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This post is brought to you by *Plaid Crafts – Mod Podge Pearl & FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint and Blueprint Social. The opinions are my own.

I seriously die for Christmas. I look forward to it all year long and I am not sure if it’s because of the all the DIY’S I create or just because it’s the one time of the year I can relate to my childhood. I had a great childhood especially around Christmas time. My mother was always baking goodies and her decor was to die for, literally. She always went all out and I believe that is why I love decorating so much. So thanks mom if you are reading this!

For this project I wanted to show you a little bit of my bohemian side by creating glittery feather ornaments. These are so much fun to do and they look great when they are completed. They add a softness to any tree and you could also turn them into a feather garland. The possibilities are endless yo! Also, think outside of the box… Christmas ornaments don’t always have to be BALLS!

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glittery feather ornaments

This project will be super easy for you if you use the right products! Today I will be using FolkArt Muli Surface Paint and Mod Podge Sparkle.

Other things you will need for this project are…
*Paper Towels
*Gold Glass Glitter
*Christmas Hooks

plaid paint

Folk Art has a large variety of colors so I am sure you will find the right ones for your Christmas decor! folk art paint

Step 1: Place your white feather on a clean paper towel.  crafting with feathers

Step 2: Paint the bottom portion of your feather with FolkArt paint.  how to paint feathers

Do multiple feathers with different colors. You always want variety!  green feathers gold feathers

Step 3: Grab your Mod Podge Sparkle because we are about to go cray cray on these feathers!  glittery mod podge

Step 4: Add a generous amount of Mod Podge on the bottom portion of the painted section.

About Mod Podge

Crafters everywhere entrust their most treasured decoupage creations to Mod Podge®, the number one, all-in-one glue, sealer and finish! The ultimate in convenience, Mod Podge has been loved by crafters of all ages for its flexibility, versatility and supreme ease of use since 1967. Best of all, it’s waterbase, making clean-up a snap. It’s non-toxic, too—perfect for young crafters.

painted feathers

Step 5: Sprinkle your glass glitter immediately after you apply the Mod Podge. I suggest placing the feather at this point under a sheet of paper so you can easily pour the left over glitter back into the bottle.
glass glitter

SHAZAM! How beautiful are these!  gold glass glitter

Step 6: After your glitter section is dry apply a nice layer of Mod Podge Sparkle over the entire painted section, also over the glitter. We want to seal all this awesomeness onto the feather.  sealing with mod podge

feather christmas ornaments

Step 7: Take a normal Christmas hook and straighten up on end, then wrap it around the bottom of the feather. Frankly I think they look so cool like this. You could also use ribbon for this part or cool wire!  how to make a christmas hook

And just like that you have amazing glittery feather ornaments. I think I will make a ton more and make cute garlands for my house. Whatcha think! What colors will YOU USE?  easy diy ornament

diy ornaments

feather ornaments

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Hi Friends! It’s been a hot minute but that’s ok because I have been whipping up some rad projects in the studio for you! Today I will show you how to make these classic Leather Mason Jars.

I while back I was contacted by Xyron to review their new Creative Station. I have never used any of their products before so you can imagine my excitement! Now I know a lot of crafters out there use this machine for scrapbooking however I wanted to change it up and do a cute DIY for you.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Creative Station

A bold new design and great new features add even more versatility to the all-in-one Xyron Creative Station™. Adding adhesive, magnet or laminate to your projects has never been easier. Now you can use both 5in and 9in Creative Station cartridges letting you replace 2 of your machines with this one sleek gadget. Save space at home and waste less by changing the refill size to fit the project. When you upgrade to the new Creative Station, you will love using the same patented cartridges you have always trusted for your most important projects.

leather mason jars

You will need:
*Creative Station
*Mason Jars 

The mason jars I used in today’s post I created a while back. You can click HERE to see exactly how I made them. Trust me they are so easy to make and SUPER fun!


With the all new Creative Station, your projects will look better than ever – no matter how big or small!

creative station

First I want to go over a few things on the new Creative Station. It’s really easy to work with and you will realize it when you get it.

On the side of the machine there is a handle that is tucked into the machine. Simply pull it out and it will be ready to use.

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They have a green button on the from of the machine that opens the top portion. You will open this when want to refill or replace your cartridges. When you are done close the top piece securely.

creative station projects

They have a silver flap that opens which allows you to place things on before sending it through the machine. It holds sheets of paper nicely also! xyron diy projects

Step One: Cut your leather in the shapes you want. I wanted to have multiple shapes so I cut my freehand.
how to cut leather

Step Two: Place your strip of leather horizontally on your machine then slowly push it in as much as you can. It will grab on to the tiny piece of adhesive which keeps it in the correct place before you send it through the machine.

