Fall Leaves Beautifully Preserved Without Pressing
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.
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 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 >.
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:
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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.
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.
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