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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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How to paint pencils

Ladies and Gents…Please welcome to the stage Jaderbomb! I think I need to have more introductions here don’t ya think! Today I will show you how to make painted wooden pencils. I think these are great for holidays, parties and any other special event. You can typically find wooden pencils at places like Target, Marshall’s, Ross or World Market. It’s a super easy project that adults and kids can do in minutes.

♥I will tell you that it’s a GREAT day today! It’s my son Tahner’s birthday. I truly can’t believe that he is already 15 years old. I never understood that saying “cherish the memories because time flies”…Boy do I get it now!

Since when does my cute kid choose his friends over me, ugh! I will honestly say I am most proud of my little human that I created. He emits joy, happiness and always knows how to put a smile on my face. I think I will just leave out the typical sassy mouth every day now and then… ♥

As you know I just came back from Sanoma California this weekend. Michaels Craft Store took all of their bloggers out there to wine and dine them and let me tell you they didn’t miss out on ANYTHING! Stay tuned because I will have a blog recap of the entire trip. I can’t stress enough how amazing this trip was and the location. Follow me on Instagram to see more pictures of the fabulous trip!

I do have some other exciting things in the making that I wish I could share right now but I can’t. (Insert sad face)

Painted Wooden Pencils The things you will need for today’s project is a pack of wooden pencils, acrylic paint and paint brush. I have done these pencils a few times before I realized that the thinner the paint the better it goes onto the pencils.  painted pencils supplies Step One: Paint the end of the pencil with the color of your choice. Of course I have to stick to my roots and paint every color of the rainbow but you can paint them all one solid color.

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Step Two: Carefully place them on a ledge to dry correctly. You don’t want to place them on anything they will dry and stick to. Paper is a NONO…

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Step Three: TIME TO ENJOY THEM ♥

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I hope you enjoyed this quirky little project. I had fun making them and I absolutely love they way they look just being displayed in my studio! Make sure to check out my post about all things PINK FLAMINGO!

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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!

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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.
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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!

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BOHO FEATHERS Hugs from my computer to yours!! XOXO

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Happy Painted Neon Socks Day! It’s been a hot minute since I made an appearance on the blog and I promise that was temporary! I have been so crazy busy lately and I am now back in the groove of things! It’s kinda funny how life can get so overwhelming, but in a good way! Check out this NEON DUCK TAPE bag I made it would go perfect with these socks!

I have this “SLIGHT” obsession with socks. Anytime I go into a store and I run across socks with prints I go nuts. I am not sure why because you will rarely find me wearing tennis shoes. I am a Birkenstock kinda gal so the sock things is kinda odd. Yes, I have a drawer full of neon, colorful, printed, patterned and anything else you can think of socks.  Which brings me to THIS post. I found this pack of socks at……Michaels! Yes, Michaels. I was kinda shocked at first but I can’t lie my insides kinda had a party inside when I saw them. I immediately grabbed one of each color as fast as I could. I am really proud of myself that I didn’t grab 3 of each color, seriously! I knew I wanted to jazz them up but I wasn’t sure how.

These pretty babies stayed in my studio for a hot minute… ok they got lost in my studio but when I finally ran across them my insides had a party all over again. That day I was into my Tulip Dimensional paint so the Universe answered my design question for me. I realized this was something anyone can do, especially kids. Let’s face it – kids love to create! Adults do too! Let’s get started so I can show you how to enhance your socks in 10 minutes!

PUFFY PAINT CLOTHES

you will need Plain Socks | White Tulip Slick Paint | Black Tulip Slick Paint 

You can click on the links above to order all of the products I used in this tutorial.

P to the S : These are affiliate links which mean when you click on them and order your products from Amazon you help me feed all of my baby chickens. Seriously. So, thank you! Plus I am totally making your life so easy, right!

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I could tell you this project is super hard but I would be lying. It’s actually super easy! I wanted to create very subtle geometric designs on my socks so I only did the top part of them…. They turned out fabulous and unique. Every time I wear them I get stopped…well not really BUT I have had a few people ask me where I got them. Remember, I am a Birkenstock chica so you won’t really find me wearing socks!

