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Castle Theme Bedroom 3.0
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One of the easiest, and perhaps best, ways todecorate a princess theme bedroom that will make your little girlfeel like the queen of her castle is to pick a particular princessfrom your daughter's collection of storybooks and movies, and baseyour girls room decor around the world of that character. That way,you have all the color schemes, accessories, settings, and otherdesign elements already determined for you - handed to you on asilver platter, as it were.It is a perfect way to have a sense of coherency to your kidsbedroom decor, to be sure that all the design elements you pick fittogether. And more, it is a perfect way to fulfill your child'sfantasy of living in her favorite world of make-believe madereal.Of course there is no greater inspiration for a princess andcastle theme room than the fabulous fairy tales given us by theWonderful World of Disney. And so, to help inspire your creativityand help make the process of creating your little girl's idealprincess theme bedroom, here - in no particular order - is a listof Disney princesses to choose from - both animated andlive-action, both the more famous, popular, and obviousprincesses...:o Cinderella (Cinderella)o Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)o Ariel (The Little Mermaid)o Pocahontas (Pocahontas)o Mulan (Mulan)o Jasmine (Aladdin)o Belle (Beauty and the Beast)o Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)...and the lesser-known (but equally magical and inspiring)ones:o Anastasia (Anastasia)o Esmerelda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)o Guinivere (Quest for Camelot)o Rapunzel (Rapunzel)o Princess Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)o Maid Marian (Robin Hood)o Mia (The Princess Diaries)o Ella (Ella Enchanted)o Giselle (Enchanted)o Odette (The Swan Princess)As you can see from this list, not all of these inspirations arePrincesses in the traditional sense, but every last one of theselovely ladies is a shining princess in her own right, and seen assuch in the sparkling eyes and dreamy vision of every little girl.What's more, to help complete the inspiration for your preciouslittle girls room decor, every one of these timeless characterscomes with their own set of friends and foes (and let's not forget,princes), as well as settings and accessories - all of which makethe magic of each princess's own unique fairy tale world come tolife.The key element in any kids bedroom decor is, of course, the beditself. Before you pick out any other princess bedroom furniture,it is wise to start with the bed - a custom bed designed to be theprominent focal point of the room around which the rest of thevision can then start to take shape.By selecting - either on your own or with your daughter's input- one or more of the above princesses (or any other princesses inthe specific stories she's enamored with) to form the inspirationfor your girls room decor, you can then sit down with an expertdesigner of custom girls beds and unique children's furniture, andhave perfect princess castle bed or other theme bed built to designthe rest of the room around.
DIY Headboard Ideas 3.0
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The headboard is a very useful piece offurniture that attaches easily to the head of the bed. Headboardsretain the pillows and very often provide a comfortable and securebacking to the bed upon which to lean and relax. Furthermore, theyalso provide a decorative theme and focus for the bed and the roomas a whole. Headboards may also be used to provide a wide varietyof other functions. These include storage provision, the attachmentof various sexual conveniences, or incorporation into the medicalcare functions required for the bed of a patient.Brief history.A headboard is a classic piece of furniture, whose enduringpopularity is ensured due to its useful function, durability andaesthetic value. Headboards have been made from wood for hundredsof years, and wooden headboards remain very popular. Wood remainsthe most common material for making all furniture due to itsnatural properties which make it ideal for various kinds oftreatment and techniques. Developments in craftsmanship andmechanical techniques during the past 200 years or so have madeheadboard production both more commercially viable and quicker. Therange of contemporary wooden headboards is enormous, and aestheticdesign may be altered by the type and colour or shade of the wood,as well as the shape of the headboard itself.As with most enduring classics, headboards are now available inan almost dazzling array of designs and materials. Beautiful, yethighly functional headboards are now available in wood, metal,leather, suede and upholstered fabric. Browse through an on-lineheadboard outlet, and you will be amazed by the wide rangeavailable. Headboards will always be in demand, due to theiraesthetic value combined with their practical purposes. One canfind a headboard to suit the widest possible range of decor styles,from traditional to the cutting edge modern. A headboard makes astatement, and choosing the right headboard is the easiest way todecide on the mood or theme of the individual bedroom. Once theheadboard is chosen, it provides a focal point, from which thecurtains, wall colours and textures, wardrobes, dressing tables andchests of drawers can be chosen. Headboards are used in any type ofbedroom, from homes, to hospitals, to hotels and palaces!Design.Colour and texture are vital components of interior design.Headboards are available in the widest imaginable range of fabriccolours, textures and styles. Leather is also an obvious choice ofmaterial for headboards due to its natural properties ofdurability, its very attractive appearance and its wonderful aroma.Aside from wood and leather, headboards have also traditionallybeen made from metal for hundreds of years. The image of atraditional brass bed with a patchwork quilt or eiderdown isfamiliar and intrinsically comforting and reassuring to us all.Metal headboards available today range from finely crafted, oftenintricate traditional designs, to modern, geometric styles withclean lines. Metal headboards are made in a variety of materials,and finishes include brass, iron, cast iron, chrome, alloy, brushedsteel and nickel.
Doll House Designs 3.0
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There seem to be a lot of people out there whosimply think that kids doll houses are nothing more than silly toysthat kids play with. The thing is though, while they might be toys,they are toys that come with a lot of different benefits.One thing that the kids doll houses will do is to make sure thatthe children are really starting to put their imagination to use.You might think that any old toy could do that, but they aresomething special. They allow kids to re-enact things that theyhave seen and heard at home. You might hear one doll scold a childfor not putting his toys away. If you start to listen to the playthat is taking place with the dollhouse, you might be surprised torecognize a lot of what is being said. Oh course, there is thengoing to be the child's chance to take matters into their own handsand play house the way they imagine they would handle their ownadult life.Believe it or not, kids doll houses also give children thechance to learn some socialization skills, both when they areplaying with other children and when they are playing bythemselves. Even when they are playing with their dollhouses ontheir own, they learn to express themselves and interact withothers by playing out certain social instances in their dollhouse.Also, the playing in the doll house will help a lot of childrenexpress their thoughts, feelings, worries and happiness. This iseasily done because it is not the child's feelings that are comingout, at least in the eyes of the child, but it is the dollstalking. As you can see, there are a lot of great uses for the dollhouses. You simply have to allow your child to play with it and useit to the best of their ability.Even if you think that your child does not have the bestimagination in the world, allowing him or her to make use of kidsdoll houses is a great idea. And yes, boys can play with them too.Maybe your boy will want to play with his sister and he couldpretend to be the dad or the son in the house. Also, there are nowstarting to be a lot more doll houses that are a little more genderneutral than they were in the past.Now that you have a little better of an ideas as to just howgreat having them for your kids can be, you are going to want tobuy one or two. Make sure that you are taking your time and thatyou are purchasing the best one for your money. Get a quality dollhouse made of sturdy materials so that your child can play with itfor many years to come.
DIY Shelves Idea 3.0
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Wooden LadderHave an old wooden ladder in that shed that's no longer beingput to use? You could have yourself a free bookshelf with just afew nails and hammer. Flipping the ladder on it's side, it acts asa horizontal shelf, whereby the two side poles support the books,and the rungs act as built in book ends. The older the wood, thebetter. This will surely transform any room into a vintage-classicspace.Old BooksA variety of shelves can be made by using old books. The firstis a concealed shelf whereby the book itself acts as the support.Using just a wall bracket and some screws, a hardcover can coverthe bottom bracket, and more books can be placed on top. Anotheroption is gather about a dozen of your old and unused books. Usinga piece of wood and two wall brackets (similar to that of the firstshelf) along with elastic webbing a shelf can be made. Simplystaple a piece of the elastic on the wood using a staple gun, andslip the book into the elastic. Repeat this for the other dozen orso books, lining them up next to each other. This will create aninverted book case, with the wood acting as a shelf and the booksseemingly floating underneath.Suitcases and Old TrunksHave an old suitcase of ancient trunk lying in that attic? Ifthese have a solid, flat surface, they can be flipped to one sideand easily nailed into the wall, acting as a shelf. Or, these canbe opened and the interior can act as a shelf, one tall one; withadded planks of wood on the interior, several shorter ones. At thesame time, these can be left at ground level, or placed on the wallfor a vintage feel.Wooden DrawersWooden and worn drawers make the best shelves to hang on thewall. Handles on or off, these can be flipped so that the insideacts as one large shelf. At the same time, the top acts as a secondlayer of shelving. These are simple to screw right into the wall,and can be picked up for just dollars at a thrift store.PianoWhile most of us don't have unused and unwanted pianos justsitting around, these can make neat bookshelves when tilted to oneside and hollowed out. Just add a few wooden shelves of your ownand you've got yourself a decent sized shelving unit that will bethe focal point of any room.Old and Unused WoodIf you're the creative type that can work the saw, anything'spossible. Using old wood alone, shapes can be created and words canbe spelled to not only act as a decoration for any room but secondas a shelf. Popular are the branching bookshelves made to look liketrees that act as shelving.DoorsAnother idea for the handyman in all of us, this shelf utilizesdoors as the book ends to a shelf. Sawed in half, these two partsact as the edges, holding the books in. These doors can be left intheir original state, old, worn and wooden, or painted to any colorto match the interior.Shadow BoxesShadow boxes can be used for a variety of sorts. When the classis taken out, similar to the drawers, they act as the perfect emptyinterior for a book shelf. Wooden planks can be added to provideextra spacing, of the boxes can be left as is for a tall space. Asimilar look can be attained with solid wooden frame and extrawood. Connecting the frame to four pieces of wood, one on eachside, wood create a hollowed box, resembling the shadow boxshelf.Industrial PipesThese seemingly ugly pipes can be utilized to create a rusticshelving unit. With or without a wooden plank for book support,these will act as useful shelves in a place somewhere you may havenever considered before.
DIY Furniture Designs 3.0
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To save yourself some real money whendecorating your house, you can buy old, dated or worn furniture atyard sales and thrift stores and then refinish them yourself withsimple DIY skills. Creating a refreshed finish yourself is alsovery satisfying, and you can make your updated furniture to suityour personal taste and to fit in perfectly with your existing homedécor and color scheme.On this page I have listed many inspiring and creative tutorialsfor repurposing various objects into new furniture pieces, as wellas for sanding down a surface and refinishing with varnish, woodstain or paint. Projects include makeovers for tables, chairs anddressers, plus there are step-by-step instructions for taking yourrevamping a stage further by adding upholstery; you can learn torestore damaged chairs or simply change the fabric to somethingmore modern.Refinishing old and worn furniture by yourself can save a lot ofmoney compared to taking it to a professional; and if you enjoy DIYit can be a very fun and satisfying project too. If you areactively looking for new furniture, especially if you have justbought your first home and you're short of money, tatty furnitureyou find for low prices at auctions, antique fairs, car boot salesetc. can be made to look like new with some TLC. You can also buycheap new furniture and add your own unique twist onto it to makeit unique. Before you have had practice with refinishing furniturethough, it would be best to stay away from the antiques!- Upholstery: You can either add new foam, batting and fabriclayers onto something like a sturdy coffee table in order totransform and re-purpose it into a stool, or (more often) you canre-upholster a piece of furniture to refresh and update it.Re-upholstering is a popular way to revamp old chairs, footstoolsand chaise longues that already have the padded seating. Tufting isa traditional style of upholstery where you thread through thefoam, batting and fabric layers at regular intervals to create apattern of depressions all over the upholstery.- Re-purpose an object or piece of furniture: For instance, youcould turn old doors or windows into tables, upholster a wood crateto make a footstool, or add legs to a metal storage box to make aside table. Many larger wooden items, especially box shapes, can beturned into a useful products for the home.
Easy Hijab Tutorials 3.0
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There are a number of ways to wear the hijabor headscarf worn by Muslim women. A woman can make the choicebased on her style preference and level of comfort. Many onlinetutorials are available online, which not only makes the procedureeasier, but also encourages Muslim women to find their own style.The hijab is essentially a veil that Muslim women start wearing atthe age of puberty when they are in the presence of adult males andfemales outside of the immediate family who are not of the Islamiccommunity. The practice of wearing the hijab has many differentinterpretations within the Islamic community as well as outside ofit, in the Western world.The literal translation of the word, "hijab" in Arabic as it isused in the Quran is "partition," as in a curtain or a screen.Typically, the hijab covers the chest and the head, but some womenuse it to cover other parts of the body. This veil is the symbol ofmodesty and privacy. The hijab was introduced by Islam as a corecomponent of the maintenance of a decent and modest interactionbetween men and women. Islamic law defines modest dressing ascovering all body parts, exposing only the hands, the feet, and theface in public. The Holy Book of Islam, the Quran requires women topresent themselves to the public eye in modest dress, althoughthere are no specifications about covering the face and the head aswell.Some authors present the argument that the wearing of the hijabwas a stipulation that was meant only for the wives of the ProphetMuhammad. In those days, the Prophet conducted all his affairs in amosque that was located adjacent to his home and delegations wouldset up their tents at the courtyard awaiting an audience with theprophet. It was a directive intended primarily to stress theirinviolability, as their apartments were just a stone's throw awayfrom where men from other tribes await for their opportunity to seethe Prophet. Some emigrants would also stay inside the mosquenearby while they find a suitable place to live. These authorsargue that the practice of "taking the veil" or "darabat al-hijab"was the Prophet Muhammad's way of instituting a separation-adistance between the visiting Muslims and his wives, revered by thecommunity as "Mothers of the Believers." Women only started wearingthe veil to emulate the Prophet's wives. During the time thatMuhammad was alive, female Muslim did not wear any specific head orbody covering.There are Muslim believers who abide by the view that thecommandment to maintain modesty is subject to interpretation. Theyargue that society decides what is modest or daring. Therefore, thecommandment must be interpreted with respect to the surroundingsociety. Nevertheless, there is general agreement that those of theIslamic religion must maintain reserve and wear clothesunequivocally communicates modesty. Some interpret the wearing ofthe veil as unnecessary in front of men who lack physical desire aswell as those who are unable to see.
