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About jaderbombllc

I am a Southern DIY blogger and Designer known for fearlessly conquering anything and everything do-it-yourself. I aim to create unique designs by working through my thoughts, dreams, emotions, and tons of glitter! I believe in doing things that make my heart flutter and smile, and I live by my motto, “Life is simple and so should your style.” To learn more about me, visit jaderbomb.com or email me at jade@jaderbomb.com. You can also visit my Etsy shop at jaderbomb.etsy.com. Make sure to check out my FREE PRINTABLES site www.freeprettyprintables.com My biggest accomplishment thus far is being a guest on the Martha Stewart show, yes she smells good. I love my dog Ceaux Ceaux, pens,the smell of Christmas, GOLD, Dr. Pepper and blogging. BTW: I bleed glitter, all shades.

14 Signs that Your Home Style Is: Bohemian. What is Bohemian living like? Pretend you are mixing modern and eclectic with splashes of color! This lifestyle is perfect if you are a fan of textures, patterns and anything vintage. The fascinating thing about bohemian living is you can’t go wrong with anything! Live a life with free spirited home decor and I promise you won’t go wrong. 

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Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy 

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Nothing screams boho like transforming an old fish tank into an lovely cactus family. I love the look of this and I think it’s very clever. Make sure you find an old fish tank, the more rust the better. Who would of ever thought I would be recommending you search for all things rusty! 
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730b1908a974387b8a19ce8f5fe0d1b8 Incase you were unaware, live plants scream gypsy/bohemian. There is just something magical about a house full of live plants. For the record did you know that there are tons of live plants that are very beneficial to your home? Click here just to be a few! If you are not a fan of real plants check this out
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b696c3c8db2c1990a7b8db28852ed82e If you are anything like me and most beautiful souls in the world then you will have an underlying love for crystals, rocks or anything that is gleaming with love. Stone’s channel a lot of phenomenal energy and can change so much in your life! How cool are these agate planters! 
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e41a9aed8ed71a4f1c7647b5280150de Macrame, period. On my last trip to Carmel Valley Ranch in California for the Michaels Makers summit we learned how to do macrame. I know you are prolly wondering how in the world I never knew how to do this by now. I guess I have no excuse, however now I do and I am in love. You can order one if you have no desire to learn the technique, but this is a must in your bohemian home! Make this dream catcher as well and you will “oooh and ahhh” all day and night!
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Mix tons of patterns together to get an instant boho feel. I know, I know most of you might say “NO, I like everything to match”… Well as we all know that is a delightful way to live just not the BOHO way to live. The more mixed patterns you have in your space the better off you will be, trust me! 
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Now most of you will stash away all of your Christmas lights after he holidays, not us Boho humans. I think I have been keeping lights up all year long since I was a little girl. There is actually something more magical having lights up after the holidays than you could ever imagine. They add a magical aspect to ANY space you put them in, as you can see in the picture above! Make these and hang them by your lights and you have officially entered into boho territory! 
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Let’s be real, tapestries are mostly known for throwing on top of a bed but in the life of a Bohemian soul they are meant to be hung from any given space. With that being said I mean from your ceiling, on your walls, as curtains and frankly anything else you can think of…Don’t forget the goal is to NOT match them, haha!
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skh11alsklingvardagsrum Why not create a little nook in your home with different varieties of chairs that you can resort to when you need to center. This is also a great space to gather with friends or family!  If you are unsure about mixing chair designs just hit up some garage sales or estate sales, you will never be disappointed. Keep an open mind and try to visualize the look you are going for before saying no to chairs! You can always spray paint them, then distress them. These could be added to the table as well. 
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Good news! If nooks are not the thing for you then grab tons of vintage pillows for a “sunken” living room. Please tell me who would not love to let loose in this space! I love having a cozy spot to go to at the end of any crazy hectic day. Remember the bigger the pillows the better!
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Let’s be real here y’all…If you are still a fan of cans of chemical air freshener then today this will change for you! No, really! Those things are so bad for you and if you ask me they prolly cause cancer. I love incense but I will tell you that if you are not a fan you can always choose a cleaner way of living by diffusing essential oils. Let me know if you are curious about Young Living Oils cause I got the hook up ( Just shoot me a message in the comments). Stash these around your incense to enhance the vibe. 
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You can’t live in a space without small glimpses of luxurious sheep skin rugs. Now the great thing about these rugs, they literally look great anywhere! I think my favorite is when they are used as seat cushions on clear see thru chairs…Let’s just say our dogs love our sheep skin so much that it’s impossible for the human nose to get near it… EPIC FAIL (bc it’s huge), moving on now. 
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Last but not least, the best way to make any space feel like peaches and cream is with an overabundance of fresh flowers. Preferably wild ones that are picked strait from the yard. I will say lately stores are starting to carry bigger varieties of unique flowers so you are not just stuck with generic roses. To make your flowers a little more bohemian you can throw them in old vintage bottles! By the way check out this easy way to make a flower crown in minutes!
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The Simple Secret to making a Fairy Garden! 

