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The Simple Secret to Hand Painted Journals!

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

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

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

Blank Canvas Notebook | Tulip Fabric Markers | Painters Tape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Today I will be showing you how to make Chalkboard Labels ! I love these for the simple fact that they can be used for practically anything and everything. There are a few different ways to create these labels and I obviously opted out for the “lazy” version which means my cardboard labels are already cut out.

Chalkboard labels, Prints and Chalkboards in general are popping up all over the place so this is the perfect time to share this with you.  Check out these antique chalkboard mason jars I created for Michaels, they are great to store things in

If you have a certain paper punch that you love you can use it to make labels also. It would certainly have to be a durable punch to go through cardboard but it’s possible.

Let’s get started!

diy chalkboard labels tutorial

You will need: Cardboard Tags | Chalkboard Paint | Chalk Markers | Brush  chalkboard label supplies I am absolutely in love with this chalk paint from FolkArt. It’s convenient and very compact. It also comes in multiple colors!  folk art chalk paint These particular tags came with ribbon on them. Make sure to remove the ribbon before you start painting them.
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cardboard labels diy Let one side dry before you turn them over to paint the other side.

black chalk paint diy If you love chalk then you will love these markers! It works just like a paint pen and the best part is when it dries it looks just like chalk! You can also wipe the chalk away with a wet washcloth and start over again.

chalk markers Once they are dry, have fun drawing whatever you want on them.

how to use chalk markers I thought it would be cute to re-apply the ribbon and attach them to coffee bottles. You can buy a 6 pack and give them to someone as a gift with personalized labels.  chalkboard labels tutorial

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Make sure to come back tomorrow to see what I have up my sleeve. XOXO 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

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

I am so thrilled to finally show you my Michael’s Arts ‘N Crafts Haul! I had so much fun filming this video minus all of the complications like…

♥ Filming for 30 minutes only to realize my camera DIED!
♥ Filming again for quite possibly longer than 30 minutes not realizing my memory card ran out 15 minutes into it.
♥ Sweating profusely due to 100 lights blasting on me.
♥ Having to “re-package” all of my items every time I started over.
♥ Having my son film and STAY behind the camera to let me know if it dies, memory card runs out or anything else! Finishing the WHOLE thing then realizing he didn’t “focus” in on me at all!
♥ STARTING OVER AGAIN. Shall I go on?

Needless to say I am thrilled to be a Michael’s Maker! All of the items I chose for this Arts ‘N Crafts Haul were purchased at Michael’s. I didn’t get to take any still shots due to the “MANY” complications but I grabbed some from the video! ENJOY
Michael's Arts ‘N Crafts Haul These ceramic jars have lids on them and a painted chalkboard label on the front. You can put clothespins, pens, rulers or trinkets in them.
chalkboard markers Michaels arts n crafts haul If you like chalk paint or writing on chalk boards then you have to get these markers. I have always wanted some but for some reason I never got them. I am all like “Girl why did you wait on this”….  Colored Chalk Michaels arts n crafts haul If you want to go back to your roots grab some plain chalk. Michaels has many color options to choose from. I purchases every color, imagine that! chalkboard calender How cool is this adhesive chalkboard calendar! You can move this calendar around multiple times and it will continue to stick. Pretty amazing! chalkboard labels Everyone needs labels so why not get chalkboard labels. You can place them anywhere and write your own special message. I love when labels are black because they seem more elegant so this is a win win!  Black Canvas Michaels arts n crafts haul I fell in love with this black canvas which you can get in the canvas section at Michaels. This is great as an inspiration board or a bulletin board to put all of your favorite pictures and memorabilia on.   felt tip markers Michaels arts n crafts haul You can never have enough colored pens! These are by Recollections and come with 20 different colors.  gel tip markers Michaels arts n crafts haul I have never been a fan of gel pens until I used gel pens, haha! These are also by Recollections and come with 20 different colors. I stay organized by using certain colors for different events, birthdays, blog deadlines, and my son’s practices and games. If you have never color coordinated your agenda book then now is the time.
paper clips Michaels arts n crafts haul I love this set of push pins, clothespins and binder clips. Michael’s has packs with multiple colors so you can match your room decor.  wrapping paper Michaels arts n crafts haul This wrapping paper is not only FABULOUS but can be used to line the inside of a locker, wrap books or to wrap a gift with!  paper trays Michaels arts n crafts haul Stay organized on your desk with these paper trays. I love that they look like real chalkboard art. You can also slip a piece of paper in the front of them to label them.
colored baskets Michaels arts n crafts haul Grab some colorful bins to prevent things from getting scattered all over. These are great for socks, bows, undies, craft supplies or things to keep out of your way.  monster pencil pouch Michaels arts n crafts haul Who wants a boring pencil bag when you can get this rad monster bag. It’s so cute! When you unzip it the teeth show! This is worth getting just incase you are having a bad day, it will surely make you laugh.

