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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!

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

I’m so cheap.

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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!

jade

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.

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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.
DO NOT EAT FROM THESE OR COOK WITH THEM. THESE ARE  JUST FOR DECORATIONS!
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!

Bloggy-Love-Thursday

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”.
http://claudinehellmuth.blogspot.com/2013/03/free-easter-bunny-ears-printable.html

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!
http://markmontanoblogs.blogspot.com/2013/03/How-to-make-tiny-hats.html

 

I hope you enjoyed bloggy Thursday!

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Colorblocked-Keys

INGREDIENTS

*Brush
*Paint
*Masking tape
*Keys
*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

Colorblocked-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.

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

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

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Then hung them from my cook book stand.

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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}

THINGS COMING UP THIS WEEK:
*POST ON PUTTING IN OUR MOEN SINK
*INK BLOWN ART TUTORIAL
*VLOGG ON LAST MINUTE MARTHA STEWART CHRISTMAS PRODCUTS (FUN)
*SHABBY CHIC RED TABLE
*HOW TO MAKE AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER (VLOGG AND TUTORIAL)

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

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Quote of the day:
“All clouds are not rain clouds” – Latin Proverb

Video inspirations for this printable. I like these clown much more. Enjoy the video!

Click HERE for the full size PDF

You can print this out and use it for scrap booking, frame it with a picture in it, use if for Halloween decor or use it as a gift. There is so much to do with it. I am loving the diamonds all over and the font!

Happy Sunday
I made this scary carnival print for ya. There is something about clowns that freak me out. Maybe it’s the fact that you just DON’T know who or what is under all of that white paint.

The other day me and my dad were out and about and ran across this man, that we both know.

Dad : “JJ well look who it is”
Jade: “Yeah doobie the clown”
Dad : “HUH”
Jade: “Yeah, remember for my 2nd or 3rd birthday you hired him to be a clown at my party”
Dad : “LAUGHING OUT LOUD”
Jade: “(slapped him on arm and rolling my eyes) “STOP while I am trying not to laugh myself”
Dad: “YOU REMEMBER THAT JJ
Jade: “Just a little, haha. It sorta traumatized me”
Dad: (put’s arm around me and says: I’m sorry, we thought you would enjoy it)
Jade: Giving dooby the clown a hug because at this point he right in front of me.

Good news is he wasn’t in a clown suit. He’s a principle now. I am not scared of him anymore.

So the point is, clowns are not that scary if they are family friends. I still get freaked the freak out when I see a clown anywhere else. Maybe I will over come my fear and dress up as a clown this year.

Did anything ever scare you when you were little?

Happy Monday! Today will be all about Beautiful Vintage Bottles! I hope you had a great weekend! Sometimes the weekends go by so quickly, don’t they? Hopefully you have ton’s of glass bottles hanging around because this craft is addicting. There is something about transforming a plain bottle into a little work of art. Vintage decor always has a spot in my ever beating heart. Maybe it’s how delicate vintage things look. Plus it has a story. Unlike something you would buy off of the shelf. Which is why I am doing this craft because not everyone has “access” to all things vintage.

INGREDIENTS:  

Click any of the links to purchase these items:

Martha Stewart Paint
Bottle Caps
Martha Stewart Bakers Twine
Martha Stewart Stencil  
Food Coloring
Sequins
Silk Acrylic Glazes
Glass Bottles
Mod Podge Sparkle
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Martha Stewart brushes
Lace string
Buttons
Martha Stewart Foam Pouncer 

First thing you will do is mix some Mod Podge sparkle with a little bit of food coloring. Let me tell you that you only need a few drops. You don’t want it to be super dark . We want it to dry translucent.

When you are done mixing start brushing your Mod Podge on. Seriously when I paint glass I always get super excited inside! It’s like WOW! How come I didn’t know about this years ago. (fist pumping)

You might have to put 2 layers. It just depends on how dark your mix was. I always set it in the sun right after I paint the glass. It dries really quick.

Now I will tell you about my good friends RIDICULOUSLY amazing site. I am sure you heard of her…

The Graphics Fairy. Boom. Pow. Wow. That is what you will feel when you get to her site. You might just get glued to the puter for a bit longer than you had planned. I swear. I experience it all of the time, haha.

Once you have the images you want it’s time to “dress” them up! I am using these amazing silk acrylic glazes. Do you remember when I used them in this post? I am using the glazes as a resist which means when I put any other paint on top of the glaze it won’t stick to the glaze. This is a really cool technique because you can create a lot of dimension in your art. I am using Olive Vine for this image. Find the wreath with Bee in it here.

