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Today I will show you how to make a 2 Tier Party Platter. It’s really simple and did I mention you can toss it when you are done using it!

Yep today we will use paper plates (sturdy ones) for this project.

I don’t know about you but I like an easy clean up after a day full of chaos so this works perfectly. Let’s get started.
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*Paper Plates * Fabric Lace * Hot Glue Gun * Empty glass bottle  DIY Serving Dish Put some hot glue under the bottom of the glass bottle. If you don’t have hot glue you can use E600.  two tier serving dish Gently place the glass bottle down onto the large paper plate, directly in the center.  diy serving dish tutorial Gently hold it there for a few minutes to make sure it dries completely. how to make a serving dish Get a small paper bowl and glue it to the top of the glass bottle. Hold until secure! 2-tier platter

How stinking cute is this.

Things you can use this for:
*Put candy in for a holiday party
*Use as a makeup holder
*Keep in a space to throw your keys in and change
*Craft Supplies
*Kids toys

The possibilities are endless really. The best thing is it’s affordable and you can toss it if it get’s dirty and nasty.

What will you use your’s for?
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I am in love with this easy tutorial on how to paint on glass. I hope you get inspired and make 19 of them, seriously.

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HOW TO PAINT ON GLASS

What goes better with a beautiful cake or yummy cookies?
1) A glass dome
2) A etched and painted glass dome

{drum roll  and the sound of a roaring crowd yells)
A painted glass dome!!!

I love fine art but what I love more is making inspiration pieces that go with certain pieces. I love Kandinsky so I dedicated this piece to him and his abstract-ness. If you are not familiar with his work, check out the picture below.
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I purchased this glass dome/ punch dish from Wal-Mart. Seriously it was 11 bucks. That is so cheap I can make a new dome for each holiday. Oh lard.

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1) Get your Martha Stewart glass patterning tape and lay a strip down on wax paper. After you apply the first strip add another one right on top.

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The reason we are putting two pieces on top of each other is to make it sturdy enough to punch through. I am using a one inch circle punch. You can use any size you want but if it’s bigger than one inch you will have to make your strip of tape wider.

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2) Punch a hole right through your tape.
The reason we put wax paper under the tape is so we can peel it off when we are ready to use it. It’s like a homemade sticker.

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3) Take the wax paper off of each circle and placed them on the glass.
I only want to etch the circle shape which is why I am using this part of the punch.

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 4) To create the whimsical boarder around the bottom you will follow the same steps but cut out triangles.
Are you shaking your head at how easy this is so far?

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5) Get a small cotton ball with alcohol and clean the spots you will be etching.
This cleans the oil off of the glass.

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6)Apply an even coat over every thing then let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse under running water.

This part is so much fun and did I mention easy! The etching cream comes with a brush that you will use. I dipped the brush into the cream and applied it directly to the glass surface. You want to put enough while making sure you blend it nicely.
P.S. Don’t lather the cream like I did. Epic fail.

HOW TO ETCH

7)I did one layer of dots, cleaned my glass then applied more dots.

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Once you are done grab your glass paint. I used Vanilla Bean, Yellow Jacket, Black Nickel, Geranium, Wedding Cake and Pool .

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8) Start making circles with your glass paint.

LEARN TO PAINT

EASY GLASS PAINTING TUTORIAL

I like to mix one or two colors together while they are wet. Doesn’t everything work better when wet?!

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If you want to add that extra snazziness to your dome you can paint on the bottom.

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I just painted the creases that were already there then topped them off with bright yellow dots.

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The one thing I love about this project is you can use whatever colors you want and anyone at any age can do this. It’s like rainbow lights instead of road lights. Good luck sticking things in this dome because I think the bright circus like print on the outside makes things on the inside look yummier.

If you want to check out all of my other posts that I have done for the 12 Months of Martha check them out here.

If you like crafting with glass then you want to check out my easy tutorial on cutting glass. Don’t forget to follow me on instagram, just search JADERBOMB. Also you can look up #12monthsofmartha to see what everyone else in the group is posting. Big huge glittery hugs!
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Linky Love is what’s on my mind! Today my friends Mark, Margot, Cathie, Kathy and Heather will be showing you some amazing craft projects! Make sure to visit them and give them some love!

