Tag: Lace

3 Ways to DIY Summer Shorts

It’s getting hot out there and it’s time to bust out your Daisy Dukes. With these three easy DIYs you can take your plain old shorts and turn them into pretty little things. Check out this video to learn how to make 3 awesome pairs of shorts for the summer:

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Floral Patched Shorts

Lace Trimmed Shorts

Rhinestone Bling Shorts 

DIY: Lace Denim Shorts

Lace and denim just seem to go hand in hand don’t they? I personally think it’s girly in the nicest way. Check out how you can make these adorable shorts to complete your summer attire. Check out the video below to see how to make them and scroll down for more information:

Here’s what you’ll need:

A pair of denim shorts

Lace like these

Thread and Needles

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Before I started, I cut two inches off the bottom of the shorts. I did this to accommodate the extra length the lace was going to add. This is optional but odd lengths on shorts can be extremely unflattering so I would suggest doing it.

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I then started sewing the lacy about three inches in. I made small stitched every half inch or so along the top of the lace. I started and ended at the inner seam for a clean finish.

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You need to around the whole leg and then repeat it with the other side.

That’s it!

 

DIY: 3 Ways to Use Frames In Your Dorm Room

One of the most versatile things you can find is a frame. You probably already have plenty lying around or you can get them for a couple of bucks at ikea or if you’re adventurous you can find them at yard sales or thrift stores. I put together 3 ways you can use a frame in your dorm decor but this is just a starting point for you guys to come up with your own unique ideas.

LACE DRY ERASE BOARD

This one is super simple and quite useful. You can hang it on your wall and write yourself a note or on the outside of your dorm door for people to leave you messages when you’re out.

Here’s what you need:

A frame with glass

Cardstock (thick paper) in a light color

Wide lace like this one

Scissors

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Take the backing out of the frame and lay it on the cardstock. I used a corner so I would only have to cut two sides.

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Using a pencil trace around the board and cut out the resulting rectangle.

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I used this Chantilly lace which was wide enough for a 11 x 14 frame with some extra. With the glass in the frame (facing down), place the lace and then the cardstock on top. Then carefully insert the backing to hold everything in place.

And that’s it. Now get your self some dry erase markers and make a to do list.

TRIMMED POLAROID HANGER

With Instax and other companies making affordable polaroid cameras, polaroids are a nice way to collect memories and document your travels. What you need is a cute frame where you can hang up your awesome polaroids.

Here’s what you need:

A frame

Braided trims in 2 colors (more or less, depending on the size of your frame.

This Rococo trim

Scissors

A Glue Gun

Clips to hang your polaroids

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Measure the trim to fit from side to side of the frame and cut all of them equally.

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Apply a small amount of glue to the right side of the trim and attach to one side. Let it dry for a minute. Then, pulling it tight, add glue the other end to the other side. Be careful with the hot glue though!

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Repeat with the other two trims and you’re done.

Hang up your polaroids and show them off!

Velvet Ribbon Art

Want a sophisticated and tactile piece of art for your dorm room that’s not going to break the bank? I have just the idea for you. All you need to do is figure out your color scheme and then just play with the different velvet trims in different widths till you like the layout. You can see the one I made for some inspiration:

What you’ll need:

A frame

Velvet ribbon in various colors

This adorable velvet daisy trim

Tape

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I used half a yard for each of the strips for a 14″ tall frame. Measure the inside area of the frame and add 4 inches to that measurement to know how much you’ll need for each strip.

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Starting with one side start taping the ribbon taut onto the backing of the frame. I did it directly on the backing because it’s sturdy and won’t bend when I pull it tight.

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Keep going, experimenting with different widths that you can change by overlaying the ribbon differently.Add the daisy trim in between for some dimension. The back is going to look messy with all the tape so if you want a cleaner more permanent solution use a glue gun and glue all the ribbon evenly.

And that’s it. Pop the backing back into the frame and hang your art up. 

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

Scissors

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

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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.

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

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Flirty and sweet for this special day!

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Watch our youtube tutorial for a step by step process!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY: Romantic Lace Candle Holder

Nothing sets the mood like candles. Update your plain glass candle holders with some gorgeous, sexy lace! Check out these simple steps:

RED LACE CANDLE HOLDER

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What you’ll need: 

Glass Candle Holder

Hot Glue Gun

Scissors

Approximately 1 foot of red lace  (depends on the size of your holder)

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Step 1: Measure the amount of lace needed to wrap around your candle holder.

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Step 2: Cut excess material, leaving a little extra for a neat finish.

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Step 3: With the hot glue gun, add a line of glue on the glass where the lace will begin.

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Step 4: Begin to wrap lace around the holder, sealing it at the end with another line of glue.

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Step 5: Complete by folding and glueing the end.

Put a white candle in it and light it up!

BLACK EYELET CANDLE HOLDER

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What you’ll need: 

Glass Candle Holder

Hot Glue Gun

Scissors

1 foot of black eyelet

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Step 1: Starting at the bottom, add a pea size amount out of glue

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Step 2: Begin to wrap lace in upward motion, adding small amounts of glue throughout

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Step 3: Seal end with a pea size amount of glue.

