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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.
1/4” Wide Double Stick Tape-
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
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.
Mardi Gras DIY Placemats
A simple row of lace and a floppy bow provide this otherwise plain Wedding Clutch with just the touch of elegance needed for your next event.
DIY Wedding Clutch with Bow Supply List:
Fleur De Lis Venice Lace – One yard
Suede like Fabric – ½* yard
Foam Interfacing/Stabilizer – 8 inches by 14 inches
Large Snap Fastener
Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting, Pressing tools and supplies
DIY Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow How To:
Cut two 9 inches by 15 inches rectangles from the fabric*. Note: The project sample was created by using the reverse side of the suede fabric as the lining. If you choose not to do this, purchase additional fabric for the lining and cut one rectangle from each of the main fabric and the lining fabric.
Cut one 8 inch by 14 inch rectangle from the foam interfacing/stabilizer.
Place lace edging across the right side of the clutch fabric, situating it 1 ½ inches up from the front edge. Top stitch along either side of the lace edging. Diagram A
With right sides together, pin the front and back of the clutch together and stitch around the outside edge using a ½ inch wide seam and leaving a 4 inch opening along one side. Clip the corners. Diagram B
Turn right side out and insert the foam interfacing/stabilizer. Turn in the opening along the side and hand stitch closed.
Fold the bottom edge of the clutch up towards the top forming a 3 ½ inch deep pocket. Pin. Topstitch around the outside edge of the clutch, stitching ¼ inch away from the outside edges. Sew snap to the clutch. Diagram C
Cut a 18” length of lace edging and fold in half, overlapping the two ends. Using a needle and thread stitch the end together and then wrap the thread around the center forming a bow. Stitch back into the center to secure the thread wraps. Diagram D
Cut a 1 inch by 2 ½ inch rectangle from the main fabric. Fold the edges in towards the center and then wrap around the center of the bow, overlapping the ends and stitching to secure.
Stitch the bow on top of the lace trim. See project photo
DIY shoe making is the rage right now and DIY Lace Espadrilles fit within that trend beautifully. Dritz® espadrilles can make that happen with a complete range of products from the soles to the pins and needles. Creating your very own espadrilles covered from tip to toe in Decorative Trimmings elegant lace trim takes it to the next level.
DIY Lace Espadrilles Supplies:
2 yards appx Venice Lace – Gothic Rose Venice Lace
1/4 yard each of woven medium weight fabric & lining of your choice
Basic sewing, pressing, measuring and cutting supplies
DIY Lace Espadrilles How To:
Following the manufacturer’s directions included in the packaging, cut out two front and two back pieces from the fabric and lining of your choice.
1. Lay lace across the right side of the front fabric, following the gentle curve of the pattern piece. Pin in place. Note: the first piece of lace should be set 1/4 inch below the top edge.
2.Continue adding rows of lace, tucking in each of the rows under the first.
3.Adjust the placement of the rows of lace so that the last row ends with the bottom edge.
4.Repeat adding lace to the right sides of the back fabric.
Cover the lace covered pieces with linings and pin together. Continue following the manufacturer’s instructions to complete the espadrilles.
Note: Espadrilles will stay cleaner longer if you spray the surface with a protection spray such as ScotchGuard®.
DIY Lace Espadrille Step Outs
Looking to make a statement with your Christmas Boot. Dramatic fabric choices make the perfect canvas for Decorative Trimmings Fringe and Midas trims.
Decorative Trimmings Christmas Boot Supply List:
Fabric – ½ yard & ¼ yard coordinating prints plus ½ yard of lining fabric
Fringe Trim – 2/3 of yard
Midas Trim – 1 ½ yards
Fusible Fleece – ½ yard
Basic Sewing, Cutting, Measuring and Pressing tools & supplies
Decorative Trimmings Christmas Boot How to:
Increase the pattern size and cut out two from the main, lining fabric and fusible fleece.
Following the manufacturer’s directions, press fusible fleece to the back of the main fabric stocking pieces.
Press fusible web to the back of the coordinating print and cut out the two boot accent pieces.
Remove the paper backing from the fusible web and press the cutouts to the front of the boot.
Stitch Midas trim along top edge of the heel accent as well as along the either side of the calf accent.
With right sides together, stitch the two boot sections together. Clip curves and points and turn right side out. Press well.