Craft Projects

First up my girl Margot Potter shows us how to make edible shoes, not really! These are yummy and do look like Candy Crush shoes. Check out how she made them.

BoHo is what it’s all about with Mark Montano this week. Not only will you fall in love with him but you will also love this craft. They are like candy land jewels hanging from your ears, right! Go Mark!

I never loved the taste of candy dot’s but I always loved they way they looked. Kathy Cano-Murillo , CraftyChica.com created this whimsical candy inspired shirt that I can’t wait to make. I don’t think there is an age limit on wearing this right?! (hehe) 

What the FAUX! I feel like this beautiful hand crafted wine bottle needs to be in everyone’s home. Once you see how easy it is to make you will have 10 on your kitchen table thanks to Heather Mann and Morena’s Corner.
I am not sure the world knows how excited I am about FABRIC CHARMSCathie Filian of Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza unlocked my heart with this craft. You will be stunned when you see how they made it!
And if you have not seen my water color flag bunting then check them out. This is a great craft for adults and kids! 
I hope you enjoyed these great craft projects. Get creative and make your own versions of everything. Make sure you check out everyone’s blog’s and facebook pages to learn about exciting news and giveaway’s. Now that I am thinking about it Mark is giving away the BoHo set he made. HURRY! Go enter to win. Love you to the glittery moon and back!

Howdy Hoo Jaderbugs!  With this weekend fast approaching us I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you some of my fabulous tutorials that are featured on some GREAT sites this week. Just incase you didn’t know I am a contributing blogger for I Love to Create and Fave Crafts. I have three super cute crafts to share so let get to it!

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If you wanna see how I made a Tie Dye Doily Collage make sure and click the link to get the FULL tutorial. I had so much fun doing this project and I am sure you will too!

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I recently tested out some new crafting supplies from Plus America  and I have to say I am really impressed. Check out how I made this cupcake picture frame.

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Everyone needs a place to put their pencils or pens, right! Check out how I made my tin can organizer.

Make sure to keep up with these sites because I will be poppin in and out. Which one is your favorite?
See ya in the next post
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I am pleased to announce the winner of the Martha Stewart giveaway! I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway. It was a fun one and I am sure Kelly will enjoy every single item.  So Kelly if you are reading this, I get your FIRST craft you make! (haha) Just kidding!

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*I am inside of the new May issue of Woman’s Day magazine…. It just hit the shelves and the cover has “taco’s” on it. Let me know if you find it.

*I am happy and ecstatic to say Martha Stewart mentioned me on her blog the other day! Super exciting, click HERE to see it.

Super fun and busy week ahead! See ya in the next post Jaderbugs,

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 Who would of thunk it! Paper Reinforcements make it so easy to get a perfect well polished DIY french manicure. I am loving this because I personally will not pay anyone for a manicure. Listen, this is so easy that I did it while I was actually working. Imagine that! I have tried using tape but the polish usually goes under it in some spots. Not good for me, hehe.  Check out my UP inspired nails, they are so cute. Here is a DIY craft you can do with polish also! How fun!

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Let’s get started:

Step 1: Paint your base coat first. The most important thing is to make sure the base coat is completely DRY before moving on to step 2.

Step 2: Place your reinforcements directly onto the nail tips like the picture above. You can decide how thick you want your tip to be. If you mess up while applying it on your nail you can gently remove the reinforcement and re-apply it.

Step 3:  Paint the tips

Step 4: Remove the reinforcements as soon as you are done painting. If the paint dries before you peel it off, it can pull off some of the polish on the tip.

Step 5: ENJOY your beautiful new nails!

I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial on getting a perfect manicure.

See ya in the next post

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Happy 12 month’s of MARTHA! I am so glad you are here and I know you will love the tutorial I am sharing and the giveaway I am doing!  This month’s box of goodies made me smile from ear to ear. I especially loved the floral paisley adhesive silk screens.  Trust me when you use them you will become addicted. I made some fancy apothecary jars using them. Martha always knows what I love.
Let’s get started. 

Oh, if you are not familiar with the 12 months of Martha let me tell you about it.

