M&J Trimming

In our 5,000 sq ft showroom in New York City, you will be able to find a huge array of imported items; such as ribbons from France, laces from Switzerland, Austrian Swarovski crystals, buttons from Italy and so much more. In addition, our inventory of over a hundred thousand styles grows each day with a constant flow of new products.

We love to beautify our lives with home decor and fashion DIYs, but what about a DIY that beautifies the world? If you haven’t heard of yarn-bombing, it’s the practice of covering unexpected places, spaces and things in colorful yarn! Said to have been established in Texas as a way for knitters to get rid of scraps of yarn they didn’t need, yarn bombing has taken the world by storm with these artistic displays spanning the globe from Japan to Sweden. They can cover anything from a park bench to a school bus, and are usually “painted” in a rainbow of color! Have you seen these works or fiber art before?

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How would you DIY + Beautify your city?

The chevron stripe has taken the design world by storm, and it’s really no wonder why. This wacky take on the classic stripe adds just enough excitement to any room. Its fun wave pattern imbues movement and modernity. If you’re trying to incorporate chevron into your own home, there’s no wrong way to go about it, but there are definitely some standout ways to showcase this pattern too. 
Paint an accent wall with thick chevron stripes to instantly liven up your space.
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Add it to your room in small doses with accent pillows. This pillow is easy to DIY with one of our flower pins!
Rugs are a popular way to include this trend in a big way without having to repaint your room.
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Adding art with the chevron stripe adds a modern touch to your home, and can easily be moved if you’re tired of the trend.
green_floor_600This beautiful tiled floor is for the truly daring. The floor is quite an undertaking, but the payoff is stunning.
Are you into the chevron trend as much as we are? Let us know which pattern is your favorite!

It’s a fact that moms love receiving heartfelt and handmade presents from their kids, no matter what age they are! This Mother’s Day make your mom something she’s guaranteed to love and use in her home! No need for yarn and popsicle sticks here, this DIY uses quality materials to really make this DIY worthy of that mantel. Customize the materials to match the decor, and watch your mom’s face light up when she sees her present.

Materials for Mother's Day Vases

What You’ll Need:

1 1/4” Beaded Fringe With Satin Tape

1 3/8” Beaded Fringe On Braid

16mm Imported Double Face Satin Box Pleated

Three Small Vases

Scissors

Glue

 Gluing Beaded Trim Around Pot  1.Measure each trim around the vases.

Cutting Trim2. Cut the trim to the appropriate length.

Gluing Trim with E-60003. Glue the trim around the top rim of the vase.

Holding Trim in Place After Gluing4. Hold trim firmly in place, and let dry.

Mother's Day Flower PotsYou can make a set of these trimmed pots using different types of beaded trim! Add some soil and a succulent, and you have a trendy new home accessory!

Mothers are the best. They’ve done it all and seen it all, all in the name of love and parenthood. This year, make that special lady in your life smile with something from the heart made by hand.Chalkboard Tray from Sensible SuggestionsTake your annual breakfast in bed idea up a notch this Mother’s Day, and bring it to her on a tray with a personalized message. It’s all about the little things, right?IMG_1417Nobody’s cooking is as good as Mom’s, right? This etched casserole dish will have your mom thinking of you every time she makes that famous green bean casserole!Jewelry Box DIY  Last year we created a modern jewelry box using sequins for sparkle, a great gift for your glam mom!  Floral Watering Cans Does your mom have a green thumb? These watering cans have a beautiful floral design on them, created with vintage flower illustrations and Mod Podge!Photo BookmarkIs Mom an avid reader? Take photos of kids or grandkids as if they’re holding onto a rope, and then cut out the developed photos and attach to a string or ribbon to make inventive bookmarks! Is your mom the sentimental type, or does she love a good laugh? What was your mom’s favorite Mother’s Day present, or if you’re a mom, what was yours?

Lately we’re really loving the look of jeweled elements hidden throughout the home. While we see a lot of luxurious and lavish decor around the holidays, we think these little jeweled accents are perfect for spring and summer decor because when the light hits them just right, they sparkle like the sun! If you want to dazzle to your decor, get inspired with these delicate decor details.
Bedroom by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes
Add some bling to your bed by adding rhinestone buttons to your headboard. They are an unexpected and special surprise that adds a dash of elegance to an already luxurious decor accessory.
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This rainbow “jeweled” chandelier is a fun and colorful addition to any room, and the way that the light reflects off of the chain on the chandelier is pure magic.
Bead Chandelier for Garden
This beaded chandelier would look beautiful in a greenhouse, or outside as a re-imagined wind chime.
Beaded Mirror DIY
This beaded mirror is not only beautiful, but it’s also DIY-able!  Make it yourself with scrapbook paper, stones, a ceiling medallion, and a mirror!
Maxhedron Light from Bec Brittain
These designer lamps look like mirrored crystals, and add a stunning, futuristic accent to your home.

