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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

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Happy #THURSDIY my little Jaderbugs! Today I am sharing 8 Christmas Crafts that I know will totally inspire you. We have a mix of projects that will suit any soul out there. Have fun and enjoy!!! Don’t forget to tag your diy projects today with #thursdiy so we can check them out!

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Cathy Attix with Trinkets n Bloom won my heart with this spectacular embroidery.
 http://www.trinketsinbloom.com/embroidered-sweater-diy/

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Heather Mann with Dollar Store Crafts made some rad acorn place cards!
 http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2014/11/chalkboard-acorn-place-cards/

10808326_865200696854934_464598622_n Mark Montano makes faux coral twigs from your back yard. I need 100 of these!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFnZQesYUF4 10811388_10202883119694442_1548193622_n Stephanie Hamen with My Crafty Adventures made a beautiful drift wood wreath with guess what…. DRIFT WOOD! HEHE
 http://mycraftyadventures.com/2014/11/18/driftwood-wreath-diy/

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Check out my latest post for I love to create. Fun sparkly sequin ornaments.
http://ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/how-to-make-sequin-ornaments.html

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Cathie Filian makes realistic snow with collage clay! Don’t mistake this for icing!
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Amanda Freund from Aunt Peaches made a super duper funky Christmas tree! You have to check this baby out.
http://www.auntpeaches.com/2014/11/1788.html

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Margot Potter with I Can make metal stamped jewerly made some Naughty or Nice stamped earrings. I think I know which ones I need, hehe!
 http://icanmakemetalstampedjewelry.com/diy-naughty-nice-earrings/


I hope you enjoyed the post today and I am giving you all HUGE glittery filled hugs from my computer to yours!  , Jade

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First of all Happy Friday! I am super excited to share with you some awesome Christmas Tree Decorating Tips. Christmas is already a fun holiday but when you start adding up all the beautiful ornaments you see displayed in the stores it can take a nice little chunk our of your pocket. I want to show you how to decorate with a budget! Kinda like the Ramen Noodles of the home decor world. Is it sad that I actually love those noodles, especially with crackers. Don’t ask me what other food’s I love that I shouldn’t love because you might not ever look at me the same, hehe!

This might be “sorta” a long post so put on that glittery seatbelt and enjoy the ride. Remember a few weeks aga when Michaels sent me this and a lovely gift card to purchase things from their store and turn them into magic?

I am still in awe to be one of the #MichaelsMakers and we would love to see your tips as part of the #TagATree campaign this holiday season.  Tree-Decorating-Tips-Creative Now before we begin let me tell you what I think is important when it comes to decorating your Christmas Tree. Have you seen my Christmas tree yet? 

1. Stick to a theme. I think it’s very important to find a theme and run with it. When you go into the store knowing what colors, patterns and styles you are working with you will buy only those things needed. 
2. Think outside of the box. Keep in mind you can dress up plain boring ornaments! Find some that you like and take elements from them to create some for a cheaper price!
3. Decorate your tree to fit your personality. Be you! If you like black and white then do black and white! If you like bright and whimsical then go all out! Anything in large quantities always looks nice so with that said, you can NEVER have too many ornaments. At least not in my house!
4. Use your home decor as a palette to decorate your tree. If you want your tree to go along with your home decor then carry your taste into your tree. You can switch a few things but for the most part your home decor can shine out of your tree.
5. Get a tree you love. I always say get a real one but if you can’t then invest in an artificial tree that will make your heart skip a beat. I have been craving a white tree but I have not had to chance to get one yet. Don’t you worry my little fingers will scour ebay very soon. Did I say I wanted a vintage one? PURE LOVE.
6. LIGHTS. Any tree (even a lopsided one) will look better with a TON of lights.

Behold! That moment you have all been waiting for. How I created my ornaments the diy cheap way.

DIY ORNAMENTS

Now I always buy an abundance of plain ornaments because I always find ways to decorate them with that Jaderbomb flare. I did have one particular ornament in mind when I decided how I would decorate my tree. Last year when I went to CHA I bought a Nightmare before Christmas ornament and I knew I would use that as my number one accent piece. I mean, is it Halloween or Christmas! YOU SEE~

♥ For the ornament below I mixed my favorite shade of teal paint with a little dab of water in a bowl and mixed together. Use a spoon to fill the inside of the ornament then SHAKE! SHAKE IT OFF, SHAKE IF OFF, at least Florence thinks we should do that. Once the entire ornament is filled with paint flip it upside down to dry. I simply placed them back in the tray they came in.

