Category: Bridal

DIY: Lace Wedding Centerpieces

Looking for the perfect table toppers? Enhance your reception table bouquets with some inexpensive, rustic flair. We love the homey, backyard-wedding feel of these lace covers for Mason jar vases. Mix and match using our great selection of lace to give your DIY wedding a quick and easy, vintage look.

What you’ll need:

Cluny Lace

Cotton Eyelet Lace 

Leaf Lace Fringe


Glue Gun

1 spool of invisible thread

30 Mason Jars (minus the lids)

Note: We used 3 different sizes of mason jars but you can choose to use 3 of the same.


Measure the lace around each jar allowing for a 1/2″ seam (doing the measuring and trimming all at once saves precious time!)



Cut lace accordingly


Wrap the piece of lace around the jar and eyeball a section 1/2” from the edge


This is where you can choose to delicately glue the piece together overlapping at the ½” mark, or sew the edges together. We prefer gluing to save on time. If you’re sewing, make sure that you’re using invisible thread. It’ll disappear into the trim!


Voila! Beautiful vase coverings that give your tables a country feel!

Want to put together your own assortment of lace? Choose from M&J Trimming’s incredible selection of guipure, knitted and more to find the perfect lace for your special day. These DIY lace coverings for mason jars are also the perfect giveaway for guests that want to bring a little bit of your wedding day home with them! 

DIY: Wedding Invitation with Ladder Lace Trim

Wedding season is around the corner! Spring weddings are all about DIY! Need some wedding invitation inspiration? We’ve got you covered! Here are some simple DIY invites to make your wedding extra special!

What you’ll need: 


Metallic Ladder Lace trim

Brilliance Star Buckle



Step 1: After stuffing envelope, measure ladder lace trim around outside of envelope once, leaving excess trim to be tied at the end. Cut with scissors.




Step 2: Weave trim through rhinestone buckle. Place rhinestone in the center of the trim.



Step 3: Place rhinestone and trim on opening on envelope. Tie knot in the back.


Simple and elegant is always the answer!



Don’t forget to check out our youtube video!


















DIY: Wedding Invitation With Lace And Rhinestones

A little sparkle goes a long way! This elegant wedding invitation is a great and easy DIY! We’ve broken it down for you!

What you’ll need:

Cardstock Envelope

Lace Trim

Brilliance Sew-On Jewels 

Gem- Tac

Glue Syringe



Step 1: Fill glue syringe with Gem-Tac.


Step 2: Measure lace trim around envelope once. Cut excess with scissors.


Step 3: Apply small amount of Gem- Tac with syringe to end of trim and seal. Allow time to dry.


Step 4: Using syringe, apply small amount of glue to center of scallop and place rhinestone. Allow time to dry. Continue this until end of trim.





You’re special day will be sure to sparkle with this DIY!


Watch our full tutorial!










DIY: Wedding Invitation Sleeve with Velvet and Lace Trim

Spring weddings allow for some color and fun! Mix it up with this DIY invitation sleeve! The soft blush velvet and white lace trim are the perfect touch for the season. We made it simple for you with these easy to follow steps!

What you’ll need:

Invitation sleeve

Velvet Trim

Lace Trim

Brilliance Heart Buckle



Step 1: Measure white lace trim around sleeve equally on both sides. Use scissors to cut.


Step 2: Measure velvet trim to equal lace, with excess on each side. Weave brilliance heart buckle through velvet trim until centered. And place velvet trim on top of lace.



Step 3: Tie both lace and velvet trim around card on back side. Tie ends tightly with knot. Use scissors to cut excess velvet.


Flirty and sweet for this special day!



Watch our youtube tutorial for a step by step process!










Brides Night Out Event Vendors

We are so excited about our Brides Night Out Event on Wednesday April 24th 2013 from 6:00-9:00PM. We have an amazing group of vendors participating in this first-time ever event being held at M&J Trimming. Each exhibitor is showcasing some of their amazing talent that will add an element of joy to your special day. We would like to take the time to focus on some of the amazing vendors who will not only be in attendance but offering some of their services to you.

Alpine Blanc NoirCrate Cocktail Caterers Chellisethe booth Sugar Plum SB Beauty macys KIM Hello Super 8 Florisan

We can’t wait to see you at our Bride’s Night Out Event!

