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Happy Holidays friends! I am so excited to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas this year for PNC. The PNC Price Index ® is a really cool way to see the price of my project from the actual 12 Days of Christmas song.

This is PNC’s 35th year calculating the cost of purchasing the gifts in the holiday classic “The 12 days of Christmas.”

I was stoked when I found out I was doing the 1st day of the 12 Days of Christmas, A Partridge in a Pear Tree. This year I will show you how to make a DIY version of the gift. This craft will roughly cost you $30. Who’s ready to get started, because I am! You will love this DIY project! 

Supplies for FIRST step:
*Terra Cotta Pot
*Scissors
*Mod Podge
*Craft Brush
*Scrapbook paper that looks like woodgrain Make sure you get enough sheets to cover all of your pots if you intend on doing more than one pot. I like to do more than one because it looks better in a group plus you never know when a friend will come over and you might want to send them home with “Partridge in a Pear Tree.” Step One: Get a damp cloth and wipe down the entire surface of your terra cotta pots. Did I mention how affordable these pots are? Terra Cotta pots are the best pots to craft with because of this!  Step Two: Cut pieces of your woodgrain paper longways to ensure one strip fits completely vertically. We want this to look as real as possible in the end. Lay down a whole sheet and cut long strips while leaving them in the correct order. Apply them in the order you cut them so once they are all on, everything will line up properly!  Step Three: Apply a coat of Mod Podge onto one strip of your terra cotta pot. Make sure your strip is ready to place on the pot because we don’t want this to dry.  Step Four: Once you place your strip on the pot, apply more Mod Podge on top of the strip. Initially it looks white but once it dries it will be clear. Use your finger to rub in the Mod Podge and push down any cracks or pieces of paper that’s not flat.  Step Five: Continue until your entire pot is covered. Just a quick tip, if your strips of paper aren’t lining up 100% perfectly don’t stress about this ok…I promise it will look fabulous once it’s completely dry! 

How amazing are these woodgrain pots! I am still in awe at how beautiful they came out. Such a quick and affordable way to dress up a plain pot, right!  I didn’t add paper to the inside of the pots because it will be filled with paper.  Supplies for second step:
*Brown Craft Paper
*Stapler
*Clear Tape
*Stapler (Optional) Step One: Cut long pieces of the brown craft paper so we can have a stack ready to roll. Don’t worry if the strips are too long we can always cut them when we are done.
Step Two: Carefully twist the paper using both hands. Don’t be too rough during this step because you will tear the paper. For the main branch (that goes in the middle) I twisted one piece and continued adding more strips around it till the width and thickness was where I wanted it. 

It’s important to get that first piece really strong since we will be adding other branches, leaves, pears and moss to them.

Step Three: Make sure to roll multiple sizes of branches.  Step Four: Grab your big branch and tape it down to the inside of the pot. I added a few pieces of tape to just make sure it was really secure. Continue doing this with as many branches as you want.  This is what it will look like when you tape them down inside the pot. Keep in mind we will be filling the negative (empty) space with crunched up craft paper so that will also keep your branches secure. You can also use a stapler or clear tape to add branches onto other branches. It will all be covered in the end!
Step Five: Start crumbling paper and filling it inside the pot. Also, notice that I used some clear tape to bunch up the base of all my branches so it looks like one massive tree on the bottom. 

Wow y’all! It’s starting to come together!

Supplies for third step:
*Different shades of green craft paper (Make sure to get the paper that has    texture/lines on them)
*Different shades of green ink pads
*Hot glue gun
*Scissors (Kids can use kid friendly scissors)
*Faux Moss Step One: I actually eyeballed cutting out my leaves because I knew in the end once I bent them up with my hands they would look like different shapes.

This is a great step to have your kids do! Put a good movie on and let them cut leaves for days, haha!  Step Two: Make sure to grab some craft paper that is pre-printed with leaves like this because they will be nice to add in random spots to add some texture!  Let’s just take a second to look at how beautiful these ink pads are.
Step Three: Add multiple shades of ink onto your leaves to make them look realistic. P.S. Make sure you cut all different sizes in different shades of colors.

For the pears I eyeballed cutting one out until I was happy with it then I just used that one as my template to cut around to make the rest of them.  Make sure you use a bright green paper for the pears, we want to make sure they stand out against the other green shades. I love how they look a little real, at least from one angle!