Happy almost Spring you guys!!! Can you believe it’s almost that time of the year already! I know personally living in the South I look forward to Spring and Summer because all of our trees get green and our grass grows way too much but anyways, let’s just say I am super stoked to see beautiful greenery. 

When I was little girl I used to love little containers that I could fill all my goodies with.  Especially ones with glass where i could see strait through them. Let’s get started so I can show you how to make  cute fairy garden. Let’s get started!
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First thing you will need is this container which I purchased at Michaels craft store. I love how shabby chic it looks!  wooden fairy garden

Now if you are anything like me then you can think of a billion things you could put in this container. Fun collectibles or trinkets! Click below to get a great deal on one. 

Purchase this planter for a great price here!

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Next thing you will need to make your garden is moss. Above are two types that I like to use in my fairy houses. 

Purchase your square Moss sheets and Moss Rocks at a great price right now!  planting box

I am in love with the pointed peak at the top of this one. It kind of reminds me of an old little Southern  church.  diy green house

First thing we will do is add a layer off faux moss onto the bottom of the house.  fake moss

Take the full sheet, fold it in half then cut down he middle with scissors. You can get all of these items from Michaels and you can order this moss from the link above.  how to make a fairy garden

One cut you can place half of the sheet of moss at the bottom of the house. Keep in mind you will have the other half to use for another project. I love laying out this flat sheet of moss and putting little collectibles on them for my friends and family to see.  wax plants

Michaels has a huge selection of Pre-Made Succulent in Wood Slice By Ashland, Click here to get these at a great sale price available now! I personally love these because they NEVER die! (hehe)

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Michaels has a huge selection to choose from and with Bohemian projects trending like crazy right now I think these are a must to put all over your house! summer projects

Look how cute these are. They come in a class container and it literally looks like it has real dirt in them.  outdoor projects

You can also get these little wooden boxes to place them in if you want them to look a little more elegant. These would be great for weddings!
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I just had to get this fox to add in my little container. She’s cute isn’t she! Order one today by clicking on the link below. 
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Purchase cute fox for a great price here! kid projects

Once you are ready you can start putting all of your faux wax succulent plants in your house. You could also use real dirt and real flowers if you don’t want to use the faux succulents.  green house ideas

I love these moss rocks. You can add these anywhere they will bring a little life inside any room in your house or outside.  moss rocks

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I hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to hear what was your favorite part of the project in the comment section below. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family!!!!

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The Simple Secret to crafting with Flowers! 

If you have not noticed Bohemian is all the rage lately so today I will show you how to make a Flower Crown! The best part is you can choose any flowers that suit your soul! Who’s ready to get started!!! Check out my Bohemian board on Pinterest.  How to make a Flower Crown It’s almost Spring and flower crowns are all the rage! I really don’t think flower crowns can ever go out of style. They are perfect for festivals, weddings or if you want to make a statement for a special occasion. DIY flower crowns seem to be the go-to accessory these days and I think everyone can jump for now! See, fake flowers are not just for arrangements! Plus on a positive side there is just something so whimsical and girly about flower crowns. 

If you’ve noticed many brides are wearing them for weddings and they are stunning! To see the full tutorial click on the link below! Grab some real flowers if the crown is for a really special event!

Looking for ways to organize your space click HERE!

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FULL TUTORIAL HERE 

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The Simple Secret to Organization! 

Whether it’s planning the family schedule, cleaning out your pantry or getting the kiddos ready to head back to school, Michaels has everything you need to help you get organized this year.

