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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.

The Simple Secret to a DIY Deer Head! 

If you are anything like me then you love all things that scream “Bohemian”. Truly being bold with colors and not being afraid to project our style is the ultimate goal. I know everyone has different tastes and that is totally cool, but I think more people should really embrace putting things in their personal spaces that evoke a happy feeling.

DIY Deer Head

In today’s post I wanted to bring together a project that kids could partake in and also be put used as beautiful home decor in any space. 

I think the cool thing about these markers is they dry almost instantly so you don’t have to worry about bleeding onto the skin if you are working on something big. They are opaque, meaning the colors are bright and bold however you can draw on top of previous colors and you will create different shades. Who’s ready to get started on this DIY Deer Head!

Magic Markers

Magic Stix markers are a revolutionary new product to bring safe, creative fun to your crafts! Magic Stix are guaranteed to bring long lasting color to the page with the cap off for up to 7 days without drying out. With 12 classic colors, these washable and non-toxic markers will remain fresh use after use, project after project. Did you really grasp what I just said? 7 days without drying out! If you want to know the truth they actually can stay open for MUCH longer and they won’t try out. 

The markers come in a 24 pack and I will tell you that whoever designed the colors for this pack did a swell job. They vary from very bright all the way down to slight skin tones. 

Magic Stix 24pk- Washable Markers

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Magic Stix Markers

It’s hard to see in this picture because it’s white on white but in today’s post I am using a paper mache deer head. Faux items like this are swarming the craft stores and I thought I would add it to my bohemian decor. I loved the surface and I thought it would work great with these awesome markers. Did I mention that you can use these markers on any surface!   How to make a Deer Head

The first thing you will do is not panic! Sometimes when you see a blank “canvas” in front of you your brain just doesn’t know where to start. My advice to you is just START!!! Keep in mind the more colors you add the more it will come together. 

If you are wondering if I had a design plan before I started this deer head the answer is no.  I tend to live on the edge and just let things flow. Most of the time this is when my best projects come into fruition. I thought it would be a good idea to start on a small surface and work my way onto the rest of the deer head. It’s just me and the deer ear at this point, haha!  DIY Deer Projects

After completing my first line I branched out and started adding lines. Now if you are not wanting to live on the edge like I do you can easily find designs and patterns online to go off of. I love how fast these markers dry once applied to the surface. 
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They work almost like a paint marker. Keep in mind the shade of the marker may be different depending on the material you are using. This deer head is made of paper so the ink in the marker gets soaked up a lot more versus on paper.  Rainbow Markers

Pleased is an understatement with how it turned out. I worked on this head for a few nights while watching Netflix. While figuring out my design for this DIY Deer Head Candice took control of the markers for a hot minute and was enjoying helping me!  DIY Deer Head Tutorial

The good thing about Paper Mache is that the surface is rugged so when you draw on top of it it gives an automatic 3-D look to it.  Fun Kid Projects

I wanted to make my deer look a little frisky so I made sure to add some bold lips! Come on, you know this makes the deer look superb!  How to draw lips

To make my life easier the back of this deer head had a spot where you could easily hang it up on a nail. It worked out perfectly because it fits perfect on my faux mantle. That’s right, faux mantle.  Mantle Projects

This DIY Deer Head would look good in a modern home and it would also look great in a kids space. There is no way you can walk past this cute deer head and not smile from ear to ear.  Paper Mache Projects

Check out what I created using their Magic Stix make sure to click here to see the full tutorial! They have the best Solid Tempera Paint sticks as you can see below! This brand has definitely got their color pallets down!  Popsicle Projects DIY

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Winter White New Year’s Eve Decor With Treetopia is the way to go this holiday season! 

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY TREETOPIA. I HAVE BEEN PROVIDED PR SAMPLES IN EXCHANGE FOR WRITING THIS POST. 