Bend the edges with your hands over and over until they are not flat anymore.  You will do the same thing for the leaves. I found pinching one end of the leaves inward then folding the other end backwards, made them look extremely real.  I am super happy with the way the different leaves and pears came out! Make sure you cut MORE leaves than you think you will need because you will need a lot! It’s always better to have more than less, plus a real pear tree has lot’s of leaves!  Step Four: Grab your glue gun and start gluing a pear on one of the branches then adding leaves around the tops of them. If your kids are helping, make sure to monitor this step. Kids can use glue for this step. 

Step Five: Add faux moss to our gaps and holes. Since we are making a real tree, we want to add ton’s of texture to it. Cover the spots of tape with moss! You can’t go wrong with this step, just be careful with the hot glue!

Supplies for fourth step:
*Colorful pack of craft paper
*Scissors
*Hot Glue Gun
*Print out of a Partridge Step one: Print out a picture from the internet of a Partridge just to use as reference.  Step two: Take your print out and trace it onto a dark brown piece of craft paper.
Step three: Using the print out as reference, start cutting all the shades you see out of your stack of craft paper and hot glue them down onto your brown cutout. 

Now it’s time to add that Partridge in our Pear tree! How fantastic is this tree!

I had to add a few real pears to bring to life the “Pear Tree.” Plus you will have a snack to eat after you are finished with these trees.  Notice how I added the stamped pears along with plain ones next to each other to accentuate the different shades that pears actually go through while blooming.
I think my favorite thing about this project is that adults can have fun doing this as well as kids. It’s the perfect “family” project that you can put out on display throughout the holiday season. 

I hope you enjoyed this project! Happy Holidays and huge hugs from my computer to yours!!!

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The Simple Secret to a Bohemian Dream Tree! 

I am super stoked that am part of the 2017 Treetopia Christmas Blog Hop!

Do you realize what this means? It means I have literally decorated my Christmas tree the day after Halloween.  Treetopia wants to help everyone add ton’s of glitz and glam to your holidays by celebrating a Christmas with some fabulous Treetopia bloggers! Did I mention I was giving away one of these trees today!!! Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see how you can enter!

I a proud to kick off the season with a Merry CHIC-Mas Boho inspired Christmas tree! Boho isn’t your style, no worries! Make sure to check out the four other talented bloggers this week!

I chose the beautiful and chic Treetopia 7′ prelit Stiletto Black Pencil Tree.

This sleek black stiletto tree comes with 300 clear lights, 569 branch tips and weighs 19 pounds. 

This tree is the femme fatale of artificial Christmas trees!  Remember my red stiletto tree I did? If not make sure to check it out here

Initially I was unsure of the theme I wanted to use then it clicked. Being true to my personality I knew instantly that having a tree up isn’t always about doing what everyone is doing. Just like the clothes you put on daily, your tree should represent who YOU are! 

I am a boho loving, free spirited human that loves glitter and color. So there you have it, this is my spirit tree! 

I wanted to use items I personally love that I created so I had to incorporate my diy dyed bottle brush trees. They married perfectly with my Treetopia garland

Make sure to check out all of the Black trees that Treetopia offers! You won’t be dissapointed!

Typically I like big full trees but there is something special about the pencil tree. The fact alone that it fits nicely in any space is a win/win for me. This tree is especially nice if you don’t have much space to work with! This tree will surely compliment any space you put it in, it’s that beautiful and sleek. Add ton’s of bright colors and objects to it and you are surely gonna make any space fill vibrant and happy! 

You can’t have a BOHO Christmas tree without felt garlands and gold glittery strings draping from it. When going for the Boho look you can combine so many different items and put them all together! 

I love using pine cones every year for some reason, they remind me of being a kid and running around filling up my bag with as many as I could find. The result always ended up with my dad pouring gasoline on my hands to get all the sap off. 

To make these add little glue to the tips then sprinkle them with glitter can transform them instantly. 

Place them on mantles, fill up jars with them, stuff them in open spots in your tree or make a fun garland. 

For me I like to turn my space into a sanctuary that I will enjoy being in. Instant gratification! 

The foliage is crafted with fire proof materials, the Stiletto Black Pencil Tree makes a safe and stylish centerpiece for Halloween, Christmas, or whenever! I wanted to add a few other vintage skinny trees to make my space feel that much more unique. 

