Tag Archives: valentines day

Roses are red violets are blue roses are pretty and so are you… Well if that wasn’t cheesy then I don’t know what is! I ran across these paper roses the other day at Michael’s Arts & Crafts and fell in love. They were in the bins right by the register for $1. One stinking dollar! So what is a DIY girl to do? Of course buy them. Wanna see what I made with them, let’s go! Check out these other Valentines Ideas I posted.  Paper Flowers 11 Paper Roses | Magnets | Glue Gun | Suction Cups Clips | Paper Clips
paper roses supplies The first thing you will do is take the rose out of the pack, smell it, adore it, kiss it (only if you are a real paper freak) and then realize it’s a paper rose and it does not smell. Teehee!  paper flowers diy The paper flowers peel off of the pack real easy. Once you take one off add a drop of hot glue to the back of the rose then gently place a paper clip on the back of the rose. Make sure you put the paper clip facing the correct direction before you stick it in the hot glue. You will do the same thing for the suction cups, clips and magnets.  paper clip diy DSC_0888 diy stationery paper flowers tutorial Once your suction cup hangers are done you can stick them on a mirror or window to display these beauties. I like to hang fun things from them that make me smile.  Paper Roses diy magnets learn to make paper flowers

I am simply delighted with this easy tutorial and I hope you make tons of fun rose magnets! These will dress up any fridge or filing cabinets in 5 minutes.

Just have fun with them and remember you can practically glue a flower rose on anything to dress it up! Don’t forget thumb tacks!

WHICH ONE OF THESE IS YOUR FAVORITE ONE?
ending1

 

If you are looking for a easy way to decorate for Valentines day then look no further because I have an affordable tutorial for you using pink Christmas ornaments. I think  it’s hard to decorate for each holiday for the simple fact that it can get pretty expensive. Remember supermarket sweep? I used to love that show. When I am in the craft store just browsing I always go strait to the sale isles. Why? Because there is no way I will spend the full price on things when I will end up change the whole appearance anyway. So back to supermarket sweep, I always pretend I am on that show and will give myself 10 minutes in those isles, NO matter how many isles there are. Being crafty sometimes means thinking on your toes and usually you think of how you can use an item within the first 5 seconds of looking at it. Trust that first thought. It’s usually the best one.

I love after Christmas sales, especially when things are 80% off. I try to not go until it’s that low. I figure if something good is already gone I will never know, haha. Plus I  tell myself that whatever is left it’s up to me to use it in another creative way. That’s exactly what I did with the ornaments in this craft. The box was originally 5.00 and I paid .50 for them. I think that is a good deal! I bought big ones and small ones. You never know when you will need extra balls.
(insert quirky smirk and head shaking)

Valentine-Heart-Wreath

Isn’t this wreath so cute!

jaderbomb

*Christmas Balls
*Martha Stewart Designer Paper Pad
*Circle Punch
Doily
*Martha Stewart Stickers
Twine

You can order all the items above from one spot, just click on the link.

Valentine-Heart-Wreath

Are you swooning over everything I used? I love anything glittery and pink, it always puts me in a fabu-loso mood.

Valentine-Heart-Wreath

K, the first thing you will do is get a piece of paper and draw out a heart or print one. You can click HERE to download the one I used. Glue each one together. Wait till the glue is dry before you move on to the next spot.

Valentine-Heart-Wreath

I bought these paper doilies from Freds in the birthday party isle. For a pack of 24 it was $1.00. Booyah, you know I grabbed all 45. Fold a doily like an accordion then set to the side.

Valentine-Heart-Wreath

Punch out a circle. I swear when you do one you will want to keep on, it’s addicting.

Valentine-Heart-Wreath

Now is the time you will glue your paper doily onto your wreath, wherever you want to put it. Add your punch out in the middle of doily.

Valentine-Heart-Wreath

I wrapped a little twine around my punch out then placed a cute cupcake sticker in the middle.

