DIY Pallet Project 2.0
Building a shed with pallets is not as hard as it may seem,especially if you have a good set of wood pallet shed plans. Ipersonally am a DIY (do it yourself) guy, so I was more than up forthe challenge. The only problem was I had no idea where to start. Isoon found that the task was next to impossible without someprofessionally designed shed plans. Following a set of plansreduced my costs and cut the time that it would have taken me tocomplete my project. I named this project Wood Pallet Shed plansbecause the plans are really what made this project a success. WoodPallet Shed Plans Project Well this project came about when Irealized I had accumulated a lot of junk over the years and didn'thave places to store most of it, so I decided to build a storageshed. The first thing I did was search the internet for informationand I found out I would need a good foundation and a good set ofplans. So I began searching for shed plans on the internet. Once Icame across a good set of plans for my project, I was amazed at howeasy the project became. What I liked most about the plans was thata full material list down to the last nail came with them. Theyalso came with lumber cut sizes, which took all the guess work outbecause they made sure I bought the right amount of wood and had itcut to the perfect sizes. Basically all I had to do was put ittogether. Many plans aren't like this so be sure you get some thatare. There are places to get free plans but most of them are justdrawings and you have to guess on the material lists yourself,which could result in spending a lot of extra money, which issomething I think we all would like to avoid. Investing in somewood pallet shed plans will save you some trouble. It will cut downyour labor time and save on material costs. If you are like me andlike to do things yourself you should be sure to grab a good set ofplans for your project. Creating your own shed plans is difficultand will take up uneccessary time. On top of that you may do it thewrong way.
Dollhouse Design 1.0
Picking Walnut Material for Dollhouse FurnitureWalnut is a specialtype of wood that grows slow and dense. Its grain and color arevery traditional and fit very comfortable in any dollhouse. It isseen in most bedroom and kitchen sets as the material of choice. Itis a good type of wood for furniture because it is durable andscratch resistant.Dollhouse Colors: Black FurnitureLooking for aunique color for your dollhouse furniture? Black defiantly standsout and makes an impression. Most black dollhouse pieces havecolorful artistic work. This is a great color for a morenontraditional or cultural design for your dollhouse.PorcelainDollhouse FurnitureWhat comes to mind when you think of porcelain?The simple truth is china, and the reason is that porcelain wasfirst discovered around the 600s in china. Because of its simplecolor and shine it has dominated dishware as the preferred choice.It has also worked its way into dollhouse furniture beautifully.You will see most bathroom sets are made from porcelain creating abeautiful white, glazed color.Dollhouse Music and GameFurnitureThere is no more fun way to make your dollhouse moreexciting and chic than by adding a music or game room. Music rooms,which could include a variety of instruments (some of whichactually play music), give your home a feeling of culture andrefinement. Game rooms really draw the eye and make viewers smile;they also make dollhouses feel more homey and "real".PickingDollhouse Metal FurnitureMost furniture is made out of wood,however there are many nontraditional or quirky fun pieces thatneed a metal material. Take barbecues for example, I mean you dollsneed some space for the good old hot dogs and hamburgers don'tthey. You will find the biggest selection of metal dollhouse piecesin the outdoor category, but some feature collections like laundryroom are ideal for this medium.Dollhouse Outdoor FurnitureYourbeautiful dollhouse will be even more fascinating when you put somefurniture items around the outside areas. Your attention to detailand distinctive style will be evidenced with unique items likeporch swings and patio furniture. Another benefit to outdoorfurniture is that they bring some attention to the stunningexterior of your dollhouseEnjoying Modern Dollhouse FurnitureDesignDo you enjoy a modern look? Modern dollhouse furniture isdesigned post 1960's and has a distinct look and shape to thefurniture style. Modern design works very well together, andespecially when coupled with a modern style dollhouse kit.
