Meredith & The New Yorkie’s DIY Statement Necklace

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We have been inspired to create statement necklaces all week with our great assortment of chains, cords, and rhinestone trims.  And we are not the only ones!  Over at Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie, they created a DIY statement necklace using some of our supplies.  It looks amazing and is very simple to make, so make sure to check out their tutorial here!

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Martha Stewart’s Secret Source!

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By Blerona

M&J Trimming is so happy, excited & honored to see a full-page feature of M&J Trimming in Martha Stewart Weddings Summer 2011 Issue! Martha Stewart Weddings is the perfect magazine for helping you plan your wedding with great tips in diy, fashion, and decorations we are happy to know that they feel the same way about us. Be sure to pick up a copy in a local store today.

“New York City’s craft mecca, our one-stop shop for the best DIY details” -Martha Stewart Weddings.

Links to Categories in Order Below

Feathers
 Straight Hackle in Coral

Buttons
Half Ball Button, Mother of Pearl Buttons, Tuxedo Buttons, Fashion Buttons

Ribbons
Velvet Ribbon

Appliqués
M&J Bridal Appliqués  (Call 212-704.8017 or visit mjbridalsalon.com)

Cords
Important Rayon Twist Cord
and Mesh Tube Ribbon

Rhinestones
Navette Rhinestone w/settings, Oval R.S. W/Setting, Pointed Back R.S. W/Setting, and  Set in Rose Montes  

Glues
Unique Stitch Glue and Magna-Tax 

Fabric Flowers
M&J Bridal Salon Flower (Call 212-704.8017 or visit mjbridalsalon.com)

Pins and Needles
Large Fancy Safety Pin, Sewing Needles

DIY: Flower Girl Swarvoski Head Band

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By Julissa

Everyone always sees the adorable little girl throwing petals on the floor. Brides also need to worry about what to put on their flower girls. You can create your own head band for your flower girl using ribbon and crystals with these easy steps.

Materials:

Directions:

  • Take the 1/2 yard of satin ribbon and glue it the headband to cover the plastic, cut the the ends to make them shorter, then glue the ends to the inside.
  • Take the 1/2 yard of organza ribbon and glue it straight in the middle of the headband. Cut a little of the ends, leave some left over to glue the ends on the inside of the headband.
  • take the metallic cord, cut 4 pieces even pieces (about 3 1/2 inches long), take the belt and swoop the pieces through, as a belt and glue the the ends on to the headband.
  • take the other pieces of jewels and scatter them as you wish on each side of the head band.

M&J Trimming featured on Lucky Magazine

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M&J Trimming’s cord was featured in the September issue of Lucky magazine.  If you haven’t picked it up yet, then you can get the issue at your local magazine store.  The cord is used to create some substitution for belts.

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DIY Easy Decorative Picture Frame

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By Dara

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It’s been a while since I last wrote an Arts & Crafts blog.  So here I am today, finally updating after so long.

 I’ve been contemplating on getting a puppy lately.  Can you guess what kind of puppy?  Yes, I want a bull dog.  They’re just so adorable.  I know a lot of people think they’re ugly, but they just make me so happy whenever I see one.

Well, I haven’t gotten one yet, but I did get a poster with three cute puppies on them.  The wall in my office is kind of dull right now, so I decided to place the small poster in a picture frame.  It’s not just any picture frame.  It’s one that I handcrafted myself and is pretty proud of it.  The best part is that it was fun and anyone can do it. 

If you want to make one similar to mine, you’ll need is a small foam core board (you get this at an arts and crafts store.  You’ll only need one small enough to fit your picture with an extra inch around all corners of the picture.  You’ll also need one weight sheet protector, cords, sequins, sew-on jewels, glue-gun, double sided tape and a pair of scissors.

Using the double sided tape, attach your picture of the center of the form core board.  Trim the weight sheet protector to fit over the board.  You can tape down along the edges.  Use the glue-gun for attachment, start decorating the frame according to your style.  It’s really that simple. 

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Eco-Friendly Jute Carafe and Glass Set

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By Eleah

 

An easy way to add an element of green to your table is to create a covering made from a natural fiber cord such as jute or hemp.  As mentioned in Milton’s Earth Friendly Jute Belt blog, Jute is 100% biodegradable and requires little to no chemicals for production.

I picked up a cute little set of 4 juice glasses and a matching carafe at a local second hand shop.  If you want your set to be eco friendly try your second hand shops, stuff you already have or look into sets made of recycled glass (an ever-growing industry). 

 

Supplies:

  • Carafe/Pitcher + glasses
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun + glue sticks
  • 8mm Jute Cord (00650-JUTE) (5 ½ yards for the carafe, 1 yard/glass)

 

Directions:

  1. Glue one end of the 5-½ piece of cord to the base of the Carafe.  Leave a little bit of the end unglued so that you can later point it upward and wrap the cord over it as you secure it around the circumference of the Carafe. I also started mine slightly above the actual bottom of the carafe so that it does not touch the table surface.  This is optional. 
  2. Continue to lay down about 3 inches of glue in the desired path of the cord.  Keep snaking it around until you get to the end.  You should be able to pull up part of the glued down cord with the end of a pair of scissors and tuck the raw end of the cord into it so that it is hidden.  
  3. Repeat the same steps with the glasses.
  4. You’re done!  Now you have the perfect set to serve wine or water in to your guests!