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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.

Today I am super excited to show you my Parisian Party Decor!!! This was a fun post because I used my favorite colors pink and black/white stripes. If you know me then you know this is right up my alley. As a Michaels Maker, Michaels challenged me to create something “Paris” based and the fabulous news is you can ALSO win a TRIP TO PARIS!!!!

YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT! A TRIP TO PARIS!!!!
Don’t forget to enter the contest too – you can upload to the Paris site HERE or share on Instagram using #SpringtimeinParis #Contest beginning on 3/1.

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You will need:
*Apothecary Jars
*Glue Gun
*Rubber Stamps (paris themed)
*Ribbon
*Scissors
*Ink Pads
*Plain Labels
*Candy
*Scrapbook Paper
*Wooden Letters
*Adhesive Spray
*Trinkets to put on Jars

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The first thing we will tackle is the letters. I love this craft because you can spell out ANYTHING and dress up ANY space! Grab your scrapbook paper and letters!
1. Place your letter on your paper and trace it out.
2. Carefully cut out your letters
3. Grab your adhesive spray
4. Spray your letters then carefully place paper cut out on top

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Next will be the antique stage of the letters. Now they look snazzy just the way they are but I wanted them to look a little worn!

You will grab your ink pad (your choice of color), I use the sepia because it looks naturally old. Rub the edges of the letters and a little bit inside the letters.

You will do the same thing for the labels. Once you are done with your labels you can start to add whatever rubber stamps on them as you like.  2

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To dress up my jars I added these decorative knobs. To apply add a little dot of hot glue then smack that baby down!

Cut a piece of ribbon and wrap it around the neck of the jar. Adhere with a drop of hot glue.  3

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I am truly happy with this project! The ideas are endless. You could spell out TONS of things and have TONS of jars filled with lovely candy and adorable handmade labels. I purchases all of my materials from Michaels and I know you will have a blast doing them!

  • Now it’s your turn!  That’s right, you can enter to win the trip of a lifetime to Paris too. How? By creating your own Parisian-inspired art, floral, baking or paper crafting project and uploading a photo HERE through March 31. You can also share your project on social using #SpringtimeInParis #Contest
  • What do you win? A four-night trip for two to Paris, 1,000 euros, a VIP tour of the Louvre, private classes including sketching, floral arranging, baking and more!
  • If you need a little Paris inspiration to get you started, take a look at some of the Springtime in Paris projects on Michaels.com.·       Now it’s your turn!  That’s right, you can enter to win the trip of a lifetime to Paris too. How? By creating your own Parisian-inspired art, floral, baking or paper crafting project and uploading a photo to https://paris.michaels.com/ through March 31. You can also share your project on social using #SpringtimeInParis #Contest.

HUGE LOVE FROM MY COMPUTER TO YOURS!!!
XOXO, Jaderbomb
Don’t forget to enter the contest too – you can upload to www.paris.michaels.com or share on Instagram using #SpringtimeinParis #Contest beginning on 3/1.


Happy #thursdiy y’all! I just know you will LOVE all of these projects featured today! Don’t forget to SHARE the love! These Flashy Projects will make all of you smile from ear to ear!
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I am totally in love with this cute arm knit cowl scarf – I love this thing so much and I think I need about 10 of them! HINT HINT (Maybe one in every color of the rainbow….)

Learn how to make an awesome beaded necklace chain that is absolutely gorgeous. Yes, I totally need 2 of these hanging around my neck. Just think you can put glitter or small mementos in this baby too!

Mark’s fabric plant is one that even I keep looking fresh and happy! I think paper flowers and plants add a BOHO whimsical feel to any space and FYI these are great for any kid’s room!

Cathy’s Miu Miu inspired top is so great! I wonder what this would look like with red, yellow and blue! This is great for all ages!

Aunt Peaches upcycles some bright Mardi Gras beads into a stunning mosaic. She won my heart with this craft since I am from good ole Louisiana! REPRESENT!