Every year I am grateful that I still have these glass vintage ornaments passed down to me. You just can’t find ornaments like these in stores these days so I wanted to add them to soften the stark blackness of the tree. 

With its tall and slender silhouette, this black bombshell slips comfortably into any space, even in the tightest of spots. 

Going old school means going back to your roots, right! I had to make a rainbow paper garland like we used to make in elementary school. 

I was amazed at how beautiful they turned out!

Switch on its shower of shimmering lights and there’ll be no escape from the hypnotic charm of this pencil Christmas tree.

These bottle brush trees added the perfect touch to brighten up my tuxedo garland!

A friend of mine gave me this Frida pillow a few years ago and it added the perfect touch to my theme along with my Bohemian books. 

If you are not a garland person you might think twice about that now! I love the felt garland wrapped around my black stiletto tree, kinda looks like candy!

Decidedly bold and unconventional, the Stiletto Black Pencil Tree adds a sleek, sexy twist to your holiday home décor.

If you decorate with ton’s of color it’s always good to off set the color with modern white ornaments. They do the perfect job of making everything else pop. 

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

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The Simple Secret to Loving Life!

Happy Tuesday Jaderbugs! Today I wanted to share with you what I think is the best 15 Bohemian quotes on Pinterest. Everyone posts positive quotes daily on social media or we might glimpse over them to give us a little encouragement.  

Let’s face it sometimes all it takes is ONE good quote that can change our moods for hours or even days. Sometimes you might even run across a quote that might speak to you and you feel compelled to print it out. A great idea is placing them in a space that you will see everyday. 

I hope if you are going through anything rough or trying in your life that you will use these as daily affirmations of inspiration. 

These personally spoke to me and so without any further waiting here they are ♥
“On this page, I write my last confession; read it well.”

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” – Pablo Neruda

“In my soul there’s a constant unsettled thunder to change the sky I am living under. I guess I’ll die trying to find what’s down that road.”
“I am building a house where the floors is made of strength.  Where the walls are crafted of ambition.  A masterpiece of forgiveness.  I am building myself.” – Noor Unnahar “She was a storm, not the kind you run from – the kind you chase.” -Honey Child
“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.”
“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” “I have an insane calling to be where I am not.” “She is just a girl with stars in her eyes, storms in her heart, wolves beneath her skin and a love story soul.” “Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of conciousnss.” – Sri Chinmoy “I am a child of the moon being raised by the Sun in a world walked by stars and a sky drawn with flowers.” – Zara Ventris  “Love what you do. Help keep and inspire others around you. Kick ass and make today Amazing.”
“One of the greatness mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you,” “I got a war in my mind.” “Don’t stress about the closed doors behind you. New doors are opening if you keep moving forward.”

I hope enjoyed this roundup! Sending you huge hugs from my computer to yours! XOXO, Jaderbomb

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You won’t believe what I did with Moss!

Hey Everyone! It’s been a HOT minute since I posted on the blog but I have to tell you LIFE has a crazy way of throwing so much at you at once…You will be so excited when you learn how to make Moss Covered Pumpkins today. I am always so excited to do this challenge for Michaels.

You all know I love color and even though these are more natural pumpkins I am totally in love. I love the thought that there are little creatures living in the moss in their own fairy land. Maybe I created these because subconsciously I want to be one of the creatures, haha! Who’s ready to get started! P.S. I am leaving tomorrow to go to Carmel California to our annual Michaels Makers Summit so I can’t wait to share with you this adventure! Check out what we did LAST year…You will see why I am so excited!

To kick off fall in your own home, visit Michaels.com and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want! There are tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkin for your home, a party or even as a gift.

Moss Covered Pumpkins

Supplies: Craft Pumpkin | Moss | Glue Gun | Glue Sticks pumpkin project supplies

I don’t know about you but I am in LOVE with this beautiful picture of this MOSS! I won’t say what it looks like, haha! If you have never crafted with this Moss you will love it when you get some. It’s so soft and feels like it came strait of a forest.  moss projects

Michael’s has a wide variety of Pumpkins to choose from so I picked the white ones. I wasn’t sure if some of the pumpkin color would show through the moss so I chose white! Guess what… The Moss fills it up completely! None of the pumpkin color shows! craft pumpkin projects

The first thing you will do is plug in your glue gun then when it’s ready add a few lines starting at the top of the pumpkin and carefully place a small piece of moss on top of the hot glue.  craft pumpkins

This is what it will start to look like once you start adding your moss. I did choose three different moss colors so I can have three different pumpkins. I wanted them to all look different and boy am I happy I did that! fall pumpkins

Look how beautiful! It’s like a cute little secret world… Imagine what’s living in this!  diy fall pumpkins

I added a few wax plants in the mix to bring it to life. These would look great on a table top for the Fall holidays.  michaels makers

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I hope you enjoyed this project! Stay tuned for the next one! Huge hugs from my computer to yours!

