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Fall Leaves Beautifully Preserved Without Pressing

Autumn leavesYou can preserve autumn leaves by pressing and drying them like flowers, or you can preserve color and retain leaves pliable texture by feeding the leaves a mixture of water and glycerine through their stems.

Mix 3/4 cup water with 2 ounces of glycerine in a small jar, cup or vase. Stand fresh colorful leaves in this mixture with stem ends in the solution. Allow the leaves to absorb the glycerine solution for 2-3 days.

Stems will turn brown, but leaves will hold their colors - use to make decorative autumn arrangements or table decorations.

Feng Shui Tips for Furniture Arrangement

When decorating your home and placing furniture, you can follow some of Feng Shuiís basic principles to design a smooth flow, good look and comfortable environment. Feng shui furniture arrangment tips >

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

Fireplace decorating is more than just what you put on your mantel. Itís the culmination of your personal style that pulls your look together. Learn how to make your fireplace work for you as a style expression in your room decoration plan >.

Flea Markets - Decorator Gold Mines

Tag sales, auctions, flea markets and thrift stores offer bargains to frugal decorators in search of unique accessories or furniture perfect for "make-over" projects. You can find a wealth of craft supplies, too - old tins and bottles, china plates and glassware, magazines for decoupage, ornate picture frames and more - all at your favorite junk shop or seasonal tag sales.

Get tips from a seasoned frugal decorator on ideas for decorating your home with free or nearly free furniture and accessories. >

Visit a "white elephant" shop or tag sale for inspiration and bargains after reading these great tip-filled articles:

Old boots used as flower planters

Recycled boots planted with pansies got a slight touch of snowfall in my garden

Make a Pleated Lampshade from Wallpaper Scraps

Jillian Black tells you how to make a pleated wallpaper lampshade using the leftover wallpaper from a decorating project. This technical can add an extra touch of designer elegance to any room.

Faux Finish Painting

Sponge painting is great because it is easy, fast, requires little paint and materials, and did I mention it was easy?

You can use the sponge paint technique on walls, furniture, and accessories, to give instant facelift or updated color finish to older objects.

Learn all about Fantastic Finishes - fancy painting techniques for walls, woodwork, cabinets and furniture.

Accessories Brighten Your Decor

Home decor accessories play a crucial part in your home decorating. Even if you don't need to repaint your walls, you can still change the look of your room.

By rearranging furniture and wall pictures, adding soft light fixtures, flower arrangements and plants, the placement of an area rug and using different textiles in a room, all help create a new look to reflect you and your personality.

Learn how to Brighten up your home decor with accessories and a room rearrangement.

Home Decorating Resources

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How to Find Collectible Memorabilia to Resell

Pleated Lampshade Craft Project

Decorative Porch, Patio and Garden Crafts


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