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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.

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

I wanted to create something a little different and magical. 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.

EASY DIY 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

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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
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Good Morning Frens! Someday’s I wake up and when I open my phone I love seeing quotes that are just flowing on social media. Some are ridiculous if you want my honest opinion but most of the time the quotes bring encouragement, happiness and purely good feelings inside of my body. I’ve always been a “quote” gal so it’s no secret if you follow me on social media that I post beautiful quotes daily. Some might think that quotes reflect how a person I am feeling that day or just in general however that is not always the case. Sometimes I just see a quote that I feel compelled to post and hopefully someone out there in cyber land will see it and it change their day. There! BOOM! That is the bottom line.

Don’t be afraid to share the pictures or share this post! You can post any quotes on this post directly to your Pinterest boards for future encouragement.

I hope you enjoy them!  self-confidence-quote-755 Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.  6ef352439a322966ad984bbbf6983a0d You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? YOU SHOULD GO DO THEM!!!! 0aa0fe97b54c5d1e7903e6f92e9dcec6 Being yourself is the prettiest thing you can be!
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1positive-quotes-17 Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them!
7a908f3095d0f89ee0427a143cfde828 Every day is a fresh start!   9eb8910bcb218596abae2034e2086730 No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up! 10 Take time to do what makes your soul happy! 8f13a9786d40a2ad2659d993f5652759 The only person you should try to be better than… is the person you were yesterday! 471aecda4448974315c29016b7ca12e7 Nothing can dim the light that shines from within… 7969e4032d478ff28fbfe7f1101e4fc3 There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy!!!!! a7644a884f450292236a98dd963b460a Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of the bed in the morning!!!! b836c44eaafdb1fb4a14b40786708d14 There is no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then! d9e1883b3b1182dd06b6c0b41bc67712 Remember… You’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine!
dfc00f0e19c97b2bf22777182b9af3b8 What you do everyday matters more than what you do every once in a while!  f2621003ef5b96ce12215e095bcbfec2 Stay focused and extra sparkly!  goed-gevoel-post-3 You’re the best!!! goed-gevoel-post-4 Donut worry, be HAPPY! Life-Changing-Quote-6 The best moments I once lived are the ones I absolutely forgot to take pictures of!  positive-quotes-0p In case you haven’t heard this today: You’re beautiful. You’re loved. You’re needed. You’re alive for a reason. You’re stronger than you think. You’re gonna get through this. Don’t give up.  positive-quotes-1 She loves the smell of coffees, bloomed roses and new beginnings.  positive-quotes-6hg-1   Follow your instincts. Be curious. Dream big. Love what you do. Love learning. Keep an open heart & a strong spirit.. Have fun!!! positive-quotes-27 Don’t stress about the closed doors behind you. New doors are opening if you keep moving forward!  positive-quotes-b5 The best way to get things done is to simply begin!  quotes-112 I have decided to be happy, because it is good for my health.  quotes-210 Over thinking kills your happiness! self-confidence-quote-21 Never explain yourself to anyone! You don’t need anyone’s approval. Live your life and do what makes you happy!  self-confidence-quote-333wd Nothing is impossible the word itself says I’M POSSIBLE.  tumblr_msztaog4km1rrjjxto1_500 I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness!  tumblr_nmlo3nfNpV1u8y2luo1_1280 I love the smell of possibility in the morning!

I hope you enjoyed all these great visual quotes! Share away!
XOXO, Jade

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Mosaic 101! Well let me correct myself… It should be titled “Come see how easy it is to mosaic without using grout”… haha! Seriously if you are anything like me then you like to do things quick and fast. I tend to love instant gratification and this project will do the job. I created this project for I love to Create and it actually landed on television through the company! I will try to find the link and add it but in the meantime you can check out ALL of the projects I created for them HERE. The one thing I love about this project is the fact that it’s delicate yet still bold and full of of color. Color is the one thing in my life that brings true happiness to my soul. Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to get to the FULL tutorial! If you want to see another cool project I created using grout check this out!

