Buying a new calendar every year can be a hassle. First you need to find one you like, and then, a mere twelve months later, it goes in the trash. Make a reusable version, that you’re sure to love for years to come using ribbons and a frame.
What You’ll Need:
1.5” Grosgrain Ribbon
Marker Board Pens
1. Take the back of the frame out, and lay it out. You will work directly on this piece.2. Using the ribbons, create a weave pattern. Make sure you 7 rows going across, and at least 5 rows of boxes going down.
4. Glue it to the frame back, and let it dry.5. Put board in frame and using an erasable marker write down the month, days of the week, and days.
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As summer draws to a close, we’re fulfilling one of our favorite warm-weather traditions: the yard sale. Our annual Yard Sale is probably a little different than the ones you’re used to though. This one is happening rain or shine, and everyone can join in on the fun because it’s all online! During our yard sale you can receive 15% off trims by the yard, and stock up on the trims that will get you through your winter DIYs. Just use coupon code YARDSALE102 to receive the discount from now until August 22.
Check out our gorgeous beaded trim, to use for embellishing evening wear or dramatic decor!
Don’t forget to pick up some fringe from home decor for your throw pillows!
Grab some grosgrain for a year’s worth of birthday bows!
Make bold belts with our vinyl trim and braids!
Velvet is the perfect material for all of your fall and winter DIYs!
So what are you waiting for? The best yard sale of the summer is only a click away!
A very special birthday is coming up, and the cake is definitely bound to have more candles than it can handle. But what do you do when you want to keep the celebratory impact of the cake without turning the cake into a crater? With a simple decoration that’s also easily translatable to walls: ribbon garland!
What You’ll Need:
15mm French DF Satin Ribbon
1.Cut your ribbons into 4″ strips.
2. Add glue to one side of the ribbon, and place it under the string in the middle.
3. Fold over the ribbon and pat it down. Repeat this step with the other colors until you reached your desired length for your garland.
4. Once the ribbon is dry, fold the tips of each ribbon meeting together. Cut on an angle doing downward.
5. Add dowels to each side of the cake and attach your cake garland to each side.
What You’ll Need:
1.5” Single-Face Satin Ribbon #00299
1. Repeat the steps above with 10″ lengths of ribbon.
Ribbons are a party staple: they come in almost every color imaginable, are easy to manipulate, and are available in tons of enticing textures. We’re entering garden party and wedding season, which means that you’ll be seeing ribbons everywhere! Here are a few of our favorite ways to style them this spring and summer.
Add some personality to your tablescape with lace trim or satin ribbon. These trims are perfect for adding a special touch to each place setting or flower arrangement.
Ribbons are great to use as a backdrop, or to frame a table like in the example below.
These ribbon wands are great for weddings! Imagine a wave of ribbons floating through the spring breeze on your wedding day.
Use a few types of ribbons as an unconventional table runner. This is especially beautiful if the table underneath them has a stunning grain like the one above.
When it comes to decorating for spring, flowers are always a favorite for us at M&J! Our first 4 Ways to Embellish Spring Decor segment features a DIY for one of our favorite decorating items, the throw pillow! This DIY teaches you a technique to make fun flowers out of ribbon that can be adapted for other types of DIYs too.
What You’ll Need:
50mm Double Faced Silk Ribbon in Mint
2.5” Hand Dyed Silk Satin Ribbon in Aurelina, Fresh Celery and Lobelia
1. Using the ribbon create rosettes by taking the end of one ribbon and bunching it together into a little ball, then hot gluing it in place.
2. Twirl the ribbon, and hot glue it down every few inches to create “petals”.
3. Make three or four ribbon flowers, and glue them onto the pillow in the desired pattern with E6000 glue.
Use ribbons that match your decor for custom pillow that fits your decorating style perfectly, and with so many different pillow options available you’re bound to find the perfect shade for you! If you need additional options to make your DIY totally customized, check out our 4 Ways to Embellish Spring Decor store!
The presents have been wrapped, the cookies have been iced, and the seasonal DIYs are done. Well..almost. Before you throw out that holiday ribbon that’s wrapping your present, give it another glance. Ribbon is like DIY platinum. It’s a great resource to DIY with! Trust us on this one. We went all the way back into the M&J Archives and dug up some of our favorite ways to use ribbon, along with updated seasonal suggestions!
Use a beautiful solid-colored ribbon to show off some jewels. This DIY would be easy to recreate with some of our rhinestone buttons or appliques!
If you’re left with a lot of the same seasonal ribbon, use it to spruce up your winter decor! Gold or rich velvet ribbons would look great against a dark winter curtain. Need a little more hold for heavier curtains? Secure the curtain with a thick craft wire first, then wrap the ribbon around it and tie a beautiful bow!
Pearls add fun to the sophisticated look of pearls by making this cool ribbon and pearl necklace!
Reuse that ribbon to accent a basic shirt. Imagine how pretty a bright red shirt would look with this plaid ribbon as an accent.
We hope these suggestions have shown some new light on those oft-forgotten ribbons. Now that you have those ribbons safety stashed, go enjoy some cookies and watch Home Alone already! From all of us at M&J Trimming, we wish you a very merry Christmas, and happy holidays!
Thanksgiving is over which means it’s time to dress your house for winter holidays! Take a peak at some of our favorite home decor looks for the holiday season.
These loose-hanging decorations keep the holidays from looking too overdone. If you prefer the no-fuss approach to decorating, this may be the look for you! It’s both rustic and relaxed.
Don’t have space to spare? Make decorating for the holidays easy and clutter-free with this innovative solution to cramped living quarters.
These pillar candles bring the Festival of Lights front and center. Keep the rest of your decor simple with blue and silver accents.
We love this festive and richly colored doorway. It’s the perfect way to get your guests in the holiday spirit before even walking through the door.
Sometimes less is more. The gold cone trees add a festive touch to an otherwise monochromatic space.
What’s your preferred look for the holiday season? Do you prefer bright and bold, or simple and understated?
Add spikes, beads, ribbons, buttons, or even appliques…Regardless of what you decide to add to your shoes, they may not be the craziest thing we’ve seen lately. This year we’ve seen shoes like never before. Designers have been transforming entire looks with a mere statement shoe. What kind of shoe DIY will you create?
We truly stepped up our game with our latest 4 ways feature. Regardless of your style we’ve found something for everyone. We hope you’re as pumped as we are! Check back tomorrow for our first project!