DIY: Greek Key Trimmed Lamp

This week’s DIY is super simple, but incredibly chic. We took one of our favorite patterns, Greek key, and added it to a basic white lamp shade. The result? A lamp that looks fabulous, and is easy and inexpensive to make.DSC_0835

1 3/8″ (33mm) Greek Key Jacquard

Sobo Glue

Scissors

Lamp Base

DSC_08361. Wrap the trim around the base of your lampshade to see how much trim your will need.

DSC_08372. Cut to the length you will need

DSC_08393. Apply glue to the base of the lampshade.

DSC_08384. Place your trim on the areas with glue.  If your lampshade has a seam, start there.

DSC_0844Continue wrapping the trimming around the lampshade until it covers the entire length of the base.

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DIY: Jute Rope Coasters

If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, you might be a fan of nautical decor. This fun and carefree theme usually involves a combination of anchor art, navy accents, and definitely elements that feature rope. This DIY is for the sailors at heart and nautically-inclined. We’ve created a set of coasters using jute braid that are as simple to make as they are stylish.
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What You’ll Need:

1/2” (13mm) Jute Tubular Braid

Long pins

Scissors

Sobo Glue

1. Cut one yard of jute for each coaster.
DSC_0396 2. Glue the ends of the coaster so they do not fray.
DSC_0397 3. Start rolling the jute into itself, kind of like a cinnamon roll.DSC_04004. Start to pin through the jute to hold each area in place.DSC_0450

Nightstand Necessities Inspiration

One of the most intimate spots in the home is sometimes the most overlooked: the nightstand. But your nightstand can say a lot about your personality because it holds the last things you use right before you drift off to sleep. From books to magazines to a soothing scented candle, your nightstand is a very personal spot, and like the rest of our homes, we want it to look stylish! Check out these end tables that you’ll be happy to end your day with.bf57c508ad96fcef2ba1aaa2eb8a9bf2

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Our Favorite DIYs of February 2015

Although it was a short month, February was full of clever and creative DIYs!  Here are a few of our favorite DIYs from the month. Fall-For-DIY-Semi-Precious-Stone-Soap-1These jewels are definitely precious, they’ll wash away in water!  Make these jeweled soaps that are almost too pretty to use.

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0dba194970c-800wi (1)Pompoms are making their way off of our hats and into our home decor. Make this pompom wall hanging to add whimsy to your room!

MS4A1941This mini marble clock makes the prettiest side table accessory.

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Add a touch of spring to your home with this ombre floral wall hanging.

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Or personalize your primavera home decor with this typographic floral wall art!

DIY Roundup: Update Your Curtains

Curtains are among the first details you notice when you enter a room. They are both functional and fashionable. In order to get that dramatic effect curtains should be embellished with fringe, pom-pom trim, or greek key Jacquard. Purchasing these curtains ready-made can get pretty expensive which is why we always take the DIY route at M&J. To make your own customized curtains you can purchase inexpensive curtains from a department store and embellish them with any decorative trim. The options are endless!

To give you some inspiration we’ve rounded up some of our favorite curtain makeovers. Let us know what you think!

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DIY Pom Pom Curtains via 6TH Street Design School pompom-5

Ikea Curtain Makeover via Lilikoi Joy DSC_0323 pm

Ikea Curtain Makeover via Dwellings by Devore 3

Curtains from Drab to Fab via …Love Maegan

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Customize Store-Bought Curtains via The Shabby NestGirl's Bedroom 1

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DIY Inspiration: Bedroom Decor

After decking our halls for the holidays, we’ve been extremely inspired to continue our home decorating trend.  We’ve decided to start with the coziest place in our homes…the bedroom!  Inspired by the lace, plaid, and jacquard patterns in these pictures, we can’t wait to begin DIYing some pieces for our bedrooms!

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M&J Trimming’s New Products

Dear Blog Readers,

If you haven’t checked out M&J Trimming’s website now’s the time! We have a huge selection of trimmings perfect for your everyday projects and fun DIY’s.  We are always updating our website with new trimmings with products imported from all over the world. Click below to check out our new products from M&J Trimming, and sign up for our Emailer to receive weekly updates on new items and discounts from M&J Trimming.

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Recreate Your Pillows

By Goldie

Seeing the results of your creative work in your home can be very satisfying. You can add your own personal style  to just about anything; I would like to share with you two simple ideas you can use to recreate your own pillows by which you can express your own personal style. You can spruce up one of your own old pillows or you can purchase one. I purchased these inexpensive pillows at Kmart.

I used:

Directions:

Organza rosettes pillow:

 

Greek key jacquard pillow:

  • Sew the trim onto the pillow. It is not necessary to stitch all around the trim fold the trim at each end of your pillow into a triangular shape and sew it together this will give your  pillow a clean cut look.

Decorate Your Own Napkin Holders

By Goldie

Here is a way to give your table décor the perfect final touch. Although you can make napkin holders out of just about anything, I would like to share with you some ideas I have created.

Material I used:

 

Directions:

These directions are very simple and quick. Start by deciding on which color combination you like, your napkins should be in front of you. Take the ribbon you have chosen and wrap it around your napkin and make sure it shapes it well you will sew the ends of the ribbon together. If you have chosen an appliqués you can attach it buy using hot glue.