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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.


Xyron Creative Station
♥Cool Vintage Fabric
xyron creative station

♥ Step 1: Place a small piece of fabric on the pull out tray in the back of your creative station.

vintage fabric

♥ 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

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

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

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

Creative Station

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

leather mason jars

You will need:
*Creative Station
*Mason Jars 

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


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

creative station

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

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

craft tools

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

creative station projects

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

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

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

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

leather cut out

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

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

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


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

xyron adhesive

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

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

pink doily

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

how to use xyron machine

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

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

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

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

how to store paint brushes

Don’t forget you are FABULOUS! fabulous quotes

girly projects

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

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


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



Today it’s all about 8 DIY Projects that will totally get you in the mood to create! Did I mention these are my great friends so make sure to click on the links and give them ton’s of love. ENJOY!  8 DIY Projects

1724171_10152247457297774_1425111551_n Go freak out over these sweet friendship braceletsCathy Attix created these strait from her HEART!

Ready to be blown away? Check out how to dress up a “cake” in this fun and whimsical tutorial from Debi’s Design Diary 

Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza bring LIGHT to any space with this glittery gold candle!

Infinity and BEYOND always brings a smile to my face and this will bring a smile to your neck! Dollar Store Crafts will make many hearts happy with this tutorial.

This precious onesie will make any baby look lovable, do they make adult onesies? Kathy Cano-Murillo created these babies!

Margot Potter knows the way to a best friend’s heart with these DIY earrings! Super CHIC!

Want to make over that piece of furniture that is just starring at you with that “look”… Check out Mark Montano ‘s easy tutorial here!
And we can’t forget about my latest post! Glittery mugs make EVERYTHING taste better.

I hope you enjoyed all of these Dapper Diy’s! See you in the next post.

Can you see yourself doing any of these, if so which ones?

  Stencils R’ Us… Have you ever wanted to yarn bomb something.  I see trees wrapped in delicious yarn on the internet however I have never seen one in person. Maybe one day! What I will show you today is how to “yarnbomb” an outline of a stencil. My good friend Ed Roth has a stencil line that is UH-MAZING. His company is called Stencil 1. When I received his book and stencils in the mail I remember screaming in my car when I saw this large deer head stencil. My friend Ben was with me when they came in and he tried to secretly take it, epic fail. I originally wanted to take this stencil and trace it on a canvas until I realized that was the “normal” thing to do. There is nothing normal about me…

So, put on your yarn belt because it’s going to be a fun ride.



I am so happy with the way it came out. I looks like it did in my head, but better. There is something so modern and chic about it. Let’s get started.



*Stencil 1 Stencil “Large Antlered Deer 24×24″
*Brown Kraft Paper (this came with the stencil-Recycle)
*Lion Brand BonBon Yarn
*Lana Del Ray Paradise Soundtrack to put you in the zone

Click on links above to order from one spot.


The first thing you will do is lay out your stencil for a little while until it is completely flat. These stencils are made from a sturdy material and the thickness of the stencil is perfect.  Surely worth every penny.


Tape it to your brown kraft paper and start tracing. Don’t rush this part.


It will look like this when you are done tracing.


I got this pack of yarn from Lion Brand Yarns and I felt this was the perfect time to break them out of the package. The quality of the yarn is soft and delicate. There is a hint of shimmer in the yarn which is so smart. For those who love glitter this will give you your fix and those who might not love glitter this is a way to add it to your life without the mess.


Start by outlining a section of the stencil with your glue.


Next you will gently place the yarn right on top of the glue. Initially the glue will be white but when it is fully dry it will be translucent.


See! This is the part where you decorate your deer head in your own way. I wanted to fill some sections in and leave some empty. It sorta represented absence to me.


I am showing you this picture because I want you to see how the glue looks before it is dry. Don’t let this step freak you out. When you are done set aside and allow to dry completely. You will be left with a fabulous shabby chic art piece.


I am so proud to call Ed my friend. He is so talented and I promise you will see his name around very soon, in BIG places. This is one of his books. Yes, I said “one” of his books. I was so impressed when I saw the inside because it is a book unlike any I have ever seen. It has stencils in it along with instructions on how to use and take care of your stencils. You can order this book HERE.


This is just one of the stencils in his book. He has the best retro images I tell ya.


My favorite part is this folder in the back. He is so smart. So when you use a stencil in the book you place it in the folder when you are done so you will not ever loose it.


These are other packages of his stencils. You can see all of them HERE.


