Happy Happy Happy Tirdsday…. (teehee) just joking! I have to tell ya, the creative juices have been working in overtime lately! I can’t seem to produce things as fast as they pass through my head. I am like, “head, stop it”, “where were you with all of these ideas 2 months ago”…. OH, I know I was kinda focused on my Martha Stewart  project. Do you remember that! If not check it out HERE.  It was such a massive project but at last, I finished it. I wanna say I passed with flying colors. {{fist pumping}}. I think Martha approved, hehe.

I went to Walmart the other day and got this awesome “Dr. Seuss ” looking plant. You know what I am talking about right? The Ponytail Palm. I found this cool site that gives you a little more information on it.  It is really “cartooooonie” looking which makes me really happy!

Let’s see what else is new…. OH Google friends is shutting down soon so if you were one of my followers on there you will have to find a new way to follow me. You can find me on Google+, or sign up for my RSS feed ( which means anytime I post something it will be sent to your email).  Either way is a great way to stay in touch! Of course you can find me on my facebook and twitter, and that is all on my website! 

Ok! I am ready to share this fun and random craft with ya!  OH I am sorta doing a MOD PODGE “paper” review because I have been having this one and never used it! I always use the gloss and sparkle one. This was a chance for me to finally try it out. Plus I wanted to see just how good the “paper one” worked on “fabric”. SO FAR SO GOOD!!!

Ingredients you will need are: fabric, scissors, hot glue gun, mod podge terra cotta pot, twine and a creative brain for 10 minutes! Don’t forget to check out my friends website! MOD PODGE ROCKS! It is SUPER fun and I am sure you will find a ton of things to do on it ! She is like the MOD PODGE queen… (at least in my eyes)

First thing we will do is grab our pot. I said “terra cotta” but you can really use ANY pot you have. I got this one at Wal-Mart for like…3 bucks!

So I know I said this was a new “Mod Podge” that I was reviewing but you might wonder why it’s FULL of blue paint. Well, because it has been living in my studio for quite some time and it has seen a few falls and spills near it! HAHA. Of course I am using my Martha Stewart brush! I have done MANY reviews on this product and let me tell you it is worth every penny! Did you know Mod Podge comes in tons of different ways. Here are a few!

I went in my fabric closet and found some fun colors that looked great next to each other. Personally I think black and white go with ANYTHING!

I had these little “jewel” stickers. I think they are made for scrap booking but I figured I would try them in a different way. I know you will love the end result! Oh, you can get some of these little babies at Michaels Art’s and Crafts!

Don’t forget to grab your hot glue gun and a pair of  “good” scissors. I used this glue gun and these scissors. Personally I like them the most and I have tried MANY before these landed in my hands! They were heaven sent! (thanks Martha) haha!

Start by cutting your fabric into strips and mod podge each one down. One at a time. It’s easy if you brush on top of your pot with the mod podge then place your strip down. Once it is down put a GOOD coat on top of it. Don’t worry if it looks really white, all Mod Podge dries CLEAR!

P.S. If you are using a fabric that has a print on it keep the strips next to each other so it “sorta” lines up when it’s all down.

This is what it will look like when you are done with the bottom. You want to do the bottom THEN the top. See, I told you it dries crazy clear! So pretty, right!

After you do the complete bottom, and it dries then you can start the top. Don’t worry, if they don’t match perfectly in the middle. We will be putting a strip of fabric there.

This is what it will look like full of Mod Podge and NO strip separating the two.

Look how pretty the top looks!! It’s crazy how this excites me! (craft geek)…After your top dries you will put a strip (whatever color or design you choose) in the middle to cover where they meet up. Use the same procedure.

Next thing we have to do is hot glue down our twine along the edges of the center strip. Be careful not to burn your fingers!!!

If you notice in the MIDDLE of the strip I hot glued the sticker jewels to it. It just adds that PERFECT touch to it!

And this my Jaderbugs is the final result. Our Pony Tail tree finally has a cute little home, for now. (haha) Don’t worry if you have little hot glue strings hanging out ALL over your pot. Once your fabric is COMPLETELY dry you can just rub it off. Obviously I took these pictures WAY before it was dry! HAHA

I hope everyone is dreaming of memories of their favorite pony tail they rocked at some point in time,





DIY: Mini Bunting for Cake or Flower Pot

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Happy #thursdiy y’all! I just know you will LOVE all of these projects featured today! Don’t forget to SHARE the love! These Flashy Projects will make all of you smile from ear to ear!
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I am totally in love with this cute arm knit cowl scarf – I love this thing so much and I think I need about 10 of them! HINT HINT (Maybe one in every color of the rainbow….)

Learn how to make an awesome beaded necklace chain that is absolutely gorgeous. Yes, I totally need 2 of these hanging around my neck. Just think you can put glitter or small mementos in this baby too!

Mark’s fabric plant is one that even I keep looking fresh and happy! I think paper flowers and plants add a BOHO whimsical feel to any space and FYI these are great for any kid’s room!

Cathy’s Miu Miu inspired top is so great! I wonder what this would look like with red, yellow and blue! This is great for all ages!

Aunt Peaches upcycles some bright Mardi Gras beads into a stunning mosaic. She won my heart with this craft since I am from good ole Louisiana! REPRESENT!

I made a  trendy denim craft project as part of my Michaels Makers series! Yes this is a line of stuff that you HAVE to check out at Michaels!

You also need to check out this painted Leopard Bag! I can just visualize this in SO MANY COLORS! I also think this would be a GREAT kids project!