I will be sharing a new project each month using Martha Stewart Crafts.
#12monthsofmartha & #marthastewartcrafts <——(this is the hashtag you can use if you repin this or want to see other’s who are a part of this project)

I am super giddy about it and I think you will too. Each month you will get to see new items from the Martha Stewart crafts line that is brand spanking new~

So yes! You will be seeing things that are not yet in the stores…

You can find all of her products at Michael’s Arts and Crafts, Jo-Anns Fabrics & Crafts and Amazon.com.

I’ll be giving away Martha swag monthly – so be sure to subscribe to my email updates… —–> LOOK AT THE TOP RIGHT!

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 How simple, cute and elegant are these apothecary jars?! Seriously, these would look great in any room. I made them for my kitchen and I filled them with coffee, tea and pomegranate powder for my water.

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 You will need:

*APOTHECARY JARS
*MARTHA STEWART SATIN CRAFT PAINT
*MARTHA STEWART SQUEEGEE
*MARTHA STEWART FLORAL PAISLEY SILK SCREENS
*LOTSA LOVE

You can purchase all of the above supplies by clicking on the links.

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 Don’t you just love these great colors. Someday’s when I feel down I just go in my studio and look through my tubes of paint. They are filled with happiness I tell ya.  For this project I used Geranium and Pool.
(colors of paint)

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 When you open your pack of silk screens they will look like the picture above, all connected on one sheet.

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If you notice they have white lines separating each design. You should cut along the line to separate them.

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 This is how they will look once you cut them.

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 Find the image you want to use and gently peel the silk screen off of the paper. I like to start on a corner. Plus if it get’s crinkled it will not mess up the actual image. Once you remove the silk screen place it where you want on the glass.

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Once you apply your silk screen to the glass add a bead of paint right above the image.

 

 

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 Get your squeegee and pull the paint down over the image. I suggest going from the top to the bottom in one stroke. It will make the paint consistent and even. Repeat the step if you have to do it in two layers.

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 As soon as you finish, peel the silk screen off of the glass. Very important that you wash it immediately.  If you let the paint dry on the silk screen it will not work properly again. Once you wash it lay it out on a towel to dry.

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 Move on to your next jar.

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It’s really that simple. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  I have some great news… I am doing a GIVEAWAY featuring the supplies I used today… HOW AMAZING.  Please enter by putting your information in the Rafflecopter box below. I am excited to see who will win all of these products. Don’t forget to share this fun giveaway with your friends.

THIS GIVEAWAY WILL END APRIL 12, 2013.

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Today’s post is super sassy and fun! Come on, it’s EGG CANDLES. I will show you how to transform boring eggs in your fridge into a great centerpiece for your table. You can even use them individually if you choose too! Did I mention they smell DELICIOUS!

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you will need

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I bought my blocks of wax from Wal-Mart. Completely affordable!

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Take your ice pick and lightly crack a piece of the egg. Then you can start peeling the egg to create a hole at the top.

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This is what they will look like when done.

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Make sure to rinse out the egg completely. We want to get rid of any egg smell.

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I used my burner to melt my wax. If you have a ceramic dish you can do it in the microwave but please be careful. It can get really hot. If you decide to do it in the microwave make sure you do it for a minute, stir it then continue doing that until it is completely melted.

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I filled a pretty antique dish with moss that I bought from Hobby Lobby.

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Next, lay out your eggs in the moss.

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Gently place your wicks in the eggs.

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Then start pouring your wax. I used a plastic spoon, it works really good.  Once you fill them all up let them sit for a few hours to harden. Trim the wick with scissors and voila!

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There you have it. A cute arrangement for any space. Just remember if you make them in different scents that when you light them they might not smell great mixed together. I recommend doing them in one scent if you plan on lighting multiple eggs at a time. I hope you enjoyed this post, see you in the next one Jaderbugs!

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*My good friend ED ROTH has a huge giveaway on his blog, check it out HERE.

*Check out my latest post from the #12monthsofmartha HERE.

*This is FUN news! I am now a contributing editor/blogger for I LOVE TO CREATE! Check out the blog HERE.

*Incase you didn’t know, I started a new site. Check it out HERE!

*Some other fun exciting news, Martha Stewart pinned some of my posts to her Pinterest page!!!