Happy New Year friends!! It’s almost here so I wanted to show you a few tips on how to keep some of your Christmas decor up while blending it with New Years decor without having to transform your space over and over! This past November I revealed my gorgeous Black Tuxedo Christmas Tree with you and boy oh boy I was nervous about that one. For one, I never saw myself even wanting to use a black tree for Christmas however I bit the bullet and said if I don’t try it now I never will. Yes, if you are wondering I fell madly in love. You can check out the FULL POST HERE.

Now that Christmas is over I am not quite in the mood to take down ALL of my Christmas decorations but I wanted to ring in the New Year with a little change. Can’t we all agree change is good at some point. I also am big into using the same products and changing things around to make them look completely different. With that being said this New Years I am trading out my black garland for a winter white one, by Treetopia. I kept my rainbow bottle brush trees in them and added these Sweet as Sugar Frosted lights to my already Pre-Lit Garland. 

I am from the South so I say “Go big or go home”…. Treetopia knew what they were doing when they created these massive gemmed up pearl ball ornaments

I love that I am using the same color scheme that I used for Christmas in my New Years decor. Saves me from having to put up all of the Christmas decorations at one time! I also strung some of the Sweet as Sugar Frosted lights throughout the garland. 

Gotta have decor to go with our theme right! Why not throw in a few books to make your space look cozy!

These frosted lights will surely be up all year long in my house. They add just enough light to make any space look magical. 

I love how the Gemmed up Pearl ornaments look quite massive hanging from my mantle. 

Are you ready for New Year’s Eve? Check out the other blogs in the Merry Chicmas to Glam NYE Blog Hop!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember don’t let the holidays stress you! It’s all about bringing out all of the things that make you feel so happy inside and that reflect your personality. Make sure to check out all of the other bloggers and their posts, I am sure you will get some pointers from them too! See you in the next post! Hugs!!

The Simple Secret to a Bohemian Dream Tree! 

I am super stoked that am part of the 2017 Treetopia Christmas Blog Hop!

Do you realize what this means? It means I have literally decorated my Christmas tree the day after Halloween.  Treetopia wants to help everyone add ton’s of glitz and glam to your holidays by celebrating a Christmas with some fabulous Treetopia bloggers! Did I mention I was giving away one of these trees today!!! Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see how you can enter!

I a proud to kick off the season with a Merry CHIC-Mas Boho inspired Christmas tree! Boho isn’t your style, no worries! Make sure to check out the four other talented bloggers this week!

I chose the beautiful and chic Treetopia 7′ prelit Stiletto Black Pencil Tree.

This sleek black stiletto tree comes with 300 clear lights, 569 branch tips and weighs 19 pounds. 

This tree is the femme fatale of artificial Christmas trees!  Remember my red stiletto tree I did? If not make sure to check it out here

Initially I was unsure of the theme I wanted to use then it clicked. Being true to my personality I knew instantly that having a tree up isn’t always about doing what everyone is doing. Just like the clothes you put on daily, your tree should represent who YOU are! 

I am a boho loving, free spirited human that loves glitter and color. So there you have it, this is my spirit tree! 

I wanted to use items I personally love that I created so I had to incorporate my diy dyed bottle brush trees. They married perfectly with my Treetopia garland

Make sure to check out all of the Black trees that Treetopia offers! You won’t be dissapointed!

Typically I like big full trees but there is something special about the pencil tree. The fact alone that it fits nicely in any space is a win/win for me. This tree is especially nice if you don’t have much space to work with! This tree will surely compliment any space you put it in, it’s that beautiful and sleek. Add ton’s of bright colors and objects to it and you are surely gonna make any space fill vibrant and happy! 

You can’t have a BOHO Christmas tree without felt garlands and gold glittery strings draping from it. When going for the Boho look you can combine so many different items and put them all together! 

I love using pine cones every year for some reason, they remind me of being a kid and running around filling up my bag with as many as I could find. The result always ended up with my dad pouring gasoline on my hands to get all the sap off. 