You can purchase a bag of these slices of wood from Michaels and glue your favorite ribbon around it then voila. Hot glue the wood slice to the bottom of your ornament and you have your very own designer ornament. I glued two little puff balls on the bottom to make it POP.
TIFFANY BLUE ORNAMENT

♥For this ornament I simply colored the inside then glued white puff balls to the outside in random spots.
TIFFANY BLUE CHRISTMAS
♥I purchased some clear ornaments to I could fill them with fun goodies. I added black and white puff balls and striped ribbon inside. Easy, Fun and Cheap. 

CLEAR ORNAMENTS

♥I bought plain black ornaments and hot glued them to the outside. I am in love with these.
BLACK AND WHITE ORNAMENTS

♥I am just in love with these white ornaments from Michaels. They are clean and crisp, sorta like a clean slate. I bought some striped ribbon and tied a little piece around the top! BAM. You would swear I paid 20 bucks for this baby.
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♥ I just had to re-create my main ornament I bought last year so in order to do that I used one of my white ornaments, glued two black puffy balls for the eyes and used some Martha Stewart glass paint (fine tip) to draw the mouth and nose.
nightmare before christmas ornament You can just tell how I used all of the same products to create a beautiful, affordable themed tree. We will just call it a Nightmare before Tiffany’s tree. Right? Remember to have fun with your tree and get the whole family involved!

Don’t forget to check out the Michaels Makers Dream Trees on The Glue String Blog! Also, don’t forget about the Pinterest craft party at Michael’s on November 15. Check it out YO. Come see what I made for the Pinterest Party HERE!

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There are a few things in life that make my heart flutter.
Prednisone, a good kiss, seeing my son every afternoon and glitter. All shades of glitter.

This Saturday, November 15th Michaels will be hosting a super rad Holiday Pinterest Party! When you go in you will get a list of “Pinterest-Inspired holiday projects and an exclusive coupon to use when purchasing products needed for your project.

Michaels sent me a list of every single project they will be creating on Saturday and asked me if I wanted to create one using a little Jaderbomb love to it. HELLER! It’s on like donkey kong. BTW: Did you see my Dream Tree I did with Michaels!

Michaels created these super soft and delicate glittered jar candles and I decided to bring out the fun and whimsical side of glittered candles.

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Obviously I can’t settle with just pink glitter and an eiffel tower…. SMH

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the pink candle that Michaels created (Michaels instructions here). I personally have a thing for black and white with POPS of color. Maybe it’s the fact that I simply can’t be satisfied long enough with color. Plus every color in the world looks better with back and white. Preferably stripes! I used fun colorful beads to wrap around my candle but you can use any beads that make your heart flutter.

Glittered Jar Candle Supplies
Glass Candles, Foam Brushes, Ribbon, Glitter, Mod Podge, Twine, Beads & Scissors  

P.S. Black and White striped ribbon is the BEST.  michaels holiday pinterest party

When I saw these alphabet beads for about 3 seconds I felt 10. I used to give these to my friends as “BFF” bracelets. I am now reminded that I need to buy 5 more packs of these. So stay on the look out, you might be getting BFF bracelets!  CHRISTMAS JEWELS

Create any word you want and use baker’s twine to connect the letters.
BLACK AND WHITE NECKLACE

I used flexible jewelry wire to wrap wooden beads around the top of candle. This adds a little, ok a HUGE pop of color. If you squint your eyes they kinda look like NERDS. #JS  BEADED NECKLACE

Carefully wrap your beaded wire around the base of your candle or the top portion of candle. It’s pretty much that simple! Last, tie your beaded words the same way.
GLITTERED CANDLE HOLDER

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GLITTERED CANDLE JAR

P.S. If you are wondering what “HEAUX” means, it’s sorta the cajun way we write things. Don’t ask, we have our own language in Louisiana! HEHE

Hope to see you at the store Saturday! If you can’t make it in person and want to shop Michaels online, you can use promo code MERRYSALE for 40% off any one regular price item, now through November 15.

XOXO, JADE

ST_12_months_of_Martha_Logo-1 How to make a Paper Cone

What’s better than Popcorn? Getting Popcorn in a paper cone, y’all!

Now before you flip out with excitement I will need you to put on your Christmas shirt and grab a movie. Preferably UP. Wait, did you see my post I did yesterday on the I love to create website? Check it out Here.

Let’s get started because I am eating all of the popcorn.  YOUWILLNEED Martha Stewart Craft Paper | Baker’s Twine (optional) | Christmas Stickers | Glue Gun | Love
DIY SNACK CONTAINERS The first thing you will do is lay a sheet of paper out flat and start rolling from one corner to the next. It might feel awkward at first but you will get the hang of it.  howtomakeapapercone It will start to look like this on the end. With a little practice (maybe a minor heart attack) you will get a nice pointed tip.

