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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.

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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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MichaelsMakers Howdy Hoo my crafty peeps and non crafty peeps! I am kinda stoked about today’s post and you will see why in a hot minute. I am warning you this post is pretty long but it’s all good because I have so much to show you.  First of all I love to create whether it’s with crystals, pom poms, glitter, glue, paper, junk, more glitter, lights, candles, cardboard boxes, clothes and anything else you can think of. I finally get to show you my CRAFT SPACE! Now, I know I could of done this a long time ago but I guess I never thought anyone would like to see “where the magic happens”. Apparently Michaels thinks I’m so cool that they asked me to share where I create all of my DIY’S with YOU, YES YOU!

So put on your seatbelt (hopefully it has glitter) because I am about to show you how I stay organized, things I like about my space, ways to stay creative and so much more! Let’s get started!!

P.S. I believe everything surrounding us should make us happy. If you like peaches and lace well make your craft room pretty and delicate. If you like pom pom’s and fake dolls (that would be me) well rock it! You get it? Your craft space should be filled with TON’S of things that make YOU happy and from there your creative juices will continuously flow!
JADERBOMB'S CRAFT ROOM TOUR

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When you walk in my studio I have a chilled out sitting spot. Yes, I did tidy it up for this picture but not as much as you think! These chairs are my favorite and can you believe they were FREE. I know they are vintage but not quite sure how vintage. I always wanted a spot where I can go sit or lay down to think, relax or sleep (teehehe) which is why this is here. I have my record player, coffee, and NEW 2015 inspiration board all located in this zone of the room. My dogs love this carpet by the way! I finally had a chance to make these awesome pillows since the holiday’s are over. The full tutorial will be up on the blog tomorrow!  HOW TO BUILD DOLLS  I like to put things on my desk that make me really giddy inside. Now this doll might not make you giddy but believe it or not she is my FAVORITE thing in my studio. My boo made it and it inspires me daily. I think every studio should have a spot where you can put nik naks and cute little things. This friends, is my spot.  HOW TO BURN SAGE Sage is a necessity. Not only do I LOVE the smell but it clears the energy in your space and I think we all need this.
HOW TO ORGANIZE CRAFT PUNCHES As a professional crafter my biggest task is to STAY ORGANIZED. Yes, sometimes my studio looks like a hot mess ( as is should ) but when things have a place it makes life a lot smoother. I love these clear carrying boxes from Michaels. I have ton’s of them and they are super handy. I like to put all of my stamps in these containers.

ORGANIZED STUDIO SPACE I have this thing with “white shelves”. I think it’s because when you store things on them they POP and you can see everything better. These two shelves on the sides are super cheap! I think I got them from target for 40 bucks. You can put four of these together and BAM a whole wall of easy storage.

I love buying baskets and tins from Michaels because I can put these on the shelves and keep certain things organized by color or brand. I am kinda OCD when it comes to my products. I like all of my things to have a HOME. It just works for me and it makes it nice when I have to go get something.  HOW TO STORE FABRIC I love fabric. I keep all of my strips organized by color and they live on a cute little shelf ready for me to play with them! HOW TO STORE PAINT I have tried numerous ways to keep my paints neat and easy to get to. Stacking them like this has been the best thing so far. Again, these are on those cheap shelves!!! HOW TO STORE STENCILS I bought this huge basket from Michaels and I use it to keep my stencils all together. I keep them organized by separating them with cardboard pieces. I have sections which make it easy to find a certain stencil like plastic stencils, paper stencils, silk screens, adhesive stencils and stickers. I truly love this!
JADERBOMB STUDIO Now this hot mess section is exactly what I just said. A HOT MESS. I know it doesn’t look like it right now but typically it is. I have ONE designated spot in my studio to put crafts that are in the “line up” to get made. Once they leave this section they greet the BIG OLE table in the center of the room then they make their way to your homes on your computer screens. Having a spot like this can help if you are ADD and have a lot on your mind. Great way to keep you on track. I have a few pom poms left from this craft I finally had a chance to make!
MICHAELS BLOGGER This is my second favorite thing in my studio. I love this collection from Michaels. I like to journal daily and this turns making it easy to access all of my favorite markers and pens. I use the top rack to hang little things that need to dry or inspirational art! I am BIG on that! MY CRAFT ROOM TOUR This section below is my wall of happiness. I love to pin things from shows, stuff I get from friends and readers in the mail and ideas to create.