Perfect Bathroom Designs 1.0
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Homeowners across the world are lookingforways to increase the value of their homes through renovation.Manyof these homeowners turn to kitchen and bathroomrenovations,creating an appealing space that will draw in potentialpurchasersand also make their home life modern, convenient andfunctional.The decision to carry out a renovation is an exciting one, butitdoes come with a lot of imagination and decisions. It'sverydifficult to picture the space when completed, which is whyit's soimportant to sit down with your designer or draw up yourownlayout, which you can use as reference when visitingbathroomshowrooms and looking at the fantastic productsavailable.Your layout doesn't have to be anything fancy and it'sreallyeasy to do. Using a piece of paper write down themeasurements ofthe space, measure the length and width of thespace, so as youpurchase products, you can ensure they leave youwith enough floorspace. It's always advisable to measure from floorto window sill,especially if you intend placing a bath or basinunder thewindow.Deciding on a design can be a little harder to accomplish.Youmay want to follow recent trends and choose a spa inspiredspacethat oozes luxury and elegance or you may want to go withanultra-modern space with plenty of straight edges andbrilliantwhites. There is no right or wrong here, the choice isdown to whatyou prefer and what you feel will work best for you andyourfamily.When you visit a bathroom showroom you will find yourselftuggedin all directions. There are so many products to look at anddecideon. In order to ensure they work in your space, take yourlayoutalong with you. This way you can measure the items and thencheckto see that they will fit without compromising yourfloorspace.While visiting the bathroom showroom, ensure that you keepthestyle the same. If you are going for a large freestanding baththatis rectangular with straight edges, ensure you choosestraightedged basins to compliment it. It can get very messy whenyouchoose various designs throughout the space; you want the itemstowork together enhancing the space.Colours are very important when designing any space in yourhome,especially the bathroom. You want it to be light and bright,lightnatural tones on the walls, light wood furniture, whiteproducts andmaybe add some colour to your freestanding bath, ifthat is what youhave chosen, making it a centrepiece in theroom.Remember the lighter and brighter the space, the bigger itwillfeel. If your space doesn't benefit from an abundance ofnaturallight, add additional lighting through mirrors. Mirrors,whenstrategically placed, can bounce any natural light coming intothespace throughout the room, immediately making it lighterandbrighter.Always ensure when you visit a bathroom showroom that youarerealistic about what will and will not fit in your space.Smallerbathrooms will benefit with a shower or steam shower over alargebath. Whatever you do, ensure you don't compromise yourfloorspace.Speak to the sales team at the store, advise them what youneedand the space you have available and see what they recommend.Theseteams have worked in the industry for many years and are thebestpeople to make recommendations to meet your requirements.Don't forget your accessories. Accessories are such animportantpart of the renovation, ensuring your space isconvenient,functional and practical.
DIY Room Divider 1.0
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A room divider is one of the mostamazingfurnishing options which can make dream of each and everyhomeowner true. Most of us desire to endow the spaces with exaltedhomedecorations. They offer great functionality at the minimumcost.The room screens in modern setups are considered to be thebestdecorating features that offer elegance, functionalityanddecorative spaces. You can put up some wonderful wood dividertooffer a classy touch to the space.Those screens for closet doors are truly indispensable whenyouare looking forward to creating a private space of your ownwithoutmaking the whole space look cramped or rigid. Each and everymemberin the house can enjoy privacy with the installation ofpanel. Youcan make the corner look appealing with some climbingplants aswell.Some installation options to enhance the home decorThe panel of the wood divider can be installed in the livingorthe guest rooms.These room dividers help you to intelligently divide a largespace.With room divider screens you can create separate spacesbetweenthe sitting area and the dining space.You can also place a divider if you have a large bedroom.Theseparate areas created can be utilized for stuffing some goodsoraccessories which are not used regularly. The unwanted stuffsthuscan be kept hidden in the separate space created with woodroomdivider. Also, you can use the space as study.You can also place a computer table on one side of the room.Theprivate space obtained can be utilized for work withoutdisturbingthe people around.Choose from the different available optionsThe wood room dividers are made out of the finest varietyofwood. Apart from the functional aspects,it is also considered tobeone of the best options for your home decorations. The marketthesedays are flooded with wide ranges of screens made of pressedwood,bamboo, cane, etc. which come in different sizes, designsandstyles.You can also find some delicate and sophisticated Japaneseroomdivider screens also. You can choose from two to eightpaneledscreens. Once you are aware of the individual requirementsofyours, you can find the right panel which can enhance theoveralllook of the interior space.If you are looking for some large-sized, the sliding dividerscanbe used. These types are commonly used in hotels andrestaurants andalso in commercial set ups. Panel dividers aregenerally portable.These dividers can be rolled into small storagespaces. You caninstall room divider with application of simple DIYskills. This wayyou can save considerable sum of amount in theconstructionprocess.
DIY Planter Boxes 3.0
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Planter boxes are very handy and functionalitems for any garden. They can be moved around occasionally tocreate a completely different look. They can also be used todecorate your patio, terrace, or decks. They are incrediblyversatile and look great with multiple colors of flowers. Theseboxes come in many different materials and sizes, and you caneasily buy one to suit your specific needs. Building one yourselfis not at all difficult, you just need the necessary tools andmaterials.Method:The first step is to construct the top and the bottom frames of thebox with 1 x 2 cedar strips. Now, join two cedar strips that are 26inches in length with two other cedar strips that are 13 incheslong to form a rectangular frame. Make sure that you measure thewood correctly before cutting it. All the cedar strips should beaccurately cut to the precise measurement. Apply a bit of thestrong glue at the edge of the wooden board, and then nail theboards together with a single galvanized nail. To hold the boxstructure more securely, drill along the corners with the handhelddrill. Insert the screws in all the drilled holes and twist themfirmly.Now, place the two frames on their sides and apply a bit of glue tothe inside of the bottom frame. Attach the four side panels on eachside, and nail them from the inside to hold them more securely.Ensure that the panels fit properly on the frame. Apply a littleglue on the inside of the bottom frame and attach the bottom panel.Make sure that the bottom panel fits perfectly over the planterbox, and adjust until it fits snugly. Cut four wooden pieces whichare around 2 inches in thickness and width and 13 inches in length.Attach these four pieces at the bottom of the box to form the base.Sand the edges of the box with a sandpaper to smooth out the edgesand corners. Drill a few holes in the bottom panel for drainage.After this, you might like to apply a wood stain or paint to gowith your home's decor. For a rustic look, you can even leave itunvarnished and unpainted.Vegetable PlanterTo build a box for growing vegetables, you need to purchase two 18gallon plastic storage tubs that are available in hardware stores.The tubs should be exactly the same size and shape so that one tubcan slide into the other. Place a pond basket about 5 inches indiameter on top of the plastic, and trace around its circumference.With a sharp knife, cut out the traced circle. Now, set the pondbasket right-side up on the cut plastic tub, and mark the height ofthe basket on the side of the tub. Cut the top half of the tubusing the mark as the guide. On the uncut tub, drill a 1 inch hole.Slide the tub with the large bottom hole with one with the 1 inchhole. Place the pond basket inside the tubs, and fill it withpotting soil. Through the 1 inch hole in the tub, slide a 3 footlength, 1 inch diameter PVC pipe for drainage.Once you have built a simple planter you can try making a deck boxtoo. These planter boxes are also recommended for people who livein apartments and want to grow a small and compact herbgarden.
Baby Bedroom Decorations 3.0
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Choosing bedding for a baby's room is notrocket science. Experts have expressed so many opinions on thesubject of creating the proper atmosphere that parents begin toquestion themselves. Will bright primary colors stimulate baby'ssenses and promote growth? Should only pastels be used so baby'ssleeping environment is soothing?The great thing about bedding is that it is just for the bed andfor sleeping. Consider that most children sleep with their eyesclosed and will not be focusing on the bedding.... Additionallymost parents I know don't leave their awake children in their bedslong enough to find the bedding colors soothing or stimulating.Baby's bedding should be pleasing to the parents. Mom and dadare going to be spending the most time looking around the roomwhile changing diapers, dressing baby, or feeding and rocking baby.Baby will not care about the color scheme unless it is upsetting tomom or dad. If during the midnight feeding, dad's heart rate is upbecause he can't stand blue and red plaid, it is time to consider anew bedding theme. Moms usually have the most influence inchoosing, so make sure you are kind to dad as these decisions aremade.One solution to the bedding dilemma is to decide on a theme.Many parents today know the sex of the child before birth and maychoose certain colors based on this. Some remember a favoritechildhood character, such as Winnie the Pooh, and base the beddingand room colors around it. Other influences to bedding choice canbe family heirlooms, memorabilia, rock and roll bands, sports andsports teams, or possibly grade school ABCs or numbers.Personal preference is the key. Don't be afraid to choose yourfavorite color palette for your baby's room. You may incorporateyour combined love for rock and roll or punk rock and express itbaby-style. The most unique baby rooms and bedding reflect theparent's personal flair.While you choose remember these key factors: Baby will likelyoutgrow the bedding before he has an opinion about it. You, as aparent, will be the one looking at the bedding, accessories, androom many times daily. It is a great opportunity to have fun andlet personal style be expressed. When you finally put it alltogether, take lots of pictures of baby in his domain to show allthe hours of thought and love you put into his first room.
DIY Nail Arts 3.0
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The first step is to learn about the right DIYnail art products to use and how to apply them. Here are a fewbasic tips to help you get started.Nail art striping tapeEssentially, this is the art of using striping tape to createneat and pretty lines on your polished nail. You will need a fewDIY products to get started; striping tape, good quality nailpolish, good quality top coat of your choice, some tweezers and apair of scissors. General, you need to follow a few steps, but thegood news is that you can watch free how to video online forpractice.Nail art dotting toolThis is used to make fancy dot or circle designs. There areseveral nail art dotting tools to pick from, most of them are penlick structure or brush with difference sizes depending on yourchoice of designs. To get best effect, you want to try them out ona thick paper first for practice.Transfer foilNot much products is needed to do the foil transfer nail, allyou need is glue, stamper applicator and a roll of foil. Theprocedure is not difficult either. Again, they are several YouTubevideos you can watch for practice.Nail polish strips and stickersNail polish is very essential DIY art product. If done properly,they can produce great designs to make your manicure faster, easierand looking more professional than nail stickers. While, thestickers saves you from paying money and even time; a lazy but alsoeffective way to get great results, they are ready to use coverswith different beautiful patterns and designs.Stamping nail artThis is a new product with different pre-designed images you canuse. Essentially, all you need is the stamp art.Flocking velvet powderHere is another wonderful product. The trick here to know whatcolor to blend together to get the best effect; with alight-colored nail polish, you will need a similar shade oflight-colored velvet powder. Immediately after you apply a nailpolish, sprinkle a similar color of the flocking velvet powder onit before it gets dry.Getting the best out of DIY nail art products for your manicureand pedicure can be tricky at first but as soon as you get the hangof it, you will get great results. The trick is being able to applysome patience and with time your hands will get steady enough todeliver. Most interesting of all; the product is not expensiveespecially when you purchase them online.
Crochet Gloves Idea 3.0
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Gloves and mittens are the most essentialaccessories without which the cold winter days are hard to cutthrough. We very well know that they keep our hands and wristswarm, which in turn facilitates and supports our will power touphold different tasks throughout a chilly day. But sometimes, itdoes happen, at least with me, that wearing full fingered gloves ormittens, lowers my speed of working. Well, in such simple cases, apair of fingerless gloves are an effective and handy option to wearand use. They certainly do not compromise on the warmth and styleand in turn, look great for wearing outside and/or while you arelounging at home.Free Crochet Fingerless Glove PatternsYou can always alter these patterns in design and style that youdeem fit, like laces, buttons, patch works and so on.Alice-inspired Crocheted Fingerless MittsThis one picked its fame from one of the biggest romantic 'n'thriller flick called Twilight, wherein the confined-future sighteddame, Alice Cullen wore such fingerless gloves as her fashionstatement. And hence the name! So, if you wish to see the patternof these gloves anytime, tune in to watch that movie (And yes! Sitwith a crochet hook and a yarn too!).Taming the Butterfly Crochet Fingerless Glove PatternThe result of these fingerless gloves is more or like its patternname. There is no doubt about its appearance, because theycertainly look pretty, tender and stylish to wear in cold weather.However, you can keep them as a sole option for style and not apriority for posing as the warmest gloves.Lacy Crocheted Wrist WarmersThis lacy wrist warmer is doubtlessly stylish, functional andeffective winter clothing to wear around your hands and wrists andkeep you warm enough. They are the most simplest projects toundertake because they are so quick and easy to stitch such that,they can be gifted to someone at the last minute too.Afternoon Tea Crocheted Fingerless GlovesHow about holding a hot cup of tea with pretty crochet fingerlessgloves around your hands, on a cold winter afternoon? Does it soundexciting? Well, if it does, you can crochet such an elegant pair ofgloves anytime of the year, which could be worn for lounging athome, or also by a bride on her big day!Honestly if you ask me, I thoroughly enjoyed writing the lucidinstructions and doling out different patterns for you, in thisBuzzle article. So my job is done here, now it's your time towork!