Nail Manicure Art 1.0
When wanting something new in your nails, nail sticker art can bethe best. There are many companies out there that make them, butthere are also ways to make your own. There are many opportunitiesfor this and because they are less permanent you can switch them asyou go along. Art nail stickers have made the whole industry changeand just with something very simple! It is intended for childrenand adolescents. Tips When it comes to the art of nail stickers,there are several ways to use them. As stated earlier, they areusually used with children and adolescents. If you use this on afake nail, larger stickers work well for them while smallerstickers are great for natural nails. The low learning curve andlearning how to use it allow the most complicated designs. If youwant something complicated and can not figure it out with freehandtechniques, using this product, it will be very easy to have acomplicated design without stress. There is absolutely no limit towhat you can do with this. Most nail salons offer the applicationof these items as part of their manicure services. There is aminimal fee charged other than regular service. Type Art nailstickers usually come in large sheets that are stored in a plasticbag that can be closed again. You can keep it and not worry theyare not fresh. This is great for work at home and doing stopping atsomeone else's home. You can slip it into your bag and off you go.Not only that, but because there is such an explosion with thistype of product, you can find it in almost all salon and hair andbeauty stores. Do you want simple rhinestones, heart, crossbones,whatever-you can get it. Just by being able to imagine what youwant on your nails, all you have to do is ask. There are so manypictures, shapes and ways to combine these stickers so you willalways go home. If you or want to be a professional, definitelyinterested in this type of nail art. It looks good on natural andfake nails without looking too much. You can also use other methodsthat you think are more interesting.
Interior Painting Designs 1.0
As you learn and explore more about the world of Interior Designcolors, you'll come up with your own interior paint ideas and, manyof those ideas will fly in the face of color dogma you've heardover the years.My room is so small; color on the walls will make itlook even smaller.As far as perception of size goes, color isn'tgoing to make a big difference. If some of you have had interiorpaint ideas that included deep saturated colors for smaller rooms.Go for it!I recently read of a color design study done with twoidentical rooms--mirror images of each other. One was paintedoff-white, the other a pretty sage green. A number of people passedthrough both rooms and were then asked for their opinions. Theoverwhelming majority didn't notice the smallness of the room atall but, almost all preferred the green room to the cold, nakedoff-white room. So, why sacrifice style?Designer Tip: An interiorpaint idea that will make a small room feel larger is to paintadjacent rooms the same color. The effect is a spacious feeling asthe borders between rooms disappear.My windows are too small. thereisn't enough natural light for color on my walls.If your windowsare small, they won't matter anyway.The little bit of light you'regetting from your small windows isn't going to make a big impacteven if your walls a white. I like to celebrate small rooms withdeep color. Color emphasizes the intimate values of a small spaceand makes a personal statement about you.My furniture is so dark, Ineed white to lighten the room.Surrounding large, bulky, dark woodfurniture with white, off-white or pale pastels is the worst thingyou can do. Why? Because the extreme contrast between light wallsand dark furnishings makes the furnishings stand out and feel outof character to the rest of the space. Again, deep, saturated colorwill tend to diffuse the contrast and the darker colors will makemore sense.My room faces west. Won't warm colors make the room feelhot? Or vice versa--my room faces east, won't cool colors make theroom feel cold?There are many influences on a room's "mood". Don'tbase your interior paint choices on only one lighting orenvironmental element. The emotional warmth of a compactwest-facing room with a warm color palette again celebrates theintimate realities of the space.Remember too that context iseverything. Pay attention to environmental influences. Lightfiltered through the trees brings green; light bouncing off bricksalso shifts the mood and look of interior paint colors. Finally,evaluate the color where it will be used. Don't choose interiorpaint colors for your vacation house in New Mexico while back homein Montreal. However brilliant you feel your interior paint ideasare, never forget the big influence light and location play on theperception of color. Always bring home small tester pots of paintcolors.Paint swatches on all the walls and examine the colors atdifferent times of day.Then, trust your instincts.I hope theinterior paint ideas on this page have empowered you. Keep learningas much as you can about Interior Design colors and you'll feelyour confidence grow.