What I use instead of bulletin boards is canvases covered with decorative paper. It’s cheap and fun! Plus when you stick a thumbtack in them you won’t damage your walls!  ORGANIZE YOUR SPACE POLKA DOT PILLOW This my dear is where the real magic happens!
STAYING ORGANIZED IN CRAFT SPACE Why not grab an old coke crate to store pens and junk in! I do!!! STAYING ORGANIZED Like I said I love all of the tins and boxes from Michaels. They keep everything nice and neat for me. Just the way I llike it.
STORE PAINT IN A CRAFT SPACE I hope you enjoyed my tour!!! If you have any other ideas that you think would work for me to stay more organized please leave comments below!!! XOXO, Jade

Stop by Michaels’ blog  The Glue String  for inspiration from all 30 of the Michaels Makers.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to clean out your closet, your office or even your bedroom, but you’re sick of the typical containers and boxes – here are some cool and creative DIY storage ideas that might help!

  • For those of us that just need a place to store our craft materials and organize our scrapbook paper, paint, markers and yarn, you must check out these nifty craft storage systems.

 


Happy Monday Jaderbugs!!! Lately I have been on a pom pom phase and I am honestly not quite sure why. So today I will be showing you how to make a Pom Pom Mirror.

Maybe it’s because when I pull out the craft supplies I used as a kid it makes me feel super giddy inside. The other night I posted a picture of some pom pom’s and asked my followers what was the first thing they thought of when they looked at them.  I was quite shocked at the responses and I just have to share them with you.  Here are some!
* Star Trek….tribbles
* Pom-poms on the back of ankle socks … “Booties”
* Sesame Street
* Will Farrell eating cotton balls in elf
* I spilled my craft supplies again
* Clowns
* Getting me a pair of white Keds and hot gluing these to them
* Kindergarten
* Craft projects
* Popples! Now that’s ole school!

These are just SOME of the responses and I loved all of them! This DIY is super easy and anyone can do them. Let’s get started!

Pom Pom Mirror

You need a few ingredients for this DIY.
* Colorful Pom Poms
* Old Mirror
* Hot Glue Gun
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The good news is at the craft stores you can buy these pons pons in bags of rainbow colors or you can get plain colors, depending on the look and style you are going with!  pom pom mirror

Are you freaking in love yet. Now I totally get that not EVERYONE will love this but I do and that is all that matters. You could do one with all white pom pons and you would be surprised at how soft and elegant it would look!

On another note, kids love pom poms and I promise you kids will LOVE doing this DIY! diy mirror

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I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial. Stay tuned, tomorrow I will be sharing a super unique tutorial for you. All I will say is there will be LEATHER!!!

See you in the next post!
XOXO, Jaderbomb

Wow! I am actually sitting here writing my first blog post of 2015. I am not sure where to begin with this post. 2014 was the HARDEST year of my life. Now, I know what you are thinking… How bad could it have been? BAD, but GOOD. Those two words sound kinda crazy put together but I will say that things get bad before they get good!  I have been blogging here in my little glittery home for a few years now.  So many great things have happened to me since I started this blog and I will FOREVER be grateful for them.  I have met so many wonderful people on this internet journey.  Some friends – believe it or not – I have NEVER met yet.  It’s funny how I sit here everyday writing things, creating things, crafting, exploring and finding ways to connect with YOU. I feel it’s what I was meant to do.

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When I first started this online home of mine I really had NO idea what I was doing. I didn’t have money to hire a web developer, I didn’t have a photographer to take “professional” looking photos.  I didn’t have a “team” behind me (except my dog Ceaux Ceaux) but what I did have was PASSION and EXCITEMENT. Those two things can’t be bought and honestly if you don’t have that in this huge internet world you won’t go far.

