DIY: Pom Pom Beanie

Pom Pom Beanies are everywhere this winter. Why empty out your wallet for one, when you can DIY! Select from one of our many faux fur pom and attach it to a beanie! We broke down the steps for you to make it even easier!

What you’ll need: 

Beanie

M&J Fur Pom Pom 

Thread 

Needle

Scissors

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Step 1: Thread the loop attached to the pom pom with a threaded needle. beaniepompom-2

Step 2: Make several knots to ensure hold.beaniepompom-3beaniepompom-4

Step 3: Insert needle (with pom pom attached) into the top of the beanie.beaniepompom-5

Step 4: Pull needle through the inside and turn the beanie inside out. beaniepompom-6beaniepompom-7

Step 5: Sew the pom pom onto the hat from the inside, knotting the thread when finished.beaniepompom-8

Step 6: Cut the remaining thread with a scissor. beaniepompom-9beaniepompom-10

Not so hard, right?

Customize your own beanie here! 

And be sure to check out our Youtube tutorial!

DIY: Rhinestone Beanie

Trend spotting from NYFW? RHINESTONES! Add a great detail to your beanie with this DIY! (Because, a little glitz never hurt anyone!) A needle and thread is all it takes for this fun look!

What you’ll need: 

Beanie

M&J Rhinestones 

Needle

Thread

Scissors

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Step 1: Place in the center and sew using threaded needle until secure.

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Step 2: Add gold rhinestones on both sides.
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Step 3: Add silver rhinestones next.

You’re all set!

Customize your own beanie here! 

And be sure to watch our Youtube tutorial!

DIY Video Week Six: New Years Embellished T-Shirt

Dear Fashion Lovers,

Our last Holiday DIY Video is here, and I’m showing you how to make this glamorous t-shirt, the perfect statement piece for your New Years Celebration. Be sure to get creative when making this DIY.

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 Click here for the list of materials used.

            Happy New Years, Blerona

Bridal Wedding Veil

By Kristin

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The tradition of the veil on a bride has many back-stories.  Some say it started in ancient Rome to confuse the evil spirits who may try to steal her away from the groom.  Some say it was to disguise the bride before the wedding of an arranged marriage, this way if he saw something he didn’t like he wouldn’t run away.  It is also said that the lifting of the blusher veil is so the groom knows he is marrying the right woman.  There are so many variations on the story, but today the veil is more an accessory to the gown.

 My best friend recently got engaged and has put me in charge of making her wedding gown and veil.  As her Maid-of-Honor it is my duty to see what would look best on her and work with her taste.  I know she likes lace, being a pretty traditional girl, so that’s what I went with.  Looking in various bridal stores I noticed how expensive beautiful lace edged veils can be!  They can be anywhere as much as $300 on up!  So I’m going to describe how I made a beautiful antique looking lace veil that my friend could use on her big day without the big price tag.

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Materials Used:

Note: I chose a length a little longer than the fingertip.  It is double layered with the top layer being about 8″ shorter than the under-layer.  Choose a length that works for you, I’m going to give directions for fingertip length though. 

 

Directions:

  1. Measure the length from where you want the veil to start, to your knee.
  2. Fold the tulle in half and use the folded edge as the top of the veil (where the comb will be sewn).  Fold this piece in half length wise.  From the top of the folded edge (comb edge) measure the length you used for the head to knee.
  3. Mark with pins a quarter oval.  Make it a little wider at the top than the bottom to give it a more full look.  When you are happy with the shape, cut it out.
  4. Unfold the piece (leave the top and bottom layers folded together) so you now have a half oval shape.  Take the top layer and mark with pins about 8″-10″ up from the edge.  Cut it shorter but still keep the shape of the bottom layer.
  5. Now the fun begins, you get to glue on the lace!  This will take patience and time, it cannot be rushed!  You can also opt to sew the lace on with a machine.  Line the edge of the scallop up with the edge of the tulle and pin in place if sewing, pin it as you glue otherwise.
  6. Once you have the lace attached (and it has dried overnight) you can set the pearls or rhinestones (or both if you so choose).
  7. If you used a scalloped edge lace as I have, be sure to cut the excess tulle from the scallops for a cleaner look.

 The nice thing about the veil is that you can choose to use lace as I did here, leave the tulle plain (like I did for my own wedding), use rattail cord (1mm or 2mm), beaded trims, or a thin ribbon edge.  You can personalize your veil to match your dress and it won’t cost a fortune.

Celebrating Thanksgiving

There’s many things to be thankful for every day of the year.  This Thanksgiving M&J Trimming is truly thankful for receiving care and support from all of our customers.  You are the one of the reason why M&J Trimming has been around for over seven decades and will continute to service you with quality merchandise for many more years to come.  We wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving.

Flower Girl Dress & Basket

By Kristin

Using silk ribbons, it’s so easy to match the flower girl’s dress to the flower basket.  Rhinestone buttons can be added to give it that extra elegant finish.  This is a great idea for brides who are looking for something easy yet still beautiful for her flower girl.  You can choose silk ribbon colors that match with your wedding theme.  All you have to do is tie the bow onto the dress and stitch the ribbon onto the wedding basket.  Then finish it off with a glistening Swarovski rhinestone button and you’re all finish.

New Cameos @ MJTRIM.com

 

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Have you had a chance to view the “New Product” section lately?  If not, then we’d be glad to let you know what to expect.  M&J Trimming has recently added new cameos online in various designs.  Here is just a sample.  There are many more colors of each design available.  M&J would like to thank everyone for visiting MJTRIM.com often for new updates.  As you may have noticed, we’ve been adding many new products online lately.  If there are certain things you’d like to see more of, feel free to e-mail us or call us.  We can be reached info@mjtrim.com or 1.800.965.8746.  We’d love to hear from you.  Until then, please do enjoy browsing some of our new products. 

M&J's DIY Costumes on Martha Stewart Show

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M&J Trimming’s was recently featured on NBC’s Martha Stewart Show on October 9th.  Kristin along with Martha embellished some hoodie’s and created some fun crafty costumes.  Besides having to be careful about the candies on Halloween, parents also have to worry about the health of their children.  Especially since Halloween night is usually a little chilly.  Which means kids can’t stay out trick or treatin’ for long.  However, Kristin and Martha came up with some really fun ideas for creating a DIY costume while keeping warm simply by embellishing hoodies with items from M&J Trimming.  You can find the template and more information on how you and your children can create your own fun costumes at MarthaStewart.com. 

Halloween Ribbon Candy Basket

By Eleah

This week I threw together a cute little basket for handing out Halloween candy.  The supplies are simple and it only takes a few minutes to make. 

Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Spray a couple coats of polyurethane on all surfaces of the basket.  Let dry for 15-30 minutes between coats.  This step is optional, I just like the way it glosses the surface of a wooden basket.
  2. Line the basket with fabric.  Keep raw edges exposed or fold under and seam with craft glue.  No need to bother hemming with the machine since this is really just a seasonal project.
  3. Tie your piece of wire edge Halloween print ribbon in a bow + glue to the back center of the rim of the basket (onto the fabric of course).  Shape the arms + loops of the bow as desired.
  4. Cut the polka dot grosgrain ribbon into 8 inch segments and tie all of them into bows.  Along the remaining blank fabric covered rib of the basket, glue each bow using the sobo craft glue.
  5. Fill with candy and you’re done.