Sometimes, it’s not only about what’s inside that counts! Taking time to wrap a gift shows care, and makes the giftee even more appreciative of the effort. If you’re looking to upgrade your gifting game, check out these three fun ways to wrap your holiday presents!
What You’ll Need:
1- Place the largest velvet ribbon going across the front. Flip over and glue the two pieces together when they meet.
2- Flip box over, and place the 36mm velvet ribbon on top of the larget velvet you just pout down. Flip over and glue down.
3- Take a piece of the 36mm ribbon and place under the two velvet ribbons you placed down. Create a bow.
4- Take a piece of your 50mm velvet and create a 4 inch. motif. Glue end to the back of the ribbon. Place aside.
5- Repeat step 4 but with 36mm velvet and 2 inch. motif.
6- Take your 22mm ribbon and place the tassel threw it.
7- Take the 50mm velvet motif and 36mm velvet motif and place together with the smaller one on top.
8- Lay the 22m velvet and tassel combo across the motif and glue on the back. Place in the center of the gift.
What You’ll Need:
1- Place velvet ribbon across and glue end on the back.
2- Place a piece of grosgrain ribbon an each side of the velvet and glue on back.
3- Take the silk ribbon an create a bow. Create another bow by adding another piece of silk ribbon.
What You’ll Need:
2- Take a piece of velvet ribbon and place the fur pom pom threw. Tie a knot so the fur pompom does not slide off.
What You’ll Need:
1- Create a hole with your hold puncher at the end of each ribbon. Make the tags as long as you like.
2- Cut at different angles to create different styles.
3- Take your maker and write the person name or desired text.
This Monday marks the last day of our Cyber Weekend Sale extravaganza! This Cyber Monday we wanted to give YOU a gift to show our appreciation, and help you get the Holidays off to a great DIY start! So, today only, we’re giving away a FREE Project DIY Modern Heirlooms Timeless Wrap Watch project with every order of $50 or more!
Each kit comes with everything you need to make a gorgeous wrap watch, but there are also ways to customize the project to fit YOUR style!
Add chunky chain for a high-end look!
Make it the perfect present with crushed velvet ribbon tied in a bow!
Or swap out the brown bolo for a little blue!
This month has been all about trims and ribbons at M&J Trimming! We’ve brought a lot of great options to the site this July, and we’re happy to share some of our star products with you! Oh, and one thing we may have forgot to mention: a lot of them are on Clearance at 50% off!
This Chenille Rosebud Knit trim is the perfect floral trim for adding to a girl’s dress, or using as a creative summer headband!
Whether you’re a sailor, animal-lover, or astrologist-extraordinaire, we have the jacquard for you! The best part? They’re 50% off!
At some point in your life, you’re going to need beautiful metallic ribbon, and our wire-edged metallic ribbon will be the perfect fit! The thin wire in the edges will help your bows keep their beautiful shape, making this ribbon ideal for presents and holiday wreaths!
Like a little more color? Our wire-edged taffeta ribbons are the ideal bow-makers, and come in a rainbow of shades!
If you want to jazz up your office supply stash, look no further than M&J Trimming! We have a stash of gorgeous ribbons, trims and notions that are perfect for personalized your office space. So whether you’re a recent grad looking to beautify their first cube, an intern dipping a toe into the working world in style, or a seasoned pro who wants a little more personality in their space; you can DIY office upgrades with ease! Check out these adorable paper clips that can be used as bookmarks, or hold together your thesis paper.
5mm Gingham Ribbon
9mm Rose Satin Jacquard
Paper Clip 1 1. Place your 9mm Jacquard through the top of the paper clip.
2. Fold over the bottom piece and cut. Glue pieces together.
3. Once dried, cut the top piece on a slant or different shape.
Paper Clip 2
1. Place your 5mm Gingham Ribbon through the paper clip, and tie it in a knot.
2. Glue one side of your ribbon to the back of the knot going on a slant.
3. Place the other side of your ribbon across the opposite side to create a bow. Glue down.
We’re finally smack dab in the middle of spring, and you know what they say about April showers, right? This month we’ve added not only flowers, but colorful pompoms, lace, ribbons, and more!
These chiffon and patent leather flower pins bloomed just in time for May! Which flower is your favorite?
There’s a rainbow of new fur pompoms in the store in two different sizes! If candy-colored isn’t your style, we also have beautiful pompoms in natural shades.
Nothing goes better together than these crochet flowers and this muted floral lace. The detail on the lace is absolutely breathtaking, and flowers are soft to the touch!
These linen-like ribbons are definitely on our favorites list. They’re thin, have a great texture, and come in an assortment of earthy colors.
Which products do YOU have your eye on this month? Let us know in the comments below!
This week we welcomed some new items to our Clearance section, just in time for spring! Take a look at a small preview of the items we now have in stock, and head on over to MJTrim.com while supplies last!
