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The Simple Secret to making faux flowers come to life! 

Today I will show you how to DIY with Faux Flowers. Whether you’re looking for fun décor, bright blooms, or cute party supplies, Michaels has everything you need to MAKE summer fun! If you follow me on any of my social media outlets you will notice that I take lot’s of flower pictures. I don’t know but I just get some kinda joy when I see something beautiful blooming strangely out of the ground. 

This month’s Michaels Makers challenge is completely based around faux (fake) flowers. Now I know what you are thinking… I am “so” not a fake flower person because I was saying the same thing until I had the chance to gawk over the realistic flowers at Michaels. I also grabbed a few items from the store as well to make my flowers feel at home. You won’t believe the awesome items for Summer decor that are in the stores now. Who’s ready to check it all out! 

Now before we begin I want to tell you that one thing I love about faux flowers is if you can purchase some that look really real then you can spread them out all over your space and things will look fresh as all get out all year long. Don’t worry that is what I plan on doing with mine! Yes I purchased this cute blue and white vase at Michaels a well!

Summer is right around the corner and let’s face it we all travel a lot which means if you have real flowers out then most likely they will be dead and gone when you get home. One good thing about these faux tulips is they will live forever, hehe… alongside these beautiful wild flowers. Are you also digging this stellar vase as well! Between me and you blue and white goes with any decor so get out and grab you some!

I love these end tables Michaels is carrying, which come in a ton of colors. The orange just stuck out to me so I had to have it, plus I love the pattern. Way to go Michaels.

The great thing about wild flower bouquets is you can snip off a few of the flowers and add them to little vases for a modern look. Small vases look great around bathtubs, kitchen sinks and in bathrooms. 

If you are smart you are already in your car driving to Michaels! Listen you have to grab these flowers before they run out. Also, they have a large variety of string lights which look good around anything. I won’t lie, as soon as I took these pictures I strung these lights over my bed… SWOON!

Are you drooling over these delicate pink flowers yet? 
Remember this project I did last month for Michaels? If you have not seen it  you must check it out, it might give you some more faux inspiration.  I hope you enjoyed learning a few simple ways to incorporate faux flowers into your life. Make sure to follow my on my social media outlets to see all the fun and creative things I am doing!

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Looking for more inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ summer fun project ideas.

See you in the next post!

You know you want some Fabric Band-Aids! I am sitting on my sofa watching Diners, Drive – In’s and Dives eating left over Veggie Soup and my Cat Hanna just pooted right. near. my. face. She is just lucky her cute face makes up for the nastiness seeping out of her you know what. I know it’s time for Christmas but today I just realized that I have not posted any Thanksgiving projects on my blog this year. I am not sure how I should feel about this situation. I mean, I complain to no ends about corporate stores setting up Christmas stuff in October and skipping right over the day of giving thanks! Now, I know some of you are crying your little eyes out waiting for me to post some weird object in my house that has been transformed into a turkey neck or a chicken leg but that will not happen, however I do have a FREE Thanksgiving printable for YOU! Right now I am giving thanks to my brain for thinking of this project the other day when I cut myself in my studio.

I was literally sitting on my floor creating THIS project and I cut my finger. I hopped on over to my handy dandy first aid kit that BTW needs to be bedazzled and grabbed a bandaid. I slapped it on my finger and wished I had some cute Kate Spade or Hello Kitty band-aid. Heller, Xyron + Fabric + Boring Band-aids = Gangsta Baids. I know my fabric is not a lick of “gangsta” but if a gangsta wore it you would think it was. Let’s get started!  Fabric Band-Aids using Xyron

I can’t lie I was hoping I would cut myself just so I could put one of these babies on me. You know you could make a batch of these and give them to someone as a Christmas gift and I pinky promise they will love them.

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Xyron Creative Station
♥Band-Aids
♥Cool Vintage Fabric
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♥ Step 1: Place a small piece of fabric on the pull out tray in the back of your creative station.