Crochet Scarf Patterns 3.0
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It may seem strange to suggest approaching aCrochet Scarf Pattern like a military exercise but it is always thebest policy to ensure proper planning prevents poor performance.Crochet Scarf patterns are a bit more difficult than say Crochethat patterns but like all crocheting there are a great manypatterns available in a great many styles and levels.Personally I feel if you are about to attempt a scarf then youare no longer a total beginner and perhaps have already done a hator two.Having mastered the basic slip stitch you may be ready to testyourself against a more challenging pattern.It is a good idea just to do some preparation and planning,nothing complex just those simple things which seem very obviousbut those we often forget.Check what you need, some patterns may require an item you didnot need to begin this will be in the pattern.Also the pattern should tell you how much wool you need; Isuggest you make sure you can get in all from the same batch toensure consistency in colour.Most Crochet Scarf patterns will tell you the size of thefinished scarf; just do a quick measure to see if it is suitablefor the person you are planning the scarf for.Make sure you understand the symbols and language in thepatterns as this can sometimes have slightly differentinterpretations.What is the Scarf for, a present if so when is it needed makesure you don't pick a long complicated scarf which is going to takeyou beyond your target date.In the past of course it was common to be taught Crocheting by afamily member, this dying tradition may not apply so make surethere is a forum or contact section where you obtained the patternto help if you get stuck.Many people are selling their scarf's on e bay etc, if this isyour intention then do some basic costs and ask yourself not justabout how much the materials cost but how long it will take you andwhat your time is worth. Crocheting may not be the most lucrativehobby as price comparisons will be made with inferior factoryproduced scarfs.If you take these simple planning steps you should be able toconcentrate on your Crochet Scarf Pattern and produce the perfectgift for family or friend.Again just look at the difficulty and make sure you are keepingto those Crochet Scarf Patterns in your skill level as this willsave a lot of frustration and ensure you enjoy your hobby as youbuild up your skills.
Wedding Bouquet Ideas 3.0
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Your wedding bouquet is the definitiveaccessory for your wedding dress. No matter what time of year youare getting married, there's an appropriate bouquet arrangement anddesign that will flatter your dress on this special day. A lot ofbrides don't even recognize that there are various wedding bouquetdesigns to pick from and each one compliments a particular look orstyle that can take the wedding outfit from beautiful tospectacular.To select the correct bouquet, discern your body size, thefashion of your wedding gown and the look you want to depict. Toflatter a taller bride, or for the bride who wishes to look taller,a cascade bouquet is what you should get. This bouquet has the mostflowers at the top, with blooms cascading downward and a trail offoliage, ribbon and flowers which run on past the main bouquet.This bouquet is also a good option for the bride who wants to lookslimmer. Because it's a long bouquet that is rounded at the top andis pointy at the bottom, it makes the bride look taller and moreslender. This bouquet design is thought to be voluptuous andelegant, making it a clear choice for a more formal event.The round bouquet is a timeless bouquet design that goes backlong before the Victorian era. A round bouquet, occasionally calleda nosegay, can be ideal for a formal event, but works just as wellin a more relaxed situation. On the other hand, a round bouquet mayin fact make a bride's hips look larger, as the round shape callsattention to the hips where the bouquet is usually carried. Forbrides with a petite body and slim figures, a round bouquet isideal since the body lines will be in balance.The wedding bouquet is a custom that dates back nearly as far asweddings themselves. While it's clear that the flowers are arepresentation of fertility, the beginning of the wedding bouquetand the custom of tossing the bouquet (thereby handing over thatfertility) to a different available young lady aren't as clear.It's enough to say that the wedding bouquet is nowadays atime-honored ritual that is seen in most weddings these days.Formerly just a small and simple assembly of flowers, the weddingbouquet has progressed over time to the point where hundreds ofdollars are now paid out on attractively designed and arrangedelaborate wedding bouquets.The majority of modern brides, moreover, will frequently havetwo bouquets. One ornate wedding bouquet is meant to be carrieddown the aisle during the ceremony and used in photographs whilethe other is usually smaller and meant to be tossed into the crowdof single girlfriends who will then go on to claw and scramble ateach other in an effort to be the lucky girl who seizes the bouquetand so becomes the next lady predestined to be married.Contemporary florists take a lot of pride in the wedding bouquetsthey create and offer.Seldom is the plain collection of daisies observed at modernweddings. Alternatively, wedding bouquets now comprise a diversityof bouquet designs, including arrangements of roses, calla lilies,and sweet pea or conventional roses and white lilies. Evensunflowers have made it into contemporary wedding bouquetcompositions. The arrival of the internet has expanded the range ofobtainable choices in many industries, and flowers are includedhere. The reality that floral products can be conceived andpurchased online has spiked a lot of competition among florists,triggering each to attempt to outdo the others by offering largerand greater variety in all of their arrangements, wedding bouquetsincluded.
Colorful Wedding Dresses 3.0
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Unlike before when people used to do weddingsonly in white wedding dresses, nowadays people do weddings incolored dresses. Are you planning of buying a colored wedding dressand wondering what the different colors mean? Here is a guide:Meaning Of Various ColorsWhite: Although, people no longer restrict themselves to thetraditional wedding colors, white is still the most popular color.The color signifies purity, cleanliness and innocence. When youwear a white dress, it shows that you desire a simple life.Silver: It's a rich, glamorous color that creates a soothing andcalming effect. The color is mostly chosen by brides who feeluneasy about their big day.Multi-color: Although, most wedding dresses are monochrome,there are some brides who choose to go for multi-colored orpatterned dresses.Grey: If you attend weddings regularly, you must have comeacross a bride wearing a. Grey symbolizes security, maturity and aneutral, non-invasive feeling. Research studies have shown thatmany brides wear grey in order to suppress their personalities.While there is no rule of thumb that you should follow whenchoosing the color of your dress, you need to ensure that the coloryou go for complements your skin tone.You should consider the season that you are doing your wedding.For example, if you are doing your wedding during spring you shouldgo for light, pastel colors. If you are doing your wedding duringwinter, you should go for darker, deeper colors.To ensure that your colored dress matches the theme of yourwedding, you should do a lot of research and ensure that you wearthe right dress. For example, if you are doing a renaissance-themedwedding, you should do your research and identify the colors thatwere popular during that time.TypesThere are many types of colored wedding dresses that you can gofor. You should note that the different dresses are ideal fordifferent seasons. These dresses include:Sheath: it's ideal when you are doing the wedding in a cathedralor grand estate. The sheath dress is also ideal if the overalltheme of the wedding is formal. Since the dress leaves your arms,upper chest, shoulders and upper back bare, the dress is also idealwhen doing the wedding during a hot season.Bubble: a bubble dress is ideal when you are holding a casualwedding. For an ideal look you should avoid a wedding dress withbright colors such as pink. These colors not only look immature,they also tend to be too casual. To be on the safe side you shouldgo for a low-key color such as brown or grey.Sun dress: a sun dress wedding dress is ideal when you are adoing your wedding on a casual and summery venue such as backyard,beach, outdoor garden or regional park. Great colors for yourwedding dress include: taupe, navy blue and white.
Kitchen Set Ideas 3.0
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So, what's stopping us then? The goal has beenset and the problem has been identified. Get set and get ready torevamp your kitchen. With a million stunning ideas there is nothingto worry about. Remodeling your kitchen would never have beensimpler with designs from all over the world. Make that room inyour home, the heart of it.Tuscan Kitchen SetThe brilliant Tuscan style of kitchen, brings a warm rustic mood.To have the coveted Tuscan kitchen, use earthy colors like hues ofyellow, olive green, mellow shades of gold, burnt orange, andburgundy. Stemming from Mediterranean architecture, blue also jellswell with Tuscan kitchen designs. For the rustic feel, make yourwalls textured with rough plastering or by adding builder's sand tothe paint. Granite or marble counter tops are importantcharacteristics of a Tuscan kitchen. To have the warm effect, usewooden flooring and a tinge of terracotta on the walls. If you havea dining area in the kitchen, go in for old-fashioned furniture,preferably made out of wrought iron. For illumination, centralchandeliers are a great option. Garlic strings, decorative bottles,and scented herbs will be the perfect way of finishing yourkitchen.French Kitchen SetThe French, love their space. To make your small kitchen look big,paint the walls in fresh pastel shades. French antiques, not realones of course, such as a clock or a wall hanging will blendbeautifully with your kitchen style. Color co-ordinate yourdinnerware with your kitchen. Wooden countertops or even marble,suit the French Kitchen Design style. Glassware will add to theclassic interior of the room. Ensure that you have enough lightingin the kitchen. Large windows with wooden panes are typicallyFrench. Indirect lighting, which does not hurt the eye, will giveyou a very urban French kitchen decor.Cottage Kitchen SetRecreate the warmth you felt on a rainy evening while vacationingin a cottage! A cottage style kitchen is the one where comfort andwarmth go hand in hand. The basic thing while doing up such adesign is to ensure that it is not cluttered up. Keep the placeroomy and bright. Rustic wooden furniture, stone walls, and roughsurfaces are the magic words of giving your kitchen a beautifulcottage decor. Keep the look casual with some cane baskets to holdthe fruits and vegetables. Earthy pots and pans, and glazedearthenware are the suggested kitchenware for your cottage kitchen.Colors like burnt orange, a little maroon, and burgundy give thecottage feel. Maple and pine furniture can also be used to createthe cottage look.European Kitchen SetThe beauty of European kitchens lies is their furniture made out ofchrome, stainless steel, and glass. The very modern style ofkitchen decor aims at providing the user with easy access to allthe gadgets that save time, in the fast-moving urban lifestyle. Thetimeless white laminates and the gray of steel and chrome, make thekitchen area very spacious. Keep in mind that such type of designsdemand an adequacy of lights. Lighting up the place from theceiling, will help you with this aspect. Minimalistic is the catchword when is comes to European kitchens. White is the most popularkitchen color for such designs.Italian KitchenSimilar to European style of designing, Italian kitchens also adoptthe minimalistic features. Wrapped in beauty, these designs caterto all your needs of storing and aesthetics. Deep red, chrome,black, white, and rustic shades are the colors for Italiankitchens. Glassware or chinaware, with Italy's kitchen style, are amatch made in heaven! Decorative bottles for herbs and oils enhancethe look for your design. To embellish it further, go in for awooden flooring and marble countertops. Lighting below the cabinetwill making chopping vegetables easier when the sun goes down, asit will get your vegetables under the spotlight.
Pillow Crafts Decorations 1.0
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Decorative pillows craft for sofas are astaplein design. Lately, there's been a trend away from thesepieces.You'll see a lot of designer magazines really pairing themdown.Instead there might just be a few on the couch. In recentyears itseems like the furniture was really being overtaken bythese piecesbut that's all changed.You can add some accents to your decorative pillows craft totakea solid color piece and turn it into something quite special.Oneoption would be to slipcover it and use fabric paint to createadesign. Simple is going to be better in this case. Are youlustingafter all of those numbered décor accents that you see inmagazines?Even if you aren't an artist you can create thisyourself with blackpaint. However you need to read the careinstructions on the fabricpaint to learn about the care andapplication options to ensure thatyour craft project turns outwell.This is also a chance to experiment with prints thatwouldotherwise seem too loud. You can even bring in zebra pillowstocoordinate with neutral furniture. Plus, if it ever seems tooboldit's pretty easy to replace it or just remove it.Consider adding buttons to the piece. It's these small touchestocool chairs or decorative towels that make all thedifference.Tufted furniture is all the rage right now but it can beformal,uncomfortable, and expensive. The type of button that youchoose toadd to your pillow as well as your placement is greatlygoing todetermine the overall style. For a country look, try woodbuttonsas a border. This is going to be more of a decorativepillow. Youcan also try silver or gold buttons for an eleganttouch. If you'remaking the pillows yourself then add in fabriccovered buttons fora traditional feeling in your room. Acontemporary style would justuse a tone on tone tufting design.This adds interest to even justa basic white pillow craft.