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Step 4: Cut excess lace.

Fill with a candle, light, and enjoy!

M&J Trimming - Knee High + Heels

How to Wear Knee High Socks

Attention all sock lovers! We’ve rounded up one of our favorite styles of socks, and how to wear them with different styled outfits. Yes, we are talking about knee high socks! Is layering season, and what’s a layered outfit without something to layer your shoes with? Knee high socks are so great for this season. It always compliments your outfits, and it’s your shoe’s best friend. Here we have different ways on wearing knee high socks. For embellishments on knee high socks, add a lace trim, or ruffled trim around the top edge of the socks, or you can add buttons on the outer sides for detail.

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We love this outfit combination!

M&J Trimming - Rainy Days

Perfect for those rainy/snowy days.

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It’s all about the layers!

M&J Trimming - Knee High + Heels

This combination is just so adorable. The ideas are endless!

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Knee high socks works with all different styles of shoes.

DIY: Lace Embellished Tank

Are your basic tanks looking a little boring? Take a tank top from bland to beautiful with the addition of lace embellishments! For this DIY we took a collection of our favorite lace trims of the moment, and re-purposed them as appliques! This DIY is great for upgrading an old piece of clothing into a style statement, and the technique can be used to embellish anything from a hat to a coat!
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4” (102 MM) Rose Wool Lace

3” (76 MM) Leaf Embroidered Lace

5” (127 MM) Floral Wool Lace

4 1/2” (114 MM) Wool Lace

Sobo Craft Glue

Scissors

Needle and Thread

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DSC_00261. Cut out shapes from your lace trim.

DSC_00372. Arrange the lace shapes on the tank top. Play around with the layout until you’re happy with the design.

DSC_00393. Place a piece of cardboard inside of the tank top so that the glue doesn’t go through both sides of the garment.

DSC_00424. Glue the elements down, and let them dry.

DSC_00595. Sew the elements onto the tank top for extra security.

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All Things Lace

Lace is such a beautiful and delicate fabric to work with. It brings pure elegance to just about anything. When people hear lace, we tend to think weddings and formal gowns, etc. But this is fashion, and fashion has no rules. Fashion allows us to take the usual and turn it into the unusual. Here we have some nontraditional ways on using lace. We found some creative ways to use this beautiful fabric for you all to get inspired with. Hope you enjoy this post as much as we enjoyed searching for these beauties!

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The perfect lace infinity scarf. Looks so cozy!

M&J Trimming - Vogue Lace Outfit

For the love of lace! This outfit screams elegance and grace.

M&J Trimming - Leathe Lace Cluth

Beautiful clutch for the upcoming fall season.

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Loving the lace and burlap combination. Very serene.

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Lace cuffs ! So beautiful to add to your arm candy collection.

DIY: Embellished Lace Zipper Necklace

This week’s DIY is quite a stunner! As we head into cooler weather, it’s up to our outfits to keep us bold, bright and warm. Well we have a few of those bases covered with this statement necklace that we created using a zipper and some glamorous metallic trim. This statement necklace would look great over a little black dress, and if you’re really crafty, you can use it in place of a typical zipper for your next sewing project.M&J Trimming: Zipper Necklace Materials

1 1/2” (38 MM) Metallic Lace

7/8″ Multi-Beaded Trim

18″ Heavy Separating Jacket Zipper 

Sobo Glue

Scissors

Needle and Thread

M&J Trimming: Measuring Length of Lace1. Measure how much lace and beaded trim you will need.
M&J Trimming: Cutting Beaded Trim2. Add one inch to the desired size, and cut to that size.

M&J Trimming: Sobo Glue on Zipper3. Place glue on one side of the zipper.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Lace onto Zipper4. Glue down your lace. Repeat on the opposite side and let dry.

M&J Trimming: Sewing Lace onto Zipper5. Sew the lace into place for extra security.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Back of Zipper6. Flip the zipper over and place glue on the other side.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Beaded Trim to Zipper7. Add beaded trim to glue. Repeat on the opposite side and let dry.

M&J Trimming: Sewing Beaded Trim on Zipper8. Sew the trim into place for extra security.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Folded Lace9. Add glue to the end pieces of lace, and fold them over so you don’t have any raw edges. This will help to prevent fraying.

M&J Trimming: Zipper and Lace Metallic Statement Necklace DIY

4 Ways to Embellish Summer Shorts: Ruffled Lace

Lace shorts have been seen on style blogs and in stores all over the country, and we absolutely adore this trend! The light and airy look of lace with a relaxed pair of denim shorts is the ultimate salute to summer. We chose a ruffled trim to capture the carefree nature of the season, but you can pick any style you like. You can even mix up the color with black lace on red shorts for more of an evening look.

DSC_0277What You’ll Need:

Light Wash Blue Jean Shorts
Frilly Ruffled Lace Fringe
Needle and Thread

DSC_02781. Turn your shorts inside out, and line up the lace trim where you want it to go.

DSC_02842. Sew the lace trim around each leg opening.

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