Book Shelf Designs 1.0
A bookshelf is one of the most essential furniture required in anoffice or home. If you are a person who loves to read books and hasa number of them as your own then it is necessary to have a goodshelf to store all your precious collections. Most of the peoplelove to read endlessly and have quite an enormous collection ofbooks in hand.Bookshelf- A Way to Embellish Your RoomThough abookshelf can be considered an ideal way to store books anddeclutter the room, it can also be considered as an essential pieceof furniture that can add an embellishment to any room. Most of thepeople install a small bookshelf in different rooms to serve theneed of accessing information easily and quickly.Though a grandbookshelf looks elegant in a library room in your home, you canalso install it in other rooms if you have a smaller home. It isimportant to consider the location of the shelves as the beauty ofthe room depends on the way the arrangement of the shelves.Abookshelf should neither be placed too low or too high. There arevarious types of shelves made of different types of wood likerosewood, oak, satinwood and so forth. Such shelves appear uniqueand aesthetic and lend a royal appearance to the room.These shelvescan be used to arrange books in a systematic manner by separatingthem according to the names of the authors, genre and so forth. Inthis manner you can preserve your book for many generations.Todayshelves are available in different designs including shapes andsizes. Since books are available in various designs and colors,displaying them on a bookshelf would surely add on to the beauty ofthe shelf.Arranging the books in different styles is equallyimportant. Vertical shelves have become quite obsolete as thehorizontal shelves are in vogue these days. However, you canarrange the books in both vertical and horizontal manner to add anartistic touch.Essential Office FurnitureA bookshelf is quiteessential in an office to store books and other importantmaterials. It is highly useful in a lawyer's office to store heavylaw books for reference. Barrister bookshelves can be bought frommany online stores. Folding shelves are also available these dayswhich can be used as room dividers too.It is important to choose abookshelf design that suits the décor of your room. Some shelvesappear absolutely distinctive with its unique designs. You can alsoenhance the appearance of the shelves by adding a fewembellishments on the shelves at the corners or in between thebooks.These shelves can be customised according to individualpreferences. You can arrange a small shelf in your kitchen, bedroomor living room to store essential books. The kitchen shelves canstore cookery and recipe books required for a quick reference.
Plastic Bottles Craft 1.0
Plastic Bag TagsBread Tag Jewelry- Yes, even bread tags can besaved and used for a craft project. Paint the bread tags with blackacrylic paint, let dry and decorate with metallic dimensionalpaint. These can be turned into a long necklace, earrings or acharm bracelet. Kids will also love this craft.Plastic Jewel CasesJewel Case Picture Frame- Turn jewel cases into picture frames.Pull a jewel case apart into two pieces and use ribbon to create aframe around the outside edges. Ribbon fits conveniently into theinside tabs and can be held with a small amount of glue at thecorners. Decorate with buttons, flowers and/or otherembellishments. You can also make a 2-part hanging picture framewith both pieces of a jewel case.Plastic BagsCrochet- Crochet aplastic bag door mat. Cut the bags into 2 inch strips and tie themtogether, leaving about a 2-3 inch tail. Use a J hook and chain thewidth, then double crochet in each chain, chain three and turn.Crochet each row the same until an acceptable length. Pull all thetails to one side of the mat, so that the rug has a shag look to itand the other side is flat. When it gets dirty, you can wash it byjust spraying it with water.Fusing- Fuse plastic bags into a sturdysewing material. Select three to four plastic bags. Turn theplastic bags inside out and layer one on top of the layer. Sandwichplastic layers between pieces of parchment paper. Run a hot overthe top, moving the iron constantly. Quickly iron one side,including the edges, flip over and iron the other side. Carefullyfeel back the parchment to make sure the plastic has fused into onelayer. You can use this sturdy material in sewing projects,including reusable tote bags for shopping.Flowers- Lids or adultscan create flowers by cutting circles out of plastic bags, fordecorating art or accessories.Plastic BottlesBirdfeeder- Cut out a2-inch circle 3 inches from the bottom of 2-liter bottle. Fillbottom of bottle with birdseed and hang outside.Luminaries- Cut offthe tops of plastic bottles, paint them and add sand and a candleto the bottom to create luminaries. Light up your walkway onHalloween with orange and yellow pumpkin luminaries. Paintingaround contact paper allows you to add a jack-o-lantern face to theHalloween plastic bottles, but you can use the same technique toadd stars and other designs to the luminaries the rest of theyear.Ornaments- Kids can use the lids of plastic bottles to createcute little Christmas ornaments. Kids can first paint the bottlelids in red or green and secure a ribbon or yarn around the lid tohang. Then they can rub glue over the inside of the bottle lid andsprinkle the inside with glitter or sequins. To secure the sequins,cut out one bubble from large-size bubble wrap. Rub glue over theinside sides of the bottle lip and slide the bubble into the capover the sequins.