michaels post Plastic trays are great to throw things in that you use on a daily basis. You can put your keys, id’s or money in them. When you wake up everything is there and you will never forget what’s in it.

I hope you enjoyed this Art N Crafts Haul! MUCH LOVE from my computer to yours! Remember to live your life colorful!
XOXO, Jade

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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

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

 

 

DIY Back to School Teacher Gift Howdy Hoo Jaderbugs! I am super stoked to bring to you another fun Michaels Makers project today – this easy DIY Back to School Teacher Gift! This is officially my third project but check out my other two. I am still in love with these Antique Chalk Mason Jars  and this shabby chic Burlap Canvas Display. I also created a fun back to school bag for Michaels that I think every kid should wear!

This month the theme is “Back to School” and I love this time of the year. It’s always fun to get re-organized. Kids love nothing more than going to school and giving their teachers a gift which is why I wanted to make something that would stand out all year long! Come check out the other Back to School projects that the other Michaels Makers created!

YOU WILL NEED: GLASS JARS | MOD PODGE | ADHESIVE RHINESTONES | BRUSH | TISSUE PAPER | CHALKBOARD MARKERS | CHALKBOARD LABELS  DSC_0283
DSC_0294 DSC_0288 Step 1: Apply Mod Podge directly onto glass.  DSC_0289 Step 2: Place a piece of tissue paper on top of the Mod Podge then add another layer directly on top of tissue paper.

DSC_0290 Step 3: Start overlapping other colors on top of each other repeating the same process with Mod Podge. If you notice layering certain colors will create a brand new color. This is my favorite part!
DSC_0291 Step 4: Grab your adhesive rhinestones and peel off the back layer of paper.  DSC_0292 Step 5: Wrap your rhinestones around the top of glass jar. DSC_0303 Step 6: Grab a adhesive chalkboard label and place it on your jar.  DSC_0295 Step 7: ENJOY!
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This DIY Back to School Teacher Gift is the perfect gift for any teacher. Not only will they feel special but it will add joy to their face every time they look at them. You can put flowers, markers, pencils or rulers in them. They are so practical for any teacher.

Don’t forget, Michaels has everything you need for Back to School! Create one of a kind projects for your classroom and get 15% off all your purchases. All of your creative ideas come alive when you walk into Michaels and if you are stuck, pop on over to the Michaels Back to School Pinterest Board!

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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

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

Check out my other Michaels Maker’s projects!
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Today I will be sharing how to create a DIY Painted Polka Dot Bag for the Michaels Create2Educate Sweepstakes. I always have so much fun creating back to school goodies! Go craft crazy on your classroom with the Create2Educate #sweepstakes! Post your classroom creations or DIY creations on Instagram with #Create2Educate and #Sweepstakes to enter OR enter HERE now! You have until August 15 the for a chance to win a $50 Michaels gift card and the great news is they will choose one winner each day until the 15th! Wahoo!!!! 12495_10152598188149165_1175403598004922578_n

If you don’t have an Instagram you can submit your photo HERE. If you are on Instagram make sure to follow MEEEE and MICHAELS!

Let’s get started! Time to get crafty and create your very own back to school bag!

