Halloween Home Decor DIY Round Up


Halloween is one of our favorite times to craft. Not only do we love creating costumes, we also ADORE making home decor. Halloween gives us the opportunity to get super creepy with our style, and dust and cobwebs finally have their moment to shine in our homes! Right? Maybe that’s just us. Here are a few of our favorite Halloween DIYs to transform your happy home into  a haunted mansion!

Potent Poisons 

Arsenic and Old Lace Labels

Country Living created these terrifying labels for your questionable libations. You can download the stickers on their website, and watch to see which of your guests dare to drink.

The Bat Shade

Martha Stewart Bat Lamp Shades

Some of these paper bats are glued to the shade, while others are hung from a thread to give the appearance of floating. Who would think that turning the lights ON could send a shiver down your spine?

The Raven

Better Homes and Gardens Feathered Wreath Craft

These feathered wreaths from Better Homes & Gardens are perfectly Poe-etic. We love the long, dramatic ribbons which almost trail the ground. If you’re looking for a similar style check out our selection of satin ribbons and feathers!

Shadowy Figures

Cheesecloth Spirit Sculptures

Martha Stewart deserves the title of “Queen of Halloween”. These cheesecloth spirits are simple to make, and will terrify passersby.  Imagine seeing these specters lurking in the hallway of your house!

Lights and Frights

Halloween Marquee Letters from Lolly Jane

These marquee letters from Lolly Jane are so crafty! Can you believe they’re made using just cardboard letters, paint, and string lights? This DIY would look great even if it weren’t Halloween! Imagine your name lit up in lights! That’s why everyone goes into show business right?

We hope you enjoyed our DIY Halloween Home Decor Roundup, and it inspired you to get crafty! If you need some more Halloween inspiration to start creating creepy-chic home decor, visit the Trick or Trims section of our website!

NEW Flatback Swarovski Colors!!


By Blerona

As if there weren’t enough beautiful colors already, Swarovski has surprised us with some more! Take a look at Swarovski’s new flatback rhinestones colors! Click on the size to view more colors in that size.

DARK SAPPHIRE Size: ss9 – EMERALD AB  Sizes: ss9, ss12GREEN TURMALINE Sizes-ss9  – FUCHSIA AB  Sizes: ss9, ss12 LT. SAPPHIRE Size: ss12  – AMETHYST SATIN Size:  ss20  LT AZORE Size:  ss9 – BLUE ZIRCON AB Size: ss12 LT AMETHYST AB Size: ss12 – CITRINE Size: ss12  INDIAN SAPPHIRE Sizes: ss9, ss12– LT. AMETHYST Size: ss9 MONTANA AB Size:  ss12 – SHADOW CRYSTAL Size: ss12TANZANITE AB Size: ss12 – SMOKED TOPAZ AB Size: ss12 SUNFLOWER Size: ss16, ss20 – CRYSTAL SILVER Size: ss16, ss20    ROSE SATIN Size:  ss20 – JONQUIL SATIN Size: ss20 


Dress Up for New Years!…


By Julissa

The New Years Celebration is this week, so let the festivities begin! Of course when you go out, you need to look your best. If you want to stand out, make your own layered necklace made out of M&J’s chains and rhinestone buttons.


  • 2 yards of Swarvoski Crystal Chain, Style# 44700 (1.800.9.mjtrim) (Limited Edition)
  • 1 yard of 15mm  Silver Chain, Style# 44522 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
  • 28” of 6mm Pearl Rosary Chain, Style# 44522 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
  • 1  70L/44mm Crystal Rhinestone Button, Style # 37501 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
  • 1 48L/30mm  Crystal Rhinestone Button, Style# 37501 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
  • 1 40L/25mm  Crystal Rhinestone Button, Style# 37501 (1.800.9.mjtrim)


  • Connect the links to the Swarvoski Chain together. Twist and make two layers of it.
  • Take the pearl chain and link the chain together. It should fall in between the Swarvoski chain.
  • Take the silver chain, that one is going to be the longest and should fall last, buy jump rings and clasps to attach the back.
  • Use wire to wired the buttons on to the chain.

