Tag: Flowers

Trend Alert: Embroidered Floral Fashion

 

 

This year embroidered fashions have blown up! Ornate flower arrangements grace shoulders and sleeves, and bring a vibrancy and texture to even the most basic of outfits. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good print, but embroidered patterns offer a three-dimensional element that really captures our attention.

Embroidered Shoulder of JacketEmbroidery can be done on the entire piece, or just as an accent.

Blue Embroidered Top The addition of the matching blue sequins adds a subtle shine.

Embroidered Evening DressWe see this style on casual, bohemian-style dresses, and heavily beaded evening dresses!

White Embroidered DressWhen paired with geometric patterns, this style looks like an updated twist on the classic embroidered shirts from Mexico.


 

What’s New in May

We’re finally smack dab in the middle of spring, and you know what they say about April showers, right? This month we’ve added not only flowers, but colorful pompoms, lace, ribbons, and more!

Patent Leather and Chiffon Flower PinsThese chiffon and patent leather flower pins bloomed just in time for May! Which flower is your favorite?

Fur PompomsThere’s a rainbow of new fur pompoms in the store in two different sizes! If candy-colored isn’t your style, we also have beautiful pompoms in natural shades.

Crochet Flowers and Lace Nothing goes better together than these crochet flowers and this muted floral lace. The detail on the lace is absolutely breathtaking, and flowers are soft to the touch!

Textured Woven RibbonThese linen-like ribbons are definitely on our favorites list. They’re thin, have a great texture, and come in an assortment of earthy colors.

Which products do YOU have your eye on this month? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Garden Party DIY Roundup

The early spring flowers have finally emerged in all of their glory, making us forget all about our love of comfy, cozy socks and hot soup. Now we want to play in the great outdoors! We’re ready to entertain outdoors, and happen to have beautiful spring flowers on the brain. Here are a few ways to make your next gathering into a garden party that can’t be missed!

Moss Coaster DIYThese coasters from Sincerely Kinsey are a simple way to add some garden greenness to your day when the April showers are still in full effect.

mothers day yfffk (37 of 42)Make a big balloon even MORE magical by wrapping the string with floral trim. It’s a simple, but effective way to make any fairy princess smile.

Spring Nest Napkin RingsThese napkin rings from Scissors and Spatulas are great for Easter, and for your garden party!

Flower VotivesMood lighting is essential to any good party. These floral votives from Hello Bee are just the thing to give your party that special glow.

Flower Party BlowersThese flower party blowers from Oh Happy Day are sure to excite everyone! They’re so beautiful that we would probably stick them in a vase after the party and call it a day.

Easter Decor DIY Roundup

Easter is merely days away, and if you’re like us then you love getting your home decorated for upcoming holidays. Here are a few inventive ways decorate your home for this fun spring celebration!Bunny Pallet ArtThis bunny pallet art piece from Design, Dining, and Diapers is ideal for a rustic, country home. Pallets are a staple in DIY furniture, and it’s nice to see how you can use them in smaller ways around the house.

Easter Tablescape with Carrots
This fun little centerpiece from Love Grows Wild uses the Easter bunny’s favorite veggies to bring the holidays into your home, and the unexpected orange adds a fresh pop of color.

Burlap Bunny RunnerAn average table runner gets an unexpected Easter upgrade with some cute cotton tails! Find out how to make your own at Eclectically Vintage.

Dip Dye Tulip SettingIf you need a DIY that’s great for spring, try these dip-dyed napkins from Trendenser! They look like beautiful tulip petals, and go well with almost any arrangement.

Wrapped Easter WreathThis great wreath stays cute without the use of plastic eggs. We love the beautiful felt flowers used, and you can find out how to make your own at Very Truly Me!

Floral Runway Inspiration

Floral Prints have been a key feature on the runway. The nature infused trend has been revamped in a major way. Designers have been using various mediums such as fur, lace, beads, fabric  and appliques to incorporate these patterns. Below are some of our favorite floral runway pieces that give us the urge to create some of our very own pieces.

Prada Spring 2013 RTW

Valentino Spring 2013 Couture

Chanel Spring 2013

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2013 RTW

Ellie Saab

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2013 RTW

Bottega Veneta Spring 2013

Custo Barcelona

Tory Burch Spring 2013 RTW
Bottega Veneta Spring 2013 2




Floral Editorial Inspiration

Flowers come in many shapes and sizes. Even though everyone has a flower preference, most would agree on their beauty. When creating an  arrangement you are greeted with something unexpected; a sophisticated rose may look great next to a playful sunflower or an adorable daffodil. Likewise these odd pairings work well in fashion. Often taking a risk and combining two unique prints will create something better than you had anticipated. The following floral editorials prove that floral prints are no longer restricted to feminine detailing.