Btw frens, HAPPY FRIDAY NIGHT! 9 13 CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TUTORIAL 

See you in the next post
XOXO Jade
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Today I will show you how to make this rad Rainbow Ombre Tie Dyed Bag! I don’t know about you but I feel like my soul never left the 80’s and with that being said it’s clear that I still love anything Tie Dye! Seriously, my boho hippie soul would rock this to just about anything. Now if rainbow isn’t for you no worries because you can still follow my steps but do which ever colors that fit your fancy pants! Who’s ready to go back to Woodstock, I know I am!

Let’s get started!

how to tie dye a bag rainbow ombre Summer is always an exciting time of year especially when you can express your personality with your backpack. Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye can make this happen in a matter of minutes. I always have a hard time choosing the colors I want to use so in today’s post we will use the 3 primary colors. You can never go wrong with these colors because you can create so many shades with them.

Red + Blue = Purple
Yellow + Red = Orange
Blue + Yellow = Green

MATERIALS:
Plain Canvas Bag
One Step Spray Dye Kit

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When you open your kit it comes with everything you need. Bottles that are pre-filled with dye powder, rubber bands, plastic gloves and a project guide. How freaking cool is that. It’s like a one stop shop!
how to paint a bag I love how each bottle’s spray top matches the color that is inside. This makes it easy when storing.
easy kid projects The first thing you will do is fill the bottle with water all the way to the black line. Make sure to use warm water when filling your bottle.  DSC_0313 I am leaving my bag dry when applying the spray dye. Some instructions will tell you to wet your fabric before applying dye but for this project we are going to leave it dry. Start from the bottom and use the darkest color and gradually go up with red in the middle then yellow along the top.
spray dye projects After you apply these three colors let it sit for about 2 minutes.

Grab your yellow and spray on top of the red dye, it will start turning orange.

Apply blue on top of the red and you will see it change to purple.

Add yellow on top of the blue and you will see green come through.

!!!How fun is this so far! I want to do this to everything I own now! I think bed sheets would be amazing! Also, you can continue to spray over and over on top of each color until you get the shades you are happy with.
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Are you drooling yet over this Rainbow Ombre Tie Dyed Bag!!!! how to tie dye a bag Let it sit over night to dry and this is what it will look like! Notice I even dyed the string straps! I always hand wash and let hang dry when I am completely done.

I am absolutely in love with this project. It’s fun, easy and kids or adults will love doing it! bohemian diy bag Have a great SUMMER and don’t forget to show your personality in everything you do, because there is only one you!

Sending ton’s of Tie-Dye LOVE your way!
xoxo Jade

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Let me start off by saying I love miniature dishes, bowls, plates, saucers, or whatever you feel like calling them. I also have to admit that I have like 500 of them all over the house in little nooks and crannies. I always feel like an empty spot in some room needs a little dish to catch things like lip gloss, change, chargers, keys or whatever else you can find to fill them. I won’t lie, I sometimes give them away to friends or family as gifts but for some reason the hoarder comes out in me and I tend to stash them all over. Speaking of stashing I was cleaning my bathroom the other day and I found a little dish I made behind a picture frame with change in it. I wasn’t sure if I had more change or more dust in the bowl! HAHA. So I just washed all the change and put it back in the dish. SEE, I told you they are handy!

Since my friends at Michaels asked me to create a Mothers day project that can be for moms, dads, grandmas or whoever, I knew immediately what I was going to create. The great thing about this project is you can personalize it to fit your anyones personality! My mother is one heck of a crafter to I guess I owe a lot of my craftiness to her..

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

Who’s ready to get started on this mothers day project!

organize your craft room The only bad thing about posting this on here is my mom might actually see her Mother’s Day gift… hahaha! Sorry mom if you are reading this!  air dry clay projects Materials for this project:
Air Dry Clay : I love this product and it’s great for kids! No need for baking, you just let them air dry and voila!
Maxx Gloss Paint : I purchased these from Michaels but you can use any gloss paint that you like. This brand tends to dry really glossy which I like because it’s easy to wash them if they get dirty. Remember, “dirty coins”…
Mod Podge : One thing I love about this product is once you apply to your product it dries clear and coats it nicely.
Glitter Flakes : You can use any glitter you want for this project. You also don’t have to use any glitter and can just paint the bowls with paint.
Brushes : Make sure you use good brushes so your bowls don’t have streaks on them.