When this is done slowly start turning the handle and you will be amazed at how easily it goes through the machine.

leather cut out

Step Three: When it comes out the other end you can use the orange nob to cut the paper. How easy is this! new xyron creative station

Step Four: Peel off the top layer and your leather will be exposed on top but still stuck to the bottom piece of paper. Gently peel it off and you will see all of the sticky adhesive stuck to the back side of the leather.  fall projects

This is what the adhesive will look like once you peel it off the paper.


The Creative Station is not JUST for paper, apply adhesive to burlap, fabric, felt, foam acrylic, wood and so much more!

xyron adhesive

The leather is easy to move around once you peel it off the paper. I simply added the leather strips to the top of the mason jar to get the look I was going for.  mason jar diy

I made inspirational sticks in my mason jars and to make them you will need fun coasters and paper straws.

pink doily

Step One: Place two of them in the back of your machine. Remember, we want to stick these two together.

how to use xyron machine

Step Two: Follow the steps I wrote for the leather. You will be doing the same exact thing no matter what you send through the machine.  pink crafts

Step Three: Peel the coaster off the paper and stick a paper straw directly in the middle. Place the second coaster directly on top of the first one and press firmly together. You will want to smash the straw as well or they will peel apart.  easy table setting projects

How pretty are these! You can use these for so many different occasions it’s unreal! Now comes the fun part, writing awesome inspirational quotes on them.  party projects

The best thing about these mason jars is you can fill them with anything your heart desires. I love the way the leather looks on these shabby chic mason jars. It takes them to a whole new level of modern awesomeness!  party diy

how to store paint brushes

Don’t forget you are FABULOUS! fabulous quotes

girly projects

I hope you enjoyed this machine and I also hope you go out and get one because you will not believe all the things you will end up using it for.

Make sure to follow me for more amazing Fall and Halloween projects! You can fine me here: FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.
XOXO, Jade


With options like Laminate + Magnet, Laminate + Adhesive, or Two-Sided Lamination your items will never look better while being protected. Create laminated stickers or magnets from everyday items!



Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins – Paris Hilton

Happy Memorial Day Jaderbugs! Today I will be showing you how easy it is to glitter feathers!!!

So we just recently added on to the house and built this rad room! The inside is full of nice cedar wood and let’s just say it smells like heaven. Every morning we wake up and drink coffee while watching the birds eat their yummy food. This room was supposed to be a “hang” out room however it now has turned into my night time office. I love it really. I go in there and zen out. There was a few things missing in this beautiful room like…. COLORFUL GLITTERED FEATHERS!!! What is a girl to do? You guessed it, I had to break out the colorful feathers and yummy gold glitter. These are really easy to make and in no time you can bring a room from blah to BAM!
Let’s get started. Oh warning these babies are addicting. I am now about to add a strand of white feathers with gold glitter to the new room. It fits our boho lifestyle and just like Mc.Donald’s says “I’m loving it”… BOHEMIAN DECOR

you will need Rainbow Feathers | Colored Twine | Mod Podge | Craft Brush | Gold Glitter  diy feather banner The first thing you will do is slather some Mod Podge onto the top of your feather!

party banner diy

Next sprinkle your choice of glitter on top of the Mod Podge! If you want to save your glitter place a piece of paper under your feather.
glittered feathers

Once all of your feathers are dry you can start tying your twine around the tips. Tip of advice: Make sure your feathers are facing the same direction when tying the twine around them.  shabby chic feather banner

VOILA! We have the gaudiest batch of glittered feathers you have ever seen in your life!  What does that word mean…. Google it!

I know my friend Aunt Peaches would drool over these and she would probably wear them in her hair! Seriously. I am totally pleased with the way they came out and if you are anything like me then you like lot’s of the same things all together to form on cluster of awesomeness. Enjoy y’all!

how to glitter feathers

BOHO FEATHERS Hugs from my computer to yours!! XOXO

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First I want to show you my snazzy Parisian Party Decor.

Stephanie Hamen shows us how to use the awesome Mod Melter

Cathy Attix shows us just how easy it is to use fabric markers to create a beautiful and elegant ballerina t-shirt.

Mark Montano teaches us how to create some Game of Thrones inspired dragon eggs.

Megan teaches us how to make a neutral and beautiful Easter egg topiary.

Margot Potter’s video is very helpful, showing us how to use the Mod Melter.

Cathie and Steve share a super cool project with summer in mind – decorating a cooler with Mod Podge!

Stephanie Hamen shows us how to make this fun DIY Decor Tape Display Board for Hazel & Ruby !!!

Aunt Peaches teaches us how to create coffee filter tulips.




Today it’s all about the infamous Watermelon. Not actually a real one, but one much better! One that will last for a few years if given lot’s of love and attention!