 

Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers pumpkin ideas on the Michaels blog.

 


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Today it will be all about Adult Coloring Books! Did you know that Michaels offers free classes in their stores? You can try out a new craft skill for just the cost of supplies.  

  • Michaels has everything you need to craft the perfect handmade gift that will make Mom’s day.

ADULT COLORING

This month’s challenge was a little different from my past challenge’s! We were asked by Michaels to sign up for one of the classes that’s offered in the store! Did you even KNOW that they had classes offered in the store!!! It’s AMAZING! I wanted to do something a little different than what I normally  do so I chose to go to the “Coloring Time” class. Now I know this isn’t the “typical” class where you create an amazing wreath however I never got into this whole adult coloring book fad and I wanted to try it out and get some feed back from other’s on why they enjoy it and how it benefits their lives!

These classes are great because if can force a person to learn a new craft, hobby or technique that they otherwise might be hesitant to take up.  When I got to my Michaels store the instructor did suggest that if we wanted to purchase our own coloring book we could so and as soon as I saw this Chalkboard coloring book I knew it was meant for me!

Once we got in the class they gave us sheets that we could use if you didn’t want to purchase a personal coloring book. I kept them just to show you.

MANDALA COLORING SHEETS

These were the instructions that were given to us when we got to the class. I also kept this as well. I thought it was very helpful. If you do any of the classes offered at Michaels they give you a detailed sheet like this telling you what you need to purchase before the class. You can also sign up online!

MICHAELS CLASSES Materials needed for this product were:
*Chalkboard Coloring Book
*Color Pencils
*Pencil Sharpener  CHALKBOARD COLORING BOOKS  I just love how vibrant all of these colors are. I am usually not a fan of colored pencils but these really worked nice while coloring in the small details.  COLORING BOOK PENCILS  Not to mention the pencil sharpener helps!  COLORING PENCISL

Another great way to explore your creativity is by trying out a craft kit. Michaels has everything from sewing kits to art kits and everything in between.

I am so happy with the way these turned out. What I love the most is you can literally take it right out of the book and just frame it for your house. You can give it as a gift framed up as well!!!

EASY CLASSES AT MICHAELS CRAFT STORE Look how beautiful it looks once you start coloring the white spaces. A lot of the ladies in the class said to me that they enjoy getting out of the house and coming to Michaels for these coloring classes because it’s a good way for them to meet people and it actually settles their minds. It takes them into another land that is relaxing to them. I thought that was neat since I usually do something really crazy like move everything in my house around to relax me. I know, fist bump… I’m a soldier.  how to color   It was nice to see how easily the colored pencils blended with the other colors. It’s very hard to tell how great the colors look in this picture but just TRUST me they look better in person! michaels classes in store

chalkboard coloring book pages I hope you enjoyed this adventure of mine and please don’t forget to sign up you and your kids for in-store classes at Michaels!!!!

See you in the next post, xoxo Jade
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Happy Monday Y’all!!! Today is the day I show you what I created with the new Make Market line from Michaels! Yes my friends at Michaels just knew I would create some rad project and I am super excited to share with you what I came up with!

Let’s be real. You can’t go wrong with flowers and a glue gun, hehe!

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BOHO CRAFTS

YOU WILL NEED: Peg Board Letter | Artificial Flowers | Glue Gun | BoHo Decorative Screen | Twine (optional)

  • The best part about crafting is putting your own spin on a project. Whether it’s decorating with marquee lights or crafting an initial that represents your family name, Michaels has made it easy with their new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line of products.

