Super Scary Halloween Decor

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Looking to really freak out your party guests this year? You’re not alone. These terrifying decorations are sure to scare the living daylights out of your Halloween party pals.

DIY-halloween-head-crafts-unleashed-1024x682Nothing screams Halloween like a creepy severed head. When it comes to Halloween, cheesecloth is one of your best tools.

6c3efd2881dc7260e55c56c5767e53cdAnd you thought turning off the lights was scary! Turn them on for a creepy-crawly cockroach surprise.

 

Scary_Monster_on_the_Ceiling.img_assist_customYour guests won’t believe their eyes when they look up at your ceiling. All you need for this terrifying decoration is a blood-curdling mask, a wig and a sheet.

DSCN3040Spiders have their secrets too. Let the mysteries of their secret lives unravel in these creepy cocoons.

 

photo-craft-diy-1009-deKeep the creepy all in the family with these ghastly portraits!

DIY: Ribbon Garland

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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!
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What You’ll Need:

15mm French DF Satin Ribbon

Thick String

Scissors

E6000

Dowels

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1.Cut your ribbons into 4″ strips.DSC_0022

2. Add glue to one side of the ribbon, and place it under the string in the middle.DSC_0010

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.

DSC_00414. 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.

 

Ribbon Garland

 

What You’ll Need:

1.5” Single-Face Satin Ribbon #00299

Thick String

Scissors

E6000

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1. Repeat the steps above with 10″ lengths of ribbon.

 

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Lace Decor Inspiration

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Lace is the quintessential feminine fabric. It’s beautiful, delicate and often has a floral pattern. While it’s usually relegated to fashion, lace has a place in home decor too! If you like the rustic shabby chic look, lace is a classic. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use lace in your home.

Lace Dahlia Placemats

These lace dahlia placemats are beautiful, and the floral shape is abstract and modern. It’s a really unique lace look.

Lace Jewelry Holder

We think jewelry should always be on display, and what better way to display your precious jewels than in a picture frame? This jewelry holder actually looks remarkably easy to DIY! You would just need a great frame and some lace trim!

Framed Lace Circles over Bed

Add some interest to your room by displaying different types of lace and doilies in embroidery hoops!

Lighting with Lace in a Dark Room

The lace on this lamp adds romance to this room, and we love the soft glow it gives.

Lace on Rustic Dresser

This is a perfect example of the shabby chic style: muted colors, distressed furniture, and lace.

Do you have any lace in your home? How do you style it?

Tassel Decor Inspiration

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We don’t think we’re alone here when we say tassels are just the best. They can be used for anything from home decor to fashion accessories, and everything in between! We’ve been playing with a lot of tassel as of late because it’s such a fun material fun, and adding it to clothes can instantly make them more funky! Here are some of our favorites. We’ll go as far as to say they’re fan-tassle-stic!

Dipped Neon Tassels

Two loves marry in this photo of dip dyed tassel. We love the pop of neon on an otherwise neutral tassel.

Purple Tone Tassels

The cool purple palette of this tassel garland keeps it from being too bold, with the silver accents adding just the right amount of festive fun!

Assorted Tassels from Ceiling

A ceiling of tassels would be such a cool installation in a craft room! We would be endlessly inspired by just looking up.

Tassels for Party Decor and Weddings

These paper tassels are a huge trend for weddings and party decor. They add whimsy and color to any event, without going over the top and looking childish.

Fringe Wall at M&J Trimming

We obviously couldn’t make an inspiration post about tassel without displaying our giant wall of tassel fringe! In a rainbow of colors and an assortment of shapes, the tassels we have are incredible and varied.

New York City Window Displays

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Many New Yorkers will agree that winter is one of the most magical seasons of the year, especially in the Big Apple. From the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center, to the light show displayed on the windows of Saks 5th Avenue, it’s truly one of the most unique and special times of the year. Every year we become completely inspired by the holiday atmosphere of the city, and we thought we’d share a little bit of New York magic with our readers!

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These beautiful animated window displays from Lord and Taylor brought us back to a forgotten time. The illustrated scenes paired with the moving characters looked like a storybook coming to life.
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Saks 5th Avenue had a whimsical story displayed in its windows. Passersby could follow the story of a young yeti who was determined to chase his dream! Kids were lined up around the block to see the animatronic yeti in action!

Versace Holiday Window Fendi Holiday Presents Window Display Tommy Hilfiger Holiday Windows Cartier Holiday Windows Chocolate Shop Storefront Anthropologie Sleeping Bear WindowAnthropologie Spool Bear WindowAnthropologie Holiday Spools Window Anthropologie Nesting Doll Holiday WindowThe windows at Anthropologie were a DIYers dream come true! That adorable slumbering bear was actually made of spools! Their attention to detail was enough to have you standing in front of the window for hours on end.
Holiday Ornaments Holiday Light Reindeer Holiday Trees

The holidays are in full swing in the city. We think that New York City really embraces the holidays in a special way, but we might be a little bit biased. What does your town do for the holidays? Send us a photo of your favorite decorations!

Tips for Holiday Decorating

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Does holiday decorating have you stressed out? Don’t fret because we’re here to help. Here are a few tips to keep your holiday decorations from getting the best of you.

Tiny Prints Holiday Garland

Simply Styled – Pick a theme before you start decorating. Do some Pinterest perusing and Tumblr digging for fun and festive ideas. Keep the same style throughout the house so that you can easily move items around, and the space will still feel cohesive.

Ornament Wreath from Terrain

Color Combinations – If your home is generally neutral and not decor-heavy, you can get away with some interesting color combinations. If your house is already pretty colorful, keeping to a simple color palette will help keep your holiday decor from looking over-the-top.

Child’s Play – If you have kids, you probably cherish their artist creations. Here is their time to shine! The holidays are one of the best times to showcase your child’s festive art. Even though they may not match your theme or coordinate with your color palette, they add a sweet touch to any home.

Danish Christmas Style from My Scandinavian Home

Bring the Outdoors In – Decorating with natural elements is one way to keep your holiday decor from being too stuffy. It adds a nice rustic touch to any home, and the natural scents of the season are absolutely incredible! There’s nothing like having your whole house smell like a huge pine forest!

DIY It – We obviously love DIYing, and the holidays are the perfect time of year to “do it yourself”. You can save a lot of money by decorating with items that you already have at home! If you love to DIY your decor, don’t forget to go to mjtrim.com for your decorating needs! We have an amazing sale on ribbons, trims, buttons and notions for Cyber Monday, but don’t delay because the offer is only good today!

Remember that these are just suggestions, and if you prefer a different style of decorating, go for it! You may be allergic to pine or prefer to have a rainbow of colors at your holiday table, and these tips may not work for you. Just make sure you’re having fun during the process!

We’ve Been Featured….Ways to Decorate a Gift

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We’ve been featured in Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine December issue. They use M&J’s pom pom trim to show us different ways to decorate a Christmas gift.

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Materials Used:

3/8” Pom Pom Fringe, white Style# 31664