We’ve added a huge selection of multi-stripe grosgrain to the website in color combinations that are perfect for spring. Use them for Easter baskets or as a ribbon for a beautiful wedding present. You can even attach an elastic to the bottom, and make a cute spring headband for the little lady in your life!
Feeling nautical? We’ve added new styles of blue grosgrain ribbon that are perfect for summer day on a sailboat! Add them to your cover-up or captain’s hat for a personalized look that will have you ready for the seven seas!
Spring is the time for love, and we believe lace is the loveliest trim around. It’s romantic, delicate and usually floral, and a few select styles have made their way into the clearance section. Grab them while you still can!
The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway which means that for the next couple of weeks you and your friends are going to be glued to the television set rooting for the home team! If you’re more of a doer than a watcher, you might want to take a peek at some of these fun Olympic-inspired DIYs. Make them with friends, use them for a party, or support your favorites with some custom jewelry!
Who needs a gold medal, when you can have a chocolate one? Make these cute chocolate medals with some satin ribbon, and you’re ready to celebrate!
Does your Olympics party have a dessert table? Bring the theme full circle with these painted candy jars from nobiggie.net!
Show your support with this adorable Olympic ring necklace from CraftGawker user RemarkablyDomestic!
Throwing an Olympic party? Let guests know where to go with this DIY Olympic Door Wreath from Confetti Sunshine!
This bracelet gives a subtle nod to the Olympics through it’s use of color and jump rings. You can follow this Brassy Apple tutorial to a tee, OR switch out the colored cords for something more your style.
Go back to the first Olympics with this polymer laurel wreath from Hands Occupied! The best part about this bronzed headpiece? You can wear it long after the Olympics are over!
Will you be watching the Olympic Winter Games? Which events are you most looking forward to seeing?
We don’t like to brag, but we’re kind of experts when it comes to ribbon, buttons and all sorts of trimming. (We should be, we’ve been in the business for over 70 years!) We try to provide our customers with the best, most unique trim and findings; but we ALSO want to help you learn what to look for and how to use it. We’ve created some great guides, videos and tutorials for some of our most-asked questions. Here are a few of our favorite resources!
If you’re looking for some information on buttons, check out our Button Basics blog post! If you’re ready to purchase but the measurements are confusing, take a look at our Button Size Chart. It will show you the conversions for popular-sized buttons.
If you don’t know the difference between E6000 and Gem-Tac, our Glue Guide might be just the ticket to get your DIYs to a good (and mess-free) start!
One of our most popular items is our collection of Swarovski crystals. Learn the AB & Cs of Crystals, check out our Rhinestone Size Chart, or find out what crystals are REALLY made of.
Do you know what you’re looking for, but have zero idea what it’s called? Take a look at our Product Glossary for terms and definitions of popular products.
If you’re obsessed with lace like we are, take a look at our Lesson in Lace!
We have a lot of great resources for DIYers new and advanced, and we’re always going to strive to bring you the latest news and resources. The question remains: what would YOU like to know more about?
Throughout history velvet has always been associated with nobility. Not only was this remarkable fabric historically made with silk, its creation was labor intensive. No wonder it was reserved for royalty! Luckily, there are now easy and cost-effective ways to make velvet, so buying something made of velvet won’t cost you the Crown Jewels!
Every present you wrap with velvet ribbon somehow seems more precious.
Even a cat can understand the appeal of velvet! It’s so soft and luxurious, and you feel a little more special just being around it.
With its unique texture and finish, it can tone down a piece with a lot of sparkle.
When you really think about it, it’s no wonder that velvet is so special!
Christmas is almost upon us, which means many homes are about to be taken over by scraps of wrapping paper and knotted trim! Although there are a select number of individuals who have a natural ability in the wrapping arts, most of us are left to fend for ourselves against the growing heaps of gift wrap and tissue paper. Here are some tutorials to help you wrap presents and tie ribbons like a pro.
Classic and professionally perfect, this gift wrap tutorial is great for the standard boxed gift. Just try not to wince when the recipient tears off that beautiful wrapping job!
We love the idea of using a napkin to wrap a gift. It’s practical, reusable, and really cute! This tutorial from Hello, Handy Heart is perfect for those of you who prefer an eco-friendly fabric approach.
The girls from Honestly WTF have just changed the gift wrap game with their Holiday Gift Bundle! Now you don’t need to find a box to hold that adorable cashmere sweater. Just bundle it up!
Once you’re confident in your wrapping abilities, take a look at our Holiday Gift Wrap DIY Roundup for some creative gift wrap ideas!
Design Mom takes you through the steps of tying the perfect classic bow! We love how a simple ribbon can totally transform the look of your package!
These fluffy bows may appear difficult to make at first glance, but they’re actually pretty easy with the tutorial at How About Orange! Substitute the paper for some of our beautiful Wired Edge Ribbon, and you’ll have the most gorgeous bow this side of the North Pole.
We hope these tips and tricks have helped you conquer your wrapping anxiety. Now time to make a molehill out of a mountain, and start wrapping!