Minimalist Kitchen Cabinet 1.0
White kitchen cabinets are a versatile choice for the kitchen ofevery house. When it comes to cabinets, they are an important partof every room whether it's a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen. They arenot only meant for increasing the usability and storing stuff butthey also complement the room.Kitchen cabinets can be available inmany types, styles and designs. You can get the most luxurious onesfor your kitchen but like many people, you will get tired ofwatching them. There are not many people in this world who canafford to remodel their kitchens every year. Therefore, it is wiseto select such a design for your kitchen cabinets that could bepleasing for the eyes all the time.White kitchen cabinets arealways the best choice. These glazed or distressed cabinets canlook amazing. The key is to maintain them and make sure theycomplement the kitchen. Take a look at the choices in kitchencabinets available:Kitchen cabinets in cream shade with woodentexture can look really amazing. The wooden affect can make thekitchen look spacious and warm.White can be used in combinationwith any color. Though white alone can look great too but ifanother color is used in combination then it can be furthercomplementing for the kitchen. Pale green would be perfect incombination with white.The paint of the wall can also be acomplementary factor for your kitchen. Pink walls and whitecabinets can look fabulous. Rosy pink wall being light in colortone will make the kitchen look spacious. Furthermore, if you placesome nice accessories like colorful vases then it can again makethe kitchen look fab. Those with glass door fronts should go forthis idea readily.If you just wish your kitchen to look elegantwith nothing much cheesy then contemporary white is the bestchoice. With high class furnishing, it will be ideal to make yourkitchen a lovely place. Stainless steel countertops withcontemporary white cabinets can look really sparkly.Installingwhite appliances with white cabinets can be a great idea. Now whatcan be your white appliances? It can be your dishwasher, hanginglights above the kitchen cabinet, white lanterns or even a whiterefrigerator. This will make the place look warm and spacious.Thereare plenty of other choices to make with white kitchen cabinets.The key is always to make the kitchen look as elegant as it can be.However, do not make such choices that could just look good for ashort period of time. This can be regretting in the end. Those whoare planning to remodel their kitchens should go for this option.It can be much affordable than purchasing new cabinets. You can getyour old cabinets painted too. This will be a cost effectiveremodeling idea. Even those who are getting their home ready canselect white kitchen cabinets. These cabinets will never go old.The trend of white cabinets was created a long time from now. Soyou can easily select this idea without worrying about thedurability. Customize the kitchen as per your choice byaccessorizing it with various pieces of décor along with the whitecabinets.
Ribbon Flower Tutorials 2.0
These simple flowers are not only cute, but make wonderfultake-home gifts for your guests for them to remember your festiveand fun event. Here's what you need to get started: How to make alooping flower: You can use any width of ribbon, just vary thenumber of ribbons used to adjust for thicker or thinner ribbon. Ifusing a thin ribbon for example, cut 8 pieces, 6 inches long.Arrange the ribbons with the centers overlapping. Put a smallstitch or two through the center to hold them in place. Now, takethe free ends and bring them into the center in loops and securewith another couple stitches to hold them in place. Secure a buttonto the center either with a stitch or hot glue. Bend the floralwire in half and slide it under the stitches on the back of theflower to form a stem. Wrap the wire with floral tape to finish.How to make a fan flower: This style of ribbon flower uses athicker ribbon. A one inch grosgrain works well, but any style ofribbon will do. Sew a basting stitch along the edge of the ribbon.When you pull on the thread, the ribbon naturally gathers like afan to form a flower. Thread a piece of floral wire through theholes in the button(s) and slide it through the center of theribbon "flower". You can dot some hot glue onto the back of thebutton to secure it to the ribbon. Wrap the wire with floral tape,as before. Make a variety of each type of flower and usemulti-colored patriotic ribbon or solid hues. Arrange the flowersin canning jars or bud vases and place them on your buffet andguest tables. When the party is over your guests will have a lovelykeepsake to take home.