Happy New Year! This is officially my 1st organizational post for 2017 and this might just be my last one, haha! What can I say, I work well in disfunction.  Michaels has the perfect items to choose from to help your life stay organized so get ready to dive head first into some fun and fashionable products you can purchase on SALE right now! This #MichaelsMakers challenge really put me in the perfect mood to get a few new items for my studio and I can’t wait to show you what I decided to get!
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I absolutely thought it would be fun to create an organized rolling paint/craft station. Sometimes we think we have to have the perfect space in order to create when in reality you can have something like this and tuck it away in a closet when you are not using it. 

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I purchased a few baskets from Michaels that I could put on my rolling cart that was also purchased from Michaels! They have them in other colors but when I saw this tiffany blue my heart skipped a beat and I knew I found my soul mate.  I am especially in love with this hand carrying tin that I have stored all of my brushes in. You will not believe how convenient this is!

Make a fresh start in the new year and plan for a great 2017! Michaels has a huge selection of planners as well as all of the accessories you need to personalize your own. I live by my planner and would be lost without it!

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It’s necessary to store your paints in a place where they look pretty but also easily accessible. I like storing my bottles of paint upside down so I can always see the colors. Did I mention how beautiful they look as well!
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I have to admit it, I have a thing for brushes. There is never enough brushes in my home also so this cart makes it easy to find the ones I am specifically looking for. 

I usually have tons of little cans spaced out all over the house and brushes become that “snake in the grass” that you can never find but is staring right at you. So I bow down to you Michaels for this carrying tin container. You will forever own my heart for this little guy. 

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If you are like me then you want to display your art supplies. Michaels has so many varieties of baskets and tins to ensure you find one that fits your style and personality. I am totally digging anything gold lately so I was quite shocked to find these lovely babies.  Plus I like that I can see through the containers, this makes it easy when I am looking for a specific item.   painter Am I the only one who is in LOVE with a painters pallet? I have tons of them and a few I am thinking about framing. They have years and years of paint on them and have become their own art piece.  michaels makers

I did mention that I created a portable paint station right… Well look at your girl here in her driveway pretending to paint just to get good pictures, haha. Can we just talk about how many people slowed down while I had all this out for 5 seconds. The mail lady said, “Girl you did that, you are the bomb”. I said haha, funny you say that. Get it, Jaderbomb. Yes, I did paint this. 

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Do you remember my post I did last year on organizing? Check it out HERE.

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The Simple Secret to Glittering!

I am finally sitting at my computer with my Frankincense burning, music playing, long nails that hit every other key on my keyboard, hot cup of coffee and a scattered brain that is thinking of all the things I need to get done! (insert eyes that might look crossed also, hehe) 

Today I am finally showing the project that so many people have been asking me about, how to Glitter Candles! This is one of my favorite projects because you can make them all year long. Am I the only person who is not really feeling Christmas this year? It just feels like it’s going by way too quickly, but then again I hear the older you get that is what happens with all holidays! I think tonight I will just get in my cozy pajamas with a hot cup of cocoa and watch my favorite Christmas cartoons which should make me feel like I am 8 again! Have you seen these CRAZY ornaments I made!

Something I should express right now is I recommend this only for glass candles. You can the outside of wax candles I just don’t suggest burning them. 
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The first thing you will do is apply a generous amount of Mod Podge to the outside of the glass. It will be white and that is ok. If you do not put enough Mod Podge the glitter will not stick properly. 

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The next thing you will do is apply the glitter. Keep in mind there are so many varieties of glitter out there. If you use fine glitter it will adhere easily to the glass and if you use glass glitter you will need a lot of Mod Podge because the glass pieces are bigger and heavier. You do realize Glitter Candles are about to take over your life now! christmas-candles

How beautiful are these Glitter Candles! You will love this project because you can dress up candles to suit your home decor and you will be shocked at how expensive they will look! We won’t tell anyone we got them on sale! 

I am always looking for ways to repurpose items that are somewhat plain.  glittered-candles

A great tip is to mix your glitters together and make your own blend! Once you add glitter, let them dry completely then add a layer of Mod Podge on top of the entire candle, this will seal your glitter to prevent it from shedding. Keep in mind your Mod Podge will dry clear in the end! 
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Looking for that perfect gift, you can purchase candles, follow my steps and coat the outside with glitter then give them away as gifts! You can create a DIY that they will not get from anyone else. By adding your special touch to them, it will make then much more personal! glittered-christmas-candles

Who else is in love with vintage glass blown ornaments. I have a little shoe box of them that were given to me from a very important person so I take really good care of them. My goal is to collect enough over time to fill an entire tree.  vintage-ornaments

Don’t they look great all stacked together! Don’t forget to share these Glitter Candles with the world! mod-podge-glitter

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I hope you enjoyed this awesome post! See you later!