You can purchase all of the products I used by clicking on the blue links!
kid friendly clay Make sure when you open your clay that it is cold and soft. Sometimes people open the containers in the store the clay gets hard. I seriously love this clay because you can make so much with it and the next day it’s ready to use! clay diy projects The first thing you will do is get a chunk of soft clay and slowly mold it into a little bowl. You can press the edges to make them thin and curve the edges to make it look like delicate flower petals.  clay projects When you are done forming your bowls let them sit out over night to dry. I like to leave mine out for 48 hours so make sure they are really hard.  how to paint clay Once they are dry these babies are ready to be painted! Have fun with your colors! I made them a little plain today because these are for my mom however I might keep a few and spice them up. You know me, I love my color! NO, I am not at ALL saying my mom is PLAIN… She is just not as BOLD as me….♥ glitter projects When your paint is completely dry you will brush Mod Podge onto the bottom of your bowl then sprinkle with glitter flakes. Press down gently with finger and blow excess glitter out. Coat the top of glitter with another layer of Mod Podge to secure the glitter! Let these suckers dry then you are done!  easy mothers day diy I am simply delighted with how they came out. Simple, modern and handmade. Let me also mention, made with ton’s of love!  clay dishes You can make these as small or large as you want! You can even make one to fit your cell phone! HAHA easy clay dishes Make sure to check out my last post for Michaels where I show you how to make flower pens! This is also great for Mother’s Day!

DIY FLOWER PEN TUTORIAL MICHAELS MAKERS

Hope you enjoyed this fun project!!! XOXO Jade
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♥ I will be featured in the Rachael Ray Everyday magazinefollow, can I say WAHOOO (July/Aug issue)

♥If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!

 

 


“First things first I’m the realist”. I have to tell you I am so excited to finally get to show you my (personal) top 20 Rainbow Hair Color Ideas. A while back I got this wild hair up my you know what and decided I wanted to change my hair color a little. I already know I am somewhat limited when it comes to changing “my” hair color only because my hair is so dark. After days of scrolling on Pinterest and other sites I finally decided on this mahogany shade of red. It’s easier to pull reds with dark hair so I gave it a go.

I can’t say I was 100% pleased when it was all said and done but I also didn’t hate it. I think my hair dresser thought I would flip out if she went as red as I wanted so she toned it down a few notches and told me to gradually go to the red I wanted. I agreed a little BUT I still wish we would of pulled the plug and went RED.

Anyways, I always wanted lavender or pink hair but I can’t imagine bleaching my hair first then adding the color I want. I do cherish my hair and it’s long and healthy. I guess I will live vicariously thorough all of the pictures below. Enjoy my top 20 choices for colorful bold hair!

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I hope you enjoyed this fun roundup! See you in the next post. HUGE hugs from my computer to yours!!!! Make sure to follow me on all my social media outlets!

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in other news

♥ I will be featured in the Rachael Ray Everyday magazine, can I say WAHOOO (July/Aug issue)
♥ Stay tuned Tuesday I will have a new post up on the I Love To Create Blog
♥ Check out my latest post for Michaels here!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy almost Spring Y’all! I don’t know about you but I am super ready for warm weather and ton’s of sunshine. My office space literally has NO windows (insert a confused/sad look) so I wanted to bring a little “CHEER” into this space. Now before you shake your head I already know you probably have seen these flower pens in the past pop up all over the inter-webs! But what I have NEVER seen was a full spring bouquet of them. So pull up your overalls because today we are working in the garden!

I will say I am not a total fan of fake flowers but once I finished this bouquet I have a new found love for these suckers!

  • Michaels new Floral Market has over 500 new blooms and freshly picked projects make this the prettiest spring ever.
  • Just by swapping out a few décor pieces or adding a lovely floral arrangement can completely transform your home for the fresh, new season.

DIY FLOWER PEN TUTORIAL MICHAELS MAKERS

For this project the items I used to make it were really easy to find and of course very affordable!