What I did first was take my stencil and put it around my image. Lightly pounce your glaze onto the stencil.

With the next image I used a butterfly stencil inside of my graphics fairy image. I repeated the previous step. For this color I mixed some Olive Vine with Ice. It made such a pretty color!

For the Horse I thought this stencil would be interesting to use. The solar gold is AMAZEBALLS!

Once you finish doing all of your stenciling you will get some acrylic paint and put a light coat on top of your entire image. Don’t worry about the edges being perfect because we will be doing something in a minute with them. After you apply the paint quickly rub with a paper towel. You will notice the glaze will pop through the paint. Sometimes if I find the acrylic paint is too thick I will add a pinch of water to thin it out. I actually suggest doing this!

I love pink and green together…

After you are done with your painting and everything is dry we will start the BURNING. I always love when I get to play with fire. Don’t ya! I light it for a second then quickly blow it out. I like this process because it doesn’t burn to much at one time.

When you are done burning and happy with the size it’s time to MOD PODGE!!!! I wanted to make my bottles “shine” so I used the Mod Podge Sparkle. If you have not used this one yet… Get ready because it’s so pretty you might actually try to taste it…(no, I didn’t do this haha)

When you have all of your images on the bottles and they are dry we will start to decorate them. If you notice in my “ingredients” there are things there that I didn’t actually use. I just wanted to give you some ideas of things you CAN use to decorate with. Sometimes it helps to actually see it then your brain will say.. “ey, I like that”.

This lace actually has a sticky side so you can peel and stick. It’s that easy! I wrapped some baker’s twine around the neck of one to add a cute touch to it.

If you are wondering WHY the bottle to the left is missing it’s butterfly, it’s because when I tried burning the underneath of the paper I was talking to someone and guess what… I burned right through the paper. Do you see that brown spot on the horse picture? This is what happens if you put the flame “under” the image for a FEW seconds. It makes it look a little old (unless you burn it through and through). I just grabbed another image from the Graphics Fairy and placed it on top. This project is also fun because you might realize when you are almost done that you want to add another layer to your bottle. Which is ALWAYS good!

Be careful that you don’t drop any bottles on the ground while transporting them. (yes I broke one)

You might find yourself doing the same craft over again…

Well Jaderbugs, I hope you enjoyed this craft as much as I did!  Don’t forget to follow me here (below).


Shabby Chic Lampshade

~First things you will need before you start this project are a pair of scissors, felt, lampshade (new or old) and a small hot glue gun. Are you excited yet!!! I AM~


Once you find the lampshade you want to work with then you can start to make it shabby chic~I like to use old dingy lampshades because it feels nice to bring it back to life, however you can use a new one if you choose to. You will be applying felt on the lampshade so you want to make sure you have enough felt before you start.

I just used the 9×12 sheets from Hobby Lobby, or you can get them at your local craft store. They are usually really cheap, I paid $.29 per sheet and used about 10 sheets. Before you start cutting the felt plug your hot glue gun in.

Below is the lampshade I am using today.

I cut squares approximately 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. All I did was fold the sheet in half then cut at the crease. As you can see below I have 4 different sizes all done by continuously folding in half and cutting.I continued this process until my squares were around that size. Remember, the smaller you go the fuller the lamp will look.

When you are ready for gluing you will need to get one of your squares and fold it in half. (thanks paige for being my hand model) LOL

Next you will gently take your hot glue gun and squeeze the glue onto the crease you just created.

Once you have your glue on the crease, quickly fold your square in half again. This will make it a lot smaller so do not worry if your square has shrunk a lot!

You will directly place the felt onto the lampshade without letting go of the fold you just made. Your first piece will take the most time because you need to hold it down with your fingers until the glue is completely dry. (please be careful, glue can really burn you :)

Once your first piece is glued on, you can now start adding the other pieces of felt using the same technique as the first. The only difference now is that you will not have to hold the piece of felt down as long. Don’t be discouraged after you put your first one on! I promise after you put your 3rd or 4th piece on you will start to see the way it’s supposed to look~

GOOD LUCK~~ Please post pictures when you are done and I will do a follow up blog with all the ones that were sent to me~~~ I can’t wait to see your magnificent lampshade~

MY VERY OWN SHABBY CHIC FELT LAMPSHADE~
P.S. This would be a great Christmas gift~

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