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DIY Ribbon Flower Bouquet

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The best Valentine’s Day gifts are the ones that are handmade with love.  That’s why a DIY floral bouquet is the perfect gift!  It is beautiful and never dies!  Using ribbons from our Valentine’s Day inspired secetion on our website, we love the way this DIY came out and we hope you do, too!

Supplies

4 yds of red double faced silk ribbon

2 yds of forest green double faced silk ribbon

1 ft of red sheer satin edge ribbon

1 yd of twine

Scissors

Pliers

Wire

Glue

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1.  Cut 2-3 ft of your red double faced ribbon.  At one end, fold the longer end over the shorter end making a right triangle, as shown.

2.  Make a second right triangle with the longer end of the ribbon, as shown.

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3.  Keep making right triangles by folding the longer ribbon over itself until you have made several squares.  Make sure to hold your squares together with one hand as you work.

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4.  Once you’ve made enough squares, take what is left of the longer end and slide it through the center hole of your squares.  Pull it close so that it makes the center of your flower.  Make sure to keep holding your squares in place.

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5.  Slightly twist some of the levels to make the flower look more believable.  Glue some of the layers together so that the flower doesn’t unravel.

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6.  Cut about 2.5 ft of your wire and fold it over twice, as shown.

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7.  Add some glue to the ribbon that is at the back of your flower and wrap it around the wire.

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8.  Add glue to the end of your green ribbon and add it to the very top of the wrapped wire.  Keep wrapping the green ribbon around the wire until you are about 2 inches from the bottom.

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9.  Cut the green ribbon and add glue to finish the stem.

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10.  Repeat steps 1-9 to create more flowers.

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11.  Use your twine to wrap your flowers together.  Starting at the middle of your stems, wrap down to the bottom of your wires and then back to the top where you started. Cut and hold the twine in place with glue.

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12.  Use your sheer ribbon to add a bow in the middle of your twine.

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13.  And now you have a beautiful bouquet to give to your loved one!

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DIY Floral Studded Headband

We love anything that combines girly and edgy elements, so when we saw these adorable ceramic flowers in our store, we knew they would look awesome paired with some rock-n-roll studs. So we created the ultimate summer headband,which could be worn by girly girls and downtown rockers alike. Follow along below to make your own!

Supplies:

1. You’ll only be needing the tops of the spikes, so unscrew each spike.

2. Begin gluing the flowers and studs onto the headband. Place a dot of glue onto each flower or stud, and press it firmly onto the headband. Hold down for a few seconds while glue dries.

3. Continue covering the headband with flowers and spikes, alternating between the two. Make sure you allow time for each piece to dry.

4. When you’ve finished gluing on all of the flowers and studs, let your headband dry for 30 minutes, then you’re ready to show off your new hair accessory!

Martha Stewart’s Secret Source!

By Blerona

M&J Trimming is so happy, excited & honored to see a full-page feature of M&J Trimming in Martha Stewart Weddings Summer 2011 Issue! Martha Stewart Weddings is the perfect magazine for helping you plan your wedding with great tips in diy, fashion, and decorations we are happy to know that they feel the same way about us. Be sure to pick up a copy in a local store today.

“New York City’s craft mecca, our one-stop shop for the best DIY details” -Martha Stewart Weddings.

Links to Categories in Order Below

Feathers
 Straight Hackle in Coral

Buttons
Half Ball Button, Mother of Pearl Buttons, Tuxedo Buttons, Fashion Buttons

Ribbons
Velvet Ribbon

Appliqués
M&J Bridal Appliqués  (Call 212-704.8017 or visit mjbridalsalon.com)

Cords
Important Rayon Twist Cord
and Mesh Tube Ribbon

Rhinestones
Navette Rhinestone w/settings, Oval R.S. W/Setting, Pointed Back R.S. W/Setting, and  Set in Rose Montes  

Glues
Unique Stitch Glue and Magna-Tax 

Fabric Flowers
M&J Bridal Salon Flower (Call 212-704.8017 or visit mjbridalsalon.com)

Pins and Needles
Large Fancy Safety Pin, Sewing Needles

We’ve Been Featured….

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We’ve been featured in the December 2010 issue of InStyle magazine. InStyle magazine shows you how you can use ribbon and flowers to make your gifts more dressy and fun.

Items

Item 1 Fresh Celery Style# 33583, Avocado Style# 02324

Item 2 Big Sky Style# 33583, Antique Blue Style # 00299

Item 3 African Violet Style #42053 (1.800.9.mjtrim), Purple Style# 02315

Item 4 Purple Style # 02315