I made a  trendy denim craft project as part of my Michaels Makers series! Yes this is a line of stuff that you HAVE to check out at Michaels!

You also need to check out this painted Leopard Bag! I can just visualize this in SO MANY COLORS! I also think this would be a GREAT kids project!

HUGE HUGS! XOXO, Jaderbomb ♥

Today it’s all about the infamous Watermelon. Not actually a real one, but one much better! One that will last for a few years if given lot’s of love and attention!

The other day I decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood and I stumbled across random pieces of wood (see below). One resembled a watermelon. It’s like the fruit gods sent it directly to me. My friend had a painted watermelon at her house a few years ago and I fell in love. All this wood needed was a little paint and then it would be complete. I know I have not added the seeds yet but that’s because I am still trying to decide if I want real seeds or painted seeds. What do you think I should do???

After I painted this lovely piece of wood it gave me an idea. Why not make Watermelon Pillows to dress up my outdoor space. There you have it folks. Needless to say I am now sorta addicted to watermelon’s and I want and need more of them, hehehe.

Scroll to the bottom of this post to get the link to see the FULL tutorial that I did on the I love to Create blog! Click HERE to see all of my projects I created for I love to create!
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CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL TUTORIAL
Enjoy and have a GREAT weekend! HASHTAG LOGO

Don’t forget to connect on social media! Make sure to use use the hashtag #JADERBOMB on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook so I can keep track of all your awesome creations! HAVE A GLITTERY DAY! ♥, Jade

February Challenge creative 1 Happy Monday! I am so excited to share some denim crafts with you today! As a Michael’s Maker I was challenged by my friends at Michael’s to do something magical with their new line of denim products – Make Market. If you have not seen this line yet, now is the time! I can remember the day’s I would beg my friends for their old jeans so I could rip and tear them up. I used to always use denim and let me tell you this makes things NICE!

I love the variety of denim that is available. They have bows, ribbon, bags, canvases, wraps, cuts pieces and so much more!!! I started thinking about what I would make with the denim and then it dawned on me. I have a new chicken and she needs a basket to sleep in and I need a new basket to get our fresh eggs with. VOILA!

Here I am so excited next the denim line. Not cheesy at all! (hehe)

photo (10) 2 & and chicken. If you don’t have a chicken or fresh eggs you can still make this basket and use it for decoration or fill it with goodies and give to someone as a gift.  silkie chicken I simply love this ribbon. I would be a little happier if they made some with adhesive backing! I mean then I could stick them on practically everything! blue jean crafts Step 1: Open a pack of ribbon and start on a corner, weaving the ribbon over and under the openings. It’s truly simple but time consuming.

Step 2: When you get all the way around cut the ribbon and tie on the corners.
1 Once you get your first stripe start with your next one. You will start seeing the stripes appear and then…you will start to fall in love!

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To make the chalkboard name tag: Cut the twine, write your message with a chalk marker then tie to the front of the basket.  3 I bought this fluffy blue jean ribbon to add to the front of the basket. I love that it’s a clip. I can take it on and off and use it for other projects! 4 To make the chalkboard -n- denim planter: purchase a chalkboard pot or paint one and grab some denim -n- lace ribbon. Cut a piece and tie around the top of pot!  Grab your chalk marker and write your message on the pot! 5

7 Voila! It’s all done. You now have your magical denim basket to gather your eggs or goodies in.  You know… This would make a GREAT EASTER BASKET.

Michaels has named denim the craft trend of 2015! Denim has always been a wardrobe staple and now it’s emerging in crafts and home décor.

  • If you’re looking for some spring project inspiration, take a look at Michaels’ new Make Market line for DIY project and home décor ideas – all made with simple, on-trend surfaces and textures like chalk, denim, galvanized, burlap and cork.
  • Michaels Makers readers are getting the inside scoop on an upcoming craft contest that will send one lucky participant on the trip of a lifetime to Paris. Check back on my blog March 2 to get all the details on how to enter.