Dining Room Decorations 3.0
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In every home, there are generally three majorcommunal rooms in which people spend the majority of their time.The room where the cooking is done, the room where reading andentertainment is common, and the room where meals are eaten all seetheir fair share of use. Just as kitchen and dining room furniturehas evolved to meet the needs of modern families, so too havedining room sets.Traditionally, dining room sets were composed of a largerectangular table surrounded by chairs. The two chairs at eitherhead had arms, while the chairs along the sides were armless. Thefurniture is almost always made of wood, and prior to the 19thcentury, unique to each home. While custom pieces are stillavailable today, they can be prohibitively expensive. Here is alook at some of the more common styles of tables and chairs thatare available today.ModernWhile wood may be the most common material for tables andchairs, there are other options for the non-traditionalist. A metaltable can lend a modern and minimalist style to any setting,especially when coupled with a more casual seating arrangement,such as benches and stools. If you prefer a modern look, butwithout the metal, a glass tabletop can be found to fit any sizedarea. To complete the look, clear plastic chairs are available in anumber of styles. Along with the sleek style, glass and plasticalso make cleaning up a breeze.Second-HandIf buying new dining room sets does not appeal to your taste,there are many wonderful options available in the classifieds, orat vintage stores. A bruised and battered table and chaircollection can be revived with some sandpaper and a few coats oflacquer. Or if you prefer the more rustic look, you can leave thescratches and nicks on the piece.Re-PurposedIf you are a skilled craftsman, or you simply have a lot of timeon your hands, you can try to create your own table out of oldermaterials. Some common materials used are flooring planks,particularly in rarer woods such as redwood, old wooden doors, andeven wood salvaged from wrecked ships. If done properly, thesematerials can make for truly unique dining room sets that not onlylook fantastic, but also offer a story that you can tell to anyguests sitting at them.IntimateAlthough the traditional table for meals is long andrectangular, more and more families are moving away from thistrend. In some cases, it is due to the restraints that a smallerliving area places on the size of the furniture. More often thannot, however, families simply prefer sitting closer to each other.This has led to the rise in popularity of small round or squaredining room sets. These accommodations usually seat four to sixpeople at most, and they allow for easy interaction andconversation.
Evening Dress Designs 3.0
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Are you a big lady and you would like to lookslimmer in an evening dress? Here is a guide on how to do it:Draw attention to your assetsYou should choose an evening dress that will hide yourproblematic areas. For example, if you have a large tummy but greatlooking legs, you should consider wearing a knee-length,empire-waisted dress.The good side with an empire waist is that it fits just beneathyour bust and the fabric falls smoothly over the rest of your bodythus hiding your large tummy.If you have a midsection or hips that you aren't proud of youshould wear an outfit with a plunging or embellished neckline. Thiswill draw the attention towards your shoulders and face thus takingthe attention away from your lower body.Use accessoriesThe main aim of accessories is to get the attention from theproblematic areas. When using accessories you need to be verycareful in order to achieve perfect results. For example, as a bigwoman you should avoid heavy jewelry on your neck, ears and arms.You should also avoid a lot of jewelry as they will give anillusion of added bulk.Wear an up-doHair that hangs over your evening dress will make you appearfatter; therefore, you should go for up-do hair styles. Some of themost popular styles that you can go with include: twisty hawk,Grecian lady, braided darling, Geisha girl, and Pincurl deluxe.When choosing the right hairstyle always consider the shape of yourface. You should also consider your skin and hair color.Select appropriate undergarmentsYou should ensure that the undergarments that you wear arefitting and don't show in your dress. If you want to hide some ofthe problematic areas you should consider buying a shape wear thatis designed like an undergarment. For example, you can go fortummy-controlling panties.Be simpleIf you are confused of the best dress to go for, you shouldconsider going for a simple black dress. If you have large breastsyou should stay away from an outfit with spaghetti strips. Insteadyou should go for an outfit with halter straps. You can also go forundergarments that will help you in separating your breasts.ConclusionThese are tips on how to appear slimmer in an evening dress. Toenjoy the night avoid an outfit that you are uncomfortable in nomatter how slim it makes you look.
New Braid Hairstyles 3.0
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Braided hairstyles are very popular nowadays.I'm sure that when you were young, your mom put your hair inbraids. This was usually both time consuming and irritating sincemost kids don't want to sit still for long periods of time. Butbraids are not only for kids,they are also for adults just like youand me.I do love looking at girls in simple braided hairstyles. My momalways braided my hair when I was young. I am still a fan of thestyle and wear them every now and then. There are varioushairstyles which were originated from braids. Braids can be used informal hairstyles or even as an everyday hairstyle. There are stillmany celebrities that wear braid hairstyles and inspire the youngergenerations to do the same.Braided hairstyles can be inspired by combinations of differentcreative hairstyles. Braids with ribbons along with it, a BlairWaldorf hairstyle in Gossip Girl, a braided ponytail, glamhairstyle, black braid hairstyles, etc. are few of the fantastichairstyles. What braid hairstyle do you like? Are you comfortablewith it?Girls are girls. We are very conscious with our beauty andappearance. It is always on our mind everyday on how should we wearour hair. Having this hairstyle once in a while makes us feelconfident and sexy. Yes it looks so childish, but it's moreappealing and amiable to feel. Even celebrities choose their hairto be braided. Can you name a celebrity who always has a braidedhairstyle?Braids are fun and easy to do. But you still need patience inorder to create your own masterpiece, a well-managed andmeticulously done braid. This hairstyle is best done after a bath,when the hair is still damp. Adding some hair spray after would letthe braided hair last all day. Girls are naturally born creative.If you do have some ribbons, or crafts that could add a sense ofbeauty and simplicity to the braid, you may integrate it.Creativity and imagination makes your hair awesome and great.Always take some time to look at the mirror. Take some time toselect the styles that is best for your hair type. Braidedhairstyles are always in. The latest trends are just growing outthere but it is still a braid. From simple to complex hairstyles,surely you will get the best hairstyle you've always wanted for aspecific occasion. Don't hesitate to be who you are. If you want tohave your hair braided, go for it because girls simply just likeit.
DIY Front Yard Project 3.0
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The most attractive portion of a house is itsfront yard. The architectural beauty of a house depends on manyfactors, but one factor which surely aiding to the majestic beautyof a house is the front yard landscaping. What are the effectiveand applicable front yard landscaping ideas? From where one can getthese ideas?Let us see some important ideas.o Keep in mind the location in which you construct your dreamhouse. Look around the nature and environment. Your front yardneeds to be in tandem with the natural landscape. Front yardlandscaping should merge fully with the lawn and groundscharacteristics.o Keep a watch on the architecture of your house. The front yardshould depend on the architectural style of the home. Many peoplemake oval shaped or diagonal shaped front yard in accordance withthe architectural style of the building.o The location of the house will play a major role inlandscaping of the front yard. If it is close to a busy street, thelandscaping need to be different from a one in a place interior tothe city. As the people just passes by with only a single glance,the landscaping in the first case need to be very imposing andattractive. In the second case of an interior house, you can makeit little more artistically so that anybodycan enjoy the beauty by spending some time. It is like fast pacedlife in city and the calm secluded life in interiors.o While designing the front yard, make sure that green plainlawns are a part of it. Neatly designed pathways will improve theview of the landscape. There can be two three small areas whereflowered plants grow. Soft sands can be used to bring good look forthe pathways in the front yard.o You can put water fountains to improve the impressive look ofthe front yard. Colored illumination will be an added attractionfor the front yard.o Antique materials and statues can be used to make the frontyard to give a natural look.All these front yard design ideas can make your design farbetter. You can get free ideas from internet. There are many sitesoffering good consultation and ideas to make your front yardbeautiful. Also you can go for many paintings, still photos andvideo clippings to get good ideas. Do a thorough online search;Internet is so vast you can get your favorite idea for a beautifullandscape design. Landscaping is really an art. If you have talentand patience to see every minute details of the design, you areassured of making an imposing front yard landscape.
Kids Craft Tutorials 3.0
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Things do not always go as planned, and therewill be times when you have to think onyour feet to give the kids something to do. For example, you wereplanning on taking the kids out during the day but the car breaksdown and now you need something to keep them busy. This is whereeasy last minute kid's craft ideas come into play.There are several options you can go here, but the importantthing is to remember that for easy last minute kid's craft ideas,you need to think of crafts that can be made with items you have inthe house.One example of this is macaroni pictures. Macaroni pictures makegreat last minute kid's craft ideas because they can be made withnothing but pasta, glue and paper. You can have the kids makesomething easy like an outline of their hand, or something a bitmore complex like a landscape with mom and dad in it.Another easy last minute kid's craft idea is to a cardboardhouse. With a cardboard house, you just need to find a fewcardboard boxes, and then cut them up and let the kids build a onestorey, two storey, or multi storey house out of cardboard walls.The kids can also put in windows and doors, and with felt markers,design the house. If you have paints on hand, the kids can paintthe outside, or inside, of the house.If you want the kids to be outside for their crafts, then allyou need to do is get them making a little basket. This can beeasily done using nothing but flexible branches, so you should havemore than enough of those in your backyard. This last minute kid'scraft idea can be done just by showing the kids how to make basketsout of the branches. They can make one large one with you, or theirown individual ones. If done right, they will last for years tocome.With a large poster sized piece of paper, you can make a bannerthat all the kids work on with nothing but crayons, paints ormarkers. This last minute kid's craft ideas only needs a bit ofextra materials, that you may have around the house, but it willallow you to use the kid's imagination to put together somethingthat can hang on the wall for months, or even years.Let their mind's run wild with what they want to design, whetherit's a horse, house or a few words to anyone who will see it.With a few extra crafts, and some of the items you have aroundthe house, you can put together some excellent last minute kid'scraft ideas.
Curtain Inspiration Designs 3.0
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If you have shifted to a new house and it hassome very small, less than the regular sized windows, it can bequite a challenge finding appropriate curtains to cover them with.As it is the curtains which lend a kind of a character to thewindows, making them look appealing and attractive, it is veryimportant that you choose the best ones!When it come to small windows, you should always look forcurtains which are simple and functional. If you choose some veryheavy and decorative curtains, they will look very overwhelming andmay seem out of place too. Steer clear of loud designs too, as theycan make the window appear smaller than it actually is. The belowgiven ideas for small windows will further help you out in choosingthe right drapes, which will give it the perfect shape andlook.Choosing Patterns and Materials...When choosing curtain designs for small windows, always go in forvertical patterns. Vertical patterns on the curtains, will lendlength to your windows. As for the cloth, go in for the sheers, asthey help the light pass through and enter the room, much more thanany other cloth. To further add on to the length of the windows,let the sheer curtains fall, almost to the floor (just about twoinches above so that they do not get dirty and you end up washingthem again and again!) This will give the illusion that yourwindows stretch to the floors, thus making them appear much tallerthan they actually are!One drawback of hanging sheer curtains is that they do not offerprivacy. So, to take care of this problem, get a two layeredcurtain for your window. Above the sheers, have some coloredcurtains installed. You can tie them back with sashes in themornings and leave only the sheers on, to allow the sunlight enteryour room. During the night, you can leave the colored curtains on,to maintain your privacy!Adding Length and Width...If the window is wide but its length is short i.e. it is not verytall, to add an illusion of length to it, place your curtain rod,just below the ceiling, instead of immediately where the windowstarts from, as is done with regular sized windows. Now, when youhang curtains on the rod, it will seem as if the window starts frombelow the ceiling, thus adding a few inches to its height!If the window has a sill underneath it, then obviously, you cannot hang the curtain till the floor, as it will hide itsarchitectural beauty. In such a case, one of the useful curtainsolutions is to place the rod just below the ceiling and hang avalance from it, that reaches to the top of the window. From there,hang curtains of your choice, which end at the sill. This twolayered look, will lend its own charm to the interiors of your roomand no one will even notice the short length of your window!For windows which are narrow in width, extending the rod aboutthree to five inches, on either side, and then hanging the curtainson them, will lend an illusion of width, thus making the windowsappear much broader than they are! To make the windows look a bitmore wider and interesting, a good idea is to hang sheers in themiddle and colored, slightly thick curtains on the sides. This way,you will get a twin colored look for your windows, plus the sheerswill offer the much-needed light in the room and the coloredcurtains, the privacy that you need!
Modern Wedding Cakes 3.0
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I guess everyone would agree with me when Isay that the wedding cake plays a very crucial role in a wedding.Therefore, selecting a cake for the wedding is a hugeresponsibility. But, this is something that you procrastinate untilthe last minute. And in those last moments, with the pe-weddingjitters, an increase of workload, formalities and rituals, choosingthe wedding cake seems nearly impossible due to which you eitherpass on the responsibility to someone else or choose any cake justfor the sake of it.Now this is not how you plan a perfect wedding, just like anyother wedding preparation choosing of a wedding cake also needs tobe started at least 2-3 months before the wedding, giving the brideand groom ample amount of time to select the perfect cake for theirspecial day. Now this is a task that seems to be very simple butlater when you start the process, you realise how complicating andconfusing choosing a wedding cake can be.In order to choose the perfect cake for your dream wedding,there are a few simple guidelines that you need to follow-1. APPEALING APPEARANCEThe flavour of the cake, it's texture, taste, everything isimportant but the main thing to keep in mind is the appearance ofthe cake. If the cake doesn't look tempting enough, people mightskip it thinking it might not taste good. Therefore, decoration ofthe cake has to be keenly focused on.2. THEMED CAKESEven though it is not a compulsion to have a wedding themedcake, it does make the day more special and memorable. A cake withtoppers of the bride and the groom makes the cake look elegant andromantic at the same time.3. TIERED CAKESThe wedding cakes are usually preferred as a tiered cake. Thetiered cakes somehow always seem to look elegant and classy. In apractical sense, it is an advantage as it helps in having morequantity of the cake in less space so that every guest can get ataste of it.4. TYPE OF FROSTINGMany people don't tend to think about this aspect of the cakemuch and choose any kind f frosting. But frostings likebuttercream, icing, etc. have the danger of getting ruined as theyare comparatively very delicate. Whereas, in the case of fondant,it not only gives a polished and classy look to the cake, it isalso easy to handle.