Jewelry-making is a popular way to DIY right now because the projects are usually quick, easy, and the results are stunning. There’s also the added bonus of having a completely custom piece that will have all of your friends asking where you got it! While making jewelry is usually a simple affair, there are a few things you can do to make it even easier!

Rhinestones

When working with rhinestones, a crystal jewel setter is your best friend. It allows you to easily pick up and place rhinestones without the hassle of turning them over and fiddling around with them manually. It also allows for more precision. Don’t have a jewel setter? A toothpick with beeswax on the tip works just as well.
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Opening jump rings the right way is a lesson that will help you throughout jewelry making. Almost every piece needs a jump ring to attach closures! Check out our video to see how to open and close jump rings properly, so that you aren’t stuck with that annoying gap.

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Keep it in a caddy. With all of the tiny beads and charms floating around, its good to keep them organized so that you’re able to find the exact piece you need when you need it.

Chain

When it comes to buying supplies, the least noticeable parts are probably the most important. When buying thread or chain, make sure to get the good stuff, or at least the medium stuff. If you’re using a mediocre chain or thread to keep your item together it could easily snap and break.

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, however, in the United States and around the world this day celebrates the rich Mexican culture and history. It’s a joyous day filled with games, vivid color, and delicious food. If you would like to plan your own Cinco de Mayo party, these DIYs will definitely take your festivities up a notch! 

Mini Pinatas from One Charming PartyEverything is better when it’s mini, right? Make these personalized pinatas from One Charming Party, and avoid those misguided bats!

Confetti Pop Fiesta Napkin RingsIf you want to infuse a little bit of Latin flavor into your party, make these fringed napkin rings from Confetti Pop!

Maracas from There Is Beauty All AroundMake music with these beautiful maracas from There Is Beauty All Around!  Made out of paper mache, these little instruments are also works of art!

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Punched Paper Fan from Oh My CreativeWhen it comes to paper crafts, Jordan of Oh Happy Day is a pro. We included not one, but two of her festive paper DIYs that are certain to cause celebration this Cinco de Mayo!

How will YOU be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year?

 

This season, unlike the bundled and structured styles of winter and autumn, is all about being carefree and fun! We take this to heart when it comes to stylish accessories too, so this spring don’t let heavy metals weight you down! A beautiful bracelet made of lace trim and rhinestones offers just the right amount of sparkle and won’t weigh down your wrist.

Materials for Lace Bracelet

What You’ll Need:

1 3/8” Scallop Rosette Lace-White

8mm Round HF Epoxy Nailheads

5mm Round HF Epoxy Nailheads

SS10 Hot Fix Swarovski Pearl

SS12 Swarovski in Emerald

SS20 Swarovski in  Light SapphireEmeraldLight Topaz

SS34 Swarovski in Crystal

Crimp Closures

Jump Rings

Lobster Clasp

Pliers

Scissors

Crystal Katana

Glue

Measuring Lace Trim Around Wrist1. Wrap the lace trim around your wrist, and measure how long the lace is when it overlaps on your wrist. Add an inch to that number, and cut.

Folding Over Lace Trim2.  Fold your lace over half an inch, so that the crimp closure will have a thicker grip.

Clamping Metal Crimper3. Place the crimp at the end of your folded lace, and clamp down. Repeat on the opposite side.

Attaching Jump Ring to Lace Trim4.  Connect your jump ring and lobster clasp, and then connect each end to a jump ring.

Laying Out Pattern with Rhinestones5. Now it’s time to design! Lay out your bracelet, and create the pattern you want using rhinestones and nailheads. Use your crystal katana to easily pick up  and place the rhinestones.Gluing Down Rhinestones on Lace Bracelets6. Once you’ve laid out your pattern, glue down each stone. Let the bracelet dry overnight.

Finished Embellished Lace Bracelet

Now you have a bracelet that’s perfect for your next spring adventure!

We love an unconventional approach to jewelry as much as the next fashionista, but we especially adore jewelry that’s made out of one of our favorite trims: lace! It’s romantic, has a vintage vibe, and is light and perfect for spring.
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Liven up your lace with a bright color!
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The best part about the lace used on this necklace is its natural appeal. Each piece looks like a long and elegant feather or leaf.
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Do you love lace jewelry as much as we do? Let us know below!
 