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Step One: Pull flowers off of stem. michaels makers projects

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Step Two: Add a drop of hot glue around the bottom of flower.  love diy

Step Three: Place flower in peg board hole.  valentines day diy

The back will look like this. If you plan on putting this on a wall when you are finished with all of the flowers you can trim the backs so it fits flush against the wall.
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I am so in love with this letter already. How cool would a the entire alphabet look on a wall!
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I am putting my letter on top of a screen so I am not worried about cutting the backs of the flowers.  valentines day projects

Grab a little hook (btw this came on my boho screen that I got from Michaels as well) and add hot glue to one side of it.  glue gun projects

Step Four: Stick hook on back of letter. Leave it be for a hot minute to dry completely.  easy flower projects

  • This collection of surfaces, letters, frames and more come in modern, eclectic or rustic styles. From natural and finished woods, to a variety of metals, resin and patterned styles, the possibilities are endless.

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I hope you enjoyed this project! Make sure to click HERE to check out all of my Michaels posts!

  • If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts


Happy Holidays today I have some exciting DIY’S to share with you. Trust me you will be happy you came visit me today! I have three different DIY projects that you can do with your friends and family, or FOR your friends and family! That sounds more like it huh! 12735_SO_1201_Dec_Michaels_Makers_l-2

  • We all have stressors during the holidays and this month the Michaels Makers were asked to come up with creative and fun holiday hacks and tips to help relieve some of that stress and make holiday entertaining and prepping fun!
  • We were given 5 common holiday hiccups to choose from and I went with “What to give as a hostess gift”.

I am so pleased with the outcome of this project! I hope you enjoy all of them, let’s get to it! EASY DIY HOSTESS GIFTS

For this project you will need: WOODEN TRAY * CHALKBOARD PAINT * BRUSH

ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS WERE PURCHASED FROM MICHAELS.

DIY CHALKBOARD TRAY

HOW PRECIOUS IS THIS TRAY! Here is a snippet of everything we will be making today so peek too long! HOSTESS GIFT

I love the look of a chalkboard tray. You can put anything inside of it and it will pop with excitement! Cheese and crackers would look great inside of this also.  EASY HOSTESS GIFTS

For all of my projects today I am using outdoor Mod Podge simply because I want to use these items outside for parties.  OUTDOOR MOD PODGE

For this project you will need: DECORATIVE PAPER * MOD PODGE * COASTER * PENCIL

ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS WERE PURCHASED FROM MICHAELS EXCEPT THE COASTER. You can get this from your local hardware store for pennies.

DIY HOMEMADE COASTERS

Tadahh! I love this because you can personalize coasters for personalities. How cool is that! BTW kids will LOVE this project!

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CHRISTMAS HOSTESS GIFT

For this project you will need: WHITE MUG * STENCIL * SHARPIE MARKER

ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS WERE PURCHASED FROM MICHAELS EXCEPT THE MUG. When done with this project put the cold mug in your oven and set to 350 degrees. Leave the mug in the oven for 40 minutes, make sure to let the mug cool down on it’s own in the oven!

Now your mug is all set to give away and enjoy!

DIY SHARPIE MUG

Now for my stencil I sprayed it will adhesive spray then applied to the mug. Make sure it is firmly placed on the mug so when you trace with marker it comes out perfect. You can clean up edges with makeup brush and alcohol.  HOSTESS IDEAS

I used a red sharpie to create the peppermint handle.
DIY MUG Give to someone on the tray with a cute box of different teas and you will surely make someone very happy!
HOSTESS MUG GIFT

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TEA SET HOLIDAY GIFTS

For this project you will need: GLASS JAR * MOD PODGE * BRUSH * GLITTER

ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS WERE PURCHASED FROM MICHAELS.

GIY GLITTER JAR

I filled my jar with hot chocolate so when you give it away it’s all neatly tucked away. Just grab some with a spoon when ready to use! Don’t forget to add peppermint marshmallows!  HOT CHOCOLATE HOSTESS GIFT HOT CHOCOLATE GIFTS

MICHAELS MAKERS HOSTESS GIFTS

  • Michaels has tons of holiday project ideasand instructions on their Michaels.com, including gift wrapping, home décor, last minute gift ideas, hostess gifts and more.
  • Check out the other four holiday hack topics and the unique ideas all of the makers came up with on Michaels’ blog, The Glue String.

I hope you enjoyed this project because I did! Make sure to check out all of my other Michaels Maker HERE!