Wall Decoration Style 3.0
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Wall art is perhaps among the most importantof all home accessories and decor. Of course, home decor isn't justabout the different home accessories. It's a blending of multipleelements: furnitures, rugs, various accessories and of course, thewall decor. However, before you can choose between the differenttypes of art, you should know what they are.PaintingsPaintings are one of the most popular forms of wall decor.Within this particular category of decor, there are a number ofdifferent styles. This can include oil painting, acrylic paintingand watercolor painting.It can also refer to the different subjects that can be conveyedin paintings. Landscapes, still life, animals, abstract drawings,geometric shapes and so forth.Metal Wall ArtLike a painting, metal wall art tends to be subjective. Anartist can twist the metal into a number of different items. Themetal can take an abstract form or it can take the form of ananimal.Furthermore, metal can be molded into various textures, shapesand sizes. It can also be painted.PhotographsAnother popular option for wall art is the photograph.Photographs, again much like paintings, can be subjective. They canbe of landscapes, still art, animals, people and beyond.Furthermore, photographs can now be digitally altered, making thepossibilities for photographic wall decor endless.Wooden Decor ItemsWood is a versatile medium. It can be used to create a number ofdifferent wall decor items. For example, the wood can be carvedinto a mask. A mask can also be the mask of a person or ananimal.Wood can also be used to create plaques or other sculpture-likeitems that can be hung. It can be used to create wooden boxes inwhich to hold small vases or other miscellaneous knick-knacks.Wall DecalsWall decals are a fairly new type of wall art. Wall decals areadhesive prints that can be stuck onto the wall and if necessary,removed and swapped out for new wall decals as desired.Like the painting or the photograph, a wall decal can be anynumber of designs or prints. For example, a wall decal could be alarge geometric print. It could be a group of bubbles. It could bea tree or a flower, it could also be a person. Essentially, anygraphic that can be made on a computer can be made into a walldecal.
Casual Dress Styles 3.0
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Do you feel intimidated about wearing dresses?Are you jealous of other women who aren't afraid to strut theirstuff in the most fashionable dresses of the season? Are youlooking for reasons to purchase casual dresses for yourself? If youanswered yes to any of the questions you have just read, then itmight be time for you to venture out into the colourful wonderfulworld of women's dresses.What's great about having dresses is that they can easily bedressed up or down just by using a few choice accessories. Whetheryou plan on attending a benefit luncheon with the toast of society,or you're thinking of spending a lazy afternoon walking around thepark, you can wear the same dress on these two separate occasionswithout becoming a fashion victim. You'll be amazed by how a simplewhite cardigan or a chunky antique necklace can take a casual dressto a whole new different level. If you like dressing up withversatile pieces, then investing in a couple of designer dresses isthe way to go.Since women's dresses are almost always a staple in thecollections of the best designers that the fashion industry has tooffer, you can choose from a wide assortment of designs and styles.From long maxi dresses to short mini dresses, you can easily feedyour passion for fashion just by investing in a few key pieces.Don't be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone when trying outnew styles. This way, it will be much easier for you to choosewhich dress styles would most suit your special occasions.And since most casual dresses are designed to specifically meetthe modern woman's standard, you'll be able to dress up in the moststylish dresses without having to sacrifice comfort. You don't haveto be content with dressing up in blue jeans and baggy shirts anylonger. With the perfect casual dress, you can experience the samelevel of comfort without sacrificing your potential for style. Bethe best dressed in your school or your workplace just by buyinghigh quality fashionable dresses from your favourite designer orretail outlet.If you want to be able to make the right fashion statement, makesure to choose dresses that not only fit your personality, but yourbody shape as well. Before you blow off hundreds of dollars at yourfavourite designer store, look for expert tips on choosing theright styles, fabrics and prints for your specific body type youdon't have to be a size 4 to look gorgeous in a casual dress. Withthe right fashion tips, you'll be able to style any dress to makeit look like it was specifically designed just for you.So what are you waiting for? If you want to enjoy the best dealson casual dresses, check out what the most popular fashionretailers have in store for you. Start building your very owncollection of dresses today and you'll always be in the center offashion.
Staircase Style Ideas 3.0
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Those days are over when people did not haveenough choices in staircase. There was a typical style of staircasewhich was constructed in every home to be able to have access toother floors of your home. Now there are various designs and styleto choose from which not only accommodate with the style and designof your home but also itself look stylish and elegant. One of themost elegant and beautiful looking staircase is designed in spiralshape. These types of staircase save a lot of space making yourhome look spacious and beautiful. But there are certain aspectsthat must be kept in mind before selecting on to a particularstaircase.Styles and designs -Spiral staircase can be of various styles and designs toaccommodate with the theme of your home. Spiral staircases are alsoavailable in various materials which eventually give you a widerange of prices in staircases. These staircases can also be madeaccording to your own personal choice and design so that they fitperfectly according to the theme and design of your home. Whiledesigning a perfect staircase for your home you need to put in alot of effort. Be careful while choosing the material as it notonly affects the price but also has a great part in making in ahigh quality staircase.Space -Spiral staircases are available in various sizes. From verysmall staircase to big staircase, there is a whole lot to choosefrom. In case you have a small home then a compact staircase wouldlook nice as it will make your home look spacious and big. Whereas,if you have a villa then you can have a bigger and beautifulstaircase to help you add up to the beauty of your house. One ofthe most important things that need to be considered is the numberof people living in your home as in case you have a lot of peopleliving in your home then you need a bigger staircase as you cannotafford it to be overcrowded all the time.Material -Spiral stair cases are constructed in a variety of material.Each material has its not pros and cons but the most importantthing is that material of the staircase has a great influence on itprices therefore you need to keep in mind your budget whileselecting a particular material for your staircase. Out of so manymaterials metal staircase is the most commonly used and demandedmaterial for spiral staircase as it does not require muchmaintenance and is also long lasting. Metal staircases are strongand can be cleaned easily therefore you don't have to put in a lotof effort to make them clean and look new. Metal staircases can bedesigned in almost every way in order to make them adjust in thetheme of your home. Material affects the quality of the stair caseso you need to careful while selecting a particular material forthe staircase of your lovely home.
Formal Dress Desaigns 3.0
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There's no worse feeling than opening yourwardrobe to decide which of your formal dresses to wear to animportant engagement tomorrow and finding that the one you settleon is all creased.Perhaps there isn't time to send it to the dry cleaner's, sowhat do you do? Panic?Wear a dress that you don't want to? Risklooking like a slob?No!Did you know that it's possible to steam iron a formal dress inthe comfort of your own home yourself? In this article we're goingto look at just how you can do this in a hurry and avoidembarrassment at your important party:A Traditional Hand-Held Iron Isn't Suitable For FormalDressesMost of us have an iron already, but formal dresses are quitecomplicated and large, with many different elements (such as bodiceand skirt) that have different folds, seams and positions. That'swhy traditional hand-held irons aren't going to cut it, as you'llstruggle to press all of the individual ruffles and otherdecorative elements of the dress.Formal dresses may also be made of very delicate fabric, so byironing by hand you actually run the risk of damaging yourbeautiful gown!Use A Commercial Clothing SteamerYou might not be familiar with commercial clothing steamersunless you've seen them in use in stores. They look a little like ahoover, but instead of sucking in air they blow steam out of anattachment at the end of a long handle. This allows you to hangformal dresses naturally and then run the steam over them in asweeping motion. This will press your dress perfectly and will inno way endanger the fabric as it's not touching.However, be sure tohold the steamer away from the fabric to avoid water dropletssplashing which could stain it.Try The 'Hot Shower Routine'You might wonder how having a shower has anything to do withpressing a dress! However, if you ever noticed the steam from theshower steaming up your mirror then you'll know that there's a lotof steam in the air if you've had a long hot shower.You can use this by-product to your advantage by hanging creasedformal dresses in the bathroom and then treating yourself to anice, relaxing shower.You'll find that after a while the creases have disappeared andof course there's no risk of damaging the fabric since the steam inthe air has done the job of ironing for you!Hang Out!Believe it or not, simply hanging formal dresses in a dry roomovernight will be enough for the creases to fall out. An airingcupboard would be ideal for this.Just make sure that the dress is allowed to hang fully and theskirt isn't bunching up on the floor for best results.
Master Bedroom Designs 3.0
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Staging your home correctly is one of the mostimportant factors in helping a person decide whether they wish topurchase the property or not. Common mistakes include making thehome to personal, which in turn means that the viewer finds itdifficult to imagine themselves in the property, or simply allowingthings to be a little bit messy.The master bedroom is perhaps one of the most important roomswhen it comes to staging. After all, anybody who is interested inthe house will place special focus on the room as it is where theywill be spending their nights. Ensuring it looks comfortable andinviting is crucial when it comes to convincing the viewer that theroom allows for a good night's sleep.So what can you do to properly stage the master bedroom? Hereare a few tips:Remove Personal DecorationTo ensure the viewer can personalise the room in their head itis important to remove anything that intrinsically links the roomto the seller. Keep the obvious items, such as the bed, wardrobesand dressers. Try to add a good mirror if the room doesn't alreadyhave one.Remove any items that do not need to be there. Personal photosand any items that link the room to you can be stored away for thetime taken to show it. All the viewer needs to see is that the roomis big enough to store the essentials and has the potential forthem to personalise it in their own way.Tidy UpIt may seem like a basic tip but it is also extremely important.Make sure that the room is nice and tidy before any viewing. Bedsheets should be clean and crisp, clothes should be put away andthe floor space should be clear of any obstructions.Dust thoroughly and ensure that all windows and surfaces areabsolutely spotless. Ensure that you vacuum the carpet or clean thefloors beforehand and spray an air freshener to give the room aclean and airy feeling. A dirty room indicates that you don't takeproper care of the property and can make it difficult for a viewerto visualise the room as anything other than a mess, which in turneffects the selling potential.Use Neutral ColoursNeutral colours, such as beige and cream, again depersonalisesthe room and ensures that the viewer can visualise how they wouldchange things to suit their own stylistic ideas. Such colours arealso generally quite airy and light, which reflects a comfortablesleeping environment and makes the entire room more attractive.If your room doesn't have a neutral feel to it then considerrepainting. It will take a little bit of time and effort but thekey here is to help the viewer feel as comfortable as possible. Ifthe room has a design aesthetic that they don't like it becomesmuch more difficult for the viewer to see themselves spending timein the room or becoming comfortable there.
Crochet Hat Patterns 3.0
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People nowadays find adding accessories totheir outfit a must rather than a passing fashion. This may also bethe same reason why more and more people are venturing on this kindof business. You can find lots of designs, styles, colors and sizesof this kind of hat in different sites. You need not go anywhereelse because the site will direct you to popular suppliers ofcrochet hats. You’ll find beanie hats, trapper hats, chenille hats,beret, etc. There are sizes fit for newborn babies and those thatcan be used by adults. Certainly, this is the one stop shop forthose who are on the look for the best looking crochet hat in town.To enhance the overall appeal of these crochet hats, some aredesigned with special trimmings and embellishments. There are thoseaccentuated with tassels, ribbons, beads, fringes, patches and someare made to look like animals and cute characters. There are lotsof colors to choose from so there’s no way that you can’t findsomething to match up with your daywear.These hand crocheted hats are definitely a wonderful add-on toanybody’s accessory collection. Whether you are about to have awalk in the park on a sunny day or even on a chilly day, you cannever go wrong with these charming hats.
Foyer Design Ideas 3.0
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The foyer is the first space in your home thatpeople see when they enter and it can either set a great tone forwhat's to come in the rest of your home or make people wonder ifthey want to keep going. Creating an interesting, attractive,organized and functional foyer or entryway can not only get peopleexcited about being in your home but can also help you and yourfamily be more organized, enter and leave your home with ease andfeel pride in the way others will see your home as well.There are a few essentials to having an organized and attractiveentryway. The first is having a really great console or foyertable. For the most part, every foyer should have a really greattable to house some wonderful accessories, a lamp or two, and (ifyou don't have a mudroom or come in through the garage) a basket ordrawers for holding keys, name badges, or other small items. It'salso a great place to drop off mail!.Great lighting is also a key component of a functional andattractive foyer or entryway. Your overhead lighting should reallymake a statement. Whether you have a two-story foyer or aseven-foot ceiling, there are wonderful light fixture options atyour disposal. Make sure that the fixture fits the scale of thespace. For example, a two-story foyer should have a large,interesting chandelier or pendant light fixture. If you have aseven-foot ceiling on the other hand, you are better off opting fora very nice flush-mounted fixture. Whatever the ceiling height orsize of your foyer, really put thought and invest some money into areally great lighting fixture.Consider also accent lighting. Lamps or dimmers are a great wayto add accent lighting which can help to diffuse some of theoverhead lighting if you are trying to set a mood whileentertaining. Wall sconces can also be very interesting, and add alot of style to a space while also providing mood and accentlighting. You don't have to pay an electrician a ton of money toinstall great walls sconces in your entryway. Many companies nowoffer fantastic plug in wall sconces in amazing styles and coloroptions.A great rug can not only help to make your entry space look andfeel great, it can also serve to help your guests clean off theirshoes a bit before entering your home. When it comes to buyingentryway appropriate rugs there are some things to consider:Opt for a high end, wool area rug that can really stand up to alot of traffic, considering that it will have to be professionallycleaned periodically.Purchase a rug specifically made for indoor/outdoor use that caneasily be cleaned and maintained. Many companies are now makingindoor/outdoor rugs in a variety of styles, colors, patterns andtextures and at great prices.Many people need a place to sit down to take off and put on as wellas store shoes near their entryway or foyer. There are severalcreative and stylish ways to handle this. A great looking benchwith built in storage is the most obvious and easiest solution ifyou have the space it. Another option is a thin bench with an openbottom to place baskets or trays underneath to neatly house a smallnumber of shoes or even children's book-bags. You can also considertucking a really great square storage ottoman or two under yourconsole or foyer table. Casters will make it easy for you to pullthem out and tuck them back away when you are finished using themand the storage can serve to house some of your family's shoes.