You are probably wondering how I can say that… Well, I say that because someone across the world reading my blog post can truly tell if I’m being real and sincere.  I promised myself that on this journey I would NOT CHANGE WHO I AM to fit the mold of other DIY bloggers.  I am a BRIGHT, CRAZYYYYY, WHIMSICAL SOUL and I want everyone reading my blog to KNOW that.  So thank you, YES YOU READING THIS RIGHT NOW for coming back for more of my wacky crafts and crazy stories. Let’s move on to what brings me to write this post.
10407287_927724247261738_366813788310418492_n Boy oh boy this is SO true.  I told you earlier that 2014 was freaking CRAY CRAY for me and lemme tell you I meant it.  I wasn’t happy with myself for a while… If you knew me then you would wonder how could that be.  I had the “perfect” life. But then again everyone on the outside always sees that right!!! LOL

I had been in a relationship for 10 years and they were indeed GREAT. I wouldn’t change those 10 years for ANYTHING. They truly made me into who I am today my precious souls.  In 2013 I decided I wanted to end the relationship I was in and I knew in my FREAKING GUT it was what needed to happen in order for me to move onto the next level of my life.  Did I have ANY idea what this all looked like once it started to unravel?  F NO. I mean really, who does!  If you do then god bless you!  I can look back now and laugh at the fact that I didn’t think it was going to be all that hard.  Let’s just say it was.  Most people I know have hit hard times in their lives and they are “THAT STINKING CLOSE” to the LIGHT but fear inside of them and sometimes negative sources in their life cause them to go backwards and fall back into pure comfort.  Did I ever hit that huge big wall of FEAR, oh yes.  But, nothing that came in my path could completely erase the vision I had in my head of what my soul really wanted.

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Why was 2014 FREAKING HARD you wonder.  Well because what I knew for 10 years was all slowly going away, and lets face it- us humans don’t do well with change, even if its to better ourselves.

My FRIENDS… (minus a few good ones) all stopped talking to me.  Shit, I guess they thought I was nuts and sided with my ex.  I mean, this is just me purely guessing because honestly I have not talked to some of my friends for over a year now.  Yes, these were friends I had been having for 8 or more years.  You wonder sometimes how a person who claims to be your friend erases you out if their lives over A DECISION I MADE BECAUSE I WASN’T HAPPY ANYMORE.  I don’t know about you but my purpose while I am on EARTH is not to dictate how others should live their life.  Aren’t friends “supposed” to support their friends during the HAPPY times and the SAD and DIFFICULT times?  I know right now you are like “how could anyone not be friends with you because of a decision YOU made”…  My only conclusion is they were NOT STRONG ENOUGH and GOD didn’t want them carrying over onto the next journey in my life.  Heck, I am pretty ok with that plus I just say prayers for them that if they ever go through ROUGH and DIFFICULT times that they never have to loose people who they value so much.  I even lost people in my family and I am truly sad for them at this point.  They face their own demons and that’s their karma to deal with.  This portion of 2014 I am finally ok with. Ending that if you are reading this (you know who you are) I am still sending you glittery wishes and prayers of happiness!!!!

My BLOG… 2014 was the year I didn’t give a you know what about my blog. NO!  Not on purpose, I love it here. I actually LONGED for it. But days went by where I had no idea what to write, what to create, or even how to craft.  Days turned into weeks, then months.  I remember one day I finally sat at my computer (which was a HUGE step) and I looked to see the last time I posted something on my blog and my eyes prolly looked like they jumped out of my face.  It was over ONE month.  If you have been following me or know me you KNOW this is SUPER BAD.  I usually post every other day and if I am not writing out blog posts, I am crafting, journaling, editing pictures, editing videos and LOVING LIFE.  I remember thinking how could that be possible that it was a month since my last blog post. Then I realized this…. (see below).

My DEPRESSION... Of course I have been in situations before where I was sad or feeling down but real life, true depression is NO joke. I can actually recall times where people around me said they were depressed and I would tell them “just go do something you love or that makes you happy then you will feel better”…Um no – that is not how that works.  It’s REAL, TESTING and VERY ALIVE.  There were times that I just could not handle anything and it felt like I would NEVER know what it feels like to be ME again.  I thought Jade was DEAD.  This might be why my blog was not a priority for me.  The only thing that I was alive for was my son and everything that fell below that was dead.

So those three things made 2014 super rad (just kidding)! But guess what!!!!!!

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Jade is ALIVE more than EVER and thankfully months before 2014 ended I found her. I now know what true friends are and I know what LOVE is.  I am IN LOVE with my soul mate and have never been more happy (1901).  I am full of glittery love and I am ready to share it all with you in 2015.  I have realized so much about ME in this and I have grown to understand so much about life.  I am not SAD that I went through all of this because I believe in my universe and my glittery path.  I trust the stars and my gut.  I trust change.  I trust fear and I know that fear is temporary. Which brings me to the next part I want to share with you (yep you need to scroll down a little more, and if you are STILL here reading this, man I want to give you a huge hug that is like an explosion of rainbows).