Happy Tuesday Jaderbugs! I am so excited to finally share with you how I make Washi tape. Washi tape is pretty popular these days but what’s not popular is how much they cost. Sometimes you can snag them for a good deal but most of the time they are a little over priced. Now let me warn you that the washi tape I make does not tear like the “paper” washi tape. Sometimes that bugs me BUT most of the time I remember how much money I saved and that I could make tape with any print I like then I feel much better.  Don’t ya see, it’s like personalizing something…In a way. I also made a you tube video while I made the tape. I hope it makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. Hehe

Below is a picture of the ones I just made. If you are wondering what the gold paper is click HERE to find out.

INGREDIENTS:

*Wax Paper
*Rotary Cutter
*Cutting Mat
*Double stick tape
*Wrapping Paper
*Flat Ruler
(for a cutting mat)
or use something with a flat surface to cut
*Scissors
(use this if you don’t have a rotary cutter)

First thing you will do is lay a sheet of wax paper down.

Put a strip of double stick tape on it.

I usually put a alot.

Tear some wrapping paper and lay it right on top of the tape. Now your tape is stuck to the wax paper on one side and the wrapping paper on the other.

Once you are sure your tape is secure on the paper flip everything over.

It’s hard to see in the paper but in person you can now see where your strips of tape are. Get your ruler out and line it up on one side of the tape.

Grab your rotary cutter. If you don’t have a rotary cutter or flat ruler you can just hand cut the strips of tape with scissors. I just think it goes faster with the rotary cutter which is why I use it.

Now you are ready to start cut cut cutttinggggg (I was just singing that btw).
Cut one side of the tape on the mat.

Then move to the other side of the tape. When you are finishing cutting you will notice it will be one long strip of paper. Trim the edges where there is NO tape and VOILA!

You can now start wrapping all of your tape into a roll like I did below. I cut a little strip of cardboard to wrap around the entire roll. This hold it all in place.

How precious are these babies. I can’t wait to use these on all of my Christmas presents. When you are ready to use them cut a piece, pull the wax paper off and stick it where you want. It’s that easy!!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Don’t forget to make it a DIY kinda day
See ya in the next post

Happy Happy Monday! Guess what tomorrow is?!?!? MY BIRTHDAY! It’s kinda crazy how the older you get time seems to fly by. I feel like I just had a birthday and it’s already here again! Guess I can’t complain when it’s time to open gifts! {{teehehehehe}}

So, I am always baking cinnamon rolls and biscuits, go figure! The other day I was taking some out of a can (yes, I buy them in the cans) especially when they are on sale. While I was taking them out one got caught on the can and it unraveled.  I actually think I cussed at them as if they did it on purpose! Who does that! me.

Ok, so while it’s just hanging there I decided to twist them. Hallelujah, right! How could I not think of this before? Let me show you how easy this is…

Before the twisting happened!

Un-roll it

Grab them on each end and twist!

How amazing is this!!

I know this is prolly not anything new to the world but it’s new to me and it totally made me happy and smile from ear to ear! Seriously, your kids will love you even more when you give them these babies!

Make sure you come back tom and see how to chalk up a wine glass! See ya in the next post!!!!

 

 

Happy Saturday Jaderbugs! I slept SOOOO good and my coffee is SOOOO good right now! I have a few new things lined up to post  but none are 100% complete! So I thought this would be the best time to post a few crafts from last summer. A little old school for ya this morning!

This is NOT from last summer but I want you to get it if you have not yet! It’s the greatest checkoff list ever. Put this up on your fridge and watch in excitement as your little kids get to check off things your family does together! You could even have a 100 day’s of Summer journal! Write a little bit about each thing you check off!

Have some old furniture lying around? Does it look old and frumpy? I’ve got the solution! Get over to your local craft store, or Walmart and get some .99 bottles of acrylic paint! Watch the magic happen!

Remember the movie UP? I do! It is prolly my favorite! What a fun way to brighten up your day! Paint your nails like balloons. Every time you look down you will think of the movie and it will put a smile on your face!

If you are like me then you might have TON’S of paint cans laying around. No worries! Check out what I created!

Want to reuse your old Era or Gain bottle? Check out this fun craft that I made!

I hope you enjoyed me bringing back a few crafts I did a WHOLE year ago! Happy Weekend Jaderbugs!

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