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With Fall right around the corner my peeps from Michaels asked me to come up with a Fall project using these amazing craft pumpkins. When I went to Michaels I was so excited to see the different craft pumpkins in the store! I wanted to create something fresh and modern that anyone could create as well. I purchased 1 13″ craft pumpkin by Ashland in Cream and two 9″ craft pumpkins.

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SUPPLIES: Craft Pumpkin | Mod Podge | Craft Brush | Moss | Craft Paint | Glass Glitter | Glue Gun | Fabric Fusion | Scissors  pumpkin supplies

Step One: Paint your pumpkin and set aside to dry. I recommend painting a second coat.

♥To kick off fall in your own home, visit Michaels.com and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want! blue pumpkin

Step Two: Get your coil of moss (purchased from Michaels) and cut a piece to hot glue to the top of your pumpkin. Make sure to hold your moss in place until your glue is completely dry! green pumpkins

This is what it will look like when it’s dry. How precious!  whimsical pumpkin

I used this amazing Fabric Fusion to apply some glitter details. This stuff is typically used for fabric but today I will show you another way you could incorporate it into your crafting world!
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Step Three: Cut your sheet of Fabric Fusion into thin triangles, peel off one side then apply glass glitter to the side that is sticky. Don’t worry once the glitter is on the sheet it will NOT come off! decorate pumpkins

Step Four: Carefully peel off your sticky side of glass glitter and apply the top portion of the triangle to the bottom portion of pumpkin stem then slowly stick it all on the pumpkin.
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I am so in love with this part! It adds a nice elegant look to my pumpkins and it literally took a few minutes! Much easier than glue! glass glitter on pumpkin

I love how translucent it looks once it is on the pumpkin. If I close my eyes I can see this in my own version of Alice in Wonderland, RIGHT! turquoise pumpkin

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XOXO, Jade

There are tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkin for your home, a party or even as a gift.

If you’re looking for something a little bit different, Michaels recently started selling these fun half pumpkins, perfect for fall décor wall mounts and fun signs.

If you’re in need of more fall décor inspiration be sure to look at the 49 other DIY pumpkin projects from the rest of the Michaels Makers – they are fabulous!

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Howdy Ho Monday! I thought I would be happier to see you. Seriously we need to work on our relationship because I really think we have a lot in common and this relationship still has a chance! Don’t we all feel this way about Monday? Honestly I used to dread this day but now I try to look at it as a “fresh” start to a new week, kinda like the 1st of the year – hehe.

So last week I created some pretty stellar mugs, hand painted mugs. Now I know you are thinking you can’t create these but I pinky promise you can! They have a few different ways you can paint on ceramic and I have literally tried them all. Remember when I made this. These were made with Sharpie markers and were fairy easy but the markers I used in this tutorial are SO MUCH easier and the consistency is a lot better.

I love painting on mugs because they really make the best gift. You can personalize them in so many different ways and it’s the perfect project for kids! Click the link at the bottom of this post for the FULL tutorial. On a side note I am super stoked that we are about to be grazed with “FALL’S” presence. Last year I made these and I think I will make a dozen more! Don’t forget to SHARE this post so the world can be filled with happiness and color!
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I hope you enjoyed this project and it inspires you to make your own! The possibilities are endless with these babies. Don’t forget to SHARE! See you in the next post! ♥,Jaderbomb

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I am always excited when Summer rolls around. It’s always fun to break out fun and whimsical colors that bring a new life to our space. Some people think they need to break the bank to make fresh changes but today I will show you 10 Summer Home Decor Ideas! Make sure to come here to see other fun things you can do for the Summer!

