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The Simple Secret to using Popsicle Sticks! 

Today is the day that we all learn what to do with those left over popsicle sticks!  Wait, does anyone even eat popsicles anymore? When I was little I would rush to get to the wooden taste of the stick!  The craft stores fixed our problems by selling these sticks in packs I will tell ya! I am excited to team up with Kwik Stix for this project and show you how to brighten up your personal space with good ole popsicle sticks. 

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You will  need: High Temperature Glue Gun * Glass Candle Holders * Candles * Craft Sticks * Kwik Stix from the Pencil Group 

Tired of the endless mess of painting?  Fear not! Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint sticks take the mess out of painting while keeping all the fun!  Simply uncap, twist, and paint! Kwik Stix have a fast drying formula that allow them to dry in 90 seconds ( YES 90 SECONDS ) while still leaving a paint-like finish! You can also purchase these from your local Michaels stores or click here to purchase. 

No cups, smocks, water or brushes required. Kwik Stix come in assorted vibrant colors with coverage that won’t crack.  Great on poster paper, cardboard, wood and canvas and much more!

Let’s just all take a moment and stare at this beautiful hot pink paint stick!  I literally opened it and thought about using it as lip stick!  You can’t lie- you thought the same thing as me! 

Step one:  Paint one side of your popsicle stick with the color of your choice.

I wanted to have a fun theme and a more elegant theme so pull up your britches because it’s gonna be a fun ride with me today!

I was quite surprised to see this product in action and I literally mean this!  At first the paint appears wet but then within seconds it starts to dry.  It’s the most fascinating product that I have used in a while. 

The colors literally come alive once you apply it, which had me thinking.  Why didn’t anyone ever make colored popsicle sticks?  Just a thought… 

I asked myself what kind of picket fence would I would want around my house and if you know me then you know I would pull for ” Team Rainbow” but some days I wake up and feel like Cher and my inner sophisticated side comes out, which leaves us with a black picket fence. 

The black popsicle sticks kinda remind me of the Nightmare before Christmas.  Personally I would keep these candle holders up all year long and decorate around them!  Can I get an AMEN! My imagination is screaming like a kid on Christmas morning thinking about all the things I can create with these paint sticks. 

Clean your glass candle holders with cleaner before glueing the popsicles to them. The glass needs to be really clean otherwise the sticks won’t stick properly. 

Once you are ready get your glue gun and start glueing them on one by one.  If small kids are doing this project, now is the time I would suggest having an adult help out. We don’t want to burn those little fingers.  Let your kids color the sticks- trust me they will love it!!!!

I made two passes with my glue gun to make sure there was enough glue on them. 

Make sure to press firmly on each stick right after you place it on the candle holder. 

I am really in love with these Tempera Paint sticks.  They are perfect for people on the go since they dry so quickly, this means no mess for the parents to clean up after! 

Not sure what to do when you are busy cooking, cleaning and working? Throw some popsicle sticks on the table with these paint sticks and you won’t hear a word for hours.  Seriously how do I know this? it happened to me, I found myself so zoned into painting them that I didn’t realize I painted much more than I actually needed! 

How beautiful are these picket fence candle holders! 

Just close your eyes and imagine yourself snuggled up on the couch watching your favorite movie with these just glowing away, pure happiness. 

Fill these containers up with candy and treat your guests to a warm surprise. 

You are welcome, I just made life amazing for you! 

The ideas are endless with these tempera sticks!  I can’t wait to try them on paper! 

 

I feel like these belong on the set of a whimsical movie with lightning bugs flying around.  Did I mention you could put these on your desk with pencils and pens in them.  You can put so many different things in them just use your imagination. 

Check out all of the Kwik Stix colors. You can purchase from The Pencil Grip

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! See you in the next post, until then hugs from my computer to yours!

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The Simple Secret to something you have in your bathroom!