To make these add little glue to the tips then sprinkle them with glitter can transform them instantly. 

Place them on mantles, fill up jars with them, stuff them in open spots in your tree or make a fun garland. 

For me I like to turn my space into a sanctuary that I will enjoy being in. Instant gratification! 

The foliage is crafted with fire proof materials, the Stiletto Black Pencil Tree makes a safe and stylish centerpiece for Halloween, Christmas, or whenever! I wanted to add a few other vintage skinny trees to make my space feel that much more unique. 

Every year I am grateful that I still have these glass vintage ornaments passed down to me. You just can’t find ornaments like these in stores these days so I wanted to add them to soften the stark blackness of the tree. 

With its tall and slender silhouette, this black bombshell slips comfortably into any space, even in the tightest of spots. 

Going old school means going back to your roots, right! I had to make a rainbow paper garland like we used to make in elementary school. 

I was amazed at how beautiful they turned out!

Switch on its shower of shimmering lights and there’ll be no escape from the hypnotic charm of this pencil Christmas tree.

These bottle brush trees added the perfect touch to brighten up my tuxedo garland!

A friend of mine gave me this Frida pillow a few years ago and it added the perfect touch to my theme along with my Bohemian books. 

If you are not a garland person you might think twice about that now! I love the felt garland wrapped around my black stiletto tree, kinda looks like candy!

Decidedly bold and unconventional, the Stiletto Black Pencil Tree adds a sleek, sexy twist to your holiday home décor.

If you decorate with ton’s of color it’s always good to off set the color with modern white ornaments. They do the perfect job of making everything else pop. 

I hope you enjoyed this post! See you in the next post, until then hugs from my computer to yours!

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The Simple Secret to decorating a small mantle! 

With Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be a great time to show you some of the new home decor items available at Michaels.  I love decorating with bright whimsical colors and as you can see I went with just that this year!  I will show you how to decorate a tiny mantle, let’s go!

Santa’s MAKEshop is now open at Michaels!  From holiday décor to trimmings for your tree, you can find everything you need to make your holiday magical! 

If you are wondering this is the first year I opted out of doing the Dream Tree Challenge for Michaels and I can’t lie it feels a little strange. Instead I wanted to showcase items that you can use in your personal space that still give off the magic of Christmas. Go all out this holiday season with a Winter Wonderland Tree, a Southern Belle Tree or a Pastel Tree. 

You can always add DIY glittered candles to your decor to ass some pizazz. If you have left over candles you can turn them into this!

If you are interested in purchasing all of the items I used in my post online just click here and you can shop away in the comfort of your home!

This year I was really impressed with Michaels! The vintage items in the Jingle Jolly section blew me out of the water. The vintage home and car with the presents melted my heart. Typically I try to purge Christmas items however I will be keeping these for the long haul. 

Still not sure what theme you want to do this season, here are a few Christmas ornament ideas that might inspire you. 

Michaels has quite a few themes this season for you to choose from. They have Alpine Décor,Jingle Jolly WayFrosted ForestCostal Décor (limited stores and online) and Boho Décor (limited stores and online).

How cute are these miniature lights on the front of the vintage house. These bring me back instantly to my childhood for some odd reason. 

Very seldom I want to keep up garlands all year round but I can promise you that these felt ones will stay up all year. 

If buying garlands is out of your price point here is an easy way to make your own using cotton balls

Nothing feels more like Christmas than Vintage ornaments however check out these Ice Cream Cone Ornaments that I created a few years back.  You can’t go wrong with beautiful sequined ornaments either.  Can you believe I still have these.  See I don’t purge as well as I would like to think, haha! 

I have a good quantity of real glass vintage ornaments from my Pop Stew that I cherish every holiday season.  It never fails they always make it into my decor each year.  The “faux” vintage ornaments are not made of glass but in person they look like they are.  The plastic ones are great since I don’t have to worry about them breaking!