10 Summer Home Decor Ideas

You can give your porch a new look by simply painting your door. Making this one change can give your home a completely new look and feel.
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White walls make me very happy personally. I realize that some of you are scared of having bright white empty walls. Fear not, this is the perfect way to add tons of color in pillow cases, wall decor, lamps and flowers. This look is very crisp and clean and screams SUMMER!
Source ♥ 79ideas-colorful-inspiration Porches are the first thing I notice on a house. A nice wrap around or a quaint little nook makes me feel happy on the same level. This is the perfect time to bust out those fun paper lanterns. Simply and easy porch transformation!
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There is nothing better than having an open bar in your home 24-7. I especially love having these during the Summer. Having friends over and enjoying the nice weather goes perfect with this! You can purchase a mini bar or use something you already own and transform it with a little spray paint.
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This time of the year is the perfect excuse to swap out those dark wintery curtains and replace them with fresh white sheers. Even if your walls are a darker color these will go with anything! They look especially romantic with a small breeze flowing through them.
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The easiest home makeover for Summer is BRIGHT plants! Believe it or not you can get really creative with pots and flower colors. Terra cotta pots are very reasonable in price so you could purchase tons of them and add in vibrant flowers.
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Have a swing on your porch? Want to “Summer-ize” it? Grab a fun blanket and some pillows and in no time you will create a cozy spot to relax at the end of your day or early in the morning. On another note, place a little table in front with trinkets that make you smile and your nook is now complete!
Source ♥ RMS-cobbcottage_shabby-chic-porch-swing_s4x3.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.1280.960 Adding a hammock in your back yard will force you to go out and enjoy it! I promise!!! You can add lights around the hammock to create a complete serene spot to chill out. Don’t forget to throw some cozy pillows and a blanket on it. You never know when you will want to get close to someone special.
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Wanna take things a bit further to show your love of Summer?! Grab that perfect turquoise color and slap it all over your porch floor! Don’t worry about this color being a problem for fall because oranges and browns look great with this shade! Christmas… Add tons of whites and you will have the perfect snowy porch!
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I hope you enjoyed my roundup! Make sure to come back on Thursday to see my Summer “Fashion Roundup”…Huge hugs from my computer to yours!

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Hey there! Join me on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with my most recent projects and sneak peeks! Plus you will get bombed with loads of bright, whimsical and inspiring pics! It’s like an open invitation to the BIGGEST craft party in the world! Have you seen these glitter projects I made?

Today the topic of “convo-sa-chion” (say it like you are in fraannce) is Henna Inspired Body Tattoos. Now I know what you are thinking. Who in the world really wants to parade around wearing a fake tattoo, let alone one completely saturated with glitter… Well folks you are looking at her – or her screen. I am also certain there are TONS of people out there who would like to do this for a fun occasion, birthday party, concert or just a fun weekend out and about. Let’s not forget the KIDS!!!

These are not meant to fool people, y’all! It’s meant for PURE FUN. When I Love to Create sent me this pack I got super giddy inside. Don’t get me wrong I love all the ones they send me but the “henna” inspired pack won over my heart. Check out this really cool blog centered around “Henna”…

Henna Inspired Body Tattoos You are totally getting excited already huh! Buy YO KIT HERE! I love all of the stencils you get in the package. Just imagine an arm with ALL of them!

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  • Nontoxic and cosmetic grade
  • Glitter tattoo lasts up to 5 days with proper body care
  • It’s only $19.99!!!

P to the S… All the the items in the picture below come wrapped up nice and neatly when you buy it. I mean why would they come messy?! (Insert an eye roll to myself) temporary body tattoo

Step ONE: First things first I’m the realist. You will need to figure out where you want to put your dazzling tattoo.  how to do henna Step TWO: Make sure to flatten your adhesive sheet onto you skin. We don’t want any wrinkles now do we!

If you notice I have this baby wrapped all the way around my arm and it shows no sign of coming off. The sheets are super sticky so they will conform to any part of the body, even those hard to get spots. (I feel like that last sentence is from a commercial but I can’t think of what. Leave a comment below if you know!) henna paints Step THREE: Apply the body glue over the spots where you will be putting the yummy glitter. I know I don’t have a darn picture of me applying the glue. Shame on me, hehe! Let me warn you now, this glue is really strong, it’s cosmetic grade!

Step FOUR: Time to grab the small detailing brush and start splashing or dabbing glitter all over your glue. You will see once you start applying glitter how great it works.

(Let me just tell you this…I tried to rinse my tattoo off a few hours later with soap and water and it would not come off! I literally had to scrub my arm. So it’s good if you want it for a few days)

If you plan on doing this on small kids you could use a little alcohol  to help get it off.

how long does henna stay on Step FIVE: Once you applied the glitter time to gently pull off your adhesive sheet. Please take your time, I’d hate for you to tear your beautiful sheet.

Next, brush off the excess glitter with your large dusting brush. VOILA Y’ALL!  GLITTER TATTOOS HENNA TATTOO  I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial. Please stay tuned this week I have some fun projects lined up! You can’t lie these glitter tattoos are calling your name! I knowwwww….

Big ole CAJUN hugs from my computer to yours!!! 

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