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The Simple Secret to something you have in your bathroom!

Happy Monday to all my crafty frans! Today I will be showing you how make glittery, swirly ornaments made with items you most likely have already in your home. Everyone is putting up their trees and even if you already purchased all of your tree decor this is still something you can add to it! What if you make a dozen DIY ornaments and give them to someone as a gift!

I promise you every year when they open that box they will always think of you, I think that is so special and sweet! Let’s face it, decorative ornaments can be pricey but if you make them you will be surprised how much money you can save!  Whattya say?! I made these snazzy ornaments last year for I Love to Create and if you want to see the FULL tutorial scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the link! P.S. Have you sen my dream tree I created this year for Michaels!  Do It Yourself Nail Polish Ornaments

I am not sure if anyone will be able to guess what is in this cup but I will tell you if you don’t know, when you find out you will be like OMG! I kinda gave it away in the title, haha!   nail-polish-ornaments

These are seriously beautiful! I could easily keep these up all year long because when I see them they really make me happy. They kinda remind me of the third eye, right! Oh if you are into cozy nights by the fire, this is the perfect thing to add to that night! diy-christmas-ornaments

I have to admit there is another cool trick that I did to these ornaments. Bad thing is you will have to head on over to the I Love to Create site to see, hehe! Remember the link is at the bottom of this post! how-to-glitter-ornaments

Are you drooling yet?  glittered-christmas-ornaments

One more thing is you can always add other elements to your Christmas ornaments! 
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Happy THANKSGIVING! I sit here and it’s past 1 am in the morning. I contemplated even writing a post only because I am extremely tired however, I get constant LOVE all year long from all of my readers so this is the least I can do. 

This past year has been a roller coaster to say the least. Lot’s of major changes went on in my life and there were many days where I didn’t feel like I had anything to be “Thankful” for. Of course just as seasons pass so do moods and feelings. Don’t we all get stagnant at times in our lives, I know I have hit some pretty rough moments where I just felt stuck. 

It did however dig really deep into my soul to really pull out everything I could possibly be thankful for. That is what I think we should all do. Is it hard, yes! Can you do it, YES! But you have to surrender everything inside of your soul to truly find beauty in everything around you. Being thankful is a beautiful thing and it’s even more beautiful when you finally realize all you have in your path.

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Thanksgiving isn’t just about that one day of the year that your entire family get’s together to eat a grand ole meal and see people that you only see for special occasions. In my eyes this day is about giving thanks to things you have already been giving thanks to. 

Some of us don’t have large families that get together. Some of us spend the day alone, because we feel alone. I am not saying any of this is bad but I believe we should reach out to anyone who might feel alone and show them what they have to be thankful for. I will be spending the day with a few people in my family who love me and support me to the depths of my soul. The people who remind me how to be thankful all year long. Just keep in mind there are so many out there who don’t have a family to celebrate this day with. So for me, when you say grace for lunch or dinner please say a prayer for those alone, sad, depressed, angry or lost that they can soon feel love from someone, and possibly enough love to help them recognize what they have to be thankful for. 

2051da50817b28f94a6b256c857e858c Take time today to reflect. Jot down some things you might want to work on to become more aware of things in your life that you have to be thankful for. Every morning I wake up and I say thanks to the Universe for allowing me to be on Earth one more beautiful day. Thank you Universe for my healthy body and my hands that are allowing me to type this beautiful message to you tonight. I could go on for days but we ALL have so much to be thankful for. Lord knows I am already thankful for my dads yams tomorrow… hehe

0538cc05a2222530aced7672cb9efcd9 Take a moment to put yourself in someones else’s shoes. Not literally peeps. But seriously you never know the battles others are facing. Is it out job to judge? Is it our job to tell others what we think they should do? NO! It is our job to be understanding and loving. After all, love is the answer. Plus if you trust in the Universe then you will feel safe knowing that all things come to us at the perfect times. We may not know it now but lord knows we will figure it out one day. On another note these shoes are FIRE, right! 