Happy Monday to all my crafty frans! Today I will be showing you how make glittery, swirly ornaments made with items you most likely have already in your home. Everyone is putting up their trees and even if you already purchased all of your tree decor this is still something you can add to it! What if you make a dozen DIY ornaments and give them to someone as a gift!

I promise you every year when they open that box they will always think of you, I think that is so special and sweet! Let’s face it, decorative ornaments can be pricey but if you make them you will be surprised how much money you can save!  Whattya say?! I made these snazzy ornaments last year for I Love to Create and if you want to see the FULL tutorial scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the link! P.S. Have you sen my dream tree I created this year for Michaels!  Do It Yourself Nail Polish Ornaments

I am not sure if anyone will be able to guess what is in this cup but I will tell you if you don’t know, when you find out you will be like OMG! I kinda gave it away in the title, haha!   nail-polish-ornaments

These are seriously beautiful! I could easily keep these up all year long because when I see them they really make me happy. They kinda remind me of the third eye, right! Oh if you are into cozy nights by the fire, this is the perfect thing to add to that night! diy-christmas-ornaments

I have to admit there is another cool trick that I did to these ornaments. Bad thing is you will have to head on over to the I Love to Create site to see, hehe! Remember the link is at the bottom of this post! how-to-glitter-ornaments

Are you drooling yet?  glittered-christmas-ornaments

One more thing is you can always add other elements to your Christmas ornaments! 
how-to-bedazzle-ornaments FULL TUTORIAL 

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***This Red Christmas Tree is brought to you by Treetopia – All opinions are 100% mine***

I am so honored to be on the Treetopia Design CounciI!  Today I am showcasing the Tango Red Lipstick Christmas Tree from Treetopia! If you are a fan of COLOR then you just found fake tree heaven, seriously! I will simply call it my BOHO Red Christmas Tree, mmmmkk!

I’ve always wanted a bright and whimsical tree but never found one that looked good in person until Treetopia came into my life. I know most of you will not understand what I am about to tell you but I truly had issues picking out the tree I felt I needed this Christmas. It took me about 3 days, I know I have issues. People this is serious business!

Once I finally decided on a tree I realized I had bigger issues figuring out what theme I would go with for this stunning red tree until I went in my studio and saw a collage of DIY tissue paper flowers. It dawned on me that I needed to dig deep into my tissue paper collection (yes I have one) and start busting out flowers. From there on I completely saw “the” vision in my head. A flower tree enhanced with a few spray painted pine cones and a handful of vintage glass ornaments…..I DID say BOHO!


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If you know anything about me then you know I am a fan of BRIGHT colors. I don’t have a preference I just love color. A few years ago we painted all the rooms in our house white and I just love it. For some reason it feels cleaner and it allows all of my gems to constantly POP! TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS

I love making paper flowers especially ones with black and white stripes bursting out of the centers! I will show you Friday how to make these flowers on the blog so make sure to come back! You don’t want to miss it.

If you are wondering if I went with a certain color theme for my flowers the answer is yes and no. I knew I wanted pink, green and orange….. the teal and white just made sense once I started. Trust me anything will look good on this tree! TREETOPIA TREE

I bought a bag of scented pine cones and spray painted them then dashed them with some shiny glitter! TREETOPIA RED TREE RAINBOW CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

How beautiful are these miniature ornaments.
CHRISTMAS SCENTS

I always have a “Christmas Scent” and last year I found this one. Let me tell you it smells AMAZING! If you are wondering it doesn’t smell like a cigarette smoking hippie, haha!  BRIGHT RED TREE

VINTAGE GLASS ORNAMENTS

I am pretty happy with the overall look of my red tree from Treetopia. I hope you enjoyed the little snippet inside my home! Happy Holidays Jaderbugs! RAINBOW CHRISTMAS TREE

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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

A few day’s ago I created some fabulous cupcake ornaments for the I Love to Create Blog. I knew they were cute as a button but I didn’t realize they would be such a big hit! I never make a ton of ornaments, I usually make enough for a photo. I knew these ornaments would make me smile during the holiday’s so I made lot’s of them! At least enough to fill up my cute gold tree.