Whatever you do, don’t ask me how how many times I threw that sheet of paper down on the ground while walking away like a mad little kid <——– teehee.  make a paper cone snack containers When you are done rolling your paper you will have this little piece of paper hanging off of the top. Don’t worry it’s supposed to be there. If it’s big enough you can fold it down and clip it with a button or something. You can use a hole puncher and attach with baker’s twine also.  paper container I used Martha’s new stickers on my paper cones. I love how they add just enough to the cones.  marthastewart peppermint stickers popcorn holder paper cone You can fill these with anything your little heart desires. I wanted to hand out popcorn to my family and thought that would be the perfect filling.  diy paper cones diypaper cone craft Disclosure:  I’m part of the 12 Months of Martha program. What does that mean? Well, my stop mom “Martha” sends me a box of yummy goodies each month and in return I create fun tutorials just like the one today for you.

Happy Holiday’s from my little golden heart to yours! What will you fill your cones with?

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This is a sponsored post from Avery & Martha Stewart, but all opinions are mine! <— scouts honor! How to make Printable Labels

I don’t know about you but I love to make labels for everything. Whether it’s a gift card, present, table setting, or a good ole envelope.

Call me OCD and I will nod gently up and down while staring at you in the eyes. I would like to clarify that a little. Let’s just say I am obsessive and I like things to be consistent.

Now grab your Santa hat because I am about to show you how to make printable labels, the easy way!  homeofficeaverylabels

The good news is all you have to do is grab someAvery (Martha Stewart) holiday labels from Staples download the template to your computer, write what you want in the labels and VOILA! It’s that easy.

I love the ones below because they are clear and if you have a print on an envelope you can still see the background through the label. How stinking cool is that!

averychristmaslabels I like to give everyone cards for Christmas and these printable labels make anything look real “Fannncyyyy”. Everyone will think you spent hours hand carving their label (not really), but it sounds nice!  averylabels I guess now I have to fill envelopes with globs of money. I will just put more in mine and open it in my closet when everyone is sleeping. Hopefully the Santa won’t catch me.

If you mail out cards for Christmas these will save your life, for real. Just incase you forgot where to get these babies hop on over to the Staples site and pick out your favorite ones.

P.S. Santa if you read this I am still waiting on my Land Rover. Happy Holidays from my heart to yours!

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I don’t know about you but if you add glitter to anything you will put an instant smile on my face. Today we will be making Glitter Dishes!

I started playing around with paper plates a few weeks ago creating a few easy ways to “dress” them up. I think I was successful with it, what do you think?! I mean, I truthfully hate washing dishes and putting them up so why not serve anyone out of fancy paper plates. It’s not like I am having Christmas at my house but if I did I would lay all these babies out!

Check out these I made with ribbon and these with lace!

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you will need *Paper Plates and Bowls   * Glitter  *Brush  *Mod-Podge  *LOVE GlitteredPlateSupplies The first thing you want to do is coat your paper plate with Mod Podge.  easywaystouseglitter You want to work a little fast since Mod Podge dries very quick.

howtouseglitter Sprinkle glitter over the wet Mod Podge. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect because after all it’s just going to be used as decoration. Did I mention you will throw it away after it’s used!
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I coated the underneath of the bowl just to add a little more love.  thingstodowithglitter glitteredplates glitterdishes It’s seriously that simple! Fun thing is you can make them for every holiday and it will not break the bank.

What will you use your glittered bowls for?
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Kellys-Favorite-Handmade-Things-600x600 Hey my lovely craft buddies. Today I am excited to share with you Kelly’s Favorite Handmade Things! This is an exciting post because you will have a chance to win each of these items! I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing group. Wahoo!

Wanna enter to win? Scroll to the BOTTOM of this post and enter using the Rafflecopter box. GOOD LUCK!

Kelly – Eclectically Vintage (that’s me) – Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock and Roll vintage silver spoon keychain

Stamped Silver Keychain eclecticallyvintage.com

Lucy – Craftberry Bush – stag watercolor art pillow (Shop Craftberry Bush)

Stag pillow

Angie – Knick of Time Interiors – hand painted Milk & Cream on glass sign (Shop Knick of Time)

Milk and Cream Co. Sign available from Knick of Time

Jeanne – JuNxtaposition – vintage typewriter key necklace (your choice) (Shop JuNxtaposition)

typewriter key necklace

Jen – Jennifer Rizzo – set of 3 original art silkscreened dish towels

Handmade Santa dishtowel

Melaine – My Sweet Savannah – salvaged wood Christmas tree (Shop My Sweet Savannah)

Salvaged wood Christmas tree

Jen – City Farmhouse – hand painted Ski Lodge sign

Handmade ski lodge sign

Jeanne – Jeanne Oliver Designs – Sadie Handbag or $89 shop credit (Shop Jeanne Oliver Designs)

Jeanne Oliver Sadie handbag

Lucy – Bel Monili – vintage buttons and baubles bracelet (your choice) (Shop Bel Monili)

Vintage bauble bracelet

Denise – The Painted Home – music sheet flowers in new blue mason jar

vintage music sheet flowers

Jade – Jaderbomb – gold glittered PEACE letters (Shop Jaderbomb)

Glittered Peace letters

Laura – Top This Top That – burlap wreath

burlap wreath

Good Luck! I hope you win everything!