YOU WILL NEED: Wire Cutters | Silk Flowers | Planters Bucket | Pens | Floral Tape (I used brown) | Hot Glue Gun

I should also stress that this project took about 30 minutes from start to finish!

STEP ONE: Cut your flower stems and hot glut them to the top portion of the pen. 

ROSE FLOWERS STEP TWO: Wrap your floral tape around the entire pen. I started from the bottom and worked my way up to the top. If you have never used floral tape before make sure to give the piece you are working with a little tug to activate the glue in it. It’s that simple! 

FLOWER GIFTS

This is what they will look like when they are done. I don’t know about you but I have a feeling I will be writing more since I have these beauties sitting on my desk!

WEDDING GIFTS Another fun thing that I did was match the flowers up to the color of the pen. This might be a little OCD if you ask me but I always use colored pens and I figured this would make it easy when wanting a certain color! You can’t lie that is pretty snazzy, hehe!

LILAC FLOWERS

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DIY FLOWERS MICHAELS MAKERS

  • If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!

Hope you enjoyed this fun project!!! XOXO Jade

29016_SO_MakersSummit_Social Don’t forget that the Win a Trip to the Makers Summit Contest! iIs now live and we would love for you to enter. Just visit Michaels.com/madewithmichaels and upload a photo of your personalized project. I’ve attached creative for you to use for that as well! GOOD LUCK!


HAPPY TUESDAY!!! I am so stoked about finally showing you my Valentines Day tree I did for Treetopia! Don’t forget to hippity hop on over to Treetopia’s Blog for a chance to enter the #xotretopia giveaway!

On to more glittery things. Today I will be showing you how to make unique, fast and kid friendly ornaments. You won’t believe how much fun this project is and I am sure you will use this technique for many other holidays! Let’s get started.

Also make sure to check out my interview on Treetopia’s site!

These are the trees I used!

EASY GLUE GUN HEARTS

YOU WILL NEED: Parchment Paper | Glue Gun | Glitter valentine diy

Carefully draw a heart on your parchment paper with your glue gun.  HOT GLUE GUN PROJECTS

Sprinkle your glitter or confetti as soon as you are done. You do not want your glue to dry for this step! RAINBOW GLITTER CRAFTS

Let it sit for a minute or two and VOILA! Your one of a kind glitter heart!  HEART PROJECTS

YOU WILL NEED: Tulle | Scissors  TULLE BOWS

Wrap the glittery tulle 4 times around your 4 fingers. Carefully pull off fingers.  TULLE PROJECTS

Tie a knot directly in the middle.  TULLE DIY

Pass your scissors through each end and CUT! HAHA TULLE POM POM

Use your fingers to FLUFF it UP and here you have your very own tulle pom pom.
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Now you can add all your beautiful ornaments to your tree! DECORATE FOR VALENTINES DAY

I made these X’s and O’s the same way I did the Hearts!  XOXO PROJECTS

HEART CRAFTS

HEART DAY

GLUE GUN HEARTS

VALETINE DAY PROJECTS

Head over to Treetopia and enter the #xoTreetopia giveaway today. I’m just the first stop on a really awesome week long blog hop of amazingly talented ladies.

***This post was sponsored by Treetopia however all opinions are completely my own***

Hope everyone has a great Valentines Day! See you in the next post!

Jade

Happy Monday Y’all!!! Today is the day I show you what I created with the new Make Market line from Michaels! Yes my friends at Michaels just knew I would create some rad project and I am super excited to share with you what I came up with!

Let’s be real. You can’t go wrong with flowers and a glue gun, hehe!