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This year the word I picked to describe me is PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!  Yes y’all I am so stupid phenomenal it’s crazy!  I am human and have made plenty of mistakes in my life but the only person in the end that can change my vision of myself is ME and I know that my past does NOT DEFINE MY FUTURE!  I love all of my JADERBUGS so much and I hope you are ready for some rad things to happen on here!  I will be changing some things about my blog and I can’t wait for you to see.  So what is YOUR word that describes YOU!  Make a vision board and plaster it all over so you can be reminded daily of how amazing you are.

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I also want to share a few songs that got me THROUGH the hard times! Some of these songs played on repeat for weeks and are engraved into my soul now.  I am a big believer when it comes to music.  If you are going through hard times- message me, connect with me, because I am always here for you especially if NO ONE ELSE IS!

Hope this post wasn’t too sappy…I share SO MUCH with you and I just wanted to share a little bit of REALITY with you because I know I am not the only one that has ever went through things!!! Until my next blog post, xoxo JADE

 

 

 

Today is the day before the NEW YEAR! I am all about being organized and aren’t we all a little unorganized around this time of the year. I gathered up my top 20 Free Printable Calendars – 2015 and put them in one hot spot, my blog. The best part is you can print them from any computer and dress up your space while organizing your life. All you have to do is click on the highlighted link below the picture and BAM, it’s all in YO hands at that point.

My favorite thing to do is download one month from each set and really have fun with your year. ENJOY and SHARE! Another fun thing you can do is print a set out and give to a friend or family member. Super fun and much better than a store bought calendar. Also keep in mind someone special created these for us to have so if you choose a calendar make sure to follow that blogger and give them some love! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

20 Free Printable Calendars - 2015

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Hand Lettered Calendar by Chantelemma

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Inspirational Quotes Calendar by Elegance Enchantment

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Hexagon 2015 Calendar by My Name Is Snicker Doodle

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Mini Printable Calendar by Clean and Scentsible

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Full Year Printable Calendar by Lia Griffith

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Whimsical Black and White Free Calendar by Lemon Thistle

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Black and White Striped Calendar by PapeRelli

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Customizable Instagram Calendar by Going Home to Roost

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Flower Sketches Calendar by Linda Jacoby

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Blog Planner and Editorial Calendar by AKA Design

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Chalkboard Calender by Botanical Paper Works

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3-D Calendar by A Piece of Rainbow

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Seasonal Printable Calendar by Love v/s Design

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Gray and White Striped Calendar by I Heart Naptime

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Free Calendar and Planner by the Handmade Home

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Colorful Free Printable Calendar by Miss Tina

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Fun Free Calendar by Shining Mom

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Seasonal Calendar by Motherhood Trade

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Monthly Calendar with To-Do List by The Organised Housewife

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Printable Daily Calendar by Every Day Enchanting

Big huge hugs from my house to yours!!!!! XOXO, Jade

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*You can find my crazy self at CHA next week! I am super excited to see all ofmy crafty friends!!!

*Make sure to come back later this week to find out where I went a few weeks ago. Trust me you don’t want to miss this one!

I decided to make some New Years Eve Glittered Tealights. Holy Cow. Is it really almost New Years Eve? The only thing that tickles my fancy is Amazon Eve so there ya have it. Yep she is pretty dam awesome and we will touch on that later this week. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like Christmas comes as fast as the tooth fairy. I do have to give it to the tooth fairy because any parent that can snatch a tooth in a bag under a pillow without waking up that child pretty much deserves a gold metal. I did figure out a trick after a few years of waking my son up. Well it was a trick until it was NOT a trick. Anyways, just tie a little string on the end of the bag and let it hang down the side of the bed. You can tug that baby when they are fast asleep and voila. Now the real tricky part is putting the money back UNDER the dam pillow. Come on people there has to be some super duper tricks out there you can share with us! Not that I need it because my son is almost 15 and if that lil boy looses a tooth the only money he will see is the money he will work for to get it fixed, hehe!