I can’t’ wait to show you the other projects I am working on with his stencils.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


This post is brought to you by Ed Roth’s stencil line Stencil 1. I received product for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. You can check out Stencil 1’s line here.

Quote of the day:
“Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions – Politics, like Rock, Pop, and Camp, has its uses.”
 Tom Wolfe

Happy hump day Jaderbugs! I am seriously in shock that Christmas is already here. I mean, it’s not “here” but it’s HERE! Have you done all of your last minute things to get ready? I still have a little left to do but for the most part what is done is done and what needs to get done…well we will see!

Today I will be showing you how to turn a boring piece of furniture into Shabby Chic’ness. Yeah, I know most things “Shabby Chic” are soft, white, frosty, light blue/green, clean and crisp. Things go a little different in our house. Shabby Chic to me is something that look’s vintage and worn. Let’s get started, I can’t wait to show you my Shabby Chic Furniture.

Shabby Chic Furniture

Here is a preview of what I made. I figured it was Christmas and this would look great with our decor. The good thing about making over a small piece like this is you can change the color anytime you want!

Shabby Chic Furniture

The first thing you will need is the piece of furniture you are making over. I put it in a spot that is out of the way and open so when I start spraying it with spray paint it won’t choke anyone.

Shabby Chic Furniture

Get your spray paint ready. I LOVE Krylon spray paint. It’s smooth and doesn’t leak at at all. The other thing I love about this line are the colors! Have you seen them? Krylon has the BEST colors to choose from. I used the indoor/outdoor gloss color in Banner Red.

how to make shabby chic

Look how smooth it is! I thought this was so pretty.

red shabby chic

This is what it will look like when you spray it with about 2 coats. I wouldn’t worry too much about getting it FULLY coated because we will be sanding it in just a few minutes. Let it dry for about 3 hours before you start sanding.

diy shabby chic

When it’s dry, grab a piece of sand paper and start sanding. You can see that I sand around the edges the most. The fun thing is you can sand wherever you want. Make it your own masterpiece.

shabby chic furniture

Here is the end result. I love how bright it is. Remember you can get this look with any color. Use a color that makes you happy when you look at it. I promise you will love it so much more if you do that. Well gotta run! See ya in the next post.

Don’t forget to make it a DIY kinda day! GlitterBOMB hugs,


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Quote of the day:
“When I work 14 hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.” -Armand Hammer

Happy Sunday Jaderbugs. I have been seeing a huge increase on color blocking. It’s really huge in the fashion world and I am noticing a lot of home decor being color blocked. I think I have been doing this for years but didn’t realize it. Maybe I just can’t ever decide on a color so I put all the ones I love! Smart idea, not sure. I guess when people come over and they “oohh and ahhh” over things in our house I will take that as I am doing something right or interesting. Sheesh, maybe they don’t know what to say so “oohh and ahhh” is the only thing that can come out of their mouth, haha. (sucka punched)

So, for this particular tutorial I was totally inspired by my friend Meg Allan Cole. She is pretty amazing and anytime I am needing a smile I just head over to ANY of her sites. Here are a few that you have to check out.
*Her You Tube
*Her Blog
She just did a video on color blocking animals. No silly not real ones, haha. Little miniature ones to decorate her tree with. They turned out so flipping cute. Check them out HERE.
She totally inspired me to do this craft. Ashy bought me these set’s of keys years ago and can you believe they have been hidden for the last year or so. What can I say I go through different decorating phases at a time. I thought it would be perfect to give them a make over and bring them back into the public arena. I think they came out great, what about you?

You can color block anything! The possibilities are really endless. Let’s take a look at the tutorial.

If you are on Pinterest they have a really cool color blocking board by West Elm. Click HERE to follow it.



*Masking tape
*Whatever object you are using

(You can order all of the items I used in my tutorial by clicking on the links in the ingredients)

Glittered Keys


The first thing you will do is tear a piece of masking tape and put it around your object in one spot. You want to create a strong separation of the colors. This will do it for you. Once you do this, start painting. I am only painting one end of my key but if you wanted to do the other end you would wait for the gold to dry, tape it off then paint the other end. It’s really that simple.

You could also put paint into a cup and dip your items.


These are my keys now! They have a whole new look to them. I can display them again, yayyyyyy.


I also color blocked these mini keys. I wanted to make them POP so I threw on some fun glitter!


Then hung them from my cook book stand.


I think they came out great! I am already thinking of what colors will be next to the gold. I think HOT pink and Chartreuse!

