The 121212 Deal

It’s 12/12/12!  Since this is the last time for about 89 years that we’ll have a cool triple number date, we are offering 12% off our online store!   No code needed.  Just check out your favorite M&J Trimming item on the website and it will be ready and waiting for you with 12% already discounted.  And to accommodate all of our amazing West Coast customers, this deal ends tonight at 11:59pm PST.  

This does include all rhinestone small packs and gross packs.  So all of you who have been waiting for these to go on sale, get them while you can so that you can embellish all of your holiday goodies.

The only exclusions are: Trollbeads items, M&J Bridal Salon items, bulk and roll priced items

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M&J Trimming feature in Eide Magazine


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And the great news keep rolling in.  Check out this amazing article that Eide Magazine wrote about us!  Our favorite line was “What’s amazing about this store is that even the least crafty person can be inspired to design and create”.  We, too, believe our store is for the skilled designer and for the person who doesn’t even know what DIY means – anyone can walk in and walk out with the tools to create something beautiful.   Many thanks to the Eide Magazine team for such an awesome feature!

DIY Inspiration: Metallics


Now that we are officially in holiday season, we can’t help but be consumed by all things shiny and metallic!  Metallics were huge in the FW 2012 runway shows, so now we love the idea of taking this trend from our closets and into our home decor!

If you are looking to add some metallics to your wardrobe and home pieces, make sure to check out our Metallic Cord section online.

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M&J Embellishment Set


With the upcoming holidays, there are tons of loved ones to buy gifts for.  Our Premium Embellishment Set can solve your shopping problems easily!  You can buy plain hats, gloves, tees, canvas bags, flats and embellish them as unique gifts for all of your friends or you can buy the kit for that crafty friend of yours!

To make this gifting idea even sweeter, we are offering $10 off this set when you use the code CRAFTY at checkout.  See further details here and hurry -  the deal ends tomorrow, Sunday December 2, 2012!

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M&J Free Holiday Templates!


Tis the season for giving . . . which is why we’re giving you some free holiday templates! We’ve been hard at work creating these templates, and we’re so excited to share them with you. You can create a cute holiday card by adding buttons to one of our card templates, or make fun photobooth props by gluing sticks to our prop templates. We also have holiday tags and holiday bunting for you! Download them all at – hope you enjoy!

Black Friday Ribbon Clearance!




We hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving, and now we’re thrilled to announce that we have a fantastic sale going on for Black Friday! We’re giving you 50% off of 50 yard and 100 yard rolls of gorgeous satin ribbons – with no code required. Don’t forget to check back on Cyber Monday for another awesome sale! And if you’re looking for a DIY to do with your new ribbons, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite ribbon DIYS below.


DIY Ribbon Headband by Flax & Twine



DIY Ribbon Frame by Pocketful of Dreams/Adore by Chloe


DIY Ribbon Bracelet by P.S. I Made This


DIY Ribbon Bow Belt by Runway DIY

DIY Ribbon Washer Necklace by Nestled





M&J Gift Wrap in InStyle!




We always count on InStyle for fashion tips and tricks, and now we’re looking to them for holiday gift wrapping advice as well. InStyle featured our ribbons, fur ball, metal buckle, and lace to create these incredible gift guides, and now we’re getting so tempted to start wrapping our presents! Check out our mentions below, as well as some incredibly helpful gift-wrapping advice from InStyle.







Blogger Highlight: A Splendid Assemblage



Dina of A Splendid Assemblage has been one of our DIY crushes for a while now, after we discovered her awesome curb chain ring. She shares our love for all things sparkly, and all of her DIY projects are incredibly cute and wearable. See a few of our favorite projects below, and pop on over to A Splendid Assemblage to see more!

DIY Glitter Ring



DIY Crystal Necklace


DIY Glitter Striped Top


DIY Curb Chain Ring

DIY Glitter Earrings





Blogger Highlight: Elisa McLaughlin


Elisa McLaughlin is a crafting genius, and we’ve been reading her blog ever since we stumbled upon her DIY lace headband. She creates pretty, delicate DIYs, and we keep coming back to her blog to see her new projects. Check out a few of our favorites below, and head over to Elisa McLaughlin to see more!

DIY Double Strand Lace Headband


DIY Dreamcatchers

DIY Bow Tie Ring

DIY Pom Pom

DIY Fall Leaf Button Card



We have oh-so-many buttons in our store, in an incredible assortment of colors. We wanted to do something fun with them, so we grabbed a handful of brown, orange, and red buttons, and decided to create a lovely DIY fall card. We used the buttons to create the shape of a leaf, and we’re loving the turnout. This card would be perfect for any holiday event, or simply as a way to express your thanks. Check out all of our buttons online, and follow along below to make your own fall leaf card!

Supplies: cardstock (folded in half), craft glue, an assortment of fall-colored buttons, a pencil


1. Make sure your cardstock is folded into a card, in your desired size. Carefully draw the outline of a leaf onto the cardstock. You can do either it by freehand or use a stencil.

3. Gently erase most of the pencil so the leaf outline is just a faint line. Start gluing the buttons down individually so that they fill the outline of the leaf.

4. Keep gluing down the buttons until you’ve filled the entire leaf outline. Add some small buttons for the stem, then you’re all set. Write a message on the inside and share it with a loved one!