Bring the party from Bourbon Street to your home. These DIY applications of trims to everyday table decor are simple and festive.
Take everyday table top decor and create custom holiday looks. Everyday vinyl placemats with Mardi Gras colored sequins and Glass candle holders with metallic trims create an authentic Mardi Gras ambiance.
1: We used a gold vinyl pacemat, it’s a verastile color for everyday or special occasions. We also love that there is a pattern line, which makes it easy to follow when appling sequins. 2: Take 1/4” double stitck tape and peel away film from one side as you place and press along line on placemat. Leave about 1/2” on each end to fold over to back
3: Take sequins and as you peel away top film from tape, place sequins and press down as you go.
4: Fold over ends to back.
5: Continue same process on other sides.
6: Lay some heavy books on top to make sure the sequins stay flat and stick.
When celebrations are over, pull back sequins and tape.
To remove excess residue, take some lemon oil on a
paper towel and rub away. The placements are now ready
for next celebration.
Ric Rac roses are perfect for so many uses; add them to garments, hair and accessory items or perhaps in your next home décor project. The size, color and look of your finished rose is up to you. Consider mixing colors, spraying the edges or adding a pearl center. The idea is simple; the base instructions given below will get you started.
Fold the 3 yards of Ric Rac in half and place a binder clip along the folded edge. Cross the two ends of the Ric Rac over and under each other to form a braid. Continue until the entire length has been braided. Optional: Using the iron, press the braid prior to moving onto the next step.
Place the braid under the presser foot of your sewing machine and stitch along one edge approximately 1/3 of the way up from the edge. Remove the binder clip as you reach the opposite end and continue stitching. Note: We have used contrasting thread to showcase the steps.
Starting with the cuts edges, roll the braid upon itself, as you stitch into the bottom edge to secure. Continue rolling and stitching until you reach the opposite end. Secure the end with a couple of stitches, cut and remove the needle and thread. If desired, cover the bottom of the rose with a circle of felt or other fabric. Add pin, magnet or jewelry backings as you see fit.
Use your fingers to open the rose by folding back the Ric Rac. Optionally: You may use the tip of your iron to press open the flower edges.
The size of the rose can be altered by the size of the Ric Rac used as well as the yardage.
Decorative Trimmings Holiday Ornaments are simple to make and elegant to hang on your tree, in a window or give as a gift. With the wide variety of trims available from Decorative Trimmings the only problem might be in having to choose between the vast array of braids, trims, laces and fringes.
Place a pin to mark the North and South poles of the foam ball.
Remove the North pin and lay Decorative Trimmings trim across the top of the foam ball, secure with the pin.
Wrap trim across the surface of the ball, remove the South pin and secure the trim.
Wrap the trim across the back of the ball and lay it next to the North pin. Secure with an additional pin.
Continue wrapping the decorative trimmings trim moving over from the last row and adding pins to secure until the entire surface of the ball has been covered. Note: Due to the wrapping of the trim around the N and S points of the ball, the ornament shape will turn into an oval.
Add a drop of glue to the end of the decorative trimmings trim and insert it in behind the last piece of trim.
Cut a 10 inch piece of trim. Form a loop, overlapping the two ends and insert a pin through both ends. Add a drop of glue to the end of the pin and insert it into the top of the wrapped ornament to serve as the hanger. Let dry.
Cut a length of decorative trimmings trim equal to the center width of the foam ball plus 1 inch. Wrap trim around the center of the ball and secure with pins, overlapping the trim neatly. Add a drop of glue if necessary.
Using a needle and thread; insert a double strand of thread through the eye of the needle, do not knot thread. Insert the needle through a small bead, bringing the ends of the thread back through the eye of the needle. Thread on additional beads using all four strands of thread. Stitch into the wrapped trim to secure the beads to the bottom of the ornaments Trim excess threads and add a drop of glue to secure the stitching.
Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting and Pressing Tools & Supplies
How To DIY Lace and Braid Key FOB:
Cut the following the Lace and Braid Trimmings: two 12 inch lengths of Cluny Lace Edge, one 12 inch length from each of the Chinese trim and Soutach.
Lay the two 12 inch lengths of cluny lace edge trim next to each other. See Diagram A
Press fusible tape to the wrong side of the Chinese Braid. Remove the paper backing from the tape and press the Chinese Braid on top of the two layers of the Crochet Trim.
Stitch the Soutach down the center of the Chinese Braid.
Stitch down either side of the Chinese Braid.
Trim the ends of the lace if necessary and apply a thin layer of jewelry glue. Fold and insert into the clamp. Close with pliers. To project the finish of the Key Fob clamp, use a small cloth between the pliers and the Key Fob or wrap the pliers in tape.
Pump up the beach fun by adding rows of pom pom trim and rick rack to a simple canvas bag. Low sew or No sew – the choice is yours to make. Bright bold colors give this PomPom Beach Tote an added pop. You can stand out from the crowd with this DIY PomPom Beach Tote. Pick a bag that will hold all your gear or adjust the supplies needed based on the size of the bag.
Basic sewing, cutting, measuring and pressing supplies and tools
Optional – Fabric Glue
How To make PomPom Beach Tote:
Measure the bag opening and cut a piece of rick rack trim this measurement plus 1 inch. Pin the trim to the inside edge of the bag, turning under one end and overlapping them behind one of the straps. Top stitch in place.
Using a ruler and fabric marking pen and measuring down from the top hemline; mark two lines, one at 1 inch and a second at 3 inches.
Top stitch pompom trim along the marked lines, overlapping the ends for a finished look. You can use a straight stitch or a zig zag stitch. try to use coordinating thread so your stitches will not be noticeable.
Follow the manufacturer’s directions to fuse letting to the front of the tote bag. Take caution when working with a hot iron and make sure you are working on a safe surface.
Optionally you may skip the sewing and attach the trims and lettering using fabric glue. Follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully. Choose a fabric glue that is washable , as you do not want your cool creation coming apart after laundering.