The other day I decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood and I stumbled across random pieces of wood (see below). One resembled a watermelon. It’s like the fruit gods sent it directly to me. My friend had a painted watermelon at her house a few years ago and I fell in love. All this wood needed was a little paint and then it would be complete. I know I have not added the seeds yet but that’s because I am still trying to decide if I want real seeds or painted seeds. What do you think I should do???

After I painted this lovely piece of wood it gave me an idea. Why not make Watermelon Pillows to dress up my outdoor space. There you have it folks. Needless to say I am now sorta addicted to watermelon’s and I want and need more of them, hehehe.

Scroll to the bottom of this post to get the link to see the FULL tutorial that I did on the I love to Create blog! Click HERE to see all of my projects I created for I love to create!

watermelon pillow

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

February Challenge creative 1 Happy Monday! I am so excited to share some denim crafts with you today! As a Michael’s Maker I was challenged by my friends at Michael’s to do something magical with their new line of denim products – Make Market. If you have not seen this line yet, now is the time! I can remember the day’s I would beg my friends for their old jeans so I could rip and tear them up. I used to always use denim and let me tell you this makes things NICE!

I love the variety of denim that is available. They have bows, ribbon, bags, canvases, wraps, cuts pieces and so much more!!! I started thinking about what I would make with the denim and then it dawned on me. I have a new chicken and she needs a basket to sleep in and I need a new basket to get our fresh eggs with. VOILA!

Here I am so excited next the denim line. Not cheesy at all! (hehe)

photo (10) 2 & and chicken. If you don’t have a chicken or fresh eggs you can still make this basket and use it for decoration or fill it with goodies and give to someone as a gift.  silkie chicken I simply love this ribbon. I would be a little happier if they made some with adhesive backing! I mean then I could stick them on practically everything! blue jean crafts Step 1: Open a pack of ribbon and start on a corner, weaving the ribbon over and under the openings. It’s truly simple but time consuming.

Step 2: When you get all the way around cut the ribbon and tie on the corners.
1 Once you get your first stripe start with your next one. You will start seeing the stripes appear and then…you will start to fall in love!


To make the chalkboard name tag: Cut the twine, write your message with a chalk marker then tie to the front of the basket.  3 I bought this fluffy blue jean ribbon to add to the front of the basket. I love that it’s a clip. I can take it on and off and use it for other projects! 4 To make the chalkboard -n- denim planter: purchase a chalkboard pot or paint one and grab some denim -n- lace ribbon. Cut a piece and tie around the top of pot!  Grab your chalk marker and write your message on the pot! 5

7 Voila! It’s all done. You now have your magical denim basket to gather your eggs or goodies in.  You know… This would make a GREAT EASTER BASKET.

Michaels has named denim the craft trend of 2015! Denim has always been a wardrobe staple and now it’s emerging in crafts and home décor.

  • If you’re looking for some spring project inspiration, take a look at Michaels’ new Make Market line for DIY project and home décor ideas – all made with simple, on-trend surfaces and textures like chalk, denim, galvanized, burlap and cork.
  • Michaels Makers readers are getting the inside scoop on an upcoming craft contest that will send one lucky participant on the trip of a lifetime to Paris. Check back on my blog March 2 to get all the details on how to enter.

Hope you enjoyed this post! See you in the next one!!! xoxo, jaderbomb

Today I want to show you how I make a Pop Art Shirt. Happy Friday the 13th!!! I am sitting in my studio and it dawned on me that I used to associate this day with “Freddy & Jason” but now I look at it as a spiritual day. Is that strange! Hmmm. I guess whatever works now I will take it and run. Today I wanted to share with you a fun Valentines Day tutorial that I created for I Love to Create. Even though tomorrow is the big V-DAY you can still make this shirt and apply whatever words you want in the boxes! Shoots Easter is coming up and you can use “quack-quack” – or you can draw a chicken.

♥♥Speaking of chickens check out our new silkie NOLA. She will be making TONS of appearances on the blog and I can’t wait to show you. Make sure to come back MONDAY and you will see her DEBUT! She is so excited!
DSC_0547 ♥Make sure to check out these rose earrings I made, I think these look so cute on little girls! Plus they are the BEST kids craft! Also don’t forget to check out my leather HEART SHIRT!

I was so pleased with the outcome of this shirt. I thought I would have to use a stencil to make it perfect but I just put on my big girl panties and went in for the kill. I free handed it all and I believe it came out better because it’s supposed to look whimsical and fun! If you really don’t want to free hand it then I suggest searching google for images, print them out, cut them out and place the image under the shirt. Once you do this all you have to do is use Tulip dimensional paint to fill it all in! How fun. Click on the link below to see my full tutorial on the I Love to Create Blog.