Something that would look great on your mini mantle besides this cute car is DIY bottle brush trees and I have the perfect tutorial on how to dye them any color you want.  Can’t you just see this car in your head rolling down the streets in New York city? 

Sadness overcomes me knowing that I will be taking all this down for another Christmas post.  Don’t fret I will merge it all together. There is no way I will opt out of these decorations this season!

Every season I put up banners and I fell in love with this MERRY one.

Impressed is what I am with the quality of them which means I can re-use them each year. 

Stay tuned this week I will be showing you how I made my faux stacked wood!

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! See you in the next post, until then hugs from my computer to yours!

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The Simple Secret to using Popsicle Sticks! 

Today is the day that we all learn what to do with those left over popsicle sticks!  Wait, does anyone even eat popsicles anymore? When I was little I would rush to get to the wooden taste of the stick!  The craft stores fixed our problems by selling these sticks in packs I will tell ya! I am excited to team up with Kwik Stix for this project and show you how to brighten up your personal space with good ole popsicle sticks. 

♥ This is a sponsored post.  All ideas and beliefs are based completely off of my personal opinion and I only post products on my blog that I stand behind. 

You will  need: High Temperature Glue Gun * Glass Candle Holders * Candles * Craft Sticks * Kwik Stix from the Pencil Group 

Tired of the endless mess of painting?  Fear not! Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint sticks take the mess out of painting while keeping all the fun!  Simply uncap, twist, and paint! Kwik Stix have a fast drying formula that allow them to dry in 90 seconds ( YES 90 SECONDS ) while still leaving a paint-like finish! You can also purchase these from your local Michaels stores or click here to purchase. 

No cups, smocks, water or brushes required. Kwik Stix come in assorted vibrant colors with coverage that won’t crack.  Great on poster paper, cardboard, wood and canvas and much more!

Let’s just all take a moment and stare at this beautiful hot pink paint stick!  I literally opened it and thought about using it as lip stick!  You can’t lie- you thought the same thing as me! 

Step one:  Paint one side of your popsicle stick with the color of your choice.

I wanted to have a fun theme and a more elegant theme so pull up your britches because it’s gonna be a fun ride with me today!

I was quite surprised to see this product in action and I literally mean this!  At first the paint appears wet but then within seconds it starts to dry.  It’s the most fascinating product that I have used in a while. 

The colors literally come alive once you apply it, which had me thinking.  Why didn’t anyone ever make colored popsicle sticks?  Just a thought… 

I asked myself what kind of picket fence would I would want around my house and if you know me then you know I would pull for ” Team Rainbow” but some days I wake up and feel like Cher and my inner sophisticated side comes out, which leaves us with a black picket fence. 

The black popsicle sticks kinda remind me of the Nightmare before Christmas.  Personally I would keep these candle holders up all year long and decorate around them!  Can I get an AMEN! My imagination is screaming like a kid on Christmas morning thinking about all the things I can create with these paint sticks. 

Clean your glass candle holders with cleaner before glueing the popsicles to them. The glass needs to be really clean otherwise the sticks won’t stick properly. 

Once you are ready get your glue gun and start glueing them on one by one.  If small kids are doing this project, now is the time I would suggest having an adult help out. We don’t want to burn those little fingers.  Let your kids color the sticks- trust me they will love it!!!!

I made two passes with my glue gun to make sure there was enough glue on them. 

Make sure to press firmly on each stick right after you place it on the candle holder. 

I am really in love with these Tempera Paint sticks.  They are perfect for people on the go since they dry so quickly, this means no mess for the parents to clean up after! 

Not sure what to do when you are busy cooking, cleaning and working? Throw some popsicle sticks on the table with these paint sticks and you won’t hear a word for hours.  Seriously how do I know this? it happened to me, I found myself so zoned into painting them that I didn’t realize I painted much more than I actually needed! 

How beautiful are these picket fence candle holders! 

Just close your eyes and imagine yourself snuggled up on the couch watching your favorite movie with these just glowing away, pure happiness. 