Don’t forget to check out Meg’s hot spots, you will be happy there I promise! {fine, pinky promise}


Make it a DIY kinda day! See ya in the next post,


Well happy Monday Jaderbugs! I can’t believe it’s 11 pm and I am just getting to write this post.  I could not wait to post this tutorial because I think it’s super cute for this time of year.
The other day I went in the attic to get a “wreath” out and  I realized I had quite a few decorated wreaths. I guess I felt the need for the past 10 years to decorate a wreath and put it in the attic so I can “use” it again the next year. Ehh, no. I don’t think I ever re-used a wreath so I figured I would make a wreath that I can really RE-USE for each season.
Just in case you are wondering I gave the wreath’s to a good home! Let’s get to it.


*Craft Ring
*Glue Gun
*Mini Clothespins

You can click on the links in the “ingredients” to purchase all of the materials in one spot.

The first thing you want to do is cut out strips of burlap. Your craft ring I am using is wooden only because I wanted something that would be really sturdy. Once you are done cutting your strips then you are ready to glue. Slap a little dot of glue down and start wrapping your craft ring. Over lap the burlap just a little bit like below.

This is what is will look like once it is completely wrapped with burlap. If you don’t know how to make a bow you can always buy pre made ones from your local craft store. Hobby Lobby and Michaels always has nice bows. I bought this black and white one from Michael’s, isn’t it so cute.

The good thing about the burlap is you can add different things to it for different occasions without messing it up. All I did to dress mine up was take some stickers, add some hot glue to the back of it then attach it to a mini clothespin. Remember when we overlapped the burlap? This is why. So we can put the clothespins on each little strip of burlap.

Don’t forget you can do this with flowers and ton’s of other things. So awesome.

I love gnomes so I totally took advantage of Martha Stewart’s little gnome stickers.

I hope you enjoyed visiting with me and my gnomes. See you in the next post Jaderbugs.

P.S. I totally thing this needs to be in a magazine, :).

What will you put on your wreath?

What do I think of when I think of stripes? A barber. I remember seeing this little shop when I was small with the red, white and blue stripes turning so smoothly over and over and over again. I used to pass by it just to get mesmerized by it one more time.  I think that is when my heart started adoring stripes. Later on in life I realized stripes did not ONLY have to be red, white & blue.

{{go figure}}

I think stripes add a whimsical touch to ANYTHING. I am about to paint BLACK stripes on a wall in my house. Don’t you worry my little Jaderbugs, I will take you with me! (and if it comes out redonkulous, you will still be with me)

A friend of mine gave me these little mirrors with wood around them a few years back. I love them! I just don’t “love” brown that much. So, I started thinking about how I could bring them back to life. Should I do all three and keep them as a little family? Should I separate them and give them their own identity? See! My brain has to think of the best scenario for my family of mirror’s.

DECISION TIME: They decided they were ready to be on their own. Tired of being triplets. So you know what that means right?


Today you will be getting the “carnival” theme. There is just something about black and white with pops of bright color! Don’t you agree? Then, you add shabby chic to that.

(just saying)


If you want to use another color instead of black, go right ahead! After all,  it’s all about pleasing your eyeballs!

The first thing you need to do is paint your wood white. I used a .99 cent bottle from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store. You can buy these bottles at Wal-Mart too!

This is how it should look once you put two or three coats. When you are dealing with dark wood like this you want to put enough coats on it!

Once you paint it white, you will use masking to tape to make your stripes. I like to make some of mine different widths. Kinda adds that “not so perfect” look to it!

Once you put the first coat of black paint let it dry. After it is completely dry put another coat! When you put your last coat let it sit for about 20 minutes. Before it is completely dry peel the masking tape off. It’s ok if some black get’s on your white strips. We can sand that off later on.

After you peel off your masking tape grab a little piece of sand paper and sand over your black stripes. I like to sand in a horizontal direction. Sanding it will create that shabby chic look. It’s like we are bringing to life something we loved so much already!

This is what your stripes will look like once you sand it. If you had any black that leaked into your white you can easily sand it off. I added some fun things to it to dress it up! The little chalkboard is cute because you can write fun happy things on it!

If you want to see a tutorial on how I made the little chalkboard labels click HERE.

I also added some Rosette’s and felt balls. I will be doing a tutorial on both of these babies real soon so come back!!!! Don’t forget you can get all of my wonderful posts sent to your inbox by clicking HERE!

