M&J has an extensive home decor section. We pride ourselves on our selection of rhinestones, fringe, ribbon, cords, cordedge, and tassels. Each of our trims can transform your home from winter to spring. We understand that every detail is keen when adding an element of style and sophistication. Here are five of our top interior decor projects for spring!
A Beautiful Mess
For more DIY home fashion ideas check out some of our previous posts.
After creating our DIY Fringe Christmas tree, we’ve been looking for cool ways to include fringe in all aspects of our holidays: holiday decor, gift wrapping, and gifts! These are some of our favorite finds…
…and if you are looking to make your own creations with fringe, we are offering 10% off all fringe trims on our site with code MJFRINGE. Valid now until Sunday, December 16.
DIY Fringe Chandelier via The Sweetest Occasion
DIY Fringe Tassel Gift Toppers via Studio DIY
DIY Fringe Clutch via Teen Vogue
DIY Fringe Scarf via I Spy DIY
DIY Fringe Ornament Garland via Confetti Pop
With all of the alternative Christmas trees we’ve spotted, we decided to use some of our versatile fringe trim to create our own! We especially loved creating this version because you can place it right above a table or chair that will hold all of your holiday presents. That way it looks magically larger than it really is!
6 yds of emerald 4″ chainette fringe
2 yds of gold 2″ chainette fringe
Green and yellow tacs
1 yd of metallic cord (optional)
Ruler and pencil (not shown)
1. Your tree is going to measure 34 inches tall and 20 inches wide. Using a pencil and ruler, measure and mark these points on your wall.
2. Using your tacs, add your first layer of fringe along these points.
3. Continue adding fringe from the bottom to the center and to the other side using your tacs. When pinning at the center, you can leave about an inch of wall space to cover up later. This will save fringe to complete the entire tree.
4. Once the “tree” is completed, use your gold trim as “decorations”. Cut out pieces that will drape across the tree to cover up the bare wall spaces. Tape or glue these pieces on. I taped them so I could salvage the emerald fringe for any future DIYs.
5. Add a star to the top of your tree. If you don’t have one, you can always use some metallic cord you may have leftover from last week’s DIY to create a star using your tacs.
6. Add any additional ornaments you may have and you’ve created a festive alternative Christmas tree!
Decorating our homes for the holidays has been on our minds for quite some time. We love the idea of creating garlands and mantle pieces using fringe and some holiday ribbons. Hopefully, these pictures allow you to fall in love with the idea too! If you want to put your DIY skills to work, make sure to check out our Holiday Ribbon and our Fringe sections to get started!
Halloween is just around the corner, so naturally we’ve been brainstorming some simple DIY costume ideas. One costume idea that we love is the classic flapper, complete with a fringe skirt and an embellished headband. With this in mind, we dreamed up this DIY fringe skirt that would be perfect for any 20′s inspired costume. It’s incredibly simple, and you could keep wearing it long after Halloween is over. Check out our tutorial below! You can find our flapper inspired items at mjtrim.com.
1. Get your supplies. All you need is some fringe, scissors, fabric glue, and a plain black skirt. If your skirt is elastic, make sure it has a zipper in the back. You may also want to stretch it out a bit with a piece of cardboard before you attach your fringe.
2. Measure out and cut a length of the fringe that will go all the way around the skirt, and perfectly lines up with the bottom of the skirt. Cut another length of fringe that will go all the way around at the top of the skirt.
3. Use your Unique Stitch glue to glue down the bottom piece of fringe. You may want to use a ruler and pencil to draw your desired line before you glue it down.
4. Add the second piece of fringe at the top of the skirt, gluing it down in little sections with your fabric glue.
5. Let the glue dry, then you’re ready to show off your new flapper costume!
Heather of Fashionista New York Girl whipped up these DIY Fringe shorts using fringe from M&J Trimming. This is such an awesome way to use fringe – and we love the dip-dye effect. We can’t wait to try it ourselves with some of the fringe we have in store!
If anyone remembers our fringe inspiration post from last week, you’ll know that we were obsessing over this neon fringe necklace that we saw on Chiara of The Blonde Salad. We decided to make our own edgier version with some studs and fringe from M&J Trimming. Follow along below to make it yourself!
1. Cut the neon fringe in half, so you have two 9 inch pieces of fringe. Spread a thin line of glue across the top of one of the pieces, then place the other piece directly on top and press them together. (This is so the fringe will be thicker and sturdier.) Do the same thing with the black fringe.
2. Draw a line of glue across the top of the black fringe. Place the neon fringe directly on top and press down. Let the glue dry.
3. Using your pliers, open a link on one end of the chain. Hook it through one of the loops in the top of the fringe and then close the link with the pliers. Do the same on the other side of the fringe. Make sure the chain is long enough to slip over your head.
4. Unscrew the studs and remove the screws, so you only have the flat studs. Space them evenly along the top of the fringe, then glue them down individually. Let them dry and you’re all set!
Everytime we walk into our store we get inspired by all the different colors of fringe – but we never know what to DIY with it! We’re seriously loving all of the DIY fringe inspiration around the web, though. What should we make?
via Cheyenne Meets Chanel / Free People / Song of Style / Love Maegan / The Blonde Salad
We’re loving the western trend that has been popping up lately – especially in this editorial from Vogue Turkey May 2012. The leather fringe and enormous belt buckles look so chic when they’re paired with edgy studs and sleek silhouettes. We’re definitely going to stock up on western trim and start DIYing!
via Fashion Gone Rogue
We love DIY blogger tutorials- especially these bold statement necklaces! We managed to cut down our list to our top 5 DIY blogger necklaces that we plan to try. Pick your favorite statement pieces and start DIYing!
1. DIY Gretchen Jones Necklace by Honestly WTF
2. DIY Washer Necklace by Runway DIY
3. DIY Heartbeat Necklace by ISPYDIY
4. DIY Statement Necklace by P.S.- I Made This
5. Chevron Fringe Necklace DIY by The Alison Show