22e5408d8458b517cc399d912a7a598e Last but not least. I am so THANKFUL for my loving home that I can provide for me and my son. It may not be a mansion but boy I can tell you it is FILLED with so much LOVE! I have an idea this Holiday season. The weather is getting colder and let’s teach kids and adults a loving lesson. Collect old blankets, scarves or sweaters and pass them out to those in homeless shelters or people you might just see on the streets. They will be thankful and in return you will get so much that you will be thankful for. It’s how the Universe works friends. Karma. 

I love you all and I would not be here if it were not for YOU! So Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!!!! 

XOXO, Jade

Y’all it’s almost Christmas! Seriously I feel like I made these DIY Coffee Mugs a week ago. Welcome to my world! I can’t quite grasp Christmas this year. Maybe because it still sorta feels like Summer-ish / Fall-ish here in Louisiana. I mean come on mother nature, can you give us like 4 days of snow? It’s not too much to ask of you. I just want to wear some scarves for a few days without my neck getting hot.

Which brings me to the subject of why stores in Louisiana even sell scarves. However it’s quite funny when you go into a store here and a mannequin is dressed with a scarf and tank top.. Insert WTF here.

Speaking of Mannequins. Are you totally loving this new fad all over the internet where everyone stands still (minus the people who blink every now and then) and pretends life is at a dead stand still? I know I am. Shoot’s, it’s better than that whole “plank” fad that went around a few years ago. I think THIS ONE is my favorite so far. I mean you can be in the WORST mood ever and once you watch this you will wish there was more, or you will wish you were in that front row. Either way I bound and determined to do one and you can bet I will get creative. Stay tuned. I think my DIY Coffee Mugs would work perfectly in a mannequin challenge.

Today I wanted to share with you a really fun tutorial I did last year for I Love to Create. I am always down to wear an ugly sweater and I wanted to make sure my mugs had the change to do the same thing. Click on the link below for the FULL TUTORIAL.
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I won’t give aways the deets but I will tell you that anyone can create fun mugs. These can be for yourself or for a friend. Either way they are the perfect gift! I will say that the ceramic markers below are by far the best I have ever used. No, I am not getting paid to say that (well technically I am but…) I am very serious.

These would look great next to your mugs! ugly-sweater-snowman-mug

Yep! They are safe to use once you are done. I thought I would add hearts to the bottom of my mugs so when their drink is all done they will have a heart felt surprise! How sweet huh! ♥

OH SNAP! I almost forgot to tell you about my Dream Tree Challenge for Michaels. Every year I am honored to create a beautiful tree and this year I went all out! Wondering what theme I went with? You hoping I tell you right now huh! NOPE, haha! Click HERE to see my beautiful creation… I am still in love with last years tree but I am totally digging the beauty of this years.  DIY Coffee Mugs - Christmas Mugs - DIY - DIY GIFTS

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♥ I have some exciting news about a company I will soon be working with. I will be sharing soon so be on the look out!
♥ Have you seen all of my new designs for my Boho Jewelry?
♥ Did I tell you that I love you lately? I know I have been a little “MIA” lately on here but girls and boys I am back.
♥ In the next day or two I will have a really rad project involving GLITTER AND CANDLES. Did I give too much away, haha!

 

The Simple Secret to decorating a tree!

No, not really but if you live in my “land” then it’s time to break out the egg nog and mistletoe. So with that being said I will graciously sit here in my cozy pajamas, half cold coffee and good music to give you a little blast of Christmas…Why? Because, WHY NOT!

I have to give a huge shout out to Michaels for giving me the opportunity to participate in yet another year of the dream tree challenge! It’s always fun plus it gives me a great excuse to break out my winter wonderland! I always try to do something different each year to test my limits and go out of my typical “colorful” comfort zone. Remember my woodsy tree last year…I seriously wanted to keep that baby up all year long but after 3 months of seeing it I couldn’t handle another month of it, haha!

This year I wanted clean and crisp and that is just what was delivered. I can’t lie, I walked out of Michaels with way too many ornaments this year but I can totally explain it.  When I saw all of the themed decor at the store I went into sensory overload and acted like the little girl on Willy Wonka who ate the blueberry gum. She just couldn’t help herself, as I couldn’t either. Let’s get to it!