Michaels Create2Educate Sweepstakes

you will need Tulip Fabric Paint | Imagins Backpack or Drawstring Bag (got these from Michaels) | Gold Iron-ON Studs | Foam Pouncers | Heat Gun 

If you don’t have any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links above and order them all from one spot! Yes, they are affiliate links so thank for helping me buy tons and tons of glitter to put more smiles on your face!
painted bag supplies I got these two white canvas bags from Michaels and I truly love them! I love that you can personalize them to match your own personality!  white canvas bag What product goes the best with fabric? Tulip Fabric Paint. This product owns my entire crafting heart. I use it on so much and it’s the most durable product I have come across for painting on fabric.
black puff paint

rainbow fabric paint michaels The first thing I like to do is insert a piece of card stock or water color paper in the inside of the bag. This stops the paint from bleeding through the bag to the back side.  how to paint a bag

I prefer to have every color available on one big sheet before I start the project. Grab your foam pouncer and add enough paint to cover the bottom of the pouncer. If you have a big glob on it dab it on the side to get the excess off.
washi tape Start adding the dots onto the bag in random places. I had to add a few dabs to get a perfect circle. What helped me is once my pouncer touched the bag I sorta applied a little pressure to the pouncer and this helped push the paint out of it.  tulip fabric paint projects How pretty! how to paint polka dots On the drawstring bag I wanted to use one color and how could I not use this Aqua color! It’s to die for. To add a little spice to the bag I added black whimsical circles around the dots. Don’t worry about these being perfect because they are supposed to be fun!

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Heated Studs

how to use a heat gun The instructions for the iron-on studs said to use an iron but I used my heat gun which I also purchased from Michaels. Place the gun a few inches away from the stud and while heating the stud I used a screw driver to hold it down to make sure the adhesive backing attached to the bag. I then opened the bag and applied heat to the stud from the back end. This is my favorite tool ever! Please do NOT touch the stud after you applied heat to it because it will indeed burn you. I have proof if you really want to see!

turquoise polka dot bag

I am so pleased with the way both of the bags turned out! I hope you have fun creating your very own DIY back to school bag! Don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes!  diy painted bag michaels back to school

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

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

DIY-PHOTO-CREDIT- Photography: Jaderbomb // DIY tutorial by: Jaderbomb // White Canvas Bag : Michael’s //  Fabric Paint: Michael’s // Iron-On Studs: Michael’s // Foam Pouncers: Michael’s // Affiliate Links: Amazon
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PERSONALIZE YOUR PENS

Happy Tuesday Jaderbugs!!!! You know what happens tonight right?!?!?

CRAFT WARS!!! (click on link)

If you have not seen it yet, you “must” make it priority! It’s great to finally see a craft show on television!

MORE CRAFT, LESS PAWN…haha

One of my fellow blogger’s WHIPPY CAKE posted a fun picture of her pens she “personalized” the other day on instagram. I just knew I had to do a TUTORIAL on it for all of my Jaderbugs! Check out her  Etsy shop!  She sells out of things really quick!!! So hurry and check her out!

  I thought this was a great idea and wanted to show you how to make it. It’s really not that hard but people like me LOVE “STEP BY STEP” tutorials! I know some of you will be going to BlogHer soon and this would be PERFECT for that!

 How cute is this! It’s like they are saying “Hey I am cold in here, grab me a scarf”

You will only need a few ingredients for this project. {insert a big ole YAYYYY}

Let’s get started.

INGREDIENTS:

I used washi tape for this. You can buy it online here  or sometimes they will have decorative tape at your local craft stores! I promise this stuff can become addicting! I purchased the one I am using from Michaels Craft store.

First thing you will do is cut a piece of tape and wrap it around pen. Make sure you stick both ends together evenly.

 After you do that, get out your scissors and cut a letter V in it.

Tadaahhhh! It’s that simple. In no time you can personalize all of your pens. Shoot’s, if you live a in a house like I live in pens go missing really quick! The key is putting pretty, pretty tape on them. Well, we will see because that might actually be a hit!

or NOT!

I hope you are all having a great morning and see ya tomorrow for another fun new craft! Giveaway coming soon so stay tuned!!!!

Sending you loads of love and washi tape hugs,

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