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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.

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! 

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 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 

To make your life easier I attached links above so you can purchase all of the products I used in this post above! See, you don’t even have to leave your house to shop. Win/Win for the world of bloggers! If you are lucky you might already have most of these! 

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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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The Simple Secret to making faux flowers come to life! 

Today I will show you how to DIY with Faux Flowers. Whether you’re looking for fun décor, bright blooms, or cute party supplies, Michaels has everything you need to MAKE summer fun! If you follow me on any of my social media outlets you will notice that I take lot’s of flower pictures. I don’t know but I just get some kinda joy when I see something beautiful blooming strangely out of the ground. 

This month’s Michaels Makers challenge is completely based around faux (fake) flowers. Now I know what you are thinking… I am “so” not a fake flower person because I was saying the same thing until I had the chance to gawk over the realistic flowers at Michaels. I also grabbed a few items from the store as well to make my flowers feel at home. You won’t believe the awesome items for Summer decor that are in the stores now. Who’s ready to check it all out! 

Now before we begin I want to tell you that one thing I love about faux flowers is if you can purchase some that look really real then you can spread them out all over your space and things will look fresh as all get out all year long. Don’t worry that is what I plan on doing with mine! Yes I purchased this cute blue and white vase at Michaels a well!

Summer is right around the corner and let’s face it we all travel a lot which means if you have real flowers out then most likely they will be dead and gone when you get home. One good thing about these faux tulips is they will live forever, hehe… alongside these beautiful wild flowers. Are you also digging this stellar vase as well! Between me and you blue and white goes with any decor so get out and grab you some!

I love these end tables Michaels is carrying, which come in a ton of colors. The orange just stuck out to me so I had to have it, plus I love the pattern. Way to go Michaels.

The great thing about wild flower bouquets is you can snip off a few of the flowers and add them to little vases for a modern look. Small vases look great around bathtubs, kitchen sinks and in bathrooms. 

If you are smart you are already in your car driving to Michaels! Listen you have to grab these flowers before they run out. Also, they have a large variety of string lights which look good around anything. I won’t lie, as soon as I took these pictures I strung these lights over my bed… SWOON!

Are you drooling over these delicate pink flowers yet? 
Remember this project I did last month for Michaels? If you have not seen it  you must check it out, it might give you some more faux inspiration.  I hope you enjoyed learning a few simple ways to incorporate faux flowers into your life. Make sure to follow my on my social media outlets to see all the fun and creative things I am doing!

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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! 
Photo courtesy of Cotton and Flax

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! 
Photo courtesy of diana212m

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! 
Photo courtesy of The Wishing Trees 

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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. 
Photo courtesy of skonahem

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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. 
Photo courtesy of Earthbound

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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. 
Photo courtesy of Free People

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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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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!

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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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Looking for more organization inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ organization project ideas.

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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. 
Glitter Candles you will need Glass Candles | Mod Podge | Glitter | Craft Brush | Lotsa Love ♥
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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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