HUGE HUGS! XOXO, Jaderbomb ♥

It’s THURS-DIY and it’s time to get INSPIRED by my crafty friends. This week we have 8 Spring Diy’s that are a mix of spring, chic, and just pure fun. Click the links below the picture to see how each craft was made! Trust me they are all so much fun!8 spring diy's

Make a few of these Peeps Martini’s and I promise you might just see the Easter BUNNY! {SOURCE: Margot Potter }

Dress up ANY piece of clothing with fabric markers and watercolor flowers with fabric markers {SOURCE: Cathy Attix}

I am in love with this Mod Melt mirror. Perfect for any desk, dresser or dorm room. {SOURCE: Cathie Filian}

These rainbow loom flip-flops will make your heart and feet thump like crazy! {SOURCE: Debi Beard}

This chilli-pepper & resin heart necklace is the coolest thing ever! I am already thinking of ton’s of spices I could add to it! {SOURCE: Cathie Filian}

Golden geometric-y painted pillows are surely the key to happiness. Right! {SOURCE: Mark Montano}

Dollar-store wall art can be added to any room for a punch of spice! {SOURCE: Morena Hockley}

Dress up your bracelets with nail polish. Super easy and super affordable. {SOURCE: Jader Bomb}

I hope you enjoyed all of these great tutorials! Make sure to hop over to each one and check them out. See ya in the next post!

XOXO, JADE

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Happy Saturday Jaderbugs! I am so happy to finally share with you some fun clips from the Tie Dye your summer demo I did in Lafayette, La. I can’t express  how much fun I had here. Everyone was super stoked to see how the Tulip tie-dye works and let me tell you I was happy to show them. I think my favorite thing about this post is what you can win!

I know you wanna win all of this right! Head on over to the Tulip site to enter! When you click on the link below it will tell you all the ways you can enter the tie dye your summer contest. You have more than one option and lemme tell you if you do all of them, you are a ROCKSTAR! Good Luck!

ENTER HERE

tie dye your summer

Check out the fun we had a few weekend’s ago. This demo was special because it was in my home town of Lafayette, La! I was so happy with the participation at this particular event. Everyone passed by and stopped to check out what was going on. So many people said they recall the day’s of boiling water just to dye something and couldn’t believe how easy our system was.
(doing the Wop right now)

Check out my latest post for the I love to create blog. Just trust me there are certain ways to get this so check out the whole blog post to get all of the steps. Long gone are the days of only tie – dyeing your old t-shirts. Every two weeks I post on their site which is redonkulously (pronounced RE-DONK-U-LUS-LEE) awesome.  Make sure to follow my blog to find out when I make something new!  Here are a few of my recent posts.

Tie Dyed Tissue Paper

DIY-Tie-Dyed-Tissue-Paper

Fabric Flower Leather Cuff

Leather Cuff Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this post! See ya tomorrow. Huge glittery hugs,

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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 spoonsRainbow 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.
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!

Happy Monday Y’all! I am sitting at home with my coffee, listening to Enya and warming up my feet with a little floor heater at my desk. I am so pumped to share with you the tutorial I did on the I Love to Create Blog. I post every two weeks there incase you didn’t know. This leather cuff tutorial brings together two different looks that anyone can sport. A soft delicate flower with a rough biker edge to it. I am not quite sure if the two actually go together but I loved it. Once I made it I realized how cool it would be if I had a “collection” of leather cuffs. I mean one for each holiday, season etc. I think it’s a huge statement piece and you can never go wrong with a leather cuff. You could give these as Christmas presents, wedding favors, or just get a group of your friends together and make them!

This leather cuff tutorial is easy enough to whip out 5 in no time. Seriously when you see how easy it is you will be amazed. I hope you enjoy it.

VIEW TUTORIAL HERE

 

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Good Morning Jaderbugs! I hope you are ready for some fun summer crafts because it’s Linky Love Thursday  and you know what that means! Time to show you what my crafty friends Cathie, Mark, Margot, Heather and Kathy made in their glittery studio’s. Well I would like to imagine all craft rooms are FILLED with glitter, right!

Don’t forget to show some love and visit their sites and facebook pages! ((( I will share the link to each craft in the comment section below))) ENJOY JADERBUGS! Hope you enjoy these fun summer crafts!

Fun Crafts

 

 Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza made these fashionable cup cake toppers that I will surely be making. Check out what she made them out of!

Mark Montano made a statement piece for a “Few Cents“…. I think these could be made for every holiday! 

Dollar Store Momm took it on a whole new level with her genius outdoor art.

 CraftyChica.com Shows us how to turn a boring rug into a GLITTER FULL explosion!

Margot Potter The Impatient Craftertakes us all to a happy place with her Embellished Retro Sunglasses.

Wanna make a Leather Cuff? Check out my latest post!

 

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Yes Jaderbugs! It’s already “LINKY LOVE THURSDAY” <3 I have some amazing crafts to share from some very amazing designers so make sure and give them some LOVE!

Mark Montano made a super cute JUMBO button and I can’t wait to make a ton of them for my fence! Check out his video HERE.

Margot Potter will totally get you ready for the summer with this cute card! I would love to drink this. Check out tutorial HERE.

 Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza made the best hat EVER with mod podge and fabric! CUHH-YUTTE Check out the tutorial HERE.

Claudine hellmuth: artist + illustrator has a FUN whimsical flower printable… Guess what? It’s FREE! I am always happy to get free things from her! Get it HERE.

 

I hope you have fun playing around on all of these sites! Give my friends some LOVE !!!!

XOXO, Jaderbomb