Wedding Shoe Designs 3.0
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The great thing about wedding shoe clips ishow it makes a ho-hum shoe into a fabulous designer shoe. Whenshopping for your wedding shoes the most important thing is the fitand comfort of your shoe. You want to enjoy your day and not haveto worry about the pain in your foot. Although the look of the shoeis important your comfort level is just as important. We all knowwearing a beautiful shoe that hurts your feet is neither cute norglamorous and you won't feel beautiful on your special day. Beforeyou venture out shopping for your shoes here are a couple of thingsto keep in mind.For instance do you want a traditional shoe, or do you wantsomething that you can where again with an evening outfit. Youmight have problem with your feet and would prefer a strappy sandalto give the feet breathing room and if it's winter consider apeek-a-boo toe.Take into consideration the height of the shoe remember thehigher the shoe the harder it is on the ball of your feet so thinkabout this; is the receptions in a big ball room are you inviting alot of guest do you have a huge wedding party. Here's the reason -if the ball room is big when you enter that a lot of walking to thewedding table and the dance floor. The more guests you have thelonger you will be standing in the receiving line to wait foreveryone to congratulate you. And what about the wedding party thebigger the wedding party the longer it takes to get pictures.Now we got the type of shoe out-of-the-way and you might had tosacrifice a little on the style over your comfort. Well worry nomore whatever style you chose most shoes can be enhanced with abeautiful shoe clip.When buying your wedding shoe clips consider the style. Thereare all different types of shoe clips that can be used to decorateyour shoe.Styles of shoe clipsPearls alone will cost about 20.00, combination will cost 30.00or moreRhinestones, complete stones, will cost about 20.00Fabric-cheaper than pearls, will cost about 12.00 to 15.00Beads, depending if it's custom work, it can cost 20.00 up to30.00Feathers will be the most costly, but with a wider range in price20.00 up 45.00If you are weary and you haven't found that perfect clip there areother alternatives try clip on earrings or brooches. You can findmany great designs in earrings although finding clip on is not aseasy to find as it use to be it is a great alternative. As for thebrooches this is another great option just keep in mind that onebrooch can cost 20.00. And when the big day is over try using yourclips for adding a splash to your handbag, or evening bag, a hat ora scarf. It's important that every investment we make on thespecial day should last and be used in the future. Just rememberthat when you buy the beautiful wedding shoe clips after yourwedding it will have endless uses.
Elegant Door Designs 3.0
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Choosing the internal door designs in the homeis a very important decision that you will need to make. Whetheryou're in the process of building a new home or renovating yourcurrent home, you need to ensure the door you choose blends in withthe overall design of the property, complementing the space andblending in seamlessly.The first thing you will need to do when looking at internaldoors is to know your sizes. Depending on the age and style of yourproperty, it is possible that each internal entryway is a differentsize. The best route is to presume that each door is a differentsize and measure each one individually, this way you can be surethat you purchase the right size and eliminate the risk of anydelays in completing your project.The next step is to identify the style of door that you arelooking for. When you first start looking you may feel a littleoverwhelmed, there are so many options to choose from and they varyin style and material, which can leave you torn between a fewdifferent designs or completely unsure which way to turn. This iswhy it's advisable to purchase from a reputable door specialistthat can offer you advice and make recommendations to help you makethe selection you feel is the best match for your home.Always pay very close attention to your overall house design.It's easy to say you want a contemporary style within the home, butif you have a period property, it's not going to work together.Keep the style of the home in mind as you go through the availableoptions, ensuring that the interior doors blend in with each of therooms and the house style, working together to provide you with aproperty you can be proud of.Looking at the style of your home, you will find that you caneasily choose internal doors that will complement the overalldesign. A good example is a period property will benefit from abraced or ledged door. These are wooden doors that are bracedtogether to provide that beautiful period finish that can blendinto the room and complement your overall house design.Contemporary styles benefit from sleek internal door designsthat are flush in design. These can be made from a host ofmaterials from wood to glass, maybe smoked glass to give that "wow"factor.You can also look at the variety of different door styles tohelp you make your decision. If you're not looking for a basicswing door design, you will find a host of options. These includesliding doors, folding doors and even pocket doors. Pocket doorsare ideal if you are limited in space and a swing door will take uptoo much room, such as for a smaller bathroom or wash closet.A big decision you will have to make is whether to chooseinternal door designs that are solid or hollow. Hollow doors areusually cheaper and lighter in design, but depending on the styleof the home and what you are looking to achieve, you may be betteroff with a solid door. Solid doors can also help with noise, idealfor bedrooms, where you want to block out as much household noiseas possible.
Kids Bedroom Ideas 3.0
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Buying kids bedroom furniture or for thatmatter any furniture for kids' rooms needs some planning andconsideration of various factors. First of all measure your kid'sroom correctly because choosing the right size and type isessential to create a healthy and safe atmosphere for the kids tospend their time in. It helps to consider the child's fad as itwill mean a lot to him or her. Durability factor is vital as yearsof wear and tear due to kid's playing about on the couches and bedscause considerable damage. Hence taking utmost care of thematerials used to make the furniture is important.Most important factor to consider while buying kids bedroomfurniture is safety, since kids are prone to get injured due totheir playfulness. Sharp edges and corners should be avoided. Thefabric should be removable, washable or even vacuumed easily.Ensure the aesthetics and color schemes as even psychologistsemphasize the effect of colors on the moods etc. Using energeticbright colors can have a positive effect on the kids.While making kids bedroom furniture it is important to create anenvironment with enough space to allow the kids freedom to play,crawl, fight, sleep, read, write and study. The ambience ought tomotivate and encourage the kids to imagine, think and feel securetoo. These aspects surely help in molding the child's personalityin a big way. The furniture must be made in a manner that helps tomake kids happy and comfortable as well as take care of theirwell-being.Choosing a multifunctional type for kids bedroom furniture makesa lot of good sense. Among different purposes, a great deal ofstorage space is an essential priority. Slide out storage bins andcupboards with bookcases included in it allows enough space forneatly storing books, other study materials, bed linen and clothes.Unique designs are hot favorites of kids these days. This should beborne in mind while ordering for kids' furniture. For those whostarted with just bunk beds it will be good to put in matchingfurniture like chests for toys, clothe stands and cupboards.Kids bedroom furniture should have the convenience of havingeverything close at hand. Their toys, clothes or other sundry itemsmust be accessible with least efforts. The age factor needs to belooked into while making kids' furniture. While designing the kidsbedroom furniture care must be taken to note the hobbies, interestsand potential of the kids to make suitable furniture that will helpthe kids to develop these traits.
Wodden House Designs 3.0
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In today's fast-moving world ecologicalmaterials are coming back into modern building processes. There isa lot of information about sustainable living and healthylifestyle. Living conditions are probably the most important aspectin our lives. More and more people try to carry out a healthylifestyle and to live in eco houses. Over the last 20 years thedemand for timber homes increased significantly. Constructioncompanies are trying to build environmentally friendly timberhouses for those who are interested in living healthy. Nowadays,people can find the variety of log houses. Even today more and morepeople choose to build a home out of logs every year, and there aresome specific reasons for this. The main characteristics of woodenhouses are long length of life, great look, simple and fastmaintenance.Wood, as the main construction material, has been used eversince human started to build a home for itself. There are greatbenefits of owning a wooden house. According to the University ofGeorgia, wooden cabins provide low heating and cooling costs,because of the density of the logs. Houses that are produced fromlogs use less energy for heating and cooling than regular houses.It is dramatically important for both the consumers and thebuilders. Log homes are energy-efficient homes. For example, woodenhouses with walls about 6 inches thick can expect to save between 3percent and 16 percent on heating and cooling costs. Wooden housesare warm and cozy because they are built very tightly. Choose logcabin if you want to save on the heating and cooling bills.Timber houses look simple and beautiful. Many people actuallybuild rustic style homes entirely because they love the way theylook. If you are searching for a house that is stable, durable androbust, then wooden house living is for you. However, the greatlook is not the only advantage. Log buildings are environmentallyfriendly because the main construction materials are renewable.Trees such as pine and spruce are always used to build log houses.Wood is sturdy and durable building material as well. That is whywooden home is a very stable and long lasting property. Today alltimber buildings are built from high quality materials, so do notbe afraid of bad weather, wind, rain and frost. Of course, highwooden building standards are used as well. It means that your newhome will be of high quality, reliable, safe and long-lasting.One more advantage of owning a log cabin is an opportunity tohave a residential log cabin in a lonely wooden place, unknownforest area or wherever you want it to be if you have anauthorization to build it. Your residential log cabin is yourforestry that meets your needs and budget. Also, it provides anopportunity to become an interior designer and to beautify thewalls, floors, bedroom, living room and everything else byyourself. Think about the colors of your new dream house. It isrecommended to choose earthy colors for log cabin decorations.Wooden houses are the perfect way to avoid noisy neighbors andother annoying details such as traffic and airplanes overhead. Mostof the people try to avoid these disturbances. They expect thatliving in a log home is a way out, and it really is! Woodenhomeowners are less likely to notice these inconveniences becauseof thickness of hardwood structure. Wood is robust and toughbuilding material. It means that sound and noise hardly go throughthis heavy material. Living in a log cabin gives you a chance toforget about noisy neighbors, airplanes overhead and traffic. Theresult is a more relaxing house environment and noisereduction.
Front Room Designs 3.0
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People who are looking to re-decorate orre-model their living-room often don't know what they want, ordon't know the best way to utilize the size of the space. Ideas forsetting and arranging furniture, in small living rooms especially,is a challenge that most people face. Here are some tips that willhelp.Pick A Neutral Color and Stick to ItOne of the best ways to push back the walls and make a smallspace appear larger is by using a neutral palette for yourfurniture throughout the living room. As compared to a mismatchedcolor palette, the eyes can roam through a neutral living roomsetting much more freely.Go Small Scale for Your Living Room SetYou should always choose the size of the furniture that is exactand appropriate for the room it's meant for. Also, keep in mind,who will use it and why. Consider placing a simple accent chair byCoaster in your front room area which will bring style to yourhome. Although a bit heftier, its shape won't take up the wholeroom.Let There Be Light, and Lots of ItTo help make a space look larger, you can take advantage of allthe light that is available and play with the possibilities. Whiteor pale colors will make a room seem brighter. Avoid fancy windowtreatments and place simple but elegant looking curtains on them.You don't want the front room to become stuffy.Need More Seating? Add a Window SeatYou can turn a window niche into a cozy and mini living area, byplacing a window seat. The idea is to make do with what space isavailable; therefore choose leggy, and slender sized furniturebecause they don't take up much space.An Ottoman Can Act As a Coffee TableInstead of getting a gilded coffee table for your front room,why not place a large and upholstered ottoman instead? This pieceof furniture can double up as a coffee table very easily, and canbe used just like it as well.Make Use of Every CornerIf you have an open floor plan, separate an area for the frontroom and plan accordingly by keeping in mind, the other areas thatwill come into the space too. You can place 2 leather upholsteredchairs and one recliner, or a fabric upholstered couch with twochairs side by side, along with a large coffee table in the middleand a rug.Make Clear Paths for TrafficThe living room furniture should be arranged in such a way thatoutgoing and incoming traffic should be directed around theconversation area rather than through it. Place the sofa, with itsback facing the main entry door first, then start the seating planfor that area.Getting ideas for furniture arrangement of small living roomsisn't such a hard task, if you choose the right furniture to gowith the space that is available. If you are looking to re-decorateyour living room, then Home Cinema Center might prove to be a gooddestination for you.
