The presents have been wrapped, the cookies have been iced, and the seasonal DIYs are done. Well..almost. Before you throw out that holiday ribbon that’s wrapping your present, give it another glance. Ribbon is like DIY platinum. It’s a great resource to DIY with! Trust us on this one. We went all the way back into the M&J Archives and dug up some of our favorite ways to use ribbon, along with updated seasonal suggestions!
Use a beautiful solid-colored ribbon to show off some jewels. This DIY would be easy to recreate with some of our rhinestone buttons or appliques!
If you’re left with a lot of the same seasonal ribbon, use it to spruce up your winter decor! Gold or rich velvet ribbons would look great against a dark winter curtain. Need a little more hold for heavier curtains? Secure the curtain with a thick craft wire first, then wrap the ribbon around it and tie a beautiful bow!
Pearls add fun to the sophisticated look of pearls by making this cool ribbon and pearl necklace!
Reuse that ribbon to accent a basic shirt. Imagine how pretty a bright red shirt would look with this plaid ribbon as an accent.
We hope these suggestions have shown some new light on those oft-forgotten ribbons. Now that you have those ribbons safety stashed, go enjoy some cookies and watch Home Alone already! From all of us at M&J Trimming, we wish you a very merry Christmas, and happy holidays!
Curtains are among the first details you notice when you enter a room. They are both functional and fashionable. In order to get that dramatic effect curtains should be embellished with fringe, pom-pom trim, or greek key Jacquard. Purchasing these curtains ready-made can get pretty expensive which is why we always take the DIY route at M&J. To make your own customized curtains you can purchase inexpensive curtains from a department store and embellish them with any decorative trim. The options are endless!
To give you some inspiration we’ve rounded up some of our favorite curtain makeovers. Let us know what you think!
DIY Back Tap Curtains via I Heart Nap Time
DIY Pom Pom Curtains via 6TH Street Design School
Ikea Curtain Makeover via Lilikoi Joy
Ikea Curtain Makeover via Dwellings by Devore
Curtains from Drab to Fab via …Love Maegan
Customize Store-Bought Curtains via The Shabby Nest
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This August 2012 editorial in Elele Turkey is definitely sending our crafty minds into overdrive. Not only do we want to recreate the lace dresses but we are, also, in love with all of the lace and sheer pillows, throws, and curtains. These would make for some beautiful DIYs!
images via Fashion Gone Rogue
We have an abundance of tassels in our store, and we’ve been trying to brainstorm all of their DIY possibilities. We searched through our favorite DIY blogs to find the best tassel DIYs, and we’re so impressed with what we’ve found. Necklaces, curtains, belts – you can make so many things with just a few tassels! See our 5 favorite tassel DIYs below.
DIY Ombre Tassel Necklace by Oh The Lovely Things
DIY Tassel Belt by Honestly WTF
DIY Tassel Trimmed Curtains by Love Maegan
DIY Tassel Earrings by A Pair & A Spare
DIY Tassel Shirt by P.S. I Made This