Call us a tad bit biased, but we can’t help our latest obsession over our foldover elastic trim. Here’s a fun and easy DIY tutorial for the wearable elastic.
18MM Foldover Elastic Trim
1.5″ Bugle/Seed Beaded Leaf Trim
Apply a decent amount of E-6000 glue along your elastic band.
Place your 1.5″ Bugle/Seed Beaded Leaf Trim on the area that you had just glued.
Allow the headband to dry for 24 hours prior to wearing it.
Now that the trim is secured, tie your elastic into a double knot.
The elastic is easy to unknot so feel free to test out different measurements making sure the headband rests comfortably on your crown.
Try mixing and matching various trims and appliques using the same steps. We’d love to see what you come up with! #MJTRIMMING
No matter where you’re going this summer, you’ll be sure to spot someone donning a floral crown. This summer staple has been making waves in various markets. Brides adore this whimsical look, but they are certainly not the only ones. This trend has surpassed the bridal markets making an impact in the high fashion markets as well. Retailers have been showing off various versions of the flower crown, and we simply can’t get enough of it! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite headpiece tutorials so you too can fall in love with this trend.
Green Wedding Shoes DIY Flower Crown
Sincerely Kinsey DIY Floral Wreath
Fancy Muffin DIY Flower Headpiece
Shopgirls DIY Floral Crown
Hair Dresser on Fire DIY Floral Crown
We combined two of our favorite things (our neon ribbon and our over sized acrylic chain) to create an amazing headpiece that will get you noticed. Our 4 Ways Music Festivals DIY Feature wouldn’t be complete without an ode to the 70′s.
3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain in Neon Green 1 ¼” Large Acrylic Chain in Rust Combo
Cut two small identical pieces of your 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain in Neon Green
Place your now cut ribbon through the last link of your 1 1/4 inch Large Acrylic Chain.
Double knot your 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain in Neon Green ribbon leaving an even amount of space on either side.
Repeat these steps for both sides. Once each end of your chain has ribbon on either end, tie both ends together.
Now wear your chain headband with confidence!
Not feeling this look? This easy to create DIY can transition from a headband to a necklace within seconds…Just loosen the ribbon
With NYFW well under way, we’ve been grabbing major inspiration from some of the biggest collections to grace the runways. BCBG continued to use lace cutouts in their FW 2013 collection on silk and leather. This inspired us to use our extensive lace and leather collections to create a headband!
1/2 yd leather trim
1 yd lace trim
headband (in store)
1. Cut the amount of leather trim you will need to cover the entire headband.
2. Glue the leather onto the headband. Make sure to smooth out any ripples the glue may cause.
3. Cut the amount of lace trim you will need to cover the headband. Our lace trim was thin so we cut out 2 pieces to place onto the headband.
4. Add a tiny line of glue along the leather and place your lace trim onto it. The glue will leak through the top of the lace trim but it will dry clear.
5. Let dry for 2 hours and you will have a chic and edgy headband!
M&J is constantly getting in new items and I have fallen in love with this new sequin trim. It’s a gorgeous scalloped edge trim on a netting. There are so many uses for this trim and a headband is an easy one. One of the girls who work on the floor took the gold version of this trim and made a simple flower from it for her hair. I was instantly inspired to make my own version.
I’m a huge fan of headbands, hairclips, and hair ties to hold back and adorn my long hair. Working at M&J has allowed me to expand my collection and have a different look everyday. I’ll show you how to make a sequined flower that can then be glued to a headband or hair clip, or even sew a pin on the back for other uses. It only takes a few minutes to make, so it’s also a great last minute gift idea.
#44434 – ½ Yard Gunmetal Scalloped Sequin Trim
#42955 – 23mm Silver Sequin Look Button
#43659 – Black Plastic Headband
*Call 1-800-9MJTRIM, ext:377 to order any of the products not listed online.
1.) Thread your needle and knot the end. Weave the needle through the sheer side of the trim about 1” away from the edge. Weave it in and out every ½” or so to create a gathering stitch. When you get to the end, pull the trim down this thread to gather it up. Gather it to about 3-4” long and knot the end securely to keep it gathered.
2.) Sew one gathered end to the other. You should now have a circle that is ruffled, this will be your flower. You can now either sew on or glue the button to the middle to cover the hole. If you glued it, once it is dry you can move to the next step.
3.) Now you can choose to glue this to a headband, a hair clip, or a pin back and you are set!
Fashion Headband Workshop July 12, 2009
To sign-up: 1-800-9-MJTRIM ext 377
Hi everyone. It looks like it’s time for another Headband workshop. The date is set for July 12th at 9am. If you’re interested in attending, please call 1-800-9-MJTRIM ext 377 to sign-up. Bring friends and family to enjoy this exciting workhsop. We’ll teach you all the cool tips and tricks to creating your own fashionable headband.
M&J’s Headband Workshop
April 19th, 2009
Location: M&J Trimming
Call 1-800-9-MJTRIM to sign-up
Join us on April 19th for a headband workshop. Bring friends and family while we teach you the tips and tricks to creating some the season’s most fashionable headbands. Seats are limited. Please call 1-800-9-MJTRIM to sign-up or for more information.
Our designer, Abby and M&J Trimming was recently featured on Teen.com TV. As headbands continue being a popular must-have, Abby teaches you how to create some easy and beautiful pieces.
Click here to watch the video clip of Abby teaching you the simple techniques.
Ladies, it’s that time again. This Sunday, M&J Trimming will be hosting another headband workshop. You’ll be able to learn how to create some dazzling DIY headbands like the one I made here. Call 1-800-9-MJTRIM to register.
For this headband, I used a large plastic headband that I got from a local discount store. With a 2″ wide satin ribbon, I simply covered the headband using unique stitch glue. After that dried, I glued a beaded appliqué onto the side. Then Tada! It’s really that simple.
Our next headband workshop will be on March 8th, 2009. If you’re interested, please call 1-800-9-MJTRIM ext 377 to sign-up. We look forward to seeing you there.