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BOHO CRAFTS

YOU WILL NEED: Peg Board Letter | Artificial Flowers | Glue Gun | BoHo Decorative Screen | Twine (optional)

  • The best part about crafting is putting your own spin on a project. Whether it’s decorating with marquee lights or crafting an initial that represents your family name, Michaels has made it easy with their new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line of products.

flower diy

Step One: Pull flowers off of stem. michaels makers projects

flower projects

Step Two: Add a drop of hot glue around the bottom of flower.  love diy

Step Three: Place flower in peg board hole.  valentines day diy

The back will look like this. If you plan on putting this on a wall when you are finished with all of the flowers you can trim the backs so it fits flush against the wall.
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I am so in love with this letter already. How cool would a the entire alphabet look on a wall!
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I am putting my letter on top of a screen so I am not worried about cutting the backs of the flowers.  valentines day projects

Grab a little hook (btw this came on my boho screen that I got from Michaels as well) and add hot glue to one side of it.  glue gun projects

Step Four: Stick hook on back of letter. Leave it be for a hot minute to dry completely.  easy flower projects

  • This collection of surfaces, letters, frames and more come in modern, eclectic or rustic styles. From natural and finished woods, to a variety of metals, resin and patterned styles, the possibilities are endless.

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  • If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts


Who’s ready to make a Recycled Planter! Yo Jaderbugs it’s been a hot minute since I posted something here but like always sometimes life takes over and our priorities get shifted a little. I am sure some of you can relate to that. I have some exciting projects I am starting this week and I can’t wait to share them with you! How have you been???? How’s life treating ya?!?!

I am excited to show you this Mushroom Planter I did a few years ago for the Graphics Fairy. It’s really easy and practically anyone can do this project. Now if you like planters then you have to see this one I made with Cupcake Liners!

I wonder if everyone out there eats mushrooms…I personally never could get my mouth to adjust to the taste and texture but then again I used to hate pickles and somehow the universe changed my tastebuds and now I can’t eat enough of them. No, I am not preggers, haha! We have this little bistro in the lobby of our building and usually everyday around 3 I walk over to get my daily pickle from them. I prolly should just go buy a big gallon bucket of them and keep in the fridge at the studio but for some reason I think they taste better from them. Plus I like supporting the bistro so a pickle here a pickle there adds up, hehe!

Now for this project you can do so many things with it. You can put a plant in it like I did or use the tub to hold anything your heart desires. It’s practically free to make (((sorta))) so in the end you an make tons of them! I don’t know about you but I am ready to started!
Recycled Planter

you will need

Empty Tub | Glitter | Brown Paper Bag | Mod Podge | Craft Brush | Scissors | Mushroom Printable

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The first thing you will do is download this rad mushroom printable. Now look, if you are not into mushrooms you can find any image on this site that makes your heart happy! I simply like the look of mushrooms, just not in my mouth!

Once you print it out on durable paper (like card stock) carefully cut it out. You can use any scissors that you have but craft scissors work the best. 1

Next thing you will do is tear pieces of brown paper bags with your hands. You do not want to cut these pieces with scissors because we want the edges to look “torn”. Got it, great!  3

Once you have way too many pieces of brown torn paper bag pieces it’s time to glue these babies onto our hideous tub. Now, I used a gatorade tub but by all means you can use anything you want! If you plan on putting a plant in it just make sure the inside is durable and that you can puncture a few holes on the bottom so the water can drain.

Dip that brush in the Mod Podge, brush some on the tub, put paper bag tear out on top of glue then seal with another coat of Mod Podge. Wham Bam that’s it!

If you have never used Mod Podge I’ll tell you that it will look super white when applying initially. Don’t you worry little ones this stuff will dry clear and win over your heart in 20 minutes. Yep, this little container of white glue is majorly addicting. There is your warning. Bam.
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When you are finished with your brown paper bag layer then it’s time to glue our Mushroom onto the container. You will use the same process as the paper bags. Don’t forget to sprinkle the glitter of your choice onto the mushroom while the glue is still wet. Heller, we always need some sparkle in our lives. I used an iridescent glitter so the colors will change depending on the angle you are looking.
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Let this ball of beauty sit for a few hours and then you are ready to stuff it with whatever you want. Now if you don’t want some orange showing through then just add more brown paper bags but I kinda like the hint of color coming through in some spots. Another option is painting the tub the color of your choice before applying the paper bag.

I planted a Christmas Cactus in mine and I LOVE IT! This also makes a great gift to give someone, right! Thanks for hanging out with me on this wonderful Monday morning! See ya on the flip side Jaderbugs!  mushroom planter

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