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It’s a wonderful day today because it’s all about “do it yourself “. Crafty peeps put on your glitterey seat belts because my friends Mark, Margo, Cathie, Heather and Kathy have some great tutorials for you! You can click on the links below each picture to get to their site. We have been doing this every week for almost 4 months now. I look forward to each week because it feels so good support other crafters like myself.

We are a tight bunch and if you mess with us we will pull out our glittery tools and bedazzle you. Don’t forget this is a linky party so link up your favorite DIY tutorials at the bottom. Every thursday this will take place!

Oh! If you have a minute check out their Facebook pages, blogs, you tube channels and whatever else you can find to give them to love.

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Mark Montano poked my heart today with his crafty high tops. I need these in gold please. I can’t wait for you to see how easy they are to make.  I have this secret passion for spikes. Could you imagine if someone messed with you while wearing these? OUCH!

908218_10201379133776193_31795233_n Kathy Cano-Murillo puffed up my heart with these fun fabric postcards. Can you imagine someone’s face if they got this in the mail. They could frame it after! How fun would it be to pick your fabric based off of your your trip.

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Heather Mann transformed my heart from “trashy” to “wham bam thank ya ma’am” with this waste basket light fixture. It’s so easy to make and would look great in a kid’s room or a dorm room. Great idea!

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Cathie Filian spooks out heart’s with this fabulous Halloween sweater. I need these in 3 different colors, thank you… Did I mention Halloween is my favorite holiday asides from Christmas. What is your favorite holiday?

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Margot Potter stamped my heart with this crystal embelloshed bangle bracelet for ImpressArt. Christmas is right around the corner, I’m just saying… I know a lot of people who would love this. 

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Last but not least if you did not see my latest tutorial for the I love to create blog. I am so happy with these chevron ombre pillow cases. 

Happy hugs on this spectacular Friday. Yippeee Halloween is near, well not really but YAY! See ya in the next post.

jade

 

 



Welcome to the happiest place on earth, well besides Disneyland. Today I will show you the chevron pillow cases that I created for the I love to create blog. Incase you do not know already, I am a contributor for them and I post every two weeks. So that is something you can surely look forward to. Click here to get to the site.

First things first. I had a blast making these. I originally planned to make two rainbow ones but the Universe told me to make a more sophisticated one for anyone who is not fond of every color on earth.

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So I did. I am super giddy about the multi-colored one however I am very happy with the black, white and gold one. I hate to even say this because it’s going against my rainbow fairies’ orders but I like it better than the multi-colored one. I know you are shaking your head right now in disbelief. How could I like anything more than rainbow!

Could I use the excuse that I am from Louisiana and I love the Saints? Even if I can’t I am still going to go with that.

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After looking at the darker pillow case I realized that it would be so easy to accessorize with a load of chevron pillows. A group of black and white would look so stinking chic. Sheet, I am shaking my head just thinking about it.  How-to-paint-on-fabric

Hopefully you are jumping like a jumping bean right about now. Have fun making these and make sure to send me pics of the ones you make!  I’d love to see what creative colors you choose to use. See you in the next post Jaderbugs!

jade

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Leather BOHO is what’s kicking in my kitchen.  This tutorial on how to make jewelry will come in very handy if you are looking to turn boring leather into magical strips of magic. So I needed some new earrings for my recent trip to HOTLANTA a.k.a. ATLANTA. Being I am a top notch crafter I couldn’t spend a dime on earrings that someone in China made so I started diggin. Alas I found my huge pile of old leather. I knew my hoarding tendencies would come in handy one day. Thank goodness I am an organized hoarder otherwise I would not have found this leather. I think they were a hit because for one, nobody else had them on. Let’s get started!

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I started by cutting a few strips of leather from the large strip. You can use any scissors you have on hand but I recommend using fabric scissors.

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Once you have your strip of leather cut cut little slits on one side or both to created a frayed look. If you do both sides it will look like a feather.

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You can use a tool like this to put a hole on the top of the leather or you can carefully poke a hole with a pair of scissors.

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Get your wire and wrap it around your hand. I did not count how many times I went around my hand. Obviously the more you put the thicker the wire will look. I actually like a thick look.

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When you are done take the two ends of the wire and wrap around the rest of wire. Because the wire is pliable you can shape then entire circle into a triangle. Once you do this twist the top a little leaving a loop on the very end. Put a jump ring through the loop of triangle and slip it through the hole on the earring. We have just created a fun geometrical shape that will rock out our earlobes!

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I wanted some fun funky shades so I went with NEON. I painted stripes and chevron patterns on each strip. Voila! Once you are done and they are dry you will put a jump ring in each leather hole that we punched and connect them to the jump ring at the very top. If you need to look at the picture that might help understand what I mean. So, technically we will have all of our strip so leather and the geometric shape hanging from the main jump ring on top.

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I am very happy with they way they came out if  I must say so myself. They are sorta rugged, boho, chic, and classy all in one. I think the thing I love the most is that you can paint them with any shade and you can put as much leather to bring out your true fun style. Be creative y’all cause how else will we enjoy our life!

BIG HUGE GLITTERY HUGS FROM ME TO YOU – JADE

P.S. Check out what else I made with leather!

Oh HAPPY day Jaderbugs! I have this post I am working on featuring 5-10 homemade crafts you can make to decorate your Christmas tree with. That will be coming up this week but I wanted to share a few of my favorite ones with you now. I love making things that fill those empty spots in my Christmas tree. You know? Those spots that are screaming for love and affection? This year is the FIRST year we ever got a real tree. It was so much fun going through the entire process. Lil one had fun picking it out. The one thing I didn’t realize is that you can’t BEND the branches like a fake tree.

