With the abundance of lace in our store, we’ve been getting inspired to make some lovely DIY lace jewelry. It’s both simple and delicate, and will easily add a ladylike touch to any outfit. Check out our inspiration below!
It’s time to start thinking about hostess gifts for the holidays! Of course, we’ll be DIYing all of our hostess gifts, and we’ve been working on one that we absolutely adore. We made use of M&J trimming’s incredible selection of jute, paired it with some pretty lace, and created this lovely DIY vase. We love the mixture of the rough jute with the soft lace (and we think any hostess would love it as well). Follow our steps below to make it yourself, and check out our Toast the Host selection to get all your DIY gift supplies.
2. Cut the lace trim so it is the same length as the jute trim. Then use small drops of glue to gently glue it in place on top of the jute trim. The lace should be in the middle of the jute so there is still some jute showing at the top and bottom.
3. Draw a line of glue going vertically in the middle of the vase, then place the jute trim on top of it. Press down so the trim stays in place. Slowly wrap the rest of the jute and lace around the vase, adding lines of glue as you go along. Once you have wrapped it all the way around, add some more glue at the end, then press down both ends until dry.
4. Wrap the jute cord around the middle of the lace then tie it into a bow. It should stay on without glue, but you can add some glue for extra hold.5. Fill with fresh flowers and you’ve got a lovely, handmade hostess gift. (We’d recommend making one for yourself as well, because you won’t want to part with it!)
Now that the holiday season is approaching, we’re sure you’ll be preparing to attend all of those seasonal events and parties. We’ve got the same thing on our mind, so we’ve been trying to brainstorm some simple DIY hostess gifts. We’re loving the idea of a burlap-wrapped candle, a vase wrapped in jute, or a lovely lace candle holder. See some of our gift inspiration below, and check out our Toast the Host picks to make your own DIY host gift!
DIY Burlap and Lace Candle by Factory Direct Craft
DIY Geode Bottle Stopper by Cupcakes and Cashmere
DIY Burlap Napkin Rings by Tatertots and Jello
DIY Lace Candle Holders by Style Me Pretty/Beth Helmstetter
DIY Wrapped Vase by Sheepy Me
Lately we’ve been spotting an awesome new trend: the embellished sweatshirt. We’re loving this trend, because we can wear our coziest sweatshirts while still staying stylish. All of these embellished sweatshirts are totally DIYable, too! Just add sequins, gems, lace, or an applique to jazz up your sweatshirt and make it instantly chic. Check out some of our inspiration below.
If you’re a regular visitor at M&J Trimming, you may have noticed all of the lovely mood boards placed around our store. We get so much DIY inspiration from these, so we wanted to share our Halloween mood boards with you. Today we’re loving our baroque lace mood board, which is inspiring us to make some delicate lace accessories. We’re tempted to create a lace collar, or to add some pearl embellishment to a lovely dress. Check out some more of our inspiration below and let us know what you’re inspired to make! You can find our incredible selection of lace at MJTrim.com.
It’s time we started thinking about fall fashion, and nothing says “back to school” like a preppy pair of oxfords. Naturally, we had to add some DIY magic to a plain pair of oxfords to spice them up a little. So we took two of our favorite trends – lace and neon – and created this sweet neon-studded lace oxfords. Follow the instructions below and let us know what you think in the comments!
1. Remove the laces from your oxfords. You’re going to glue the lace on the shoe in sections, so cut a piece of lace that will roughly cover one section of the shoe. Follow the basic oxford outlines to create the sections. Liberally apply Unique Stitch glue to the first section, then place your lace on top.
2. Use your scissors to trim the lace into the desired shape. It should follow the basic lines of the shoe – this is the easiest way to create each section.
3. Continue to cover the shoe with sections of lace until the entire shoe is covered. Let dry.
4. Pull your neon cord through the holes to create laces.
5. Begin adding your neon studs wherever desired. Simply place a drop of E6000 glue on the shoe, then place the stud on top. Continue to do this for each stud. We chose to follow the natural lines of the shoe, but you could put your studs anywhere you like.
6. Finish studding the shoe – then you’re all done! Let it dry and you’re ready to show off your new kicks.
The best way to jazz up a simple piece of clothing? Add a pocket! They’re functional and trendy, especially if you create a lace or neon pocket. Some of our favorite bloggers have been DIYing pockets onto their clothing, and we love what they’ve been coming up with. We picked out our top 5 favorites below, so check it out and let us know what you think!
DIY Sequin Pocket by Glitter N Glue
DIY Beaded Pocket by P.S. I Made This
DIY Floral Pocket by Urban Beings
DIY Lace Pocket Shorts by Chictopia
DIY Leather Pockets by Court + Hudson
Collars have been a huge trend for a while now, so it’s about time that we’ve whipped up a DIY version. We have an incredible selection of lace in our store, so we whipped up a vintage-style lace collar that will look adorable on a summer dress or blouse. Keep reading to find out how to make your own!
1. Cut the lace into 2 pieces, each one about 8 inches long. Make sure you trim the ends so it won’t fray.
2. Using your needle and thread, sew together the top corners of the two pieces of lace. This will be the front of the collar.
3. Cut the white ribbon into two pieces. Fold about 1/2 inch of one ribbon over itself on the end to make it more sturdy, then sew it to one of the top corners at the back of the collar. Do the same with the other ribbon.
4. Now you’re all done! Simply place the collar in front of your neck, then tie the ribbons together in the back to hold in place.
How cool is this DIY lace cuff by Arianna of Runway DIY? This is such a great way to transform a simple piece of lace – we’ve been trying to think of new ways to use all the lace in our store. The end result is chic and classy, and it doesn’t look like DIY at all! Head over to RunwayDIY.com to see the full tutorial.
Summer’s here, which means we’re ready to slip into our trusty denim cutoffs again. But this summer we couldn’t help but add a little DIY magic to our old jean shorts. So with a bit of lace and some simple sewing materials from M&J Trimming, we whipped up these lace-trimmed shorts that we’ll be living in all summer long. Try it out yourself and let us know how it turns out!