How cute is this! I guess I should of cleaned my laptop before I took this picture! Guess that is to be expected when you craft for a living (fist pumping). hahah

I hope you all had a fun time here and make sure to come back tomorrow! I will be doing a review on MOD PODGE ROCKS!
{{{and will be giving away a book to a lucky winner}}}

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After searching high and low through my attic looking for a VALENTINES day wreath I finally came to the conclusion that:

a) I never had one

b) I just can’t find it, or 

c) I threw it away

I really don’t feel like going to the store to buy any because, 

a) I am too lazy today

b) I have enough things around my house to make one AND

c) I like homemade things much much more than store bough.

I know, even though you buy it in the store “someoneeeee” made it but it’s way different when you make it with your own two hands!!! I started thinking of different things to make it with and then I opened up my HUGE closet full of FABRIC! It all came to me then!

Strips of fabric tied to a wire wreath. I feel like it will be “homemade” enough and super cute! Not sure if you would consider it shabby chic valentiney or country chic! Let’s just say it’s “VALENTABBYCHIC“…. {{teehehe}}

I hope everyone is had a great weekend, don’t forget it’s almost SUPER BOWL time. Are you throwing a party? We are having a HUGE party and I can’t wait to show you all of my decorations! Ya know, I don’t even really like football (slap in the mouth right about nowwww). Can you believe that? I just like everything else that comes along with it!

Come on, let’s get to crafting!!!

Fabric Wreath Inspiration Board

 Grab some fabric that reminds you of  “valentine’s day”. You can use reds, pinks, whites and black too!!!

I got this metal round skeleton wreath at Michaels Arts and Crafts. It was in some crazy section but maybe someone just misplaced it and I came to save it!

Get your Martha Stewart scissors! These suckers seriously, CUT EVERYTHING. I am sure I shouldn’t be cutting all of the things I cut with them but hey….you live once :) Plus they are from her. I want to use them 24-7

Cut your fabric into strips like this!!! I didn’t measure the strips I just cut! Some are thick and some are thin!!!

Start wrapping your strips around the wire. OVER AND OVER!!!! Until it’s fullllll!!!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE WAY IT CAME OUT! Isn’t it so “valentabbychic“!!!! I hope you have fun making this craft and have fun cutting all of those strips!!!!! {{boy lemme tell you it get’s boringggg}}!  

Sending you RED, WHITE and PINK hugs, 









I absolutely KNOW it’s been quite some time since I really enjoyed a craft like I did this one! It was just so much fun! The process of watching the hot glue create hairy strands in the air just makes me smile from ear to ear. I love when a hot glue gun creates those little “strands” that are finer than the finest hair you could imagine.

I wanted to show you a way to take something as simple as a beaded necklace and turn it into a parade of gold pearls, in


Are you ready? Let’s go!

The most important tool you will need is this hot glue gun. It’s very important that you have a GOOD glue gun for this craft. Did you know that a high-temperature glue gun is best used with wood, plastic, metal, ceramics, magnets, leather, paper, fabric and other porous and non-porous materials? Cool to know huh!!!

* Martha Stewart Crafts Glue Gun And Sticks 

I don’t know about you but I love Mardi Gras! I love the colors, the activities and all of the yummy food! The next thing you will need is beads! It really does NOT matter if you use Mardi Gras colors because in the end we are going to be spray painting them. If you don’t have ANY access to beads I will put a link below if you need to order some.


Grab some scissors! These are my Fav-O-Rit ones ever!

* Martha Stewart Scissor, All-Purpose

I had this really old shade that I decided would be PERFECT for this! I already had it painted gold with some beads on the bottom but you can use ANY lamp shade you have laying around!

Cut your bead in half with your scissors. If you don’t have the kind I am using ANY kind will do!

You will glue the beads completely around the lamp shade like this!!! Start on one end and add them one by one until you get to the top like the above picture!

This is what it will look like when you are done! How fun is this! I almost wanted to keep it like this in honor of Mardi Gras! If you are NOT familiar with Mardi Gras click the link below!

* Mardi Gras 2012 

Grab some Metallic gold spray paint! I purchased it from Home Depot!

This is ALMOST done!

This my Jaderbugs is the final look! I wanted to create a “simple” yet elegant lamp shade! Put a little tulle bow on the top and voila! I have TONS’S of different lamp shades to switch out as my mood’s switch! It’s pretty fun, you should try it! Let me know if you like this craft! Don’t forget to post pictures on my Facebook page of your results!

Full of gold paint and happy about it,

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