Fill these containers up with candy and treat your guests to a warm surprise. 

You are welcome, I just made life amazing for you! 

The ideas are endless with these tempera sticks!  I can’t wait to try them on paper! 

 

I feel like these belong on the set of a whimsical movie with lightning bugs flying around.  Did I mention you could put these on your desk with pencils and pens in them.  You can put so many different things in them just use your imagination. 

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The Simple Secret to Spray Painting Pumpkins! 

Today I am super stoked to show you how to turn boring pumpkins into graffiti inspired works of art!  There is just something about this time of the year that makes me feel wonderful inside. Let’s get started with our spray painted pumpkins!

Things you will need for this project: Faux Pumpkins (any size will work) and spray paint

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The first thing you will do is create a clean space to spray paint. I suggest in the back yard so over spray doesn’t get on anything. Plus you will walk away with patches of colorful grass if you do it properly! I think we all need a little color in our yard, right!

I used Rust-Oleum spray paint for this project. I prefer them amongst other spray paints mainly because they spray evenly and let’s not forget that the colors are simply amazing. 

Lately life has been hectic and for some reason I have been feeling the urge to spray paint on a building or wall. Since I can’t just go around doing that I figured blasting pumpkins was my safest route.  First thing I did was lay each pumpkin on a clear piece of paper and spray the top portion of the pumpkin. Whatever you do don’t spray the top and then flip the pumpkin over to do the underneath. This will result in an epic failure! Know why? Because the top of the pumpkin will stick to the paper! Just let the top of all the pumpkins dry then flip over and do the bottom. 

Repeat this process until you pumpkins are coated completely. Once this step is done and all of the pumpkins are completely dry we can move onto the destructive part of the process! 

Time to grab all the colors your heart desires and get at it! I started with one color and you want to LIGHTLY tap the nozzle to send out a spritz of paint onto the pumpkin. It’s as if the spray can is spitting onto the pumpkin, haha!

I applied my first “spritz” of color onto all of the pumpkins and then let it dry. Following that you will do the same thing with all of the colors you chose. Now take my advice, you don’t have to use all the colors I used but if you know me, you know I love color.  One tip of advice when doing a project like this. If by any chance you are spraying a certain color and too much comes out don’t sit in the corner and cry like I did. Just grab another color and lightly spray right over it. That is the good thing about this project, you can’t mess up because you can always fix boo-boo’s. 

Are you dying over how beautiful and easy these are spray painted pumpkins are? I know I am. I love these because once Halloween is over you can keep them up during Thanksgiving. You can even use more “Fall” colors to change the color palette. 

Now you are asking…what do I do with these when I am finished? That is a really good question. You can throw them into a nice vintage bowl and place on your living room table like I did or you can line them up down the middle of your dining room table for a more modern look. 

Another fun thing you can do is hot glue them onto a wreath with other faux flowers and voila, you have a one of a kind DIY wreath. 
You can even place them on the top of vintage bottles like I did and make that your centerpiece. The options are endless especially if you have a crazy mind like I do! Remember when I did these Halloween houses I will say one thing I wish I had was a mantle to line these spray painted pumpkins on. However I have good news, my dad will soon be helping me make a faux one so stay tuned. 

On another note, if you love all things rainbow like I do then you need to check out these pumpkins I made last year!

Currently it is 5 am in the morning and I am just UP… Jamming to sweater weather and feeling excited that it’s my son’s Homecoming weekend. Did I mention his last one? Am I really the mother of a senior? Where does time go is what I want to know. 

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From playful pumpkins to spooky sights, Michaels has everything you need to MAKE it Spooky this fall!