Beautiful Flower Arrangement 1.0
Flowers not only help in beautification of the event but alsoprovide a large business to different industries today. Acrosscultures among the ancient times and in modern times today weddingsare accompanied by different variety of flowers. The usage hasincreased to a level that it has now become an integral part of theweddings. Flowers are employed not only as part of the customs(decorating the bride and the groom) but also to several other arttypes in wedding such as gate art, stage art, vedi art, car art andamong others. The flower arrangement is an easy appearing task butserves to be the toughest job handled by anyone in the market. Ittakes trained labor that specializes in the arrangement of theflower, commonly called as flouriest. The flouriest is the personwho is delegated for any requirement of a flower arrangement inweddings or any other event.To provide a brief introduction toflower arrangement that could be applied to any of the art asdiscussed earlier like car art, stage art, vedi art, gate art andamong others we may like to study the format in brief. The flowerarrangement is an art, to day in the market the basic shapes thatare followed are, Horizontal arrangement. In horizontal flowerarrangement the focus lies on the horizontal shape. Using thecontainer one needs to establish a shape by placing the flowersaround and latter once the horizontal shape is formed the spacedarea can be filled with the floral.The next commonly used flowerarrangement is Vertical arrangement used for vase and bouquets inthe weeding. It can be achieved by placing the vase or a firm basedfoam and adding flower to it. Here the tallest of the flowers areused first to set the shape and then the space left over is coveredby the floral fillings. Next in the row would be commonly usedtriangular shape where the complete bunch appears in the shape oftriangle and is mainly used in the wall hanging decoration of thestage art or car art however it can be applied to different areasas well. Apart from these there are several other arrangement likeCrescent where the shape of the curve crescent is formed, ovalfollowing the shape of "O", Minimal arrangement to avoid crowdedarea of floral and use minimal flowers major employed in the vediart of flower arrangement.
Muslim Evening Gown 1.0
There is no particular dress style prescribed to Muslims. Thisgives room to accommodate their circumstances, tastes and cultures.But there is a dress code which applies to all Muslims. Thisarticle will discuss those rules of dress code for Muslim women.AMuslim woman's dress must cover her entire body except the handsand face which may remain visible.The dress should not be tightfitting but hang loose so that the shape of the body is notapparent.The material of the dress should not be so thin, that onecan see through it.The female Muslim woman's dress should notresemble the man's clothing.The design of the dress should not beelaborate and bold, so to attract attention.The clothes should notbe worn to show off, be arrogant and for the purpose of gainingreputation or increasing one's status in society.Islam protectswomen and liberated women over 1400 years ago. The reason for suchstrict dress code is so that the woman is protected from thelustful gaze of men. In Islam a woman is very precious so sheshould only display her beauty to those who deserve her. The Muslimwoman should not attract attention to herself in any way.The modernwoman today is not free in today's society, she is being exploited.Billboards and other advertising means are using the femalesexuality openly, just to attract the desires of men and to sellthe products. The media rules as to how the ideal woman should lookand many women become slaves to these rules. It is no wonder moreand more women are turning to the Muslim dress code
Modern Bathtub Design 1.0