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This year I came very close to setting up my tree in a different place (someone else’s home) because I just miss having a real tree in my home. Don’t get me wrong I love my faux tree but it’s not a real one and let’s face it when I spend this much time into a tree you can bet your bottom dollar I will not be taking it down to put up another one. Although I will admit I will be doing another tree soon for another brand so lord knows where I will stuff that baby.

Let’s enter into my faux winter wonderland…

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I have to admit I started out with just white ornaments but somehow I ended up getting some rose gold and silver ornaments to pop into the tree. So I guess we can say it’s a bedazzled winter wonderland.

This year Michaels had some really unique balls in boxes (say that three times really fast) that are not actual ornaments. I think my favorite ones were these snow ball, balls. They stuck immediately to my wreath which I thought was very cool!  diy-snow-balls

I made some cute deer ornaments that I fell completely in love with. I hot glued glittered deer antlers onto the top on an ornament then glued the ball onto a block of wood. Voila. Instant gratification. You can sit this babies onto a window ledge for some added decor. OH, another thing you can do is put them on top of a present. Boom. Done.  snow-christmas-tree

This year Michaels had these beautiful snowflake pillows so you know I had to get ALL of them. Literally it’s not a joke. I bought all of them. But why? I ask myself that every time I get home with loads of stuff. I mean, I needed them for the pictures.  glittered-pillows

This glittery ribbon opens up into a stream of “ooh’s and ahhh’sss”….  I can sit here and tell you I found myself trying to find anything to put this ribbon on just so I could pull it apart over and over.  michaels-makers-tree

It’s always a must to add glittered pine cones to your tree or just placed under your tree as if nature naturally dropped them there, right. Get a plain pine cone, brush some glue onto the edges then sprinkle glitter on them till your heart falls out of your chest. Want to get real fancy, sprinkle some german glass glitter and really show off your fancy pants to your friends and family. You will have people lined up at your door begging you to decorate their pine cones.  glittered-pine-cones

You can’t enjoy Christmas without a corner filled with faux sneaux balls and styrofoam deer. I mean we can’t leave out the pine cones, see you just throw them anywhere and you will instantly have a winter wonderland. Looking for a great way to dress up a live plant? Just put it in a cloth trash can. I know, genius.  deer-christmas

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Remember that wired ribbon. It kinda made it’s way onto a garland. What can I say it’s a stress reliever.  garland-christmas-decor

I took all of my books out of this book shelf and gave these babies a home. Don’t worry they are just chilling here for the holidays. It actually took a LOT to take my books out but I again, I went out of my comfort zone for the babies. Round of applause.  white-christmas

I love candles for the holidays. I love glittered candles for the holidays as well. Simply add some Mod Podge to the outside of a candle then drench with glitter. So simple yet so elegant.  all-white-christmas

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An easy way to add some cheer to your space is throwing some white balls onto faux deer antlers. I know what you are thinking, you thought it was going to be an all white Christmas tree. It was supposed to be but I had to add a pop of color to my world. It was literally begging to go up! Now my soul feels complete.
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Ceaux Ceaux was so excited she couldn’t even bare to to look at the camera. Make sure to check out her INTAGRAM. She is real gangster.  christmas-dog-costume

Please welcome to the family Cajon, who is very excited about Christmas. So excited she just can’t seem to stop CLIMBING the tree. #helpme
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This year Michaels has a large assortment of trees. You will be in love with these colored ones! I hope you enjoyed my Dream Tree this year! Hop on over to my social media to get a different taste of what I am up to!

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Let’s be real. Right about now you are taking out your Christmas decor. I know, I know it’s too early… Said now one EVER! Don’t forget to hop on over to the Glue String blog so see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ dream trees!


You won’t believe what I did with Moss!

Hey Everyone! It’s been a HOT minute since I posted on the blog but I have to tell you LIFE has a crazy way of throwing so much at you at once…You will be so excited when you learn how to make Moss Covered Pumpkins today. I am always so excited to do this challenge for Michaels.

You all know I love color and even though these are more natural pumpkins I am totally in love. I love the thought that there are little creatures living in the moss in their own fairy land. Maybe I created these because subconsciously I want to be one of the creatures, haha! Who’s ready to get started! P.S. I am leaving tomorrow to go to Carmel California to our annual Michaels Makers Summit so I can’t wait to share with you this adventure! Check out what we did LAST year…You will see why I am so excited!

