DIY Inspiration: Rhinestones

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With such an abundance of rhinestone trims and accents in our store, it’s about time we found some rhinestone DIY inspiration. Paint neon nail polish on rhinestone trim for a trendy necklace, or attach a strand of rhinestones to your heels for a chic anklet. And of course you can never go wrong with a rhinestone collar. We can’t wait to DIY some of these!

images via Cats & Rocking Chairs / Karla’s Closet / Tumblr / Dannijo / Tumblr 

DIY Inspiration: Sequins

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Ever since we saw Gwyneth’s sequin pocket dress at the Met Gala, we’ve been inspired to use sequins in a chic and classy way. Clutches, pillows, bras – you can add sequins to basically anything to jazz it up. We have a ton of sequin trims in our store right now, and we can’t wait to start crafting!

 

 

 

via Viva Luxury / Celebitchy / The Daily Batch / A Pair & A Spare

 

 

 

DIY Metallic Hair Bow by Look What I Made

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We recently stumbled upon this DIY metallic hair bow by Look What I Made and instantly fell in love. There’s nothing we like more than a girly accessory combined with some edgy metallics. And then we noticed that Melissa used supplies from M&J Trimming – yet another reason to love this tutorial! Head over to Look What I Made to see the full tutorial and make it yourself.

 

DIY Lace Cutoffs

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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!

Supplies: 

Directions:
1. Cut a triangle out of your shorts that is roughly the shape of the lace. Make sure the triangle is centered on one of the side seams of the shorts.
2. Cut out a piece of lace in your desired size. You don’t have to use all of the trim – feel free to cut off the edges to get the right shape! Then pin the lace in place on top of the shorts.
3. Thread your needle, tie a knot at the end of the thread, and start sewing the lace to your shorts, pulling the needle in and out. Make sure you sew both the inner and outer edges. Once you have it all sewn down, tie a few knots where you finish, cut off the rest of the thread, and you’re all set. Now go show off your shorts!

DIY Hair Bow

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We’ve whipped up another original DIY, this time with some of our favorite faux-leather trim. We turned this edgy snakeskin trim into a lovely hair bow, in just 6 simple steps. Follow along below to make your own! And of course, all supplies are from M&J Trimming.

Supplies: 10 inch piece of trim, 8 inch piece of trim, 3 inch piece of trim, scissors, E6000 glue, barrettes, a few inches of twine

1. Create a loop with the 10 inch piece of trim by glueing the ends together. Repeat with the 8 inch piece of trim.

2. Apply glue to the middle of each loop and press down until each loop is stuck together in the middle.

3. Add a drop of glue to the middle of the larger loop. Place the smaller loop directly on top and press down while the glue dries.

4. Once the glue has dried, tie a piece of string around the middle of both loops to create the bow shape.

5. Wrap the 3 inch piece of trim around the middle of the bow and glue in the back.

6. Glue the back of a barrette onto the back of the bow. Let dry and you’re all done!

DIY Embroidered Shorts

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How cool are these DIY shorts by Candy of Taylor and Demolish? We love the crazy mix of prints and colors – these shorts would be perfect for a summer music festival. Obviously, we’re also thrilled that Candy grabbed her supplies from M&J Trimming – we’re tempted to snag all of the tribal-printed trim in the store and recreate this right away! Head over to Taylor and Demolish to see her full tutorial.

Supplies:
Shorts
3 Medium sized trims (2 yds each) from M&J Trimming
2 Thin sized trims (3 yds each) from M&J Trimming and here
Sequin trim (1 yd) from M&J Trimming
Gold studs (36 pk) from M&J Trimming
Thread (that match your trim)
Screwdriver/Stud Press

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