M&J Trimming Goes Abroad

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M&J Trimming is going across the pond, over the river, through the woods! Well, sort of. We’re going to be offering our international customers something to make their M&J Trimming shopping experience much easier.
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Hundreds of people walk through our story every day, and many of them are visiting from all over the world! We are so fortunate to have customers from every corner of the earth because we get to hear their amazing stories, check out their fashion-forward styles, and ask what DIYs they’ll be working on with what they pick up at the store. Unfortunately, when they’re home their accessibility to M&J Trimming’s eclectic items is restricted.

M&J Trimming ExteriorSure, international customers have been able to order our incredible trim, gorgeous rhinestones and beautiful buttons over the phone; but with time differences being what they are, that can prove to be a little inconvenient. That’s why we’ve introduced international shipping for online orders!

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International customers can now experience the same convenience of buying a button whenever they see fit: on their commute in the Tube,  while looking at inspiring masterpieces in the Louvre, or walking across the Great Wall of China. (How many bars can you get on the Great Wall anyway?)

International Shipping | M&J Trimming

While we love seeing your faces and hearing your stories when you visit, we’re happy to be able to bring a little bit of M&J Trimming to you in a convenient and simple way. We can’t wait to see what you create now that you have easy access to all of our trims!

DIY: Metallic Lace Napkin Rings

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We’re heading into party season people! If you’re stuck on what to get the host of your next party, what about some one-of-a-kind napkin rings? Here are two ways to spruce them up, and personalize them for your gracious host!

Silver Spark

First we have a beautiful silver napkin ring featuring a bold button accent!

Silver Napkin Ring Materials | M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

Metallic Lace #35269

Metallic Lace #36873

Rhinestone Button

Scissors

Needle and Thread

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1. Place the thinner lace trim on top of the thicker lace trim.

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2. Wrap the metallic lace around your napkin for sizing, and cut off any excess.

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3. Sew together the lace ends.

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4. Take your rhinestone button, and sew it into the center. Make sure your seam is in the back!

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Voila! You have a silver napkin ring that is fit for royalty!

Au-stounding

The next napkin ring is more simple, but just as exquisite! It features gold lace with gorgeous rhinestone accents!

Gold Napkin Ring Materials | M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

Fine Metallic Lace #56482

Light Colorado Topaz SS30 Flatback

Gem-Tac

Scissors

Needle and Thread

Measuring Gold Lace Trim | M&J Trimming

1. Wrap your metallic lace around your napkin for sizing.

Cutting Gold Lace Trim | M&J Trimming2. Cut to the proper length.

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3. Sew the ends of the metallic lace together.

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4. Glue flatback rhinestones into the center of the circle designs on your lace trim.

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We love the pattern on this lace, and the addition of rhinestones make the circles look like tiny suns! How cute is that?

What’s YOUR party decor style? Do you like rich extravagant details, or do you prefer the understated approach? Let us know below!

Top 3 Ribbon DIY Bracelets

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Ribbons can be used for many purposes. Due to the many types of ribbons there are many ways they can be used. We’ve dedicated this post to some of our favorite ribbon bracelet tutorials. Inspiration & Realisation uses silk ribbon and charms to create a wrapped charm bracelet. This bracelet is perfect for those summer days when you want to throw on a lightweight piece of jewelry. The chain bracelet has been a staple among the blogger community. The ribbon and chain contrast adds a hard and soft edge to any outfit. Trinkets in Bloom also toughens up her ribbon adding spikes to the often delicate trim. We can’t wait to try out all three DIYs.

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do-it-yourself-DIY-scarf-ribbons-craft-flowers-glitters-glue-shoes-notebook-art-hand-band-necklace-fun-buttons (17)Chain Bracelet tutorial via SheExists


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Check out M&J for a large supply of ribbons and trims.