Valentine-Heart-Wreath

So it’s that simple. What I like the most about this is I can keep a fun pink heart up all year round. I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a heart wreath out of ornaments. What is your favorite holiday to decorate for? I’d love to know, let me know in the comment section.

Wanna check out more of my Valentines tutorials? Click HERE.

jaderbomb

 

I can’t wait to show you today how I made a dog bed out of an old television. It’s the best dog bed in my eyes and I know you re going to love it. Some beds for dogs are not the coziest and I figured out a way to make a cozy one that’s great for cat’s too. It’s pretty simple to make which makes it nice. I am loving how unique it looks. Most dog beds can look a little generic but not this one. It’s a Jaderbomb dog bed!

How_to_make_a_dog_bed

How cute is Ceaux Ceaux here! She loves her new bed so much. I think certain dogs like to be in small spaces because it makes them feel safe and secure. Ceaux Ceaux is part beagle and terrier and they love being in a small spaces. I drove up one day at home and my neighbor had this T.V. at the road. I don’t know why I wanted it but I knew it would be something cute. Once I got it home I started to gut it out it. Then I realized it could be a dog bed. Right! It’s really simple to make so let’s get started!

How_to_make_a_dog_bed

1. The first thing you will do is find an old T.V.

2. See how your animal looks in it,hehe

3. Gut out the entire thing!

4. Start painting it the color of choice. I like things to look “clean and crisp” so white is what I chose.
It’s really that simple. You can also paint or decorate the inside to add your personal touch.

How_to_make_a_dog_bed

Just thought I would share with you my roses. I have this crazy habit that forces me to buy fresh flowers every week. Trust me they usually take me from 1 to 100 in about five minutes. The good thing about flowers is you can choose different ones each week depending on your mood, how you feel or colors you are attracted to. I always have different ones but my FAVORITE flower is the stargazer lily.

All.TIME.FAVORITE

How_to_make_a_dog_bed

jaderbomb

* You can get to my dog’s blog HERE and her facebook HERE
*Check out the review I wrote for FaveCrafts HERE
*Click HERE to see the homemade greeting card I made for FaveCrafts
*CHA post coming this week of my favorite new products
*Check out some of my most popular Valentines Day Posts BELOW

 

Happy “I’m so excited to share with you my top 10 favorite Valentines Day things” day! I hope you enjoy the ones I featured this week~

  jaderbomb

Jaderbomb_10_Valentines_Tutorials

Valentines Rulers from Thompson and Sprint 

Jaderbomb_10_Valentines_Tutorials

Dimensional Heart Garland from A Subtle Revelry 

Jaderbomb_10_Valentines_Tutorials

Valentines Day Spa from Itsy Belle 

Jaderbomb_10_Valentines_Tutorials

Accordion Fold Rebus Valentine from Martha Stewart

Jaderbomb_10_Valentines_Tutorials

Valentine Lightbulb from Design Sponge

Jaderbomb_10_Valentines_Tutorials

 

Valentine window garland from Noodlehead

Jaderbomb_10_Valentines_Tutorials

Sweet Valentines Stickers from Twig & Thistle 

Jaderbomb_10_Valentines_Tutorials

Mix CD Valentine from Design Mom

Jaderbomb_10_Valentines_Tutorials

ABC Valentine from OOPSEY DAISY

I hope you enjoyed this post and see ya in the next one.

Do you feel like Valentines Day is sneaking up on you?

jaderbomb

Quote of the day: 
“Bigger than life is not difficult for me.  I AM bigger than life.”-Rita Moreno

Well that quote fit me quite perfectly I tell ya! If you ever wonder where I get my quotes from or how I choose them I will tell ya. I have always kept a calendar on my desk where you can tear a page off every day and each day has something new on it. I get them from Barnes and Noble. They usually have a HUGE table to choose from and they range from puzzles, cat’s, dogs, inspirational, sports, funny and anything else you can think of.