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Do you know what this means? HUGE spots that need love and affection. I tried sticking ornaments in those lonely spots but it was just not working. Our living room tree’s theme is GOLD, WHITE and a pop of red. I thought why not add a little bit’O candy in the tree and that is where this idea came from. I didn’t want to go out and buy candy ornaments because they are super duper expensive and I just don’t like throwing away money like that.  I hope you enjoy this craft because they turned out SO cute. Just think you can do silver ones and put bright fun paper around them. I love this because you can be creative and add paper on them that you personally love.

Stay tuned because I have THREE trees in the house this year so you will be seeing some fun ways to decorate a tree. Did I mention each room has a different theme? Eh…. I know. I have OCD.
Let’s get started:

INGREDIENTS:

*Scissors
*Twine
*Mylar Tissue (purchased from Walgreens)
*Scrapbook paper
*Paper towel roll

You can click on any of the ingredient links to purchase these items in ONE spot.

 The first thing I want to tell you is this Mylar Paper is GOLD and SILVER. This is what it looks like right from the package. You can see that there will be a crease from where it was folded.

If you flip the paper over it will be silver. I didn’t know this until I bought it. I think this is great because you can choose this side if you don’t want GOLD.

The first thing I did was lay my cardboard roll on the edge of tissue, roll it over so see where I need to cut.  The goal is to have no cardboard showing.

Once you cut it it will look like the picture below. It will be too “long” so you will need to cut the strip in half. I used the crease that was already showing as a guideline.

Once you cut it wrap your roll with the tissue paper and secure with tape. I like to use double stick tape so I can “hide” the tape from the human eye. It actually just looks a little better this way.

Get a piece of twine and tie it around the ends of the roll. This will give us that CANDY look. Are they not so cute? I planned on leaving them just like this but I really wanted them to pop.

Soooo. I added red and white chevron paper around them.

This is what they will look like once you are done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial… Make sure and post yours on my facebook page so I can share with my readers. I love seeing your take on one of my crafts.

Don’t forget to make it a DIY kinda day,

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Quote of the day:
“It is the first duty of the citizen to be calm.

Won’t you take me to… FUNKY TOWN with FUNKY ROCKS… with FUNKY MAGNETS…

You get it, I am pretty excited about these babies. However I never even got to put them up because dad took them to Hawaii and already gave them away! He said all of his friends there would love them. I was hoping he would of “forgot” to give them away. Eh. He didn’t.

Good thing is it’s only rocks! I can make TON’S more Jaderbugs! Let’s get started on our halloween rock magnets

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 INGREDIENTS: 

*Paint
*Glue Gun
*Craft Brush
*Baker’s Twine
*Rocks
*Magnets

Make sure you click on the links of ingredients to order these items!

The first thing you will do is paint your first coat of paint onto the rock. I like to do one half, let it dry then do the other half. Remember your first coat will be translucent to a certain degree.

I love taking pictures of my paint. It looks so pretty! NO. I don’t want to eat it, today.

Once your rocks are fully coated you can start painting your design on them. I really enjoy whimsical, organic designs.  Remember if you are putting different designs on your rocks to let each color dry thoroughly. I won’t show you the rocks that threw in a pile because I thought I had magical brushes that would not mix the paint together.

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To make the little designs with your baker’s twine I like to start by wrapping them around my finger like this. If you find an easier way please do that!

I know. I was lazy. I did NOT paint the  backs of my rocks. I mean, had I known they were taking a trip to Hawaii I would of.  But, once you are done painting and gluing you can place your magnet with an adhesive backing to the back of the rock. Where ever you choose to put your baker’s twine just hot glue it down.

This one kinda reminds me of Charlie Brown’s shirt. I love the way the black and white baker’s twine makes everything pop!

I am totally in LOVE with my little pumpkin. Guess I will make a new one!
(Insert shaking head here, haha)

I have this vintage serving plate in our kitchen and I use it to post important notes. These little magnet’s were cute on it.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, see ya in the next post! Make sure you come visit me in these places too! (look below this line, hehe)

Check what else I did  these Halloween earrings that look like these magnets here.

 

Howdy Hoo Jaderbugs! Can you believe it’s already almost Thursday? I started thinking earlier about this…what if we worked on Saturday and Sunday and our “weekend” was the entire week! That would be so great, right! The only bad thing is a blogger’s life is spent blogging. So I really wouldn’t have any time off.

Quote of the day: 
Whoever knocks persistently, ends by entering.”

The picture at the top is fun right. I think is super fannn-cyyyyyy (say that with your lip cocked to the side and a victorian voice). I don’t have a  CAT but if I did it would look like this. Top hat and all!

Did I share the news with you that I am now a contributing editor for The Graphics Fairy-Crafts. How coolio is that! She has the best graphics ever! I really had fun getting creative with this one and if you want to see the FULL TUTORIAL on how I made this from beginning to end then head on over to Karen’s blog to see it!

CLICK HERE TO GET TO IT!  

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Did you get to see my fun Chevron Halloween printable? It’s FREE! They come in three different looks so get them now and start crafting with them. Something that would be really cute is to print it out, put a round picture in the black circle and frame it. Perfect for the Fall season, and Halloween.

A “dubleeeooo” for you.

Click HERE to see all of them

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Even though it’s the 5th of the month, you still have plenty of time to start this fun photo game I started. Don’t worry, if you start on the 19th it doesn’t mean you have to post all the days prior. Just start, be happy, have fun and share with your friends. It’s a fun way to stop and click. Kinda centers you actually.

Click HERE to get the info on it or just save this picture! Don’t forget to use the hashtag

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I hope everyone sleeps well and I will see ya in the next post

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