Chain Headband DIY

We combined two of our favorite things (our neon ribbon and our over sized acrylic chain) to create an amazing headpiece that will get you noticed. Our 4 Ways Music Festivals DIY Feature wouldn’t be complete without an ode to the 70’s.

SUPPLIES:
02209-1223/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain in Neon Green 56300-rust_11 ¼” Large Acrylic Chain in Rust Combo

DSC_2844Cut two small identical pieces of  your 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain in Neon Green

DSC_2845Place your now cut ribbon through the last link of your 1 1/4 inch Large Acrylic Chain.

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Double knot your 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain in Neon Green ribbon leaving an even amount of space on either side.

DSC_2849Repeat these steps for both sides. Once each end of your chain has ribbon on either end, tie both ends together.

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Now wear your chain headband with confidence!

DSC_0065Not feeling this look? This easy to create DIY can transition from a headband to a necklace within seconds…Just loosen the ribbon

Top 5 DIY Interior Decor Projects

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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!

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TentA Beautiful Mess

For more DIY home fashion ideas check out some of our previous posts.

Top 5 Ribbon DIYs

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After creating our DIY Ribbon Flowers yesterday, we quickly realized how versatile ribbons could be for DIYs.  From hair accessories to home decor projects like the ones below, we love the polished look that ribbons add to craft projects.  Make sure to check out our Valentine’s Day inspired section on our website for all of the ribbons and other accessories you will need to make this upcoming Valentine’s Day a special one!

DIY Ribbon Hair Bow via Stripes and Sequins

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DIY Ribbon Boxes via Design Sponge

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DIY Hanging Ribbon Hoop via Oh Happy Day

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DIY Ribbon Storage Box via Honestly WTF

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DIY Ribbon Chain Bracelet via Trinkets in Bloom

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DIY Velvet Gift Bow

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We’ve been busy brainstorming gift wrapping ideas for the holidays, and we recently came up with this lovely DIY gift bow. We used some gorgeous velvet ribbon from our store to create this adorable bow, which will probably be gracing all of our gifts this season. Check out our DIY below!

1. Cut three 10-inch strips of ribbon, then three 9-inch strips, then two 8-inch strips, and one 3-inch strip.

2. Take a 10-inch piece, and fold each of the ends into the center to create a figure-8 shape, like seen below. Make sure the velvet side is on the outside. Staple together in the center.

3. Do the same thing for all of the other strips, and staple each of them in the center to hold them together. Turn the 3-inch strip into a loop, then staple it together.

4. Using small dots of glue in the center of each piece, glue the 10-inch pieces on top of each other so they are evenly spaced out. Then glue the 9-inch pieces on top, followed by the 8-inch pieces.

5. Using one last dot of glue, add the loop to the center of the bow, then you’re all set!

DIY Lace Collar

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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!

Supplies:

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.

4th of July DIY: Stars and Stripes Shorts

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The 4th of July is almost upon us, so of course we’ve been getting ready with some American-themed DIYs! We found some awesome starred and striped ribbon in our store, so we jazzed up a pair of denim shorts and gave them some patriotic spirit. Keep reading to find out how to make it yourself!

Supplies:

1. Lay the starred ribbon over the top of the back pocket of your shorts, then cut it so it perfectly fits across the top of the pocket. Cut another piece of the same size. While the starred ribbon is still placed at the top of the pocket, place the striped ribbon underneath and cut it so it fits across the middle of the pocket. Cut another piece of the same size. Use the same process to create two bottom strips of the starred ribbon.

2. Flip the top piece of the starred ribbon over and add some glue to the back. Place it on the top of the back pocket and press down while glue dries.

3. Continue to glue down the other pieces of ribbon, making sure you have a starred piece at the top, then a striped piece, then another starred piece. Do this for both pockets.

4. Let the glue dry, then you’re all set. Pair your shorts with a flowy white top and a bright red bag, and rock them at 4th of July celebration!

Top 5 Bloggers DIY Necklaces

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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