If you are trying to figure out which bathtub I suitable for you,then here's how to save a lot of trouble. For you to be able todetermine that, you must know the different bathtub designs that isavailable in the market. Nowadays, different types of bathtubs arein stores to cater to your specific needs. All you have to do is doa little research to make sure that the tub that you would chooseis suitable for your needs and preference. Learn more about thedifferent types of bathtubs as you read through this article andavoid the pains of being an ignorant to this subject matter.Thebathtub is one of the most popular luxurious fixtures that youcould have in your bathroom. After a long day at work, you would beaching to dip your body in its warm water to help you feel relaxedand comfortable inside and out. This is the reason why peopleinstall it in their homes. Not only that, because of its variousdesigns which includes the vintage and antique looks of traditionalbathtubs and the sleek and clean effect that modern bathtub givesyou, it is the perfect choice for people who have got style andelegance in mind anywhere they go. Here are some the differenttypes of bathtubs: Pedestal tubs - this is a standalone andfeetless, oval - shaped tub which uses a different base materialthan its exterior but is treated to make sure that its looks wouldmatch. It usually does not sport holes for different types offaucets but it has a much deeper water level when filled. You couldinstall an optional hand shower for easy usage. It is usually madefrom cast iron, porcelain or acrylic.Drop - in Tubs - this type ofbathtub helps you avoid slips due to the fact that you don't haveto raise your feet to get out of it or to get in, you only drop in,hence the name. It is mounted in a deck separate from the tub whichmakes it quite a bit expensive. It utilizes light materials likeacrylic, glass and plastic and has optional built - in faucets. Itwould always be great to install this type of bathtub on the cornerof your bathroom to save space and this would be very suitable forsitting down and dipping your feet.Claw foot Tubs - the oldest ofthe group, the design of this type of tub is pretty muchtraditional, antique in its own rights. It would instantly giveyour bathroom an ancient feel to it. It would make you feel thatthe bathtub has been passed down by King David himself or somethinglike that. I already saw one and it was an experience worthy ofhorror films. Like some weird white - dressed woman would appearout of the tub and grab you. Anyway, it's available in slanted backand straight front styles and is free standing. You could useeither wall - mounted faucets or floor mounted faucets and it has adrain hole.
DIY Curving Fruits 1.0
You are probably one of those people who stare in amazement atfruit carvings because you feel like they are very difficult to do.But actually, carving fruit is very easy and simple-of course itdepends on the pattern or design that you want to carve. Forbeginners, you might want to start with something really easy andsimple. If you want to know how to carve fruits, here are some tipsand advice.First, you have to choose a design or pattern for yourfruit carving project. Again, since you are a beginner, do notchoose something really complicated. You should know yourlimitations and capabilities as a novice in fruit carving.Once youhave chosen your design or pattern, you should prepare all thenecessary materials such as a sharp knife, melon scoop, spoon,tray, marker, toothpicks or sticks, and of course, the fruits.Place all the materials that you will need somewhere nearby so thatyou can easily get them.After this, get the fruit and start tracingthe outline of your design or pattern on the surface of the fruitusing your marker. If you want to learn how to carve fruits, youshould also learn basic drawing skills. You do not need to be aRembrandt or a Picasso. Just some basic lines and shapes are okay.Make sure that the fruit is not wet or the ink will create a messon the surface.The next step is the carving part. This is the mostdifficult part among all the steps on how to carve fruits. You needa steady hand to follow the drawings or outlines that you havecreated. Fruit carving requires good dexterity, or you will end upwith unidentifiable fruit mess or worse, a cut finger. Use a sharpknife because it is easier to use than a blunt knife. And alwaysremember to be careful when handling knives.Once you have finishedcarving the design or pattern on the fruit, erase the markingsusing wet cloth. Make sure that the ink will not spread because itwill make your fruit carving look messy and dirty.Finally, placeyour carving on an attractive tray. But before you do that, place alettuce on the plate to make it more attractive. You can alsodecorate your masterpiece using some colourful fruits like mangoes,strawberries, or grapes sliced or cut in interestingshapes.Learning how to carve fruits is not just very easy andsimple, it is also very fun and enjoyable especially when you do itwith your friends or family.