It’s always good to raise awareness of food allergies this season and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. That is what the Teal Pumpkin Project is all about! Check out my other projects I have created for Michaels HERE

The safety of kids being able to trick or treat and receive allergy free treats is key! CLICK HERE for more information about what you should do if you want to participate in this.  Faux Pumpkin ♥ Teal Paint ♥ Mod Podge ♥ Teal Glitter ♥ Craft Brush

You can purchase all of the items I used in this project from Michaels. I’ve attached the links above to each item so you can order strait from the comfort of your home!
I specifically chose a paint that was designed for outdoors! On the flip side I am a true fan of Folk Art paints so this was a win/win for me. Can we all take a moment to swoon over this specific color…drooling! 

You can use this paint on so many different materials like metal, terra cotta, wood and any other outdoor craft surface that you can think of! Remember these pumpkins are going to be outdoors so using an outdoor paint is ideal. 

The awesome news is you can pour tons of love into making beautiful faux pumpkins and they will never rot! Simply store them in a safe container and they will be ready to use the next year. 

Why teal? 
Teal is the color of food allergy awareness. It has been used to raise awareness about this serious medical condition for nearly 20 years.
Step 1: Paint the top portion of your pumpkin with the first coat. Once it’s dry paint the bottom and let it dry. I always like to apply a second coat so it looks completely painted.  This is what it will look like when you have two coats. If you are wondering why my top has some of the pumpkin showing through it’s because I will be pouring tons of luscious glitter there. Are you feeling all giddy inside yet?  There is multiple formulas for Mod Podge however the gloss finish is my all time go to. It adds just enough shine to finish off any project I am working on. If you’ve never used this product, it’s a decoupage glue and sealer.

Tip: If you have never used this product it is white in the beginning but don’t worry friends it dries clear! Did I mention this product cleans up with just soap and water and is certified AP nontoxic! This is perfect since we are doing a allergy free pumpkin for Trick or Treaters! 

Step 2:  Grab a craft brush and start adding loads of Mod Podge at the top base of your pumpkin. The thicker the better because the glitter will look very full on the pumpkin.

I hope learning about the Teal Pumpkin Project is going to give you a jump start to making ton’s of teal pumpkins! Step 3: Make sure to apply a small section of Mod Podge at a time since this dries fairly quick. Once you have a section coated literally pour the glitter on top of Mod Podge. I like to pour over a sheet of paper making it easy for me to pour back into the bottle.  This is what it will look like when you do your first section. Continue doing step 2 until your entire top of pumpkin is finished. I will tell you pictures do not do justice because these look like magical candy in person.  When done let it dry then add a layer of Mod Podge on top of glitter. This will seal the glitter so it does not shed.

P.S. If you seal the glitter when you add the Mod Podge on top of glitter it will look really white, but remember it dries clear!  Once I made one I just couldn’t help it, I had to make more! I love how elegant and classy they look!  I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! See you in the next post, until then hugs from my computer to yours!

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The Simple Secret to making a Pumpkin Planter! 

Today is your lucky day because I will show you a DIY Tutorial On How to Make a Pumpkin Planter! I am assuming you are jumping for joy right about now, right! The good thing about pumpkin planters is they make great fall decorations plus they are quick, easy, fun and satisfying. 

One thing I love about pumpkin planters is they look good by themselves or grouped together with multiple pumpkins. Did I mention you can use them indoors or outdoors?! That is a win win in my book because I love succulents and I can visualize these all over my house! They would even be great gifts to give to someone special! 

One great thing about using a faux pumpkin is you can reuse it over for each season and plant different plants or flowers in it based off of the holiday! 

You will need: Faux Pumpkin | Jewels | Hot Glue Gun | 
X-Acto Knife

As you can see the materials needed are very minimal which are my kinda projects. I always try to keep jewels like these on hand all year long because you can add them into to many projects.  I could literally stare at these for minutes at a time and get lost in my thoughts, maybe it’s the sparkly accents that gets me! 

For this project you will indeed need an X-Acto knife and I suggest if you have kids involved you have an adult assisting for this part. I prefer using a knife from a hardware store that is really durable, I find they work the best. 