I ran into Michaels the other day and they had these little flameless candles on sale for around .50 cents a pack. Being the HOARDER   crafter I am I picked up way too many packs.  These things always come in handy so there ya go.

Yep, I just made that project title up but what else was I supposed to name it. You would think I would be “perfect” by now but after editing my pics I realized I should of named them “tea lights” and not candles. Good news, these will look cute in your house bad news the title is staying because I am way too tired to edit it again! You can also put these cute safe tea lights in here. I think these would make any event super festive and what better holiday to use them for than New Years! Let’s get started.

New Years Eve Glittered Candles

You will need: Flameless Tealights | Glittered Ribbon | Scissors | Duck Brand Double Stick Roller

You can order the items I used in this post by clicking on the links above! YO. They are indeed affiliate links so what that means is when you order from ME and not a HUGE store you are helping me buy more sausage to cook at night and glitter, and I thank you.

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Now if you are crazy candle person like me then these might not fill the void but they are safe and you can really set the mood of a room with them. Yes, that means you can drink all you want and not worry about blowing them out!  flameless candles diy

I got my glittered ribbon at T.J. Maxx! I know! They have a little section of crafts and I snatched a big bag of every color a while back. I really don’t know the name of them but any ribbon will work for this. These are really thin which is why I was able to wrap two different colors around the tea lights. I bet a large piece would look nice as well.

You can also use wash tape around them if you don’t want to use ribbon. The ones I am using have fabric on the back so if you know the brand please leave me a comment! I’d kill a mosquito to get more.
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These double stick adhesive rollers from the Duck Brand are almost better than Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter cereal. ALMOST. They really make like easy and they are convenient. Check out all of these projects I made for Duck Tape.

Step One: Turn your ribbon over and roll the tape along the back of it. You barely have to apply pressure, just a tip.  duck brand double stick tape

Step Two: I measured “about” how much ribbon I would need to go around the tea light then cut multiple pieces. Once you have the tape on the back you can start wrapping the pieces around the tea light.  how to glitter a candle

It’s really that simple. You just created beautiful and bright tea lights to dress up any party you plan to throw. Not having a party, that’s cool too because you can put them all over your house for your personal pleasure. Either way these are really affordable and I promise they will make you cheery and smile. ALOT.  easy flameless candle crafts

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Make sure to SPREAD the love y’all! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and don’t forget to be safe on New Years! Big stinking huge glittery hugs from my computer to yours

xoxo Jaderbomb

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Get your black light’s out cause are about to have a party with these Neon Tree Ornaments! Remember when I made this neon pumpkin! It was a HIT… So I figured I would make another NEON HIT with these cute neon ornaments.

Let me tell you before I start that this was an accidental project. I found these neon “things” one day when I was shopping in Michaels. I thought they were really cool and figured they would look good in a vase in my my studio. Then one day I looked at them and realized they looked like mini trees. BAM! That is how a project usually happens for me. Right brain for sho! Just thought I would share that with ya franssss!

Let’s get started.
neon tree ornaments You will need: Neon Fluffy Pipe Cleaners (I got these from Michaels) | Scissors | Mod Podge Collage Clay in White | Brush | Shiny Glitter | Pliers | Clear Ornaments
neon tree supplies diy christmas crafts After you spread out your collage clay inside of your ornament grab your pliers and carefully place your mini neon trees inside. They will sit right in the middle of that white gooey pile of collage clay and once it’s dry your trees are good to go.

I love collage clay! If you have never used it I suggest getting your hands dirty and grab some from your local craft store. This stuff here is literally like icing on top of the cake. You can spread this stuff out on any surface, drop in glitter, jewels, trinkets then VOILA! Let it sit for a hot minute (that means a few hours) and everything is secured in place.

Is your brain going nuts now? I can’t stop thinking about all the things I can do with this! orange tree ornaments neon christmas decorations diy christmas ornamtents neon colorfu;l ornaments I hope you enjoyed this tutorial from the bottom of my little ole heart! Huge glittery hugs from my computer screen all the way to YOU! xoxo, JADE

in other news I will be in Anaheim CA for the Craft and Hobby Association conference in January! I am super exited and all I will tell you is I will be doing some make -n- takes at a certain book and an appearance! I can’t wait to see all of my virtual friends there so make sure to look for the glittery girl giving out glitter bomb wishes!! xoxo

Remember when I did demos for Plaid, check out this video (don’t mind my thick accent) HEHE

Rainbow Bottle Brush Trees are the trendiest thing on the planet right now. I mean I don’t know about you but I would much rather share this with you than talk about ebola or the elections. YAY or NAY.