Landscape Design Ideas 1.0
Principles refer to standards or prescriptions for working with orarranging various elements to produce the intended landscapedesign. Good landscape design follows a combination of sevenprinciples: unity, balance, proportion, focalization or emphasis,sequence or transition, rhythm, and repetition.Unity refers to theuse of elements to create harmony and consistency with the maintheme or idea of the landscape design. Unity gives the landscapedesign a sense of oneness and interconnection. Unity in landscapedesign can be achieved by using plants, trees, or material thathave repeating lines or shapes, a common hue, or similar texture.However, too much unity in landscape design can be boring.Therefore, it is important to introduce some variety or contrastinto the landscape design.Balance gives the landscape design asense of equilibrium and symmetry in visual attraction. There arethree ways by which balance may be presented in landscape design.Symmetrical or formal balance is achieved when the mass, weight, ornumber of objects both sides of the landscape design are exactlythe same. Asymmetrical or informal balance in landscape designsuggests a feeling of balance on both sides, even though the sidesdo not look the same. Asymmetrical balance in visual attraction maybe achieved by using opposing compositions on either side of thecentral axis. Landscape design with radial balance has a centerpoint. A sunflower, a wheel, and the cross-section of an orange allhave radial balance.Proportion describes the size relationshipbetween parts of the landscape design or between a part of thedesign and the design as a whole. A large fountain would cramp asmall backyard garden, but would complement a sprawling publiccourtyard. Additionally, proportion in landscape design must takeinto consideration how people interact with various components ofthe landscape through normal human activities.Sequence orTransition creates visual movement in landscape design. Sequence inlandscape design is achieved by the gradual progression of texture,form, size, or color. Examples of landscape design elements intransition are plants that go from coarse to medium to finetextures or softscapes that go from large trees to medium trees toshrubs to bedding plants. Transition in landscape design may alsobe used to create depth or distance or to emphasize a focalpoint.Rhythm creates a feeling of motion which leads the eye fromone part of the landscape design to another part. Repeating a colorscheme, shape, texture, line or form evokes rhythm in landscapedesign. Proper expression of rhythm eliminates confusion andmonotony from landscape design.And finally, repetition in landscapedesign is the repeated use of objects or elements with identicalshape, form, texture, or color. Although it gives the landscapedesign a unified planting scheme, repetition runs the risk of beingoverdone. However, when correctly implemented, repetition can leadto rhythm, focalization or emphasis in landscape design.
Paper Quilling Ideas 1.0
Once you discover the art of paper quilling, you will realize themany different designs that you can create with this simple craft.Rolling small strips of paper around a toothpick can help youcreate designs for invitations, thank you cards, pages of yourscrapbook or even small gifts you give to family and friends.Different flower designs are always popular paper quilling ideas,but you can use several different designs in each flower. You canmake one petal at a time and arrange them around a central point orglue large petals on top of one another to give the impression of aflower that rises right off the background.If you want to createquilled flowers with a difference, simple snip one edge of thepaper strip before you start rolling. Roll the paper really tightwill make fringed flowers. If you want to make a paper rose, youneed to have a slotted quilling tool. First fit the end of thestrip through the slot and wind it around the quill for a few turnsto make the center of the rose. Then fold down the paper so that itis at right angles to the back. Continue rolling the strip makingsure that you keep the bottom of rose in alignment and letting theedges splay away from the center of the rose. When you reach theend of each folded section, fold the paper again and continuerolling until you only have a small amount of paper remaining.Atthis point you can releases the rose from the quill and althoughyou let it relax, don't let go of it completely. If you do the rosewill unwind and you will have to start over. Push the center of therose downwards until you can see the inside rolls of the paper. Nowyou can glue the paper in place. You will have a little bit ofpaper left over. Fold this over to cover the glued piece and holdit with your finger until the glue dries.Flowers are not the onlyideas you can use in paper quilling, although they are usually thedesigns you will begin with. You can also make animal designs usingstrips of paper, but the process is a little more complicated. Tomake a quilled mouse for example, you can use three differentshapes and glue them together.Craft stores have books about paperquilling filled with ideas you never thought possible. You can alsofind many free ideas when you search online. When you get used topaper quilling you can start creating your own designs. The easiestway to do this is to purchase a children's coloring book of simpleshapes. Color in the various pictures with different colors thatrepresent the colored paper strips you intend to use.For Easter,you can make chicks or eggs, for Christmas you can make wreaths orbows, and for Thanksgiving you can make vegetable designs or leavesin fall colors.