Last year Ashy bought me a really great inspirational one.  However this year, I got a really funny one. It’s sorta inspirational but it’s about inspirational WOMEN. I will post a link below to show you the calendar I got because it’s still early in the year and you need this one. Super funny!

Today’s craft is very inspirational. Why you ask? Well because when you water color it relaxes you in a way that you won’t understand unless you do it. I should say enjoying your time doing it will relax you, not if you hurry. It’s magical when you mix two colors together and they blend so easily. For me crafting isn’t just a job, it truly grounds me and gives me a place on this earth.

water_colored_flag_bunting_valentines_jaderbomb

INGREDIENTS:

*Water Color Paint
*Brushes
*Fabric

If you click on the ingredient links you can purchase these items all in one place.

 

water_colored_flag_bunting_valentines_jaderbomb

 

 

water_colored_flag_bunting_valentines_jaderbomb

The first thing you will do is get strips of fabric ( use a light color so the water color’s show) and start painting whatever you like on it. I wanted to do some geometric shapes and patterns on mine. I will suggest one thing. When it comes to water color the cheaper ones you buy will not have a lot of color pigment in them. I suggest buying the more expensive one because it will be worth it. Don’t worry even the expensive ones are not that expensive.
FYI: you could also buy the ones with 7 colors and mix your own shades!

 

water_colored_flag_bunting_valentines_jaderbomb

Once you paint on your fabric let them dry over night. When dry cut out triangles. I didn’t measure mine because I wanted them to be different sizes.

water_colored_flag_bunting_valentines_jaderbomb

Once you are done grab your glue gun and some string or twine. Add a little glue to the top of the flag (the back side of your flag) and just place your twine on top of the glue. That’s it!

water_colored_flag_bunting_valentines_jaderbomb

I just love the way they came out. I figured I would start early with my Valentines decor and I think this is beautiful.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and you can look forward to new VALENTINE’S day crafts!

Huge hugs, see ya in the next post!

jaderbomb.com

Well the big ole heart day is finally here

{{insert a big bouncy heart and cheesy smile}}

I just had to share with you a quick tutorial on our breakfast this morning. Yes… I got up super early just to make pink heart pancakes. I love making things my family will always remember.

For the record I am a “traditions” kinda girl.

Let’s get started JADERBUGS!

*I love Aunt Jemima pancake mix & McCormick red food coloring (it is REALLY a good red)

Follow directions on the box for successful pancakes.

I hope you are drooling through the computer because lemme tell you my loved ones LOVED them! I hope each and every one of you a fun filled day full of love! I added some “gold” sprinkles to the pancakes to add some fun to them.

Remember my cake balls I made with the gold sprinkles? If you have not seen them click HERE to check them out!

STAY TUNED, THE TUTORIAL ON HOW I MADE HE POM POMS IN THE PANCAKES WILL BE UP LATER TODAY!


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, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC_0253

Paint Chip Canvas TUTORIAL

Hey Jaderbugs!!! I can’t believe I forgot to click “publish” yesterday after I wrote this!

I wanted to make you something that is FUN and EXCITING for Valentine’s day. I am always drawn into paint samples at any store I go into. I can think of a MILLION things to do with them and I never seem to have enough time! Sometimes I find paint samples that I absolutely can’t choose from, because I love the entire thing. That is why I came up with this fun craft! Why not make your own LIFE SIZE paint samples. You know, the kind where you can “pick” your own colors and “pick” your own names! I had so much fun making this and it would be a great gift to anyone! It is a great and cheap way to add lot’s of decor to a space and you can have tons of them for different holidays!

Some of the things I used to make this craft are:

1.  Martha Stewart Crafts™ Basic Brush Set – 5pc

2.  Martha Stewart Crafts™ Paint

3.  Artist’s Loft™ 2 Pack Value Canvas   

The colors I used for this project are : Pink Carnation, Raspberry Ice, Fruit Punch, Turquoise, Surf and Sea Lavender. They are all from the Martha Stewart line.

