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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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This is my first year that I get to make a tree for Michaels and I will tell you I had so much fun! There are so many talented bloggers involved with the #MichaelsMakers #TagATree challenge this year and I feel so honored to be one of them! Make sure you stop by Michaels’ blog, The Glue String to see all of the Dream Tree reveals. To kick off the holiday season, make sure and check out of Michaels’ Make it Merry inspiration book or all kinds of holiday tips and projects. Stay tuned on the 14th I will share with you how I created my ornaments!


WAHOO! It’s finally time to reveal my MICHAELS DREAM TREE! I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had creating this tree! If you know anything about me then you know I love black and white stripes. I mean, if I could wear stripes all day every day I would be happy… (minus being behind bars)… I wanted to take this tree to a whole new level with more DIY ornaments than I have ever done. Stay tuned I will be sharing how I made the ornaments later this week. I wanted to tie in my quirky personality with the stripes so I added some fun creamy pastel shades throughout the tree. The great thing about black and white is you can throw in any accent color and it will look fabulous!


I was super excited when Michaels sent me this 7ft Willow Christmas Tree! The tree was completely brown but I wanted to lighten it up a little so I flocked some of the branches and even a few ornaments. Of course I flocked the tree before I added my ornaments but once it was complete I added a little more flock. I really wanted a “white” christmas! I live in Louisiana so we know the chances of that happening are very slim!




pastel christmas decor



Tree-event-creative Head into Michaels Nov. 2 through Nov. 8 for the Make It Merry Tree Event  – 50% off all trees 6 ft.

Jaderbomb is a Michaels Maker, who participates in monthly challenges sponsored by Michaels. All opinions are 100% mine. 

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I am so excited to share with you these fabulous Tie Dyed Shorts I created for the I love to create blog. I first started the project with intentions of just tie-dying but one thing led to another and next thing I knew lace made it’s way into the picture.

I totally did something different with these shorts and you won’t find out the “technique” I used unless you check out the FULL tutorial (get the link at the bottom of post)

Let me know if you like the colors, lace or the stripes. These are really versatile and you can wear them with so many things. I also believe the process of how I made these can be used for so many other projects depending on your mood.

Don’t forget Orange is the New Black premiered today so make sure to check it out on Netflix! Check out this tutorial I made for the new season! You will love it.

Tie Dyed Shorts

Enjoy and have a GREAT weekend!

Check out these other fun duck tape tutorials I did herehere and here 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

Happy freaking Tuesday, yo! I wish I could say I felt as pretty as these gorgeous pink roses but let’s face it, it’s the beginning of a very busy week and I am already foreseeing oily hair days and no makeup. That should make for an interesting combination. If you like flowers then you have to check out what I made for these lovely succulents. I also made some lovely roses here, they are totally NOT real.

DIY VINTAGE BOTTLE LABELS I think the best thing about this this is the polka dots. For real, you know how hard it is to get perfect circles? Well good thing my friend Amy from Mod Podge Rocks created these pretty snazzy stencils. You will never look at polka dots the same, eva!
***If you want to order any of the supplies I used in this project just click on the links below and you can get them all from one wonderful spot. They are affiliate links which means you are helping me buy a few more vials of glitter to make your eyes twinkle with joy***

vintage wooden labels
STEP ONE: The first thing we will do is stain the wood to make it look old and vintage. We will use folk art brown paint to do this. Brush a little bit of paint on the wooden label and then wipe it off with a napkin. You can also add a little water to your brush to thin the paint out.
Simple huh! how to paint wood vintage STEP TWO: Grab your stencil because it’s time to start playing! The great thing is these stencils have some pretty amazing adhesive on the back and let me tell you…these babies stick!

STEP THREE: Carefully stick your stencil on top of your wooden labels then start pouncing with your pouncer. When you are done peel it off right away. Now sing it: “Pounce with your pouncer pounce pounce with your pouncer”

I bet this will get stuck in your head. mod podge rocks stencils I also put a little paint at the top of the wooden label. Pretty snazzy huh.