If you want to see the FULL tutorial on how to make them check it out HERE!
Cupcake Ornaments

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This weekend I hosted a Pinterest party at the Lafayette Michaels store and let me tell you it was so much fun. I had so many happy faces come out to see me. Here are a few pictures from the event, before it got crazy busy!

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This was one of the happiest employee’s I have ever met! Good job Michaels for snagging her, she’s a keeper!

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I had my handy dandy Tulip spray paint to protect me. Look, there are my cupcake ornaments.  1461872_682780021756163_1230335570_n

Someone was happy to have a Tulip glitter tattoo. I hope you enjoy making these ornaments. See you in the next post!
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I was so excited when I got this month’s box of goodies in the mail! I actually had ton’s of ideas once I started going through everything but I went with my gut instinct on this one.

The holiday’s are coming up and let’s face it, nobody likes store bought tags. I wanted to show you a simple and affordable way to achieve a “fannn-cyyy” look for a “fannn-cyyy” price! <—- yes say it like it’s spelled. I even threw in how to stamp your own ribbon.  This year we will make it all about personalized gifts.

Now your gifts will be bursting with DIY’ness.

Personalized Gifts

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Pure love is what I felt when I saw how this flourish rubber stamp set was packaged. Shoots I would buy it just for the box, y’all! It comes with 10 stamps and 3 colors of ink. Black, White & Silver. Perfect for any holiday decor.  how to use a stamp

Since my tags were fairly small I decided to use a stamp that would fit perfectly on them. I also used a big stamp that went off the edges of tag and it came out so cute!

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Since your packages or bottles of wine will have a fun tag hanging from them why not add a little embellished ribbon to go with it.

I mean, it would really top things off. You could also wrap this stamped burlap ribbon around a candle or add it to any wreath for a pop of DIY.

How to print on burlap

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These can be used for practically anything. I will be using them as gift tags for Christmas but I wanted to show you how you can use them as part of your display also. Stenciled Fabric

Personalized Gifts DIY 12 months of martha

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Happy CYBER MONDAY Jaderbugs! I hope to have all of my tutorials up before the end of the week showing you all of the “cheap” ways I decorated our Christmas tree. I always believe when you make your own things they look so much better than store bought items. Don’t cha agree?

Today’s tutorial is so soft and fluffy. When I was in the store the other day I started looking at garlands and when I saw the prices on them I was like “ER MY GERD”… I couldn’t get over the prices of them. I figured out in that moment I would make my own. I wanted something to look like SNOW… Then it clicked.

COTTON BALLS

Are you excited yet? The great thing is you can have your kids help with this, just be careful of the needle. I think they make kid proof needles I am just not sure where they sell them. I mean. What is kid proof? Can they not stab themselves with it? Will it even go through clothes? See… I just don’t know ~

INGREDIENTS:

*cotton balls
*needle
*thread 

I purchased all of my ingredients at Walgreens. Make sure when you purchase your cotton balls that you get the JUMBO ones. I accidentally got the small ones and you can totally tell the difference. The big ones look so much better.

Start off with ONE large cotton ball.

Carefully string your needle right through the center of the cotton ball.

Pull the string through and continue until you have enough for your tree. One piece of advice. I though I could have ONE long garland but because you are using thread it sorta breaks easily if there is too much weight. I know you are prolly thinking…cotton balls, weight. Trust me it breaks.

I like to do about 20-30 cotton balls and then stop. It just works better. I am sure if you used the small cotton balls you could make one big garland but these jumbo babies are huge! 

This is what you will get JADERBUGS! It’s so much fun right. I really like it because it’s super affordable and honestly. I think it looks better than a store bought garland.

Here is ONE of our trees in the house. Tutorial coming soon on how we make this bookshelf so stay tuned!

If you decide to make one please post it on my Jaderbomb facebook page! I love showing the things you make.

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

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