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♥ Step 2: Add more (((hehe)))  fabric projects

♥ Step 3: Crank it through the machine with the handle and it will come out the other end looking like this.  diy stickers

♥ Step 4: Peel off the plastic film on the top of the fabric pink fabric projects

♥ Step 5: Carefully peel off your fabric and make sure not to let the sticky side stick to anything, like itself!  how to make ban daids

♥ Step 6:  Stick your bandaid onto the sticky side of fabric. Make sure to leave the side of band-aid that you peel facing up towards the sky! fabric bandaids

♥ Step 7: Grab a pair of scissors and carefully cut around the band-aid. Yes, gold scissors cut better than black ones.  gold scissors

♥ Step 8: Stare at it for 7 minutes.  diy band aid

BOOM CHAKA LOCCA “Tha’s all Folks” I hope you enjoyed this non Christmas/Thanksgiving tutorial. You could keep these in your kitchen so if you cut yourself slaving in over the stove you can at least look cute.   diy band-aid

 Sending HUGE hugs from my computer straight to yours! XOXO Jade

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HOODY HOO!!! It’s ‪#‎ThursDIY‬ and today I am sharing 9 Easy Fall Diy Projects with you! I am digging all of the colors and fabrics used in each and every one of  them! Don’t forget to share the love and click the links to see the projects! These are my peeps y’all and trust me they are very talented. 

In other news tonight I ate Bar-B-Q and it was delicious. However, the entire time I was eating I could not stop thinking about the astronaut “food” I ran across in Michaels today. I mean do people really eat that and if so how come they only had strawberry and chocolate ice-cream? Personally if I would (notice I said IF) spend my hard earned money on dried food I would want rice and gravy or lasagna. Do they even have that or do they only eat ice-cream…SEE, now you get my drift…

Scroll to the bottom to get to the links of every project below. ENJOY!

9 Easy Fall Diy Projects Trinket’s in Bloom created these rad “Lace Cat Ear’s“. Oh yes they will have you purrrrrrrrr-ing.
Incase you missed my last minute Halloween crow decorations it’s not to late to make them!
With Halloween right around the corner you still have time to make these Sugar Skull Apples.
I am in love with this Owl Necklace. Speaking of owls I will be posting one this week on the blog and you will LOVE it!
If you are like me your ribbon collection is a hot mess, check out this Ribbon Organizer.
Why buy jewerly when you can make your very own Stamped Earrings!
♥ Geometric Wall Art done the right way. This is a great craft for your kids to get into!

Everyone needs to make their home warm and cozy so check out this Decoupage Wall Art.
I love to recycle and I love leaves. Wait till you see these Recycled Fall Leaves.

 


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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This Thurs-DIY it’s all about bright and bold. With the Summer quickly approaching it’s the perfect time to share these 8 bright DIY projects.
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Cathie2 Yeeehaw! Learn to use mod podge and fabric to create this stylish cowgirl hat by Cathie and Steve.
diy-neon-rhinestone-belt Make this fabulous neon rhinestone belt by Trinkets in Bloom. You will never go wrong wearing this fashion piece.
orgami-dye-ruffle-tubetop-tri-photo  Make this origami blouse by Trinkets in Bloom. Mark-3 Make this frozen inspired floor decor by Mark Montano! It will surely make your heart flutter

Mark-2 Are you licking your fingers yet because you will be when you watch this video! Learn to make yummy candy jewelry with Mark Montano.

Heather2 Make your planters burst with happiness! Make this garden dragonfly with just a wisk, by Dollar Tree Crafts.  Jade1 Check out my latest post! Learn to finger knit a scarf by Jaderbomb.
Kathy2 Learn to draw with dye! This super bright Plus Size DIY was created by Crafty Chica and it looks totally addicting!

Big Huge Glittery HUGS from my cute lil desk to yours!

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, Jade

Remember a while back when I posted this picture below? Remember how stressed I was trying to figure out what to do with this odd little piece of wood? I received ton’s of advice on what I should and shouldn’t do. So much advice that I got completely distracted all over again and could not make up my mind.

Like, who else freaks out about stuff like this? I feel like I need a stump to sit on and “think” when I have to make design decisions. After staying up many nights (not really) I finally decided to trust my bestie Martha. She always knows what do to. Come see what I ended up doing.

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Initially I painted the wood with black chalk paint. I wanted a whimsical space where I could write positive notes on. Yeah, not so much once it was there.

It’s obvious I love anything with chalk. Check out what I did to my fridge. I also made some rad chalk labels. In today’s project you will learn how to Stencil.

I used Martha Stewarts Geometric Patterns Laser Cut Stencils. They are super easy to use and affordable, at a low price of $16.99. I like things like this because it will not break the bank and you can always paint over it when you get tired of looking at it.

“Use stencils to create beautiful painted designs on fabric, wood, glass and other surfaces. Contains 3 laser cut stencils 8 3/4in x 16 3/4in, 12 designs, and instructions”.