Crochet Headband Ideas 3.0
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Headbands have served their purpose as aclothing accessory ever since the Greek and Roman periods. Backthen, they took the form of hair wreaths and were worn duringspecial occasions. By the early 20th century, they became even morepopular for their health benefits. It was a common belief amongpeople of the time that tight pressure around the forehead helpedprevent headaches and relieve pain. But with the evolution offashion, that significance was soon overshadowed by style, asheadwear has become more embellished, incorporating exotic fabricsand lace and ribbon accents, with small rosettes, feathers and gemdecors. Their popularity peaked in the 1920s and a century later,they remain to be widely used, and even innovated with more elasticversions in the form of crochet headbands.Now, these head pieces are usually made out of horseshoe-shapedmaterials (either plastic or metal) to give it a stable form. It iscovered by textile, so that it can be more comfortable andattractive to wear. Some of them are toothed to ensure that theycan hold hair in place. However, given the suppleness of a child'shead, this conventional structure is discouraged in favour ofsofter counterparts. Hence, baby headbands are usually created outof cotton and ribbon yarns.It's easy to find one online available for purchase. But itwould be more sentimental to make your baby's first crochetheadband yourself. Apart from the convenience of being able topersonalize it according to your preference and your baby'scomfort, you also get to save on costs. This is an attractiveprospect considering the financial demands of motherhood. To getstarted, you should secure scissors, a soft lightweight yarn, acrochet hook, an elastic base and a tape measure.The first step would be to measure the head so you know how longyou have to make the baby headbands. Then, you should decide on howwide it would be - an inch or two would suffice. Next, chain fiveto nine stitches together - a single crochet on the first andsecond, and then a double crochet on the next two chains; switchingback to single and double alternately until the first chain isfinished.Afterwards, work with the same pattern to the end of the rowuntil you reach the intended length. For more thickness, you canmake another crochet headband using the same technique and thenstack both finished products so you can stitch them together on theedges. You can then glue or hem some lace, ribbon or sequins on thefinal output to give it that feminine touch. If you are making onefor a boy, you can put together crochet bugs and animals asornaments instead.It seems like a worthwhile endeavour. But, if you are notexperienced in do-it-yourself projects, then you could just rely onretailed crochet headbands. You just have to be extra consciousabout what you pick, to avoid getting something that might irritateyour child's skin. You can choose those made out of cotton, acrylicand bamboo to be safe. If there is wool, you can have that as analternative. However, you should keep an eye out for allergicreactions and make sure to pass up the "super wash" kinds ofclothing, because they can be dowsed with chemicals.
Wedding Decoration Styles 1.0
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Wedding decoration ideas are very helpfulincreating the ambiance for that special day. A guest usuallynoticesthe wedding decorations. It helps create that effect of howspecialand wonderful that day can be.It is usually the bride who chooses the main theme forthewedding. She will be helped by all the female members of herfamilyand soon to be husband's family. The ideas coming from thegroom isalso very important. This can help create something thatboth brideand groom prefer.There is different wedding decoration ideas that you can usebutboth bride and groom must decide on the theme. They both canchoosefrom traditional wedding or something new. It can either beaformal or casual occasion.The most important aspect is to choose what color wouldthecouple as a main theme for their wedding. This will be theinitialphase of the wedding planning that needs to be done. Thentheaccessories will be needed. Other wedding decorations likecandles,balloons, flowers, and confetti can be added.Then the conceptualized idea can be used in the churchandreception area. It is advisable that the decoration is easytoassemble. If you are using flowers it is advisable to havethempre-arranged than assemble them in the church.Another idea is to inform the guests on what are the dresscodesand the main color theme of your wedding. This will preventtheguests from wearing something that might clash withweddingmotif.The area of the church and wedding reception should alsobeconsidered. This can help you decide on how your decoratingideascan enhance the place rather than make it look crowded. Thenumberof guests should also be considered so that you can have theareaarranged in a way that it will not get too crowded.Kids are very energetic little beings. They are a part ofyourentourage and to avoid little mishaps with your decorationsyouhave them arranged them to be child proof.You also have to consider the budget. A lot of bride usuallygetscarried away with what she wants her wedding to look like. Toavoidany problems always keep ion mind of how much money you havefordecorations alone.Researching wedding decoration ideas can be quitehelpful.Decoration is one of the most important and stressful partof awedding decoration. Doing your research well and ahead of timecanhelp you avoid little problems.
Long Dress Designs 3.0
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Until a short while ago, strapless dresseswere the most popular. They are still worn widely due to the factthat showing off the shoulders and arms gives off a highly femininelook. However, the trend has now been broken by the arrival of longsleeved dresses. While some people do not approve of these, thefact is that these dresses are readily becoming popular. From shortto long dresses, long sleeves are becoming a popular style. If youare one of those who are not yet convinced about long sleeveddresses, here are some reasons you should look at.Femininity - Sure, strapless dresses do make you look alluring.Full sleeves, however, can also be highly feminine. Long sleeveddresses are the perfect way to reflect your beauty without baringyour shoulders. They are perfect for looking feminine while alsobeing highly classy. You can enhance the look of these dresses bymaking sure that the sleeves are stitched to fit the shape of yourarms.Ideal for certain occasions - Are you one of those who lovewearing dresses to the office but can obviously not wear thosestrapless ones stacked in your cupboard? This is where this kind ofdresses can come to your aid. Because your shoulders are covered,these dresses look highly formal and sophisticated. Wearing theseis the perfect way to stay sexy while still giving off a formallook. You can also wear these at dinner parties and other formalevents.They are different - If you are one of those who want to show upat a party wearing something different than what others arewearing, long sleeved dresses are for you. At a party whereprobably everyone would be wearing sleeveless or strapless dresses,you can look highly elegant and different wearing a dress with longsleeves. Such a dress will give you a highly classy and uniquelook.All in all, long sleeved dresses can be perfect for any event.However, you need to make them work in order to look good in them.For one, you need to focus on the stitching. If the sleeves areloose and out of shape, you may not get the look you are lookingfor. You should also go for shorter dresses instead of longer ones.This is because a long dress with full sleeves may cover too muchskin. Keeping your arms covered and your legs bare is what does thetrick!
Romantic Bedroom Ideas 3.0
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With the bedroom being an especially romanticarea of the home, it's fitting to think about incorporating Italianfurniture into the bedroom to create an elegant look. Italiandesigner furniture incorporates all sorts of stunning items thatwill give any bedroom a sensuous and comfortable look you will wantto immerse yourself in at the end of a long working day.If you're thinking of Italian bedroom furniture for yourwardrobes and chests of drawers, then you will find a wonderfularray to choose from. Some modern Italian furniture for the bedroomis really sleek and contemporary and will fit just as well into abachelor pad as it would a family home. There are also variouspieces of more unusual Italian designer furniture that you couldincorporate into your bedroom. In addition to the usual key piecesof furniture, why not think of including a chaise longue to give anincredible feeling of luxury and romance?A bedroom is a place for pure indulgence and the most strikingdesigner Italian furniture is perfect for your little retreat. Fromthe bed itself to bedside tables, chest of drawers and dressingtables, modern Italian furniture can really have an impact.Romance and opulence is de rigueur for the bedroom and strikingItalian furniture can provide the look perfectly. For the ultimatein luxurious and comfortable beds, Italian bedroom furniture issecond to none. When you complement this stunning centrepiece withall the occasional furniture and other harmonizing accessories thatyou can find, you'll soon create a wonderfully beautiful haven inwhich to retreat from the outside world.Although Italian designer furniture is ideal for many rooms inthe home, there is nowhere which benefits from its unique stylethan the bedroom. If you prefer a more opulent style of Italianfurniture then you will be delighted at what's available, and youcan highlight the grand nature of these items by adding someluxurious fabrics and cushions into the mix. If your personal styleis of a more understated nature, then modern Italian furniture willprovide the look that you aspire to have - look out for simple andsleek items in black or white, which are unfussy and create astreamlined and subtle effect. What is clear is that in today'sever increasing retail and online marketplace, there's a wealth ofstunning modern Italian furniture to choose from which will enhanceyour home beautifully.
DIY Stick Crafts 3.0
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DIY Projects Popsicle Stick Craft IdeasforAdultsIf you have children, surely you've seen their handiwork withafew popsicle sticks and a bottle of glue. But popsiclesticksaren't just for kids -- they are an environmentally friendlyandinexpensive medium for creative adults, too. Popsicle sticksareeasy to find at art and craft supply stores. They come indifferentsizes and colors and some come in boxes of 1,000 for justa fewdollars.Paint a PuzzleLay a piece of contact paper, sticky side up on a table.Placepopsicle sticks side-by-side in rows on the paper. Thecontactpaper prevents the sticks from sliding while you paint apicturewith acrylic or tempera paint on the neatly orderedcollection ofsticks. When the sticks -- now puzzle pieces -- aredry, peel themoff the contact paper.WreathUse natural or painted popsicle sticks to make a wreath.Gluepopsicle sticks to a grapevine wreath form with a hot gluegun.Arrange them randomly, overlapping and poking out indifferentdirections to resemble drift wood and add seashells,ribbon,netting or found objects. Or make starbursts with thepopsiclesticks first and tie them on the wreath form with floristwire.Finish with a wide piece of grosgrain ribbon to hang.Architectural ModelsSketch an architectural drawing. Your design can be as simpleorelaborate as you like -- all styles of popsicle architecturestartwith a simple, stable base. Make a wide, even base bygluingpopsicle sticks together in a square or rectangle. Attachthesquares and rectangles by overlapping and gluing layers ofpopsiclesticks. Cut sticks with a coping saw if you need smallerpieces.Allow each layer of sticks to dry before addingcomplicatedelements like windows, turrets or balconies.Think BigMake a large serving platter, room divider or small tablewithpopsicle sticks. Begin with a plan and work slowly andcarefully asyou build the frame, or skeleton -- a structure is onlyas strongas its weakest point. Spray your finished piece with clearacrylicmedium or spray paint.
DIY Hair Bow Tutorials 3.0
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Little girls love to dress up. A setofcolorful, pretty hair bows and a fluffy tutu or two can makeforhours of imaginative playtime. Buying hair bows and tutus atastore can get expensive. With a little bit of time and a fewsimplesteps you can make hair bows and tutus at home. You’ll savemoneyand have a lot of fun with your child.Choosing MaterialsVisit a fabric or craft store to purchase the right materialstomake tutus and hair bows. For a tutu you’ll need tulle, elasticandribbon. Tulle comes in a variety of colors. Buy 8 to 10 yardsoftulle, mixing and matching the colors any way you like. You’llneeda roll of 1/2 inch elastic and a one or two spools of ribbonincolors that complement the tulle.While you’re at the store, buy some basic undecorated metalhairclips or barrettes in a variety of sizes.The Right ToolsHave the right tools on hand when you sit down to work on yourtutusand hair bows. If you have everything you need within easyreach,you’ll be able to work through your projects with lessfrustrationand more enjoyment. For tutus and hair bows the toolsare simple.You’ll need a needle and thread, a sharp pair ofscissors, a tapemeasure and a hot glue gun.Putting the Tutu TogetherMeasure the waist of the little girl who will wear it and cutapiece of elastic that is two inches shorter than thewaistmeasurement. Sew the two ends of the elastic together to makeawaistband for the tutu.Next, measure from the waist to the knee of the girl anddoublethat measurement. Use this for the length of your tullestrips. Cutthe tulle strips 6 inches wide. For example, if thegirl’swaist-to-knee measurement is 15 inches, cut all the tulleintostrips 6 inches wide and 30 inches long.Take three strips of tulle and stack them, then fold thebundlein half. Fold the bundled tulle over the elastic, and pulltheloose ends of the tulle through the center loop of the bundle.Pullit tight, but not too tight. You should now have a bundle oftullelooped over and knotted to the elastic waistband. Continuebundlingtulle and knotting each bundle to the elastic all the wayaround.When you finish, cut strips of ribbon and knot them to theelasticbetween the knotted tulle bundles to add further color andflair tothe tutu.Make a Hair BowFor a simple, pretty ribbon hair bow, take three 8-inch stripsofribbon and make a loop out of each, hot gluing the ends tosecurethem. Stack the loops, then sew them together with twosimplestitches at the center point so they pucker into a bow shape.Wrapa 4-inch piece of ribbon around the center and tie it or glueinthe back to give the bow a finished look. Tease out the loops.Gluethe finished bow to a plain metal hair clip or barrette. Allowtheglue to dry before wearing. You can use different lengths ofribbonto make hair bows in a variety of sizes.