Hope you enjoyed this post! See you in the next one!!! xoxo, jaderbomb


Today I want to show you how I make a Pop Art Shirt. Happy Friday the 13th!!! I am sitting in my studio and it dawned on me that I used to associate this day with “Freddy & Jason” but now I look at it as a spiritual day. Is that strange! Hmmm. I guess whatever works now I will take it and run. Today I wanted to share with you a fun Valentines Day tutorial that I created for I Love to Create. Even though tomorrow is the big V-DAY you can still make this shirt and apply whatever words you want in the boxes! Shoots Easter is coming up and you can use “quack-quack” – or you can draw a chicken.

♥♥Speaking of chickens check out our new silkie NOLA. She will be making TONS of appearances on the blog and I can’t wait to show you. Make sure to come back MONDAY and you will see her DEBUT! She is so excited!
DSC_0547 ♥Make sure to check out these rose earrings I made, I think these look so cute on little girls! Plus they are the BEST kids craft! Also don’t forget to check out my leather HEART SHIRT!

I was so pleased with the outcome of this shirt. I thought I would have to use a stencil to make it perfect but I just put on my big girl panties and went in for the kill. I free handed it all and I believe it came out better because it’s supposed to look whimsical and fun! If you really don’t want to free hand it then I suggest searching google for images, print them out, cut them out and place the image under the shirt. Once you do this all you have to do is use Tulip dimensional paint to fill it all in! How fun. Click on the link below to see my full tutorial on the I Love to Create Blog.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL

I hope you enjoyed this fast and easy tutorial. This is also a great project for kids.

Hugs from my computer to yours…xoxo, Jade ♥

Are you looking for something to wear on Valentines Day but don’t want anything cheesy and covered with hearts! Boy do I have the perfect craft for you to do.

I don’t know about you but I love anything with LEATHER and I sell a lot of leather goods, especially my leather boho earrings! If you are interested in buying some please inbox me jade@jaderbomb.com. They are only $25 dollars and I promise you, everyone will want them off of your ears!!! The best part is you get to pick and choose your own colors to reflect your very own personality!

Make sure to check out these rose earrings I made, I think these look so cute on little girls! Plus they are the BEST kids craft!
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Today I wanted to share with you this fun and easy leather heart shirt that I made for the I Love to Create Blog! Make sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post to see the FULL tutorial!
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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL

I hope you enjoyed this fast and easy tutorial. This is also a great project for kids.

Hugs from my computer to yours…xoxo, Jade ♥

Happy Thurs-DIY! This week we have 9 VALENTINE DIY PROJECTS  all piled into one and trust me you will want to make all of them at one time! Don’t forget to share the LOVE ♥ 9 VALENTINE DIY'S I had to start off first with these Jambalaya Boxes from Aunt Peaches. Considering I live in the dirty South and we eat Jambalaya all the time! REPRESENTTTTT. HEHE amanda_1
Come check out my  Pop Art Shirt I created with dimensional fabric paint. I think this is perfect! jade_1 Learn how to make your own earring wires? Madge has the tutorial you’ve been looking for! margot_1 Margot Potter takes an old ruler and spices it up with some metal love! The special charm takes this  Easy DIY Valentine’s Bracelet to the next level! margot Mark Montano shows us how to make fabulous heart jewelry using perler beads! Warning this will be addicting.  mark_1 mark_2  These Valentine’s Day Candles from Mark Montano will make someone happy on this loving holiday! mark Have fun and create your own fun DIY Valentine’s Box for you or the kiddos with this tutorial. I think glittery paper would be a hit also! valentines-box-DIY

Fall in love with this Easy Mod Podge Love Wall Art by Cathie and Steve. I can already see bright whimsical backgrounds in my near future.  cathie

Don’t forget to connect on social media! Make sure to use use the hashtag #JADERBOMB on Instagramor Twitter or Facebookso I can keep track of all your awesome creations! HAVE A GLITTERY DAY! ♥, Jade

P.S. If you LOVE printables then check out my site where you can download hundreds of FREE printables!