Correct way to use stencils - Jaderbomb You will simply lay the stencil down on any surface, grab a sponge and lightly sponge on top of the stencil. I am very ocd so after every application I would wash the stencil and pat it dry. When you move onto the the next section just take one row and lay it on top of the last one you painted.

This will line up the stencil pattern. Once you are done stenciling your entire surface, let it dry for 24 hours. When dry apply a layer of Mod Podge on top. Let it dry completely and apply a second coat.
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Ways to use Mod Podge - Jaderbomb Martha Stewart Stencils - Jaderbomb Stenciling Projects - Jaderbomb DIY Kitchen Projects - Jaderbomb I am pretty sure you are gooing and gahhing looking at these pictures. I mean, this is something I am doing temporarily until I finish the kitchen. It does add pizazz to the space if I must say so myself.  Easy Kitchen Makeover - Jaderbomb
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful. Make sure to let me know in the comments if you have any questions or if you want to share your experience with stenciling. I love to hear your thoughts! See you in the next post.

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I am still in shock that it’s “that” time already. Time to share my top 10 posts of 2012. Where did this year go? Am I the only one who feels like it FLEW away? Well let’s get it!

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Happy Saturday Jaderbugs! I know I tell you often how much I love all of you but let me remind you again today. I LOVE YA and I mean it! Seriously, I wouldn’t be typing this today if it were not for you. My amazing readers who faithfully come back to see what is going on in my life! I am so excited for 2013 and I surely hope you are too. I have LOT’S of exciting things happening in 2013 and trust me I wish I could tell them all to you right now but don’t worry I will soon {fist pump}.

So here ya have it, thank’s to you these are my TOP 10!

10. Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent

I love making my own detergent because I feel like I know what is going into my water, clothes and eventually touching my skin. It feels a litter better using ingredients that I can actually pronounce.

Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent

9.  How to make a cork backsplash for your kitchen: tutorial

Wow. What can I say about this. TIME CONSUMING but WORTH IT!

How to make a cork backsplash for your kitchen: jaderbomb

8.  Free Mason Jar Printable

I am so happy that this free printable I made, made it into my top 10. I fell in love with this when I made it and I hope it brings joy to more people in the future.

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7. Anthropologie Coffee Cream Bottles Tutorial

I am happy this was in my top 10 but shocked a little. I think I did this about 2 years ago and I didn’t realize it was still going strong! But that makes me HAPPY! Oh and this made it into my top 10 from 2011.

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6. DIY: Homemade Reed Diffusers

When I made this my intention was to save money. I have issues spending money on these in the stores so I figured I would make my own. Not only is it cheaper but completely affordable for anyone!

DIY: Homemade Reed Diffusers

5.  STRIPED SHABBY CHIC MIRROR

If there was one craft I did this year that I am STILL in love with it’s this one. I think it’s because anything that is black and white with a splash of color wins my heart.

STRIPED SHABBY CHIC MIRROR

4. Tutorial- Mexican Folk Art with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint and Stencils

What better way to dress up a boring plain plate than to add a little silk screen to it. Make sure and check out this tutorial because it’s truly amazing!

Tutorial- Mexican Folk Art with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint and Stencils

3. 100 things to do this SUMMER PDF

I had so much fun making this and I am already adding new things for Summer 2013. I had a lot of great feedback from this post. It’s kinda fun to see just how much you can actually get done!

 

100 things to do this SUMMER PDF

2. Picture Holders that ROCK

Yep, I reused some old dingy rocks and turned them into these magnificent beauties. Check out how I made them by clicking on the picture!

Picture holders that rock

AND THE NUMBER ONE POST OF 2012 is….

1. How to cut glass

PHEW! What can I say except WOW. I am still in shock at how many people viewed this, shared it, pinned it, and made it! Thanks YOU!

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I am still in awe of the numbers from my #1 post of 2012!!

Twitter: 234 tweets

Facebook: 2.5 thousand likes

Stumble Upon: 442 thousand stumbles

Google Plus: 163 shares

Pinterest: 19+ thousand pins

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I really hope you had a great time looking through my posts!

Some things to look forward to in 2013 from me:

*I really want to redu my studio so you can look forward to seeing that
*I want to start using more “vintage” items in my makeovers
* Working on a new site as we speak so stay tuned… only thing I will tell you is it will be “YUMMY”
*I want to makeover more furniture

Wanna see my Top 10 of 2011? Click HERE!

I am sure I can go on and on for day’s but that is a quick vision I have for you.

I hope you have a GREAT NEW YEAR, LOVE YA!


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