With right sides together, stitch the two boot lining sections together. Clip curves and points and insert the lining into the inside of the boot. Baste around the top edge.
Measure the top edge of the boot and cut a length of coordinating fabric for the boot cuff this measurement plus 1 inch x 8 inches wide.
With right sides together, stitch the short ends of the cuff together. Press the seam open and fold in half right sides out.
Stitch fringe along the folded edge of the cuff, turning under and overlapping the ends. Cover the top edge of the fringe with Midas trim, stitching along the top and bottom edges, turning under and overlapping the ends.
Cut a 10 inch x 2 inches for the hanging tab. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Open the fold and fold each of the raw edges in towards the middle fold line. Press well then refold along the center fold. Top stitch along either edge.
Fold the hanging tab in half and pin to the back seam line of the boot along the top edge.
Insert the boot cuff into the boot with the trimmed edge facing the inside of the boot. Pin well, then stitch along the top edge using a ½ inch seam. Turn the cuff over the top edge of the boot leaving 1 inch along the inside edge. Press well.
To request a copy of the pattern, leave a comment.
Decorative Trimmings Holiday Trees Supply List:
Assorted Trims such as: One yard of Sequin Schlange White White Pearl Twist cord, 2 yards of Fan Eyelet Natural or White, Ruffled Cluny Lace, 3 yards of flower Eyelet White, Ric Rac White, 5 yards of Ball Fringe White, 4 yards of Twill Tape Natural
Styrofoam cones – Mini 3″ x 2″, Small 2 7/8″ x 5 7/8″, Medium 3 7/8″ x 8 7/8″, Large 4 7/8″ x 11 7/8″
Assorted Candlesticks, Pillars available at craft stores, thrift shops or vintage finds.
Assorted wooden finials, knobs, buttons, pearls, rhinestones, bells and ribbons.
Craft Paint – Lamp Black & Chocolate Brown
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Decorative Trimmings Holiday Trees How To:
Beginning at the bottom of the cone, apply hot glue, then trim. Work in small sections until the entire cone is covered. Repeat to cover each cone.
Paint all candlesticks and wooden pieces black. Let dry. Using a dry brush, apply brown paint sparingly to allow black paint to show through.
Glue trimmed cones to candlestick or other base and top with the finial of your choice.
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.
Decorative Trimmings Holiday Ornaments Supply List:
4 inch Foam Ball
Needle & matching thread
Scissors, Measuring Tape, Craft Glue
Decorative Trimmings Holiday Ornaments How To:
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.
by Lorine Mason
Dress up your table with this fun Fall Fringed Table Scarf. Simple to make for yourself or to use as a housewarming or hostess gift for friends or a special neighbor.
Fall Fringed Table Scarf Supplies:
1/2 yard of two coordinating fabrics
Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting and Pressing tools and supplies
Fall Fringed Table Scarf How To:
Cut 18 inch by 40 inch rectangles from both fabric prints and cotton batting.
Layer the two prints right sides together and cover with the batting. Pin all layers together.
Stitch using a 1/2 inch seam, leaving a 6 inch opening along one of the long edges of the table scarf.
Clip corners at an angle to remove excess fabric. Turn right side out and press. Turn in the fabric along the opening.
Pin chainette fringe along all of the edges of the table scarf, creating mitered corners with the fringe. Top stitch along the top edge of the fringe, turning under the raw edges and overlapping at the meeting point.
Sew a second row of stitching next to the lower edge of the fringe.
Remove the bottom cording from the fringe, allowing the fringe to hang freely.
Supplies: Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim
Fleece Fabric – 1/2 yard
Polyester Fiberfil Stuffing
Assorted colors of Polar Puff trim
How To: Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim
- Cut two 14” squares from Fleece
- Top stitch Polar Puff stems to pillow front.
- Handstitch Polar Puff flowers to the pillow front.
- Stitch the pillow front to the pillow back, right sides together,
- leaving a 4” opening along one side. Clip corners.
- Turn right side out and press carefully. Insert stuffing into the pillow.
- Hand stitch the side opening closed.
Creating Polar Puff Flowers
Wrap Polar Puff into a tight spiral until you have achieved the size desired. Cut Polar Puff and then using a needle and thread; stitch into the the back of the spiral to secure. Add a second color of Polar Puff continuing the spiral and stitching as you wrap.