Last Minute Ideas to Ring in 2015


If you agreed to host a last-minute New Year’s Eve party and are trying to DIY your decor as the clock strikes down, we have a few quick DIY-ideas that won’t take too long and will bring the cheer and celebration to your get-together!

fa3e2737d8402a620d24882408e25872Fill a balloon with confetti and pop it when the clock strikes 12!

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7ccffc1584a6e0de0450945b76bb2158Use metallic ribbons to create a circular chain garland!

DIY-Sparkly-BottlesAdd sparkle to your champagne with these glittery bottles!



Get the party popping with these DIY poppers!

New Year’s Eve Sequin Outfit Inspiration


Ring in 2015 with an outfit that sparkles! New Year’s Eve is THE night to whip out your sequins, and rock them on your pieces. Add glamour to an otherwise casual outfit by topping it off with a sequin blazer. Rock the comfy and cozy combo of a sweater with a sequin skirt.










Uses for Wrapping Paper


The moment after the presents have been unwrapped, reality sets in. You have a living room full of paper scraps that will undoubtedly end up in the garbage. Not this year! This year you can reuse those glittering pieces of paper to make your life more colorful and make you feel better about reusing that pretty paper. F9P5OC1GWF5TL0V.MEDIUMForget the packing peanuts! Shredded wrapping paper makes for colorful packing material.

holiday-gift-wrap-5Make a beautiful bow for future presents using strips of recycled wrapping paper.

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If you’re careful, you can always reuse paper for future gifts. Waste not, want not, right?

cd42971c7c0017d47bb086ac91d829cfUse your favorite wrapping paper to make a fun garland! If you have metallic wrapping paper around, it would make the perfect garland for New Year’s Eve.

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is finally here, and we at M&J Trimming hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday! Don’t forget that these are the last few days to save up to $20 on you everything you need for the holidays with code HOLIDIY!






Last Minute DIY Gifts for Her


Are you in a bind when it comes to finding the perfect gift? These easy DIY presents are easy to make, and look like a million bucks! And she won’t have any idea that you made them the night before. perfect present for the coffee or tea addict in your life! With a beautiful mug like this, they are sure take extra time enjoying the little things they love most, like a hot cup of coffee on a Saturday morning.


DIY-YOUR-NAME-BRACELET-51For those friends who can never find a personalized bauble, make a sparkling name bracelet!

diy_glitter_encrusted_magnets_10If your friend loves decorating with sparkle, whip up a few of these adorable glitter magnets!

bubble_bath_07A friend that likes a little bit of pampering will love this DIY bubble bath, especially if it comes in such a chic package!


6550823177_8aaaf237b5_oA great gift for the busy baker, this jar of brownie mix is ready to go whenever a sweet tooth strikes.

Burlap Holiday Inspiration


Have yourself a very rustic Christmas by adding one element that is sure to add charm to your tree. Burlap is all you need to give your home that shabby-chic feeling that’s so popular around the holiday season. It gives your space a comfort and warmth, as well as a slightly undone aesthetic that makes anyone feel at home. Add a touch of burlap to your seasonal decor in the way of wreaths, garlands, ornaments or even small burlap trees! ae80188238a403264bb73e9c41bcbf46









Holiday Staircase Decoration Inspiration


So you’ve got your tree decorated. Now what? How do you make your home even more festive for the holiday season? If you happen to have a second story, your stairway is the perfect canvas. There’s nothing like a garland wrapped staircase to really add that extra touch to any home for the holidays. Whether you’re working with fresh and fragrant evergreen branches, or decide to spruce up the spot with ornaments and decorations, this extra step really gives your home a feeling of holiday comfort and warmth.








Pinecone DIY Roundup


As we head into the holiday season, we want to start decorating with all of the seasonal accoutrements: snowflake, elves, menorahs, jolly Santas. But if you’re looking for a more transitional element that will easily take you from fall to winter, may we suggest the pine cone? Pine cones have the perfect amount of autumn brown, while also symbolizing that iconic seasonal tree! Check out these DIYs using pine cones that are sure to get your home trimmed for the holidays!






DIY: Toast the Host Lace Candle Holders


Looking for the perfect gift for your holiday host? This DIY is the perfect last minute present that is sure to dazzle! These lace votive holders will set the cozy mood for any soiree, and they may even use them for the party as soon as they get them! DSC_0314

What You’ll Need:

 Glass Votive Holders

4” Fine Metallic Lace


Magna-Tac glue

 Small candlesDSC_03161. Wrap your lace around the candle holder.

DSC_03182. Measure and cut.

DSC_03193. Cut one edge off of the lace trim so that the bottom is relatively flat.

DSC_03214. Add glue to your lace and gently wrap it around the votive. Place on candle holder carefully, and let it dry.


Easy Holiday Gift Upgrades


Have you ever received a gift that just wasn’t your style? Maybe it was too simple, maybe it was too loud. Whatever the reason, you’re thankful for the gift and wouldn’t ever want to throw it out. But what do you do? Stick it in the back of your closet never to see the light of day? Not so fast! Here are some ways to make that meh gift your favorite of the bunch!

Jeweled Sweater

Did you get a piece of jewelry that has way too much going on? Break it apart and use the individual pieces for something else. You can add baubles to a pair of shoes, or make your shoulders shine by sewing your gems onto a basic sweater.Embroidered Headphones from Sweet Paul Magazine

You’re a music lover, but also a fashionista, so those basic headphones might not do. Upgrade them by adding nailheads, gems or even embroidered flowers!

Rugged Sweater Boots DIY

Make those boots made for walking into boots made for strutting! If you have enough basic boots in your closet, make these a fun pair by adding a sweater or some fun leather trim to them!

Studded Pillow

Got a home decor item that doesn’t match your style? Oh the DIYs you could do! Rit Dye will become your best friend. So will beaded trim and jacquard ribbons because they turn the boring and bland into unbelievable.

Did you receive a gift you didn’t absolutely love? Just DIY it into something you can’t live without!