I hope you enjoyed the quick show I made you! If you want to see the tutorials on two of the crafts in the picture above here are the links!!! Enjoy!!!

1. Wine Cork Board

2.  Champagne-Bottle Wrap


Stay tuned I will be posting a tutorial on how to make a “head” to put on your wall. You will have to come back to see what kind of HEAD I am talking about!!!!

Sending you lots of paint chip colored canvases,

Howdy Hoe Jaderbugs!!! It’s 2012 and I am so excited that I am healthy, happy and hibernating…..it’s sorta cold I tell ya! I got some leopard slippers for Christmas so I actually have a legit “excuse” to wear them. Living in the South you don’t really wear slippers for warmth. Christmas was uh-mazing. I got to spend a lot of time with seester and that is always a bu-last! It’s kind of bitter sweet getting to see her and then parting from her and my babies (god children). If only they didn’t live like…. a BILLION miles away.

We did have a blast though. We did a FUN photo shoot and let me tell ya they are HAWT. I’ll post a few of her that I have edited for you to see her. SHE IS A GEM! So beautiful! 

cheese lights 

Enough about me, how has your TUESDAY been?  I hope it has gone a little smoother than mine.  Thank GOD (for real)  I am still happy as ever! Just wait till you see the craft I am posting today.  It will surely  make you smile!

                                                I am using Burlap and a plain white sheet
                        Honestly, I didn’t measure because in this case it really didn’t matter.

But depending on how big your curtain rod is, that will determine how big you need to make the fold.

                                                   See! Nothing perfect. Just Shabby Chic is all.
                You want to make sure this measurement is pretty accurate because you will notice it.

Just sew the end  that is not finished (burlap) to the white sheet. Then fold over and iron.

 

How’s it coming!!!!

P.S.  How cute for real!!! I also made some fabric flags just for Valentines Day.
     P.S. Just a little something extra for you. These were totally NOT planned but well worth it!

They are under my sink.

Cutsie Pootsie!

I hope you totally enjoyed this craft! I actually made these curtains over a year ago but wanted to “re-share” them with you! I figured valentines day is near and and they were just delicate enough for this holiday! 

Enjoying my night eating turkey bacon and watching cupcake wars,

Stained_Glass_Valentines_Hearts_Mobile_Jaderbomb

Crayon Stained-Glass Hearts

 I am full of LOVE today. Love for my life and LOVE for the Universe. I will be on Martha Stewart’s show today and I am kinda freaking out. I mean, it’s only in front of millions of people. NO pressure, right? What if I say the wrong thing? Will she think I’m silly? I just wanted to post this fun craft and share with you how thrilled I am and this feels like one big DREAM!
Don’t forget I will be covering the event LIVE on my blog so keep checking my blog out!
WISH ME LUCK!
I will be posting LOTS of pictures from the whole thing so stay tuned my little jaderbugs.

 

p.s. for the wooden sticks i used bamboo.  i had these for decoration and just broke one in half.  how easy is that!
p.s. shaving with scissors was the easiest way!
p.s. when you put your 2nd piece of wax paper on top of the shavings, it’s best to put a towel on top before you iron it.  personal experience, it works best :)
p.s. you can use any cookie cutter or you can free hand your design.
p.s. after cutting out the designs simply put one down, put hot glue on the side facing upward then place rope in the middle.  before the glue dries you need to put the other heart on top and press gently with your hand.
p.s. how cute is this!
p.s. if you put it outside, just remember it is made with paper and if it gets wet it will fall apart.
 
Just in case you are not aware of my countdown I am doing right now you can click HERE to read all about it!!!
Make sure you click on the Martha countdown tab on my blog to see the crafts I have already done!
And I will put a link on my website which is www.jaderbomb.com!!!!
AND IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG! OR IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL STILL PUT IT UP!!!!
JADE@JADERBOMB.COM

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...