 

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Pom Pom’s… It’s what’s for dinner. Well not really but if I could eat them I would. Why is it when I encounter fun things my insides bubble? For instance I just came home from Wal-Mart and when I was there I saw a Lisa Frank notebook. I literally had to stand in the isle for 10 minutes debating with myself on reasons I need it and reasons I don’t. Did I end up buying it, NO.  On another fly note I am pumped to show you this tutorial. I love the look of felt balls and I started thinking of an easier way to make a felt ball garland minus the felt balls. I found a normal bag of pom poms at Hobby Lobby the other day for maybe $1.00. Yep, I bought them! Come with me and I will show you how to make a garland made with Pom Poms.
Garland made with Pom Poms

you will need

*Baker’s Twine
*Pom-Pom’s (got these from Hobby Lobby)
*Glue Gun

Garland made with Pom Poms

The materials you need for this project are minimal. Baker’s twine and a bag of pom poms. Plug in your glue gun, when it’s super hot glue the pom poms to the twine! That’s it y’all!

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I love the way they look and remind me of a vintage room. Maybe I just like anything bright and fun against white walls.

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I am off to edit pictures for tomorrow’s post! See ya then.
Glittered hugs from me to you!

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Quote of the day:
“No problem of human destiny is beyond human means.”-John F. Kennedy

As I sit here with a hot cup of cocoa I am enjoying thinking back on our Christmas. Even though it’s over I will not be sad because we had a great Christmas (season). Sometimes life get’s so chaotic that you forget to enjoy the MIDDLE. You know those moments when you are so focused on the end getting here that you totally miss out on what happens in between. I’m sure just like everyone else reading this there are some things that you wish were a little different or wished for things to happen in a different way but why stress over things that are not worth stressing over! I wanted to share with you a few things that put a smile on my face this season.

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One of our good friends Reno sent us a HUGE box full of flowers last week. I have to say it was so fun when we went to our front door to find a HUGE box there. I was like “what what”.  I had to share a close up of one of the tulips. They are still so pretty. It was a mix of red and white. I wish they lasted forever because they make me smile so much. Thanks Reno, we love you. 

Tips on making a Gingerbread House

The next thing that was super awesome this year was our gingerbread house. We do one every year but this year we really outdid ourselves. A few years ago Ash bought me a cookie cutter set to make your own homemade gingerbread house and can you believe we have never used it? It’s like I forget every year! Next year we will use it “fo sho”. Wanna know why? Cause the ones you buy in the store will break yo teeth! How do you like Ash’s little person on a couch. I think it’s so cute. Lil one went crazy with icing on the house! 

How to decorate a christmas tree

I am so sad. Today we took down our beautiful tree. This year we put up 3 trees but this one was my favorite. Click HERE to see before and after of our tree. This month I was featured on Yahoo!Homes AND they featured two of my DIY tutorials. Click HERE to check out the article. I really loved the wrapping paper that looked like an old newspaper so much that I made sure to keep some after the presents were open. Stay tuned for a tutorial with it this week! 

Teal and White Decor

Last thing I am MOST excited about is this little beauty that I actually bought last night at Target. I went to check out the things on clearance and as we were leaving Lil one said “Mom!, check this out. It’s totally you”… I wasn’t sure if I wanted to cry just because he “know’s” me so well or cry because he is so thoughtful. If you are wondering if I bought it, YEP! I pretty much fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. 

Teal and White Decor

I actually decided that next year my “Christmas Decor” will be based around this little beauty. I am not sure of the name brand because it didn’t have it on the actual house. There was only ONE so I’m sorry! I will try to find out. I can’t wait to have a glistening candy land next year! 

I hope you enjoyed a little view into my Christmas! So excited to share some BIG news with you but I have to wait a little longer! (eeekk I hate waiting to share fun things, and this is FUN)

Stay tuned for some funny funn fun DIY tutorials in the next few days. If you are wondering where I have been for the last few day’s I kinda took off just to enjoy my family! But I am back and FULL O’ GAS! 

See ya in the next post!
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First off, I want to wish you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
That required BIG letters which usually means “yelling” over the computer!
I will be back up and running like a new transformer Santa left under the tree but until then… XOXO love you all!

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I will be taking off a few day’s to be with my family but I will be back posting very soon! I will miss each and every one of you so much.

If you can’t make it and start having withdrawals hurry and find me here!

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Have a great holiday Jaderbugs!

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