Carefully cut out the top portion of your faux pumpkin. These are hollow on the inside so it’s easier to cut than you think. The most important thing is making sure your fingers are not in the way of the knife!  Depending on what you plan on planting inside will determine how large you want to make your top opening. 

You can use any size plant or pumpkin, just make sure that the diameter and height of the nursery pot, isn’t larger than your pumpkin.

Now you can start hot gluing your jewels all over your pumpkin. I didn’t follow any particular order I just started in one spot and kept adding whichever jewel my fingers picked up, haha!

We have to add holes on the bottom of your pumpkin for the water to drain. Because it’s hollow inside you can just hit a hammer on top of a screw driver to puncture the bottom with holes. You can also use a drill if you prefer. Either way just be careful!

Time to add our dirt and plants or flowers! Check out this owl I jeweled up, she is still one of my favorites! Hopefully this DIY Tutorial On How to Make a Pumpkin Planter brings happiness to your life!

I didn’t think I would love this project as much as I did. This will be one pumpkin I don’t plan on taking down for a while! 

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The Simple Secret to making a Teachers Gift! 

Today I will show you a fun and quick tutorial teaching you how to make a fun Pencil Vase DIY. Now I know everyone has already started school but it’s never too late to give your teacher a handmade gift. Frankly if you ask me, I would like to give this to my teacher on a random day they are not expecting a gift. 

I wanted to create something that can be used daily so it doesn’t get shoved into a closet or on a shelf! Today’s Pencil Vase DIY can be used to put flowers in (yes it holds water) or you can stick things like pencils, markers, highlighters or brushes in them. Did I mention how bright and whimsical they are in general! Let’s get started. 

As a kid I used to play “school” with all of my stuffed animals, yep you heard that right. I always thought I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up however things shifted and I realized I didn’t have enough patience for that at all, at least not as a full time job! 

For this project you will need: 
Colored Pencils | Cans (Clean Veggie Ones)  | Glue Gun 

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Step One:

Add a strip of hot glue to your can and quickly place your colored pencil on top of it. Do this quick you want the glue to be hot as possible when you put pencil on it. 

Continue lining the can with the colored pencils! It’s already looking beautiful!   So quick and easy.

These vases are also super easy to make and make the best gifts. 

Purchase a pack of 36 pencils and you will only have one left over. You can now fill them with water and put daily cuttings in them to brighten up any space.  Another thing you can do is stuff these babies with paint brushes! I think even adding utensils in the kitchen would look great in them!

Want to make another bold statement, check out this DIY backpack I created last year. 

Another great back to school gift for anyone are these hand painted journals that I made a while back, you definitely want to check these out! Don’t forget to pin these images to your boards to reference for later on when you are ready to make them. 

I hope you enjoyed this project and I can’t wait to see you in my next post! Until then, huge hugs from my computer to yours!!!!

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The Simple Secret to Loving Life!

Happy Tuesday Jaderbugs! Today I wanted to share with you what I think is the best 15 Bohemian quotes on Pinterest. Everyone posts positive quotes daily on social media or we might glimpse over them to give us a little encouragement.  

Let’s face it sometimes all it takes is ONE good quote that can change our moods for hours or even days. Sometimes you might even run across a quote that might speak to you and you feel compelled to print it out. A great idea is placing them in a space that you will see everyday. 

I hope if you are going through anything rough or trying in your life that you will use these as daily affirmations of inspiration. 

These personally spoke to me and so without any further waiting here they are ♥
“On this page, I write my last confession; read it well.”