M&J Bridal Salon Event

Did you know M&J has a Bridal Salon?
M&J Bridal Salon is having a Bride’s Night Out Event on April 24th 2013

Brides Night Out

Brides Night Out Wedding Event Hosted By M&J Bridal Salon & M&J Trimming

Brides Night Out brings together New York’s most creative and stylish wedding professionals from all facets of the industry. Some of our elite exhibitors include Hair & Makeup Jill Hammelman, Crate & Barrel, Blanc Noir Event Group LLC, K.I.M. Media LLC, Alpine Creative Group, Cocktail Caterers, The Booth,  Macy’s Bridal Salon by Demetrios , Sugar Flower Cake Shop, and More.

Join us and enjoy an incredible evening of drinks, music, desserts, complimentary hair & makeup trials, and endless wedding inspiration.

April 24, 2013 – 6-9pm

M&J Trimming
1008 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Admission $25

  Each ticket purchased can be used at M&J Bridal Salon as $25 Credit towards your M&J Bridal Salon purchase.

Sponsored by: American Foliage & design Group / Levy Lighting: Lights / GreenRoom / DrapeKings / Cloth Connection

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Betsey Johnson Window Dressing at Macys

On 3.13.13 we had the privilege of watching Betsey Johnson merchandise her Macy’s window display. Betsey managed to turn the sidewalk into a mini party, as she showed off her new collection.  We were honored that Betsey used headpieces from the M&J Bridal Salon. She even placed a sign in the window that we had brought for her. Upon seeing the sign she jumped up and asked for someone to get the sign from us so she could use it in her display. We couldn’t have been happier!

Betsey Johnson







M&J Bridal Salon Soiree

By Blerona

Last week we had our M&J Bridal Salon Press Event inside of M&J Trimming and it was such a blast. With guests from the The Knot, Bridal Guide Magazine, Inside Weddings and some of our favorite bloggers we knew we would have to put in a lot of work to make the night perfect. We worked with James Abel Events to completely transform the back of the store and we were very lucky and thankful to have Alpine Creative Group, Sugar Flower Cake Shop, Izze Sparkling Juice, Jenny Yoo Collections, Johnny Gonzalez, Maison Prive and Fantasia Studios sponsor the event. Read more about the event here!

One part of the event that we were all very excited about was the Photo Booth! We got a custom made backdrop, used M&J Bridal Salon headpieces and hats and of course made some of our own props with M&J Trimming.


Hard Stock Paper (Any craft/paper store)

Wooden Sticks ( Any craft/paper store)

Scissors, Pencil ( to trace)

Hot Glue Gun

Fur, Plaid Ribbon, and Rhinestones

The Internet!

Mustashe Steps: Search the internet for paper mustaches(theres a lot) and print out the photos that you like. Then cut out the mustaches and trace them onto the black paper. Cut out those mustaches, embellish them and hot glue them on to the sticks.

3″ Genuine Fox On Tape Style# 28624 in Snowtop, Ss16 Flatback Rhinestones Item#03016

From Left to Right: Plaid Ribbon in Navy/Peach/Multi Item# 18382, 25mm Gingham Ribbon Style# 38812 in Lilac/White, 2″ Plaid Ribbon Style# 11219 in Grey Combo (to order (1.800.9MJTRIM)

Last Step! Make sure you have fun using them at the photo booth!

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

 Straight Hackle in Coral

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

Velvet Ribbon

M&J Bridal Appliqués  (Call 212-704.8017 or visit

Important Rayon Twist Cord
and Mesh Tube Ribbon

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

Unique Stitch Glue and Magna-Tax 

Fabric Flowers
M&J Bridal Salon Flower (Call 212-704.8017 or visit

Pins and Needles
Large Fancy Safety Pin, Sewing Needles

One Wishing Tree, Four Ways!

By Blerona

We’ve got Spring Fever, Monday was such a beautiful day the weather finally warmed up and we couldn’t help but make some fun DIY’s. Since alot of parties are planned in Spring and Summer Season, we decided to create a Wishing tree in four different ways by embellishing them occording to the themes. What is a wishing tree you ask? Well what we did was put some branches in a clear vase with rocks on the bottom to hold them still. Then cut out beautiful decorative paper and leave a marker there for guests to write special messages or wishes to the person the party is being held for. Then they take there message and hang it up on the tree. 

 First up Birthday Girl Party



Birthday Boy Party



Baby Boy Baby Shower



Wedding / Bridal Shower