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Take the M&J Blogger Challenge!

Are you feeling inspired after seeing all of the amazing DIY creations each of the M&J Blogger Challenge participants created? Why don’t you take the M&J Blogger Challenge!
Blogger Challenge Box PictureThese are the supplies we gave each of the bloggers that participated. 

8MM Foldover Elastic in Grey-Style No. 25068
Metal Clip in Matte Gold- Style No. 30438
Embroidery Thread
Flatback Rhinestones
1.5″ Double Face Satin Ribbon in Wild Berry- Style No. 44334
Rayon Weave Ribbon in Fuchsia/Multi-Style No. 58325
4MM Metallic Vinyl Braided Bolo in Gold- Style No. 48588
E-6000 Craft Mini Glue

Send us pictures of your own creations! #MJTRIMMING

If you’d prefer having the supplies shipped to you with easy to read instructions, PROJECT DIY may be perfect for you!
Want to learn more about PROJECT DIY? Check out www.mjprojectdiy.com

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Holiday Store Hours

Please be advised that our holiday store hours are as follows.

Saturday, December 24th:  9am– 4pm

Sunday, December 25th:  Closed

Monday, December 26th: Closed

Saturday, December 31st:  10am– 4pm

Sunday, January 1st: Closed

Monday, January 2nd: 10am – 5pm

Our staffs at M&J Trimming would like to wish you a happy holiday and wonderful New Year.  Thank you for choosing M&J Trimming.

Runway DIY Blogger of the Month- September!

M&J has always been my go-to source for supplies and inspiration, so being asked to be September’s Blogger of the Month was so flattering and exciting! When I was very young, my great-aunt gave me a beautiful box full of gorgeous silk ribbons for my birthday. I was only about 6 at the time, but I still remember it as one of my favorite presents. When I opened M&J’s box and saw the stunning ribbons they had picked out for me, I felt like a little kid again! There are so many ways to use ribbons and embellishments to take pieces you already have and update them to look fresh off the runway.

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Project 1: Button Elastics

I am always tying my hair back in the middle of the day to get it out of my face so I wear a hair elastic on my wrist at all times. This easy DIY brightens up boring hair elastics for a tie that looks just as cute on your wrist as it will in your ponytail!

M&J Items Used:

Enamel Fashion Button Item# 45870011 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)

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Project 2: Sweet Rocker Tee:

I absolutely love a great vintage tee. Adding some frills and beaded embellishments can give them a feminine touch – making the perfect top to pair with some leggings and booties for a sweet hard rock look.

M&J Items Used:

3″ Rigid Lace Item# 37077
7/8″ Sequin/Organdy Border Item# 47225 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)
Beaded Applique Item# 39350 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)

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Project 3: Prada-Inspired Striped Midi Skirt

Prada’s S/S 11 lollipop colored stripes on sophisticated black items inspired the midi skirt I created. I don’t have a sewing machine, so everything you see here was sewn by hand. It doesn’t take much time, and if you make sure you get a perfectly-matching color of thread, it doesn’t take much talent either!

M&J Items Used:

50Mm Midori Dupioni Silk Item# 37302 in Burnt Sienna and Dahlia
Needle and Thread in colors Item# 42681 Magenta and Poppy

Studs and Pearls Blogger of the Month – May!

I had so much fun creating these projects with the surprise box that M&J Trimming sent me. There’s a lot of variety within these 6 projects, so I hope you’re inspired to try out at least one of them! Enjoy, and Happy DIY’ing!

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Project 1: Multi-Finger ring

Multi-finger rings have been spotted everywhere lately. As one of this season’s hottest trends, you can make your very own multi-finger ring with just a few supplies.

Supplies:
3 Fashion Dome Buttons Item# 46459 in Teal
– Button shank remover
– Scissors
– Scrap of pleather or leather (1.5″x2.5″)
– Super glue
– 3 ring blanks

1) Fold the scrap pleather/leather in half, lengthwise.
2) Glue along the inside.
3) Remove the shanks from the back of the buttons.