Today I will show you how to make these precious mint rose earrings. I love how easy they were to make!! They will literally take you 5 minutes, if that! Not to mention they might cost a few bucks to make.
Rose Earrings Check out this post on Jewel Pop!

You will need:
Aleene’s Jewerly Metal Glue Adhesive Tabs 
Earring Backs and Posts
Jewel Pop Mint Roses
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Step 1: Peel of the red layer from one of the adhesive tabs then stick it right on top of the round section of the earring post. Once it’s on there securely peel off the red layer on the top.
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Step 2: Place the plastic rose right on top. If you notice my earring doesn’t completely cover the adhesive tab. I don’t like this because my hair will stick to it and we don’t want that to happen.

Sprinkle a little bit of glitter to the sticky part and your problem is fixed!!!
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Step 3: ENJOY THEM!!!!! KID PROJECTS

I hope you enjoyed this fast and easy tutorial. This is also a great project for kids.

Hugs from my computer to yours…xoxo, Jade ♥

Today it’s all about colorful Wedding Ideas. I don’t know about you but it seems like when I hear the word “wedding” my 13 year old brain always thinks of lace, poofy dresses and baby’s breath. BOOM. NOT FOR ME SISTA CHILD. I like bright, bold and (drum roll) shabby chic!

So I wanted to share with you 10 freaking awesome ideas to liven up your special day. We are in 2015 and we do things different now! Weddings now are shabby chic, bohemian, country, and whatever else you can think of! It’s fun to add things to your wedding day that compliment your personality!  Did that make sense, haha.

♥♥♥♥♥ENJOY! Share! Repeat, SHARE! TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS WHICH PICTURE IS YOUR FAVORITE!  Wedding Ideas

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Australian Polo Club Wedding via Ruffled Blog

This is my favorite picture of the entire bunch. Make sure to click on the link above and check out their wedding video. TRULY AWESOME, is all I will tell you.

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Colorful Cake via The Knot

Wedding or not I want this cake NOW!

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Dia De Los Muertos Wedding via Green Wedding Shoes

I honestly can’t find anything wrong with all of the pictures of the wedding!

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Color Pop Wedding Ideas via Ruffled Blog

My first thought is…how long did it take to make this back drop but my second though it…how stinking rad!

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Color Outside via Elizabeth Anne

I think I feel in love with this wedding because of the gold chairs and huge paper flowers! How can you not feel happy surrounded by these things!

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Colorful Socks via Vponsale Wedding

First word that comes to my mind – STELLAR.

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Rainbow Wedding via BoHo Weddings

I love that they look like a bright bold rainbow standing all next to each other.

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Colorful Thumbprint Tree via Wedding Ideas Mag

I am not sure if I fell in love with this ink pad or the actual purpose of it but either way this is a fun idea!

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Colorful Nails via Bridal Guide

All tied together by their nails!!!

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Rainbow Suits via Bridal Guide

This is my version of “The Bold and the Beautiful”… Ronda Faye – over and out!

I hope you enjoyed this post! I know I did! See you in the next post! LOTSA LOVEY LOVE FROM MY COMPUTER TO YOURS!

xoxo, Jade

Howdy HOO! It’s Confetti Monday and I am totally feeling it! I’m not sure if it’s the weather-even though the weather is beautiful today, it’s been so up and down I never know what I will be waking up to! I will say seeing all of my rad friends tackling that freaking blizzard in NY I really do not have much to complain about over her in Louisiana.