STEP FOUR: Grab your baker’s twine and cut a small piece. Bring the two ends together then it’s time to boogie woogie.
easy wooden projects STEP FOUR:
(1) Pass the loop through the hole
(2) Take the two ends and pull them through the loop
(3) Slowly pull the two ends
(4) VOILA  wooden diy projects Now it’s time to worship the shit out of your wooden polka dot labels. Put them on anything and everything. Wanna show of your mad DIY skills? Pop this on a gift and write on the back of it. Promise you the person opening that gift will never look at a paper label the same again.  DIY VINTAGE BOTTLE LABELS tutorial Not sure if you are into these that much. Make a mean bunch and give them to someone who will literally love them. It always works, plus you might feel a little “good” inside.  diy vintage labels Now it’s time for me to run off into the DIY sunset with my vintage bottle labels. DIY BOTTLE LABELS Personally I like to just wrap them around bottles for a quick little decor.  diy wooden labels vintage Yep. This surely happened. In the middle of taking pics a big gust of wind gave my bottles a huge air hug. So strong they all decided to lay down and cuddle next to each other.

Check out these fabulous coasters I made using my friend Ed Roth’s stencils!

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

P.S. If you LOVE printables then check out my site where you can download hundreds of FREE printables!

DIY-PHOTO-CREDIT- Photography: Jaderbomb// DIY tutorial by: Jaderbomb // Teal Bottles: Bath and body work bottles (a coconut lotion was in them and I cleaned label off) // Craft Supplies: Michaels // Roses : My back yard HASHTAG LOGO

Wooden Letters

Wooden Letters make are special because you can create any word or saying with them. I always keep these in stock, especially for the holiday’s!

I think there will be an overload soon of these suckers so beware. You surely have to have fun and design them to reflect your personal space or personality.

Do I create things for a space ever, you ask? NO. I create AWESOME things and then my space has to work around them. (teehee). Let’s get started.  you will need
Wooden Letters | Palette Knife | Tape | Glitter | Craft Paint 
You can purchase all of these items from ONE spot by clicking on the links above. (P.S. These are affiliate links, so thanks for helping me buy more glitter)

vintage wooden letters supplies

The first thing you will do is tape off sections of your wooden letter like below. You can create small spaces or big spaces. Totally up to you.  how to paint strait lines

I like to mask off my entire letter before I start.  MODERN WOODEN LETTERS

I will be applying paint using a palette knife.  PAINTING WITH A PALETTE KNIFE

You will apply a thick layer of paint on the wooden letter. This will add great texture to them in the end.  geometric painted letters

After you apply your first color move on the the next one.  steps on painting on wood

I take off the tape as soon as I move onto the next section. When you take the tape off while the paint is still wet it gives you a fine, crisp line! painting strait lines with tape How cute are these babies. You see those black sections…That is black glitter! Once your paint is completely dry tape off a little section, put a little Mod Podge then sprinkle with glitter of choice. VOILA!

wooden letters

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial! What colors will you use for your letters?

Happy “whoa I am back from the land of OZ” day! Where the heck have I been you ask? You know, I might just have to ask you because quite frankly I don’t know.
(insert evil laugh here)

Last week I had major issues with my site which meant I could not post anything on this bad boy. Next thing I knew I was actually enjoying my time away from the computer.

Did I have the shakes, yes. What can I say my heart belongs in this crazy online home I have created and it’s just like when you go on a vacation away from home. It’s always “nice” but boy it’s good to get back home in your own bed.

I wanted to share with you my latest post that I did for The Graphics Fairy. I am positive you will like it so make sure to go check out the FULL tutorial.

I would like to say it looks sorta modern retro but who I am kidding. I just like crows and vintage patterns. So I brought the two tother to make a big ole explosion of happiness. Don’t these crows look real?!

Some say crows are bad luck but I think they are my guides. They follow me everywhere I go and I LOVE that. At least I know if they are around me and someone tries to hurt me they will shoot down and eat their eyeballs out…. Well at least I would hope.



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Vintage Apothecary

Wanna know what’s better than scouring old antique shops looking for vintage apothecary brown bottles? Making them with a good ole 6-pack of beer in 1 hour.

That is just how I like to roll, yo.

1. I don’t have the time to really dig through boxes of someones trash. Unless I am in GA at my sisters house.

2. I am not paying 20 bucks for a real “vintage” bottle.

you will need


See the ingredients are fairy simple.

