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.
M&J Trimming Interior

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!

M&J Trimming Interior

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!

Inspiration: New York Comic Con

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New York City is not only the Mecca of fashion, the city of the best talk shows, and the best place to get Italian food this side of the Atlantic, it’s also the home of Spiderman and the inspiration for Batman’s hometown.

If you’re a fan of comic books, video games, or superheroes, you probably know that the New York Comic Convention is just around the corner! One of the most prevalent aspects of Comic Con is “cosplay”, an activity in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to rep your favorite superhero using some of our favorite trims and decorations!

Wonder Woman Stars and Stripes | M&J Trimming
Catwoman Chic
Spiderman Style

Looking for more comic-inspired ribbons and trims? Check out our Superhero Inspiration Page!

DIY Pom Pom Shorts

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A while ago we shared our pom-pom inspiration with you, and ever since then, we’ve been on the hunt for the perfect silky pair of shorts for a pom-pom DIY. We finally found a pair at the thrift store, and of course we grabbed some pom-pom trim from M&J Trimming. Follow along below to see how we made our pom-pom shorts, and let us know what you think in the comments!

1. Gather your supplies. You’ll need:

2. Cut your pom-pom trim in half so you have two long pieces. Lay the shorts down and flatten them out. Along the bottom hem, begin applying a thin line of glue. Make sure you stay close to the bottom of the shorts so the pom-poms can dangle down.

3. After you’ve applied a few inches of glue, lay the pom-pom trim directly on top and press down firmly. Continue to repeat this process, applying a few inches of glue, and then adding the trim on top. You’ll have to rotate the shorts in order to go all the way around, so make sure the glue is fairly dry first.

4. When you’ve added trim all the way around the bottom of one side, snip of the excess trim and wait a few minutes for it to dry. Use the same process to add trim to the other side of the shorts.

5. You’re all set! Now you’re ready to show off your new shorts.


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