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” – Pablo Neruda

“In my soul there’s a constant unsettled thunder to change the sky I am living under. I guess I’ll die trying to find what’s down that road.”
“I am building a house where the floors is made of strength.  Where the walls are crafted of ambition.  A masterpiece of forgiveness.  I am building myself.” – Noor Unnahar “She was a storm, not the kind you run from – the kind you chase.” -Honey Child
“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.”
“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” “I have an insane calling to be where I am not.” “She is just a girl with stars in her eyes, storms in her heart, wolves beneath her skin and a love story soul.” “Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of conciousnss.” – Sri Chinmoy “I am a child of the moon being raised by the Sun in a world walked by stars and a sky drawn with flowers.” – Zara Ventris  “Love what you do. Help keep and inspire others around you. Kick ass and make today Amazing.”
“One of the greatness mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you,” “I got a war in my mind.” “Don’t stress about the closed doors behind you. New doors are opening if you keep moving forward.”

I hope enjoyed this roundup! Sending you huge hugs from my computer to yours! XOXO, Jaderbomb

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The Simple Secret to Hand Painted Journals!

Happy Summertime y’all! Can’t believe it’s almost time for school to start! Is it just me or do you all feel like this summer has flew by like a bird chasing a worm, haha! Doesn’t the early bird get the worm?! I remember as a kid being so excited to start a new school year. Me and my mom would go to the local store and check everyday for the supply list to come out. Was I the only one excited about this little sheet of paper?

Now let’s fast forward a little because back when I was a little.  Lisa Frank was in style, you know the “good ole days”… These day’s things just feel so generic and don’t get me wrong I love basic colors and styles however this day and age DIY is the way to go… There is nothing more meaningful than creating something yourself and sporting your own unique style.

Today I will show you an easy way to turn a basic journal into a work of ART ♥  

Blank Canvas Notebook | Tulip Fabric Markers | Painters Tape

You can order all of these products from Michaels by clicking on the links above! If you know anything about what I love then you already know how much I LOVE Tulip fabric markers. You can use these on so many different products and create amazing designs. Check out other things I created HERE. Let’s also talk about how wonderful the color selection is! I mean, there is like four different shades of each color! Swoon 101!

Step One: Make sure your canvas journal is completely clean then use the painters tape to create your design. I am sticking to geometric designs for this post. Sometimes less chaos is better believe it or not!

Step Two: Get the fabric marker color you want and go to town! I am doing lines for all of my journals because I think it’s very modern, clean and crisp. I love that these would also look amazing on your dining room table stacked with other books. 

Step Three: Admire what you just created! Insert huge laugh right about now!

Step Four: After letting your markers dry into the canvas for about 10-15 minutes gently peel off your tape. If you are using painters tape it will peel off really easy! What are you left with? Well, beautiful crisp lines that will make your heart pound for days!

The great thing about this project is you can give a journal with a pack of fabric markers to someone as a gift and they can create something special that they will remember forever. 

I am repeating the same steps but doing a different design! What’s great is you can even overlay designs with the tape. It’s the best project to show off your creativity. 

I am totally digging all of these wonderful colors! For me when I see bright colors it just instantly makes me feel better inside and I am sure it will do the same for you! 

There are so many different things you can do with a blank canvas… If you want you can write your favorite quote on it or you can freehand a special drawing, the possibilities are endless!

I even used some very thin tape to get a different look. Mix and match with thin tape and thick tape it’s all up to you!

If you notice below I drew lines completely over the tape to create one long line only because I know when I remove the tape I will have a white line where my tape is. 

Don’t forget to mix and match your colors because they blend really nicely together. 

When I tell you pulling this tape off in the end is my favorite part… It’s like heaven to my fingers. Not even joking!

 l like to use black as a accent color! It just adds a little BANG to the colors. 

With over 800 new styles of craft paint, Michaels has more paints for more surfaces! Check out some of their new finishes including ultra-metallic & watercolor and get started on your next DIY!

Remember my Fairy Gardens I made? Click HERE to see them, trust me you don’t want to miss them! I have these babies all over my house and they just bring me so much peace and happiness. 

I hope you enjoyed this project because I sure had fun making it! Sheesh I already gave away two of my journals… Wonder what I should do with the last one! Maybe I will keep it for myself!  Hugs from my computer to yours, I LOVE YOU!

Looking for even more inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ DIY projects!

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