Our most popular rhinestones are the Crystal and Crystal AB variety which have a clear or iridescent shine. They’re classic and elegant, and perfect for making any accessory or outfit more special and statement-worthy. But if you like a little more sass with your sparkle, our Swarovski crystals come in a full spectrum of colors! Sometimes adding a little bit of color goes a long way, and these DIYs prove it!

Painted Rhinestone Necklace by Swell MaydeThis necklace from Swell Mayde is great for repurposing old, inexpensive necklaces that you wouldn’t otherwise wear. Just a few coats of paint and you have the perfect spring accessory!

School Magnets from EarringsIf you’re in school or just love having beautiful office supplies, these fun magnets are a great weekend DIY! Created using inexpensive earrings, these are sure to set your locker apart from the rest.

Ombre Rhinestone TrimsThese Miu Miu-inspired earrings are so sweet and elegant, and you know our thoughts on ombre anything. Must have.

Crystal Mirror From Design Love FestThis mirror from Designlovefest is a favorite because it is so unique. It’s an exciting addition to your home, and would make a fantastic house-warming present.

Crystal Clutch from Honestly WTFThis clutch from Honestly WTF is fierce and fashionable. We love the drama of the beautiful crystal shards.

Jewelry-making is a popular way to DIY right now because the projects are usually quick, easy, and the results are stunning. There’s also the added bonus of having a completely custom piece that will have all of your friends asking where you got it! While making jewelry is usually a simple affair, there are a few things you can do to make it even easier!

Rhinestones

When working with rhinestones, a crystal jewel setter is your best friend. It allows you to easily pick up and place rhinestones without the hassle of turning them over and fiddling around with them manually. It also allows for more precision. Don’t have a jewel setter? A toothpick with beeswax on the tip works just as well.
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Opening jump rings the right way is a lesson that will help you throughout jewelry making. Almost every piece needs a jump ring to attach closures! Check out our video to see how to open and close jump rings properly, so that you aren’t stuck with that annoying gap.

Organizer

Keep it in a caddy. With all of the tiny beads and charms floating around, its good to keep them organized so that you’re able to find the exact piece you need when you need it.

Chain

When it comes to buying supplies, the least noticeable parts are probably the most important. When buying thread or chain, make sure to get the good stuff, or at least the medium stuff. If you’re using a mediocre chain or thread to keep your item together it could easily snap and break.

Earth Day is one of our favorite holidays because, as big fans of the DIY movement, we LOVE recycling and reusing to make chic projects while also reducing our carbon footprint.  This Earth Day we decided to use our trims to make a recycled DIY that serves a very green purpose! You’ll work with a recycled can, jazz it up with natural jute trims, and make it a home for beautiful plant or flower!

Metal Planter DIY Materials

What You’ll Need:

1 Clean Empty Soup Can

Small Tubular Jute

29mm Jute Knit Braid

23mm Jute Braid

1” Jute Braid

E6000

Scissors

Hole Punch

Hole Punching Metal Can1. Using the hole punch, punch a hole on each side of the can. Make sure the hole is not too high. It should be half an inch below the rim.

Running Jute Braid Through Can2. Take your tube jute and place it through the holes on each side. Tie a knot at the end so that the jute does not fall through the hole.

Wrapping Jute Around Can3. Wrap the jute around the can, and cut it so that the edges just meet.

Gluing Can4. Place E6000 on the can where you want your jute to be, and glue it in place.

Gluing Jute Trim to Metal Can5. Repeat with other types of jute if you like. We added two more strips in different patterns.

Metal Hanging Planter DIY

Voila! You have an Earth Day treasure that not only LOOKS beautiful, but is great for the environment. Depending on the plant you use, it can also help filter the air! Put bamboo, peace lily, or aloe in your pot and you’ll be breathing easy in no time.

This year we are giving a portion of our Earth Day sales to Earthworksa nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

Earth Day is just a few days away, celebrate the DIY way with these awesome earth-friendly ideas!

Anna-Garforth-typeseries-1Make your own beautiful, living wall art with this moss graffiti DIY!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTuYMt-pn74?list=UUfYtl_0h7qBE-zBoL1-5HAA]Miss Kris does it again with these recycled plastic and crystal earrings! Earth-Day-Recycled-Tin-Can-CraftRecycle, reuse, and make music. That’s how the saying goes, right? Make some mini drums for your little folks with a couple of tin cans! b7These totes from Dana Made It are created from old grocery bags. This is recycling and reusing at its finest! upcycledplantersYou’ll never guess what these modern planters are made of, and we don’t want to ruin the surprise! Head over to Somewhere Splendid to find out! c870ec1e84abcca7c2744efab5c79c09These incredible seed balls are simple to make, and can help anyone’s guerilla gardening efforts! Just throw one wherever you want to see more flowers, and watch it grow! Super easy and beautiful.