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.
With our 78th Anniversary just around the corner, we’re feeling pretty festive! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than throwing a party. One of our favorite things about parties is the decorations and favors because they add fun to any party! Make one of these party hats for your next themed get-together.
These beautiful floral party hats from 100 Layer Cake are great for a bridal party, or a girl’s birthday. Keep them in the fridge before wearing to ensure that the blooms are lively.
This hat from Almost Makes Perfect is fantastic for New Year’s Eve!
Party hats don’t have to just be for heads. They make great snack holders too!
These leather crowns are great for birthdays, and can be used to dress-up too because they are sturdy and durable.
These beautiful blooming hats from Oh Happy Day are perfect for a little girl’s birthday, and they’re really lightweight!
If you’re looking to have the perfect summer party for you and your friends, there’s nothing better than a tea party! Tea parties combine some of our favorite things from florals, to sweets and teas! They’re also great for soon-to-be brides because they’re the perfect types of parties for a fun and feminine afternoon.
We love the tiny tea cup arrangements on each table. It’s a great way to use the tea party theme for a dinner party.
A loose leaf tea station is the perfect for a group. They can pick exactly what they want, and herbal options ensure those who can’t have caffeine won’t feel left out!
Sweets and treats are the hallmark of any good tea party. Stock your table with finger foods and petit fours for the event!
Keeping the environment light with plenty of pastels is ideal for this type of party, and flowers are essential!
Mismatched plates are a fun way to add a vintage feeling to your party. Pick up a set at your local thrift store and keep adding on until you have the perfect mix of mismatched pieces!
We’ve been seeing sheer styles all over the city this summer, and with good reason! Dressing with sheer fabrics ensures that you’re covered up, but also allows for a more playful layering style. Sheer pieces are also often airy, perfect for those sweltering summer days.
We love the bold colors of this outfit, and the smattering of red shapes on the top. This outfit embraces sheer style from top to bottom. And those shoes.
Sheer is sophisticated when paired with tights and a long dramatic coat. This is a great way to don those sheer frocks when autumn comes a’ knocking.
While we normally wouldn’t dare wear a bandeau, it looks perfectly pretty when worn under a tucked in shirt. Class mixed with sass.
Here’s a patterned sheer dress in a soft pastel. It’s light, comfortable, but still super chic.
This month we’ve welcomed a bunch of bright and beautiful new trims and accessories to our website! The trims we have brought in are great for anything, from fashion to home decor! And with school just around the corner, these trims are perfect for your upcoming DIY projects!
This fun braided trim comes in three styles. Our favorite feature of this design is the interwoven metallic trim!
These braids are absolutely beautiful, and make for a cool addition to basic home decor.
Another set of braids that are so soft and sweet, and come in an array of colors. These would look great as an accent on any dress.
If you need to spell it out, or are looking for that varsity vibe, check out our chenille letters!
Does your dress need a little pizzazz? What about a trim with metallic tinsel? Available in four dazzling colors, this trim is a knockout!
Do you wish summer would last forever? So do we. But there are some simple ways to keep summer alive even when the winter chills sink in! Keep your home subtropic instead of subarctic by adding some bold botanicals to the mix! We’re talking about palm fronds, people. They may not do well in cold weather, but as far as trends go, they’re evergreen!
Add realistic wallpaper for a room that could pass for paradise.
Explore unique color combinations.
Add a subtle tropical touch to your decor in an unexpected place!
You can keep it green and go gold with elaborate accessories!
A very special birthday is coming up, and the cake is definitely bound to have more candles than it can handle. But what do you do when you want to keep the celebratory impact of the cake without turning the cake into a crater? With a simple decoration that’s also easily translatable to walls: ribbon garland!
What You’ll Need:
15mm French DF Satin Ribbon
1.Cut your ribbons into 4″ strips.
2. Add glue to one side of the ribbon, and place it under the string in the middle.
3. Fold over the ribbon and pat it down. Repeat this step with the other colors until you reached your desired length for your garland.
4. Once the ribbon is dry, fold the tips of each ribbon meeting together. Cut on an angle doing downward.
5. Add dowels to each side of the cake and attach your cake garland to each side.
What You’ll Need:
1.5” Single-Face Satin Ribbon #00299
1. Repeat the steps above with 10″ lengths of ribbon.
Are you a fashionista on the go? If your iphone is an extension of yourself, you probably use your phone for activities outside of just calling. Phones are great for communicating and all, but what about getting the latest news, talking to friends through social media, or even buying the perfect pair of shoes? There’s an app for all of that, AND there are apps that will make your life as a trendsetter even easier!
Stylebook is your new best friend. This fashion app is like a virtual closet where you can try on pieces you already own. We aren’t going to say it works without lifting a finger, but that’s just because that’s the only thing you DO need to do to create your next outfit.
The Hunt is a social app that allows users to post photos of outfits they’re coveting, or even just questions they want answered. Then community members do their best to help a fellow fashionista out!
Does your fashion vocabulary need refining? Is your dream to be a serious style blogger, but you don’t know where to start? Fashion Terms is the app for you if you’d like to update your fashion terminology and never wonder what a bolero is again.
Get the latest is fashion news with the Style.com app, all of the breaking news stories in the swipe of an index!
Do you have a big birthday coming up? A party you want to impress your guests at? A special announcement that needs a special dessert? Enter the cake topper. This wonderful addition to any cake, big or small, can instantly take your cake up a notch or two. Perfect for any occasion, cake toppers make any celebratory event even more exciting, but pre-made varieties can cost more than the cake itself! So why not roll up your sleeves (if they aren’t already rolled from creating that perfect cake) and get crafting!
Gems are totally outrageous, and thus the perfect toppers for a delicious cake. These cute paper and glitter creations from Designlovefest are perfect for any princess’s party!
What’s better than a cake topper? A cake topper you can eat. What’s better than that? A cake topper you can eat with sprinkles. Kojo Designs checked off every box, and made the perfect sprinkle cake topper.
These monogram cake toppers from Design Sponge are so beautiful, we’d hold onto them long after the last slice has been had.
Lauren Conrad must share our love for ombre and ribbons. Just look at these beautiful flag cake toppers! They’re perfect for a baby shower.
Even the smallest of cakes can use a little topper love. These paper clip balloon toppers from Studio DIY are just the ticket for some sweet personalized treats!
It seems like somebody around here has a birthday coming up, and we don’t want to point any fingers, but yes, it’s totally us! In two weeks we will be celebrating 78 years in business, and we couldn’t be more excited. Now that we have birthdays on our minds, our thoughts are obviously drifting towards the part of brains that controls our sweet tooth, and we can’t stop looking at delicious and decorative cakes! Check out these amazing edible creations that are great for weddings, birthdays, and everything in between.Nothing says glamour like having a little bling on your cake. Those gold stripes look good enough to eat, and have seconds!
A row of beautiful pastel cakes? Why, of course we would love a sample!
Sometimes simple is best, which is why we’re look loving this beautiful cake! Just some white frosting and a couple of festive balloons, and we have everything we need to get the party started!
Can’t decide on one dessert? Well now you can have your ice cream and eat your cake too with this delicious banana split cake!
Florals are so festive, which is why adding them to your cake is a no-brainer! This beautiful rosette cake almost looks too beautiful to eat! Almost.