– Beer bottles (and yes you will now start begging your friends to keep all of their trashy empty bottles now)

– Martha Stewart etching cream

– Martha Stewart oval stickers 

Did you see the glass dome I just made? I used this fabulous brown cream on it.


This bottle is clean in the beginning but we are about to dirty this baby up, or just make it look dirty.


Make sure you lather this cream on the bottle. The thicker,the better. Don’t put a thin coat and expect it to work. Not gonna happen.

Since we are creating a vintage apothecary bottle we need to keep in mind that the “dirty” sections are spaced out. Don’t coat the entire bottle at once. We want to put the cream in different areas.


Let your etching cream chill on the bottle for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off, then repeat the same steps.

This time put your etching cream in different spots and start overlapping the cream on spots you previously did.

vintage-glass make-vintage-glass-jaderbomb

I had left over daisies from this post so I figured I would put them to use once more.

I’m so cheap.

vintage-bottle-craft-jaderbomb vintage-etched-glass-jaderbomb


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
P.S. If your friends don’t drink then that means one thing. It’s time you start throwing some back! If you have not seen my 12 months of Martha make sure to check it out.

See you in the next post!


Kitchen Decorating

Boom Chaka Laka, Chaka Laka, Chaka Laka, Laka BOOM! I am on this odd spoon kick lately. I am not quite sure how to kick it so I decided to share all of the fun things I been doing with them. You remember the other day when I posted this, well before I put up all of my colored nail polish I thought hard about what else I could do with them. I went into a day long daze (crafters you know what this is) and BOOM. This thought happened. Kitchen Decorating 101. Well, not exactly what you see below but the thought of bright, whimsical, retro spoons happened in my noggin. Initially I thought they would look great in a glass jar in the kitchen. I put them in a jar but it was like looking at yourself in the mirror while trying on bathing suits. It worked but didn’t work. Or in my case I have just resorted to the “shirt” on top because I don’t want the sun to burn me. Wink Wink!

Anyways, I grabbed some gold glitter and sprinkled it over my head then the magical thought of a spoon display occurred to me. There you go, now you have my trick on how I create things. Let’s get started!

you will need

Wooden Spoon | Nail Polish | Wooden Plaque
decorative wooden spoons Rainbow Nail Polish

I am going to be honest, there was no specific pattern involved just pure excitement. I did want them to feel a little tribal | retro | whimsical | happy | colorful and that is exactly what I got. I was not planning on doing a black and white one until I put them together. I needed that to break the colors up, I think that was a smart choice.

how to paint on spoons

What colors will you be using? It would even look great as a whole set in one specific color/design. Now remember I did not coat them with anything because the nail polish gave me a great shiny finish.

painted spoons

I painted a piece of wood white and let that dry over night with the spoons. Once everything is dry you can then glue the spoons to the wood with the glue of your choice.
I made these for decoration purposes.

in other news

| Wanna see other spoon posts? Check out how I printed on spoons and how I dented up spoons!

| Check out my latest post on the I love to create blog, it’s “leatherific”.

Big Glittery HUGS from me to YOU!


I am super excited to share with you something that will be taking place EVERY THURSDAY!  What is BLOGGY LOVE THURSDAY?
It is the one day of the week where me and four of my friends will showcase each other’s crafts! If there is something you would like to showcase send me an email jade@jaderbomb.com. You never know when something of yours will show up on here! Let’s get started on today’s wonderful crafts.

Cathie Filian always puts a smile on my face. Check out these epic crackle eggs she made!http://cathiefilian.blogspot.com/2013/03/diy-crackle-finish-easter-eggs.html

Margot Potter is a bloggy queen, did you know that? If you don’t believe me you can check this out….She made a stunning “rustic elegance centerpiece”…http://www.theimpatientcrafter.com/2013/03/diy-rustic-elegance-centerpiece.html

Claudine hellmuth: artist + illustrator …Well there is not much to say except TALENTED.. If you love illustrations then she is the person you need to stalk! She has a free download on her site, click the link below to get to it… All I will say is it’s “Bunny-licious”.

Mark Montano is going to rule the world one day. Maybe I can be his assistant or something. I can’t wait to make these “Tiny Hat” bobby pins that he put up yesterday on his blog! Can you imagine these in your hair! OMG!


I hope you enjoyed bloggy Thursday!


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,


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