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I hope you enjoyed this fast and easy tutorial. This is also a great project for kids.

Hugs from my computer to yours…xoxo, Jade ♥

Are you looking for something to wear on Valentines Day but don’t want anything cheesy and covered with hearts! Boy do I have the perfect craft for you to do.

I don’t know about you but I love anything with LEATHER and I sell a lot of leather goods, especially my leather boho earrings! If you are interested in buying some please inbox me jade@jaderbomb.com. They are only $25 dollars and I promise you, everyone will want them off of your ears!!! The best part is you get to pick and choose your own colors to reflect your very own personality!

Make sure to check out these rose earrings I made, I think these look so cute on little girls! Plus they are the BEST kids craft!

Today I wanted to share with you this fun and easy leather heart shirt that I made for the I Love to Create Blog! Make sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post to see the FULL tutorial!
fashion blogger leather heart shirt valentinescrafts


I hope you enjoyed this fast and easy tutorial. This is also a great project for kids.

Hugs from my computer to yours…xoxo, Jade ♥

Happy Thurs-DIY! This week we have 9 VALENTINE DIY PROJECTS  all piled into one and trust me you will want to make all of them at one time! Don’t forget to share the LOVE ♥ 9 VALENTINE DIY'S I had to start off first with these Jambalaya Boxes from Aunt Peaches. Considering I live in the dirty South and we eat Jambalaya all the time! REPRESENTTTTT. HEHE amanda_1
Come check out my  Pop Art Shirt I created with dimensional fabric paint. I think this is perfect! jade_1 Learn how to make your own earring wires? Madge has the tutorial you’ve been looking for! margot_1 Margot Potter takes an old ruler and spices it up with some metal love! The special charm takes this  Easy DIY Valentine’s Bracelet to the next level! margot Mark Montano shows us how to make fabulous heart jewelry using perler beads! Warning this will be addicting.  mark_1 mark_2  These Valentine’s Day Candles from Mark Montano will make someone happy on this loving holiday! mark Have fun and create your own fun DIY Valentine’s Box for you or the kiddos with this tutorial. I think glittery paper would be a hit also! valentines-box-DIY

Fall in love with this Easy Mod Podge Love Wall Art by Cathie and Steve. I can already see bright whimsical backgrounds in my near future.  cathie

Don’t forget to connect on social media! Make sure to use use the hashtag #JADERBOMB on Instagramor Twitter or Facebookso 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!

Today I will show you how to make these precious mint rose earrings. I love how easy they were to make!! They will literally take you 5 minutes, if that! Not to mention they might cost a few bucks to make.
Rose Earrings Check out this post on Jewel Pop!

You will need:
Aleene’s Jewerly Metal Glue Adhesive Tabs 
Earring Backs and Posts
Jewel Pop Mint Roses

Step 1: Peel of the red layer from one of the adhesive tabs then stick it right on top of the round section of the earring post. Once it’s on there securely peel off the red layer on the top.

Step 2: Place the plastic rose right on top. If you notice my earring doesn’t completely cover the adhesive tab. I don’t like this because my hair will stick to it and we don’t want that to happen.

Sprinkle a little bit of glitter to the sticky part and your problem is fixed!!!


I hope you enjoyed this fast and easy tutorial. This is also a great project for kids.

Hugs from my computer to yours…xoxo, Jade ♥

Howdy HOO! It’s Confetti Monday and I am totally feeling it! I’m not sure if it’s the weather-even though the weather is beautiful today, it’s been so up and down I never know what I will be waking up to! I will say seeing all of my rad friends tackling that freaking blizzard in NY I really do not have much to complain about over her in Louisiana.

My Friend Garrison made me laugh this morning when she posted this on FB…

→→→So my car windows are frozen and it took quite a gentle hand to open the door. Then the car would not start. Finally got it started and still can’t shut the door cuz the window may shatter. So I’m dressed for work, sitting in a frozen car with the seat warmer on freaking out cuz I am late… this is a first.

On the bright side-I cleaned up my studio. It was much needed, trust me! I should of taken before and after photos because it was a HOT MESS! Michaels Craft Store had faith that I could tidy up and wanted me to show you the space I create in. Click on this link to see my FULL studio tour. Come see all of my crafts I created for Michaels as one of their Michaels Makers!

Feel free to share in the comments ways you STAY organized because I am always looking for new ways!! leather polka dot pillow I couldn’t wait to share with you my latest DIY tutorial that I created for the “I Love to Create Blog” – It’s a ball of fun! Plus, you won’t believe what I used to make the faux confetti marks!


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


Photography: Jaderbomb// DIY tutorial by: Jaderbomb // Model: Kelly – Friend // Craft Supplies: Tulip
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