My Friend Garrison made me laugh this morning when she posted this on FB…

→→→So my car windows are frozen and it took quite a gentle hand to open the door. Then the car would not start. Finally got it started and still can’t shut the door cuz the window may shatter. So I’m dressed for work, sitting in a frozen car with the seat warmer on freaking out cuz I am late… this is a first.

On the bright side-I cleaned up my studio. It was much needed, trust me! I should of taken before and after photos because it was a HOT MESS! Michaels Craft Store had faith that I could tidy up and wanted me to show you the space I create in. Click on this link to see my FULL studio tour. Come see all of my crafts I created for Michaels as one of their Michaels Makers!

Feel free to share in the comments ways you STAY organized because I am always looking for new ways!! leather polka dot pillow I couldn’t wait to share with you my latest DIY tutorial that I created for the “I Love to Create Blog” – It’s a ball of fun! Plus, you won’t believe what I used to make the faux confetti marks!
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Enjoy and have a GREAT weekend! HASHTAG LOGO

Don’t forget to connect on social media! Make sure to use use the hashtag #JADERBOMB on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook so I can keep track of all your awesome creations! HAVE A GLITTERY DAY! ♥, Jade

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Photography: Jaderbomb// DIY tutorial by: Jaderbomb // Model: Kelly – Friend // Craft Supplies: Tulip
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Holy Easy Polka Dot Pillow Extravaganza! It’s MLK today and I am sitting at my computer suffering from a terrible abscess in my mouth. Rad right! Thanks to my doc I am all fixed up so I don’t feel any pain! I had a pretty quiet weekend and I honestly think my body needed it. I have been going from one thing to the next for the past few months and it felt really good to just chill out.

We have a few projects going on at home and don’t you worry I will be sharing them on here this week. I am painting our fireplace that is already painted so I am sorta excited to see the end results! It’s already painted a light sage green which isn’t that bad but I want a crisp clean whiten fireplace. Every room in the house is now white which is great because it allows the room to feel open and everything in the room pops! Don’t worry I might change my mind next week, that is usually how I roll!

Also we are adding another room onto the back of our house so I can’t wait to show you the things we are doing to that space! I have been wanting to do some polka dot leather pillows for a while now but since I have been so busy with the holidays I could never tackle this project. It’s an easy project but very tedious.  Don’t forget to check out my STUDIO TOUR! Also I was unable to attend CHA this year but yesterday I received a HUGE box filled with goodies from Fave Crafts so I will be posting about all of the items in there!

…now let’s get to the nitty gritty

Easy Polka Dot Pillow

You will need: Fabric Pillow Cases | Fabric Fusion | Leather | Scissors 

You can purchase all of the items I used by clicking on the links! They are affiliate links so by ordering from me you are helping support my GLITTER habit! XOXO
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Step 1: Get a sheet of fabric fusion and peel off one side. This stuff is seriously amazing! If you do not like to sew you can use this product and it works so good! no sew pillow cases

Step 2: Place the sticky side down onto the back side of your leather.  leather crafts

Step 3: Get a stencil of circles, I am using my favorite which is by Stencil 1. Order it here. If you don’t have access to a stencil you can find something round use that to trace around.  stencil 1 stencil

Step 4: Place your stencil on top of the fabric fusion and trace out your circles with a sharpie.
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Step 5: This is what it will look like once you are done. I used a pen instead of a sharpie.  how to cut leather

Step 6: Once you are done tracing carefully cut out each circle! Have fun with this part! hehe leather circles

Step 7: Peel off the white sheet on the back of the leather circles and place them where you want on the pillows. I didn’t measure mine out with a ruler I just eyeballed it.

Love you all my little craft bugs! Huge bursts of happy energy sent from me to YOU right through this screen! I hope this post allows your imagination to go bonkers and you create loads of leather goodies! See you in the next post.
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Don’t forget to connect on social media! Make sure to use use the hashtag #JADERBOMB on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook so I can keep track of all your awesome creations! HAVE A GLITTERY DAY! ♥, Jade

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