On a whole other note my better half signed me up for a tennis league. Yes. A tennis league. I am not sure why I am telling you this but I guess this will be the perfect opportunity to show off all of my snazzy socks. I am so glad she has more faith in me than my socks do, haha! I am however super stoked about all the tennis clothes I will be wearing. I guess if I don’t play that good the least I could do is look cute on the court right… Stay tuned I will keep you updated, or I will NEVER mention this again. #fml

NEON GREEN SOCKS I kinda fell in love with each pair but I absolutely love the pink with black and white stripes. Leave a comment in the comment section telling me which pair is YOUR favorite.  DIY SOCKS

Since I love NEON so much I thought I would share with you this neon fashion roundup I did a while back. Yes I still love every single thing in the picture below even though this post was done a few years ago.  Neon Statement

in other news

  • Check out I Love to Create’s new website! It’s cracking and you can check out my page on the blog dedicated to just MWAHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAH (yes I am saying this in my best austin powers voice)
  • I got asked to continue my contract with Michaels to be a Michaels Maker!!! Can I get a Wuhhh Wuhhhhhhh (that would be Jay -Z baby)

I hope you enjoyed this post! See y’all tomorrow where I will be showing you my last post for this years Michaels Makers program! I will give you a hint… You will see lots of black, teal and yellow!
HUGE HUGS FROM MY COMPUTER TO YOURS!  JADERBOMB

 

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

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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!
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CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL TUTORIAL
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

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

Happy Monday Jaderbugs!!! Lately I have been on a pom pom phase and I am honestly not quite sure why. So today I will be showing you how to make a Pom Pom Mirror.

Maybe it’s because when I pull out the craft supplies I used as a kid it makes me feel super giddy inside. The other night I posted a picture of some pom pom’s and asked my followers what was the first thing they thought of when they looked at them.  I was quite shocked at the responses and I just have to share them with you.  Here are some!
* Star Trek….tribbles
* Pom-poms on the back of ankle socks … “Booties”
* Sesame Street
* Will Farrell eating cotton balls in elf
* I spilled my craft supplies again
* Clowns
* Getting me a pair of white Keds and hot gluing these to them
* Kindergarten
* Craft projects
* Popples! Now that’s ole school!

These are just SOME of the responses and I loved all of them! This DIY is super easy and anyone can do them. Let’s get started!

Pom Pom Mirror

You need a few ingredients for this DIY.
* Colorful Pom Poms
* Old Mirror
* Hot Glue Gun
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The good news is at the craft stores you can buy these pons pons in bags of rainbow colors or you can get plain colors, depending on the look and style you are going with!  pom pom mirror

Are you freaking in love yet. Now I totally get that not EVERYONE will love this but I do and that is all that matters. You could do one with all white pom pons and you would be surprised at how soft and elegant it would look!

On another note, kids love pom poms and I promise you kids will LOVE doing this DIY! diy mirror

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I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial. Stay tuned, tomorrow I will be sharing a super unique tutorial for you. All I will say is there will be LEATHER!!!

See you in the next post!
XOXO, Jaderbomb

Sequins, Ornaments & Coffee. I am not sure which one I love more which is why I usually combine the three together. It would be nice if coffee cream came in some sorta glitter form that dissolved slowly while sipping away. I mean I somehow find glitter and sequins hibernating in all corners of my house and studio so I just dust around them. Not really but that gives me a few ideas. Come see how I glittered candle jars, totally perfect for that last minute Christmas present.

*Sequined floors (I am sure resin would love to live on top of that)… I literally googled this and found NOTHING. That my dear is pretty disappointing. Which means something drastic needs to happen ASAP. Stay tuned.

*Sequined walls (Maybe just one accent wall, right?) I did find this tutorial which makes me feel super giddy inside. This could work.

You get the hint. Sequins for life. I recently did a post for I Love to Create and I felt my inner Liberace come out. I did have the new Lorde soundtrack playing so I am not sure if I am living in two different worlds but either way it worked. Click on the link at the bottom to get to the full tutorial.
glitter ornaments These are also the perfect gift for that ornament exchange party you will are going to! What? You have no idea what this means? Get a group together and everyone make a homemade ornament then everyone gets a pretty freaking cool homemade gift. You will have two choices at that point to actually put it up on your tree or “re-gift” it, haha!   sequin ornaments

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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

 

WHO’S READY TO MAKE A SPIDER PUMPKIN! 
I am excited to share with you the #TrickYourPumpkin sweepstakes that will be going on Oct. 4 through 31 for a chance to win a $250 Michaels gift card and Plaid products each Friday throughout the month of October. 

