the world in the pursuit of a full passport or prepping for a costume party, she documents it all on her blog. Stefanie is a lifelong New Yorker and self confessed trash tv addict. Check out more of design, decor and travel at Brooklyn Limestone. And that’s why we love her, her home renovation just blew us away and so did all her other creative projects!
Heres what we sent her for the Blogger of the Month Challenge…now let’s see what she can make! Check back on Thursday March 17, 2011.
My favorite part of the year is finally here. The holidays to me means fun gatherings, fun decorations and great presents. I love decorating for the holidays. You can either shop for new decorations or, what I love to do, make my own. Here is a decoration you can wrap your Christmas tree or around you house, it made of paillettes.
- Take Needle and thread. Take a paillette and put needle through it. Once the paillette is through, tie a knot. You do this with every paillette, 1 inch apart from eachother.
- Make it as long as you want, when your a done, tie a knot at the end.
There are a lot of simple ways to embellish anything with ribbon, and seems you always get the perfect finish. My particular favorite thing to embellish are vases, one simple ribbon can add so much character. With this simple design you can decorate any home or table setting. All you need is a vase, ribbon and some fresh flowers. I even added some rocks for more detail.
50mm Midori Dupioni Silk Ribbon Style#37302 – color Dahlia
Click here to Learn how to tie the perfect bow