DIY:Rosette Belt

By Julissa

Now that the holidays are here, there are a lot of parties and family gatherings. The one thing I love to do is create an outfit or change a piece of garment to make it look more festive and make it look more me. Here is a belt I made out of rosettes. I know something like this will definitely get a lot of compliments. With a few easy steps, you can create your own.



  • Take the small white rosette flower trim and cut three individual flowers. Take two of the flowers and create an overlapping affect on the side of the big Grey flower.
  • Take small black rosette trim and cut two individual flowers. Glue a small black rosette on to the grey flower, glue it about two inches away from the white rosettes.
  • Take the other white rosette and glue on top of the black rosette, creating a overlapping affect. Then take the other black rosette and create another overlapping affect by gluing it on top of the white rosette.
  • Take the Grey chromspun ribbon and glue it behind the rosettes.
  • Then sew the hook and eye on the end of the ribbon.

DIY: Fun Christmas Decorations…

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By Julissa

My favorite part of the year is finally here. The holidays to me means fun gatherings, fun decorations and great presents. I love decorating for the holidays. You can either shop for new decorations or, what I love to do, make my own. Here is a decoration you can wrap your Christmas tree or around you house, it made of paillettes.



  • Take Needle and thread. Take a paillette and put needle through it. Once the paillette is through, tie a knot. You do this with every paillette, 1 inch apart from eachother.
  • Make it as long as you want, when your a done, tie a knot at the end.

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.

Number 54 on page

Materials Used:

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



M&J Trimmings teamed up with Edie and her team to show us how we can dye M&J’s silk ribbon,with RIT Dye, to make various patterns and combinations. She demonstrates how to iron the ribbons into a fabric mosaic panel that can be used to embellish almost anything from handbags to jewelry to gloves and back again. You can also dye your own fabric mosaic and trims to match your mood or event. Its easy and a lot of fun to do.

Check it out!!

We’ve Been Featured…

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By Julissa

We’ve been featured on Life & Style Weekly magazine! Instead of buying a whole knew wardrobe,  Life & Style Weekly magazine shows us 8 Low-Cost ways to Update Your Wardrobe, one way it by using M & J metal buttons.


Buttons on magazine:



Limited Time Rhinestone Special


October 13th – 15th, 2010 Only

Terms of Sales:

  • Discount is only available from Customer Service via 1-800-9-MJTRIM only or info@mjtrim.com
  • Discount does not apply to small packs
  • Discount is only for Jet Black and Sun color flatbacks
  • Discount does not apply to past orders.  Orders must be placed between the date of October 13th – 15th, 2010 via Customer Service Only
  • Customer Service Hours:  9am EST – 5:30pm EST


Sequin Bow Headband

By Blerona

It’s Lady Gaga meets Gossip Girl!

Bow headpieces are a big hit this year. And we’ve seen many different variations of it on Lady Gaga, and Gossip Girl. We’ve seen striped bows, hair made bows, lace bows, oversized bows to small bows, but so far I haven’t seen any sequin bows headbands. So I decided to make one, these totally chic bows take 5 minutes to make and look great on a hair clip or a headband. And did I mention there perfect for the Spring and Summer!


Stretchable Sequin Bow Tie



  • Step one– Fold the cut Stretch Sequin in half and sew each ends together.
  • Step two– With the sewn sequin facing vertically in the middle, pinch the center and sew the sequins in place.
  • Step three– With the center sewn, take your needle and thread put the needle thru the middle of the sewn center horizontally, pull from the back of the bow then repeat. (This will create the back of the center bow and front to stick together.)
  • Step four– Hot glue to a headband or hairclip

Tips* Add a funky button, ribbon or chain around the center for a more finished look. I prefer a plain headband with a little bit of glam, but dress it up to fit your own personal style.