HERE ARE THE RULES:
Post your pumpkin project on Instagram using hashtag #trickyourpumpkin, #sweepstakes and tag Michaels.

If you are having trouble figuring out all the different ways to keep this sucker up all year long then you and I are on the same page. It’s funny because when I started doing the rainbow pumpkin I really fell in love with it until…the matte black one was born.

…There is something sleek and sexy about an all black pumpkin, don’t you agree!

Spider Pumpkin

What You’ll Need (You can purchase all of the items I used in this post by clicking on the links below. These are affiliate links so ordering from them helps me buy more glitter and glue)

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I love this glitter. It has a matte look to it and it goes perfect with the shiny spiders!

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The first thing you want to do is place the spider on your finger, add mod podge to the end then sprinkle glitter on top.

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Once your spiders are dry, grab a pair of scissors and cut the ring section off.

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How gorgeous are these spiders…

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Start applying the spiders on the pumpkin by adding a little hot glue to the back of them, then placing on the pumpkin. That simple. This is all we are doing with the cream pumpkin.

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For the matte black pumpkin you will start by spraying the pumpkin with Krylon chalkboard paint. Make sure to do this in a well ventilated space.

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Take your black spiders and repeat all the steps from the cream pumpkin. Once all of the spiders are glued on spray your pumpkin again with the chalkboard paint.

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Here is a quick tip: Remove loose strands of hot glue with a heat gun, or a blow dryer. It heats up the thin strands then they magically disappear.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and you make ton’s of fun spider pumpkins! HASHTAG LOGO

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I am so excited to share with you these 20 Amazing Pumpkin Tutorials. Fall is here and it’s that time of year to break out the pumpkins and show off our best designs. For many it’s a time to experiment and see just how creative you can get with decorating your pumpkins.  Make sure to share this post all over with your friends and family because they might need to see some of these pumpkin babies! I guess it’s appropriate for me to say, “Happy Fall Y’all”…

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Lace Pumpkins Black and White Pumpkins via Jaderbomb

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Shabby Chic Pumpkins via PerfectlyImperfect

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Glittered Monogrammed Pumpkin via UnOriginalmom

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Chalkboard Word Find Pumpkin via Thistlewoodfarms
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Sequined Pumpkin via Jaderbomb

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Coastal Pumpkins via SandandSisal

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Pumpkin Cake Toppers via Jaderbomb

DIY Pumpkins with Realistic Looking Stems from Anderson and Grant

DIY Pumpkins with Realistic Stems via AndersonandGrant

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Rainbow Pumpkins via Jaderbomb

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Batz Pumpkin via Itallstartedwithpaint

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Geometric Thread Pumpkin via Jaderbomb

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Painted Rock Pumpkins via ByStephanieLynn

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Funky Fresh Rock Magnets via Jaderbomb

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Charlie Brown Primary Colored Pumpkin via Jaderbomb

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Donut Pumpkins via StudioDIY

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Thankful Pumpkins via EclecticallyVintage

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No Carve Pumpkins
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Big Black Pumpkin via Sweet Paul 

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Halloween is my favorite holiday as you all may know. So I teamed up with Fiskars to create a fun Halloween project just for YOU!

Sometimes I want to be a kid again. I tried it last year but I think everyone knew I was not a kid. Dammit. I lost a little weight in the last few weeks so maybe I will have a good chance this year. Last year I dressed as Frida Kahlo and boy did I look just like her. The guy at the grocery store thought I was a “geisha girl”…

Epic fail. How could anyone not realize who I was!? Moving on.

Sometimes when everyone is buying Halloween costumes they might find it difficult to find a matching treat bag to sling on their arm. I am making things super easy for you this year by showing you how to create your very own using Duck Tape! When you get to the Duck Tape isle in whatever store you are in you will realize just how many options you have to choose from. It’s like being in a sticky candy store. If you love bags check out these glittered lunch bags.

So head on over to the Fiskars website ( See below the picture) and get the full tutorial. You won’t believe what I used to make these bags with, besides Duck Tape. Did I mention the bags are filled with glow in the dark stickers. Yes indeed!

HALLOWEEN TREAT BAGS CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TUTORIAL 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it truly inspires you!  HASHTAG LOGO

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