AMEN.

A while back I was stalking checking out crafty bloggers and I ran across some light pink bottle brush trees used as a “prop” and I thought to myself I can do that! But we all know I can’t stick to just one color and for sure they have to be bright and bold.

I am still trying to figure out my “style” in crafts, decorating and the way I dress. All I will say is BRIGHT, whimsical and CHUNKY make me super duper happy so I bring those same qualities out in my crafting. Hopefully many of you appreciate it and for those that it doesn’t, gosh I am sad for you … Let’s get started!

Rainbow Bottle Brush Trees

You will need: White Bottle Brush Trees | Tulip Tie-Dye

Don’t forget, you can order all of these supplies by clicking on the links above! These are affiliate links so by doing this you are helping me buy more glitter and fairy dust! *Mucho LOVE dyed bottle brush tree I am a HUGE fan of Tulip tie-dye (and I work for them) so go figure I am using it to give these trees a lil color. Check out all of my crafts that I used Tulip Tie-Dye in! bottle brush trees I got my white trees from Michaels. They are from the Tim Holtz collection. SWOON.  how to dye water Step 1: Put some water in a container then add your tulip dye. I had some left over in the bottle but you can also pour the powder directly in the water.  how to dye bottle brush trees Step 2: Place the tree in the colored water by holding onto the base of the tree. Place on a flat surface so they can dry completely.  dyed bottle brush trees Step 3: FALL IN LOVE.

When you are done with the first color pour the water out (or pour back into the plastic bottle it came in) and start again with your next color.

After the first 4 solid colors I started mixing some shades to get different colors.

Here is a tip. If you like light colors just add a little dye. Don’t worry if you do this and feel they need to be a little darker just add more dye and re-dip your brush. All’s I will say is this shit is addicting.

1 2 3 You can also do some ombre trees.  4 I had to do a tree for my buddy Jen at Something Turquoise. Here’s to you friend.  5 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Come back in a few days to see how to bleach out green bottle brush trees! I kinda am obsessed y’all.

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

 

I am warning you now. This is a super long post but I just couldn’t help it because these “Mason Jar Christmas Gifts” are to dye for. I am so excited to be showing you my December post for Michaels as a Michaels Maker!♥

I am always making fun gifts to give my friends and family so when I had to come up a DIY gift for YOU I got all jittery inside and glitter started popping out of my eyes! There is a bonus at the end of the post, don’t miss it! I usually like making gifts that you can eat but I think this is a close race with hot chocolate chip cookies. Speaking of cookies I am baking some tonight and I can’t wait! I might just have to put some in a jar and mail to someone special!

Mason Jar Christmas Gifts The one thing I love about this gift is anyone can do this. It’s a fun way to dig out those small miniature trinkets that are all over your home and put them to good use. I mean you can literally add anything cute to the tops of these and you will make some heart smile!
Jaderbomb Template painted mason jars Yes, I actually used styrofoam to sand my mason jar. I swear it works just as good as sand paper if not better! mason jar crafts How gorgeous is a snow white mason jar. I have a feeling milk and ice would look REAL pretty inside… black and white stripe crafts The best part of this craft is you can decorate the bases and the jars to your own personal liking. I grabbed these bases at Michaels in the wood section for a few dollars and painted them black with white stripes.

Use your imagination for bases. You would be surprised what you will come up with. You can make this craft with a base or without, totally up to you. I think it adds a little FUN to the whole thing.  christmas mason jars michaels makers P.S. I bought all of my miniature items from Michaels. They have a whole section dedicated to people like me who loves ANYTHING MINI….. How can you not?
mason jar gifts Instead of putting warm cookies inside (because they belong in my belly) you can put these battery operated candles inside. They add a little flicker to give off just enough light.
tiffany blue candle You can buy bottle brush trees from Michaels but if you want to get colored ones like I have in this post, come back tomorrow and I will show you how I made them!
bottle brush trees how to dye bottle brush trees

mini ornaments

HERE IS YOUR SPECIAL BONUS!!! 
A fun way to gift wrap these babies!
♥Layout two two sheets of tissue paper
♥Overlap them
♥Place tape over the two where they overlap
♥Place mason jar in the middle and fold up the sides
♥Add twine and a label to seal the deal

easy-ornaments- If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones this year, check out  Michaels gift guide.