Simple Origami Tutorials 3.0
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As an ancient art, origami is the proof ofwhatcan be done from a piece of paper based on ones imagination.It isthe ability to create shapes of animals, flowers, people andmanyother objects from a single piece of paper without the useofscissors and glue.As a result of its evolution up until today, differentvariationshave emerged which are called modern origami. In themodernvariations of this art, cutting and sticking has beenreleased.As a hobby it is really exciting and fun to createmasterpiecesfrom a piece of paper. By folding the paper in certaindirections,it is possible to create flowers, animals, people andgeometricalshapes. It is a very entertaining art especially forkids. They canenjoy great time by creating shapes while developingtheirskills.How to Make Origami eBook: Learn To Make OrigamiHow to Make Origami eBook is designed for people who wantstolearn origami and become an origami master. The author ofthisunique downloadable instructions book is Scott Lloyd who is aworldclass origami master. In this tutorial guide he shares hisprotips, techniques and secrets with whoever interested to learnandbecome a master just like himself.It is well written, presented, most of all well illustratedandincludes both the basic and the complex models. For thebeginners,especially the diagrams in this pdf tutorial will helpyou learnthe basics of origami with ease. And the complex ones willbe veryappealing for the intermediate and advanced users.Steps To Make Origami: Create Origami of Your Own ModelsWith the help of step by step instructions and diagrams, youwillbe able to make your favourite animals, flowers or householdthingswith ease. Here are some of the information you will findinsidethis pdf book.basic folding techniques and instructionstips for making creative modelshow to make origami flowerstips for making basic, intermediate and advanced modelscombining two or more modelshow to make origami boxes and containerstips for making your own model
DIY Paper Flowers 3.0
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There are certainly a lot of reasons to createa paper flower but we will look at some of the more popular reasonssuch as; for weddings and home decor. Making this type of flower isa fun and easy craft that will brighten your home or save you a lotof money on your wedding flowers. You can also make them to giveaway as gifts and to earn a little extra money.Let us look at a few reasons to learn how to make paperflowers:Home decor - Most of us spend a lot of time in our homes and forthose of us who do not; when we are home we like it to feel homey.Arrangements of paper flowers can provide an extra homey touch toany room in the house. Let us look at some suggestions for makingflowers for each room to give the room that little added touch ofhome.For the kitchen, bright colored blooms that remind you of theoutdoors are always nice. You could make a centerpiece orarrangement of yellow daisies, sunflowers, or an assortment ofcolorful "sunny" type flowers. This will also help take away thewintertime blues!For the living room area calming everyday colors such as bluesand greens will have a relaxing affect on your mood. Carnations arepretty and of course using crepe paper or tissue paper you can makeany color you want.Arrangements in the bedroom should be light or pastel colors ababy blue or pink and white will also produce a calming andrelaxing atmosphere. You can make any type of flower and arrangethem in a vase on the nightstand or make a centerpiece for on topof the dresser. In addition, a nice assortment of light coloredflowers in the shape of garland to hang above your mirror, doorwaysor windows will enhance the beauty of your bedroom.Weddings - Paper flowers are perfect for a wedding - big orsmall. You can choose any color or flower you want for your bridalbouquet, female bridal party bouquets, and flower girl, corsagesfor the mothers and grandmother or aunts. Boutonnieres for thegroom, male bridal party, ring bearer, fathers and grandfather orspecial uncles.You can also create paper flower centerpieces for the receptionand all the flowers for the ceremony. Flowers can be made todecorate the hair of the bride or veil as well as all the femalebridal parties' hair. Do not forget the cake and gift table. Crepepaper flowers will look lovely there as well. You can also makespecial flower gifts for your guests to take home as a reminder ofyour wedding. The ideas for crepe paper flowers at your wedding areendless. All you need is a little imagination, some crepe paper ortissue paper, a book on how to make paper flowers and a few familymembers or friends to give you a hand.
DIY Crochet Tutorials 3.0
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The mixture of crochet coupled with knittingisthe specialty of Tunisian crochet The characteristic or natureofTunisian crochet is that it favors thick, long, strong andwarmfabric thus making it favorable for winter clothesespeciallysportswear.Tunisian crochet start from a chain, which the sameinconventional crochet, thereafter one loop from every stitchistaken on the hook as we stitch from let side to right sidealongthe path. Working left side to right side a 2nd row finishesthepattern.Do not twist the work round, as this will lessen the quantityofloops leaving only one in hand. Tunisian crochet makegreatbalaclava, stoles, shawls, hats, sweaters and socks. Therearevarious stitches that come with the territory of Tunisian;andthese stitches can be so mesmerizing that you could fall inlovewith them.There are various names with which Tunisian crochet canbeidentified with like Tricot Crochet, Hook Knitting,Shepherd'sKnitting Railroad Knitting and Afghan stitch. Whilevarious stitchtypes compromise of classic Tunisian, treble stitch,cheek,cluster, diagonal rib, crossed, cross over, fence, knot,mahogany,rib, star, stocking, eyelet, fan, four sided &braidstitch.Hope you understand that it is impossible that therebeinstructions all stitch types in a single article. It would beagood idea to begin with classic Tunisian stitch. This typeofcrocheting is one of the simplest type of crocheting for youtobegin withTRADITIONAL AFGHAN STITCH:1. Build a sequence that has equal quantity of stitches.2. Base Stitch: Place a hook within a second chain, add woolnextto the hook and pull one ring through the chain, wool besideshookand pull against one loop, Keep doing till finish. In theendquantity of loops should match quantity of chains webeganwith.3. Second row: Twisting the wool should be prohibited roundthehook and pull a ring from the 1st loop on hook, Keeping doingthistill there remains a single loop remains. The motion of armwouldnot be left to right side of chain.4. Third row: Take the first chain, place a hook from rightsideto left side from 1st standing thread of earlier row, putwoolbesides hook and next pull from one loop, replicate from 1stintoeach standing thread that is there besides the row to yourleft. Inthe end quantity of loops should match quantity of chainswe beganwith5. Forth row: In sequence with the second, third and forthrowsprocess is copied as per requirement. For a more elegantemergenceyou are free to make use of a dual crochet in the finalrow.At some point in the making to might feel that it isgettingtwisted but that shouldn't worry you at all as once youarefinished with the project you can press it to shape. I'd liketoshare something that shall help you in this project, the forceofyour hands should be constant or else the stitches shallappearvague in shape and size.
Creative Homemade Crafts 3.0
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Everyone loves receiving something thatishomemade! This is one of the reasons Homemade Crafts aresopopular.Whether the creations you give are "perfect" or not, theyaresure to be appreciated by the receiver. From our earliest daysinschool when we made cards or gifts for Mother's Day or Father'sDayfor our parents, we learned that giving a handmade gift broughtjoyand appreciation. Somehow, as we get older, we somehow forgetthepower in giving something that we took the time to makeourselvesand that is a shame. People do love to get homemadegifts!Learning to make Homemade Crafts will reintroduce you tothespecial feeling you will get when you give a gift made by yourownhands. This is a special feeling that you can share withyourentire family as you can do many of these projectstogether.There is a huge range of popular crafts today includingPopsicleStick Crafts, Craft Ideas for Adults, Easy Kid Crafts,ToddlerCraft Ideas, Craft Ideas to Sell, Decoupage Ideas, SewingIdeas,Duct Tape Crafts and more!There is something for everyone in crafting. From toddlerstoteens, from men to women, there are hundreds of different!Thereare projects for all skill levels, ages and interests!Most crafts are really simple and easy to learn so why notgiveit a shot? Want to learn How to Make Duct Tape Wallets? HowaboutPopsicle Stick Crafts? How about earning extra cash bymakingCrafts to Sell? If you have kids, do you need Easy Kid CraftsorToddler Crafts?People of all ages will love and appreciate the effort youputinto your homemade gifts so lets put our creative hat on andstartmaking Homemade Crafts today! It is a fun and rewardingexperiencewe can share with our entire family.
Braid Hairstyle Tutorials 3.0
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You've spent time and effort (or yourstylisthas) to create gorgeous braid hairstyles. However, youmightwonder: How can I keep my hair healthy and looking good inspite ofa busy life? Believe it or not, it can be done!Some threats to your hair health include sweat and saltbuild-up,which can cause hair breakage or dry out your hair. Therisk isincreased if you exercise regularly. The good news is thatyou don'thave to choose between keeping your hair healthy and yourbodyhealthy. All you need to do is take a few simple steps to keepyourhair clean and properly conditioned.A great benefit of having braid hairstyles is that you don'thaveto shampoo your hair as often. In fact if you do, you may endupmaking your braids frizzy or if you are using extensions, youmayloosen them by accident. However, you should be able to keepyourhair and scalp clean by shampooing your braids once a week oronceevery two weeks.Apply diluted shampoo directly to your scalp or use ashampooespecially designed for braids. You can usually spray itdirectlyonto your scalp. Use your fingertips to massage thesolution intoyour scalp to help breakup any dirt or oils.Afterwards, rinse theshampoo out thoroughly.To avoid the risk of hair tangles, be sure to dry yourhaircompletely before you go to bed.Another time you need to be careful of your braids isafterexercise. To control moisture and minimize salt buildup, swabthemwith an antiseptic and then apply a leave-in conditioner.To keep your hair well moisturized, use a braidmoisturizingspray. Other ways that you can replenish oils is to usea homemadespray consisting of water, natural oils such as almond orjojobaoil, and essential oils like lavender oil or tea tree oil.Theseoils will give your hair a beautiful sheen and the scent fromtheessential oils will be a nice treat after a stressful day.If you want a more intensive conditioning treatment, thenyouwant to use a natural conditioner such as those made withSheabutter or coconut oil.As a final guideline to protect braid hairstyles, alwayscoveryour hair at night with a silk-like or satin scarf. You canalsouse a hair net with large holes for protection. That way, youcanbe sure that the hairstyle you've worked to create stays inplaceno matter how hectic your life gets.
DIY Carving Fruit 3.0
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Carving produce is considered an art intheculinary world. A carved platter of fruits or vegetables canbeused as a centerpiece display or even entered into competitionfora monetary price. Though you may not be interested incompetition,you can create carved fruit and vegetable displays foruse at yourown parties. Produce carving takes practice, so purchaseadditionalpieces of fruits and vegetables in case you make amistake.ToolsTo carve fruit and vegetables you will need a set of toolsandmaterials specific to the art. Most of these tools can be foundina housewares store or a local culinary supply store. Some toolsyouwill need are: a melon baller with a large and small scoop,woodenskewers, a paring knife, cookie cutters, food-gradewashablemarker, and a spoon.Beginner Fruits and VegetablesWhen starting out carving produce, you will want to work withfruitsand vegetables that are the easiest to carve. For fruits,purchasecantaloupes, watermelons or honeydew melons for carving,andstrawberries, grapes and blueberries for accent pieces.Forvegetables, start with radishes, carrots and sweet potatoes.Fruit FlowersFruit flowers can be created using different melons,grapes,raspberries and blueberries. Cut melons into flat piecesthat areat least 1/2 inch thick. Use flower cookie cutters to cutmelonsinto floral shapes. Place a melon flower on top of a woodenskewerand press the skewer through just enough to affix agrape,raspberry or blueberry on top as the flower's center. Usefruitflowers in vases, melon baskets or as a way to serve fruit onafruit platter.OutliningIt is difficult to look at a piece of fruit and picture adesign.Therefore starting with an outline is usually best for 3-Dcarvedfruits and vegetables. Start by cutting off the back of amelon togive yourself a flat work surface. Peel the front of themelon toremove the rind and expose the fruit's flesh. Purchase astenciloutline in simple patterns such as a large flower or a starat yourlocal craft store. Place the stencil over the exposed fruitand usea washable food-grade marker to trace the outline of thestencil.Carve around the outline areas using a sharp paring knifeand scoopout the cut flesh using a spoon. This will help you create3-Dimages when you are just starting out. Slowly upgrade tomoredifficult stencils.Preserving Carved DecorationsUse a cloth dipped in cold water to remove any outlines or debrisonthe fruit's surface. Fill a spray bottle with lime juice,lemonjuice, grapefruit juice or a combination of the three. Spraytheexposed surface of the fruit and vegetables with the juice tohelpprevent them from oxidizing. Oxidation is what turns thesurface offruits and vegetables brown, and the acid in lemon juicehelpsprevent this.
Newspaper Crafts Ideas 3.0
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Newspaper craft is one of the crafts thatyoucan make easily in your home. A lot of newspapers areexclusivelyonline now (which is way better for the environment),but I knowquite a bit of people who still receive newspapers. Youcan ofcourse recycle newspapers in your recycling bin, but everynow andthen, there are DIY projects using newspaper that catch myeye! Ilove the black and white text, the colorful comic section,and thegrey, vintage-looking paper — great combinations forprojects ifyou ask me!If you want to have best design of newspaper craft, youcandownload this application and find the best newspaper craftthatyou can duplicate at home.
Bridesmaid Dress Ideas 3.0
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For your wedding to be memorableyourbridesmaids need to look great. To guide you through here aretipson how to buy the right bridesmaid dresses:Consider Your DressYou need to put into consideration your outfit and theoverallwedding style (whether it's modern, classic or vintage). Youshouldensure that the outfits fit the vibe.PregnancyIt's common for some bridesmaids to be pregnant duringthewedding. Although, the pregnant bridesmaid should wear a dressthatmatches that of the other bridesmaids, it's wise that you allowthepregnant bridesmaid to wear a different style that will beidealfor her body. One of the best dresses that you should go foris theempire dress. The pregnant bridesmaid can also wear afashionablematernity dress.LocationThe location of the wedding should play a major role indecidingthe best dresses for your bridesmaids. As rule of thumb youshouldensure that the dresses are as comfortable as possible.Forexample, if you will be doing the wedding at the beach, youshouldgo for light dresses.ColorRemember that different people have different complexions.Whenchoosing the right dresses you should consider the complexionofthe bridesmaids. To be on the safe side you should go fordressesthat look great on all the ladies.Bridesmaid Dress EtiquetteThere are some rules that govern bridesmaid dresses. Theserulesinclude:Paying: the bridesmaids should pay for their dresses. If youhavebeen chosen to be a bridesmaid and you can't afford to pay forthedress you should let the bride know about it so that she canreplaceyou or offer to pay the dress for you.Length: the bridesmaid dress can be of any length, but youshouldensure that the dress isn't longer than the bride's. Duringthe day,bridesmaids should wear tea length or knee length dresses.At nightthey should wear floor length dresses.Accessories: the bridesmaids should choose their own shoesandjewelry; however, if you are the bride and you feel thatthebridesmaids should wear specific jewelry, you shouldconsiderbuying the jewelry for them.ConclusionThis is what you need to know about bridesmaid dresses. Forthebridesmaids to wear the dresses after the wedding, it's goodthatyou go for designs and colors that aren't too formal. Forthedresses to be durable you should buy them from areputablestore.