4) Glue the buttons onto the rectangle.

5) Glue the ring blanks on the back of the rectangle.
6) Let dry.

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Project 2: Chain and Cord Bracelet

This statement bracelet looks complicated, but it really isn’t! I love the combination of different textures, between the chain and the cord.

Supplies:
Cord/Braid Item# 887060198 in Ovocado (1.800.9.MJTRIM) , about 60 inches
– Kelly Green Color thread Item#42681
1 Fashion Dome Buttons Item# 46459 in Teal
– Thick wide curb chain
– Sewing needle
– Scissors
– Jewelry pliers
– Jewelry clasp and jump rings
– Clear nailpolish

Tip: Wrap tape around the ends of the cord to prevent them from fraying while you make the bracelet.
1) Cut the cord into two 30 inch pieces, and thread one piece through the first link of the curb chain. Fold the thread in half to make sure that there’s the same amount of thread on either side. Take the bottom strand, fold it over the top strand and then through the second link. 
2) Take this strand and fold it back over the chain, and under the other strand. That other strand then goes through the chain.

3) Repeat steps 1-2 until you reach the end

4) Thread the other piece of cord through the first link of the chain, and repeat until you’ve braided the other side.

5) Sew the ends together, and sew on the button to accent the bracelet.

6) Sew the clasp onto the cord, trim the ends and secure with clear nail polish to prevent fraying.

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Project 3: Ribbon Wrap Bracelet

This Ribbon Wrap Bracelet is the ultimate spring accessory; it totally reminds me of flowers, sunshine and nature. You can also use the same method with different types of ribbons to create a completely different vibe.

Supplies:
Hand Dyed Silk Satin Ribbon Item# 33583 about 120 inches for a 7 inch bracelet
Rhinestone trim (*this is actually from M&J Trimming as well, but I had this beforehand.)
– Scissors
– Hot glue gun

1) Fold the ribbon in half about 4 times. You might need to fold more or less times depending on the size of your wrist.
2) Tie the ends together in a bow.

3) Wrap a 1.5 inch piece of rhinestone trim around the bow, and secure with hot glue.

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Project 4: Shoulder Trim Shirt

You can give some life to a plain old shirt by using gold trim to accent the shoulders. I love the way the trim hangs off the sleeves – it adds a sultry, flirty element. Regardless of what color shirt you choose, the gold trim will look amazing with any color.

Supplies:
– Gold Chain Item# 44522  (1.800.9.MJTRIM)
– Peacock Color thread Item#42681
 – Sewing needle
– T-shirt of your choice
– Scissors

1) Find the seam on the shoulder of your shirt. Line the trim along the seam and sew the edge of the trim to the edge of the shirt.
2) Sew the trim in the middle, with just a one or two simple stitches.

3) Sew in a few more spots along the trim.

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Project 5: Gold Trim Headband

This headband is my personal favorite; it can add some gypsy-inspired flair to any outfit, and will look great whether you have short or long hair.

Supplies:
Gold Chain Item# 44522  (1.800.9.MJTRIM), about 13-15 inches
– Elastic, 7-8 inches
– Super glue1) First and only step – glue both ends of the trim to the elastic. Instant headband.

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Project 6: Thread Tassel Keychain

Tassels are one of the hottest trends right now. You can easily make your own tassel with some thread, a pair of scissors and a small book. The best part?  You can even use different colored threads to create fun, multi-colored tassels.

Supplies:
Metal Tooth Pendant Item# 42406
Peacock Color thread Item#42681
– Small book
– Key ring
– Scissors

1) Create your own skein of thread by wrapping the thread around the book, about 40-50 times.

2) Slowly slip off the thread and tie the top section off, with a spare piece of thread. This will form a loop.
3) Attach the tassel and horn pendant to a key ring.