Can’t think of what you’re going to give your craftiest friends this season? There are some great projects on Michaels’ DIY Gift Ideas Pinterest board that might spark your interest!

Not only did we get to make creative holiday gifts from Michaels, but we also decorated Christmas trees!!! Come check out the Michaels Makers Dream Tree Reveal and Decorating Tips. I promise they will make your life so much easier!


I hope you enjoyed this post! Make sure to come check out my bottle brush trees tomorrow! Happy DIY-KNOT!

Don’t forget to connect on social media! Instagram or Twitter or Facebook  HAVE A GLITTERY DAY! ♥, Jade jaderbomb love

 

COME CHECK OUT WHAT ALL OF THE OTHER MICHAELS MAKERS CREATED!

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Today we will close our eyes and make Rainbow Glass Jars, you know the ones that are made for fairies… What! You are not one? Good news for ya, the yumminess in these jars will turn you into one as soon as you sprinkle it on you.

Ok fine all that will happen if you dump this load of glitter on you is a hot dam mess on the floor. Let’s not forget your precious hair, yes it will be full of glitter. I used tinsel glitter for this lil project so you really are doomed. Unless you are like me and you wouldn’t mine glistening in the sun like Edward Cullen did daily. If you like all that glitters, then check out all of my rainbow crafts.

…now let’s get to the nitty gritty

Rainbow Glass Jars

What You’ll Need (You can purchase all of the items I used in this post by clicking on the links below. These are affiliate links so ordering from them helps me buy more glitter and glue)

*Hot Glue Gun
*Slices of Wood
*Mini Glass Jars
*Glitter
*Ribbon (Make sure it’s thin)
rainbow glass jars

I bought a little bag of sliced birch wood at Michaels. They are so dang precious I didn’t even want to use them for this post! FYI: they were only 2 bucks a bag. Now say that 6 times really fast! birch wood

These are all of the colors I used for this post, well minus black.  martha stewart rainbow glitter

Step One: Fill your glass jars with glitter. It’s your choice to fill them all the way or half way. I like leaving room for them to float around a little.

Step Two: With the bottle up right put a little hot glue around the rim and then carefully place your piece of wood right on top. Hold it in place for a few seconds until the glue is dry. VOILA!
glitter jars

Step Three: on the opposite side of the wood put a dot of glue then place your ribbon “good side down” right on top.  birch wood crafts Step Four: Tie the ends of your ribbon together. You just created a hanger on your fun glitter jar.  diy christmas ornaments

I am absolutely in LOVE ♥ glass glitter jars

glittered ornaments

Don’t you feel super happy looking at these babies! They will surely hang all year in my studio!
rainbow christmas ornaments

I hope you enjoyed this post and you make ton’s of dust for all of the fairies out there!  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

Sequins, Ornaments & Coffee. I am not sure which one I love more which is why I usually combine the three together. It would be nice if coffee cream came in some sorta glitter form that dissolved slowly while sipping away. I mean I somehow find glitter and sequins hibernating in all corners of my house and studio so I just dust around them. Not really but that gives me a few ideas. Come see how I glittered candle jars, totally perfect for that last minute Christmas present.

*Sequined floors (I am sure resin would love to live on top of that)… I literally googled this and found NOTHING. That my dear is pretty disappointing. Which means something drastic needs to happen ASAP. Stay tuned.

*Sequined walls (Maybe just one accent wall, right?) I did find this tutorial which makes me feel super giddy inside. This could work.

You get the hint. Sequins for life. I recently did a post for I Love to Create and I felt my inner Liberace come out. I did have the new Lorde soundtrack playing so I am not sure if I am living in two different worlds but either way it worked. Click on the link at the bottom to get to the full tutorial.
glitter ornaments These are also the perfect gift for that ornament exchange party you will are going to! What? You have no idea what this means? Get a group together and everyone make a homemade ornament then everyone gets a pretty freaking cool homemade gift. You will have two choices at that point to actually put it up on your tree or “re-gift” it, haha!   sequin ornaments

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

 

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