To kick off fall in your own home, visit Michaels.com and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want! There are tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkin for your home, a party or even as a gift.

Moss Covered Pumpkins

Supplies: Craft Pumpkin | Moss | Glue Gun | Glue Sticks pumpkin project supplies

I don’t know about you but I am in LOVE with this beautiful picture of this MOSS! I won’t say what it looks like, haha! If you have never crafted with this Moss you will love it when you get some. It’s so soft and feels like it came strait of a forest.  moss projects

Michael’s has a wide variety of Pumpkins to choose from so I picked the white ones. I wasn’t sure if some of the pumpkin color would show through the moss so I chose white! Guess what… The Moss fills it up completely! None of the pumpkin color shows! craft pumpkin projects

The first thing you will do is plug in your glue gun then when it’s ready add a few lines starting at the top of the pumpkin and carefully place a small piece of moss on top of the hot glue.  craft pumpkins

This is what it will start to look like once you start adding your moss. I did choose three different moss colors so I can have three different pumpkins. I wanted them to all look different and boy am I happy I did that! fall pumpkins

Look how beautiful! It’s like a cute little secret world… Imagine what’s living in this!  diy fall pumpkins

I added a few wax plants in the mix to bring it to life. These would look great on a table top for the Fall holidays.  michaels makers

how to decorate with moss

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I hope you enjoyed this project! Stay tuned for the next one! Huge hugs from my computer to yours!

 

Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers pumpkin ideas on the Michaels blog.

 


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Today it will be all about Adult Coloring Books! Did you know that Michaels offers free classes in their stores? You can try out a new craft skill for just the cost of supplies.  

  • Michaels has everything you need to craft the perfect handmade gift that will make Mom’s day.

ADULT COLORING

This month’s challenge was a little different from my past challenge’s! We were asked by Michaels to sign up for one of the classes that’s offered in the store! Did you even KNOW that they had classes offered in the store!!! It’s AMAZING! I wanted to do something a little different than what I normally  do so I chose to go to the “Coloring Time” class. Now I know this isn’t the “typical” class where you create an amazing wreath however I never got into this whole adult coloring book fad and I wanted to try it out and get some feed back from other’s on why they enjoy it and how it benefits their lives!

These classes are great because if can force a person to learn a new craft, hobby or technique that they otherwise might be hesitant to take up.  When I got to my Michaels store the instructor did suggest that if we wanted to purchase our own coloring book we could so and as soon as I saw this Chalkboard coloring book I knew it was meant for me!

Once we got in the class they gave us sheets that we could use if you didn’t want to purchase a personal coloring book. I kept them just to show you.

MANDALA COLORING SHEETS

These were the instructions that were given to us when we got to the class. I also kept this as well. I thought it was very helpful. If you do any of the classes offered at Michaels they give you a detailed sheet like this telling you what you need to purchase before the class. You can also sign up online!

MICHAELS CLASSES Materials needed for this product were:
*Chalkboard Coloring Book
*Color Pencils
*Pencil Sharpener  CHALKBOARD COLORING BOOKS  I just love how vibrant all of these colors are. I am usually not a fan of colored pencils but these really worked nice while coloring in the small details.  COLORING BOOK PENCILS  Not to mention the pencil sharpener helps!  COLORING PENCISL

Another great way to explore your creativity is by trying out a craft kit. Michaels has everything from sewing kits to art kits and everything in between.

I am so happy with the way these turned out. What I love the most is you can literally take it right out of the book and just frame it for your house. You can give it as a gift framed up as well!!!

EASY CLASSES AT MICHAELS CRAFT STORE Look how beautiful it looks once you start coloring the white spaces. A lot of the ladies in the class said to me that they enjoy getting out of the house and coming to Michaels for these coloring classes because it’s a good way for them to meet people and it actually settles their minds. It takes them into another land that is relaxing to them. I thought that was neat since I usually do something really crazy like move everything in my house around to relax me. I know, fist bump… I’m a soldier.  how to color   It was nice to see how easily the colored pencils blended with the other colors. It’s very hard to tell how great the colors look in this picture but just TRUST me they look better in person! michaels classes in store

chalkboard coloring book pages I hope you enjoyed this adventure of mine and please don’t forget to sign up you and your kids for in-store classes at Michaels!!!!

See you in the next post, xoxo Jade
(((Make sure to check out everyone else’s classes below)))


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