Embriodery Pattern Ideas 1.0
Embroidery is a special kind of art that comprises of needleworkand motifs. This art is in built in human and cannot be learnt. Butif anyone is interested to gain mastery over this art, then an eyefor creativity, mind for imagination and hands for practice arevery significant. This is a creative and useful guide for handembroidery for beginners.Today, hand embroidery is used for variouspurposes like making clothing, accessories, household linen, towelsand so forth. This ancient art of threadwork is a way of creatingdesigns and pictures by sewing various strands on a particularpiece of fabric.Most of the needlework is done on woven fabric sothat it becomes easier to make exquisite designs and patterns.Themost essential embroidery supplies are thread, needle and patterns.These are the first requirement when you plan to start creating anantique and exquisite embroidered fabric. Embroidery threads arecategorized into cotton threads and embroidery floss. Cottonthreads can further be categorized into stranded cotton thread thatare composed of six loosely twisted mercerized cotton threads andsoft cotton threads that are mainly used for designing tapestry andbold hand embroidery. These days, many innovative threads like silkthreads, satin threads and jute threads have also come intoexistence.The next requisite of hand embroidery is needle. Theseneedles are available in a wide range of sizes from 0 to 10. Theseembroidery needles are sharp and of medium length. Embroiderypatterns are also available in various stores and on various onlinesources. Different fabrics can be adorned with varied creativepatterns. The ancient patterns include stencils or transfer ofpatterns or designs onto fabrics. The modern days and innovativetechnology has brought various other ways to create hand embroiderypatterns. Today, there are iron on transfer patterns, computerprinted patterns, stencils or templates and transfers. Iron ontransfer pattern includes patterns that can be ironed on fabrics.Even a tissue paper or transfer pen can be used to transfer adesign onto the fabric.Hand embroidery is not restricted to onesimple stitch. It is categorized into several types includingAssisi Embroidery, Bargello Embroidery, Blackwork Embroidery, BunkaShishu, Canvas work, Counted-thread Embroidery, Crewel Embroidery,Cross-stitch, Drawn thread work, Hardanger embroidery, Stumpwork,Ribbon Embroidery and Whitework. All these types of hand embroideryhave their won unique effect, feel and elegance. These can adornany home furnishing fabrics, adding elegance to theinterior.Creating your embroidery fonts is also a part of themodern embroidery techniques. There are many creative ways to writevarious different alphabets in an array of fonts. These fonts aremainly used to highlight special events like weddings, birthdaysand birth announcements. These alphabets are also used forhighlighting personalized message.The moment you gather all thematerials and are aware of the basic techniques, you can startrevealing and reviving the art of embroidery.
Popsicle Stick Craft 1.0
Kids have been making fun Popsicle stick crafts since the birth of,well, Popsicles. Limitless amounts of imagination from all acrossthe world have contributed to some pretty ingenious craft ideas. Inthis article, we will address two of these ideas and describe toyou how to make a couple Popsicle stick crafts of your own!First,let it be known that in order to acquire enough sticks to makesomething of any real measure, there is no need to personallyingest hundreds of frozen confections. That's because you can findhundreds, and even thousands of these sticks in your local craftstore or online, packaged and labeled "craft sticks." Thisundoubtedly makes them a whole lot easier to come by, not tomention better for your teeth!Common accompaniments to go alongwith your sticks when making Popsicle stick crafts will includeglue, markers, glitter, googly eyes, pipe cleaner, tape, buttons,stickers, and more. Of course, each individual craft will call fordifferent items, as well as different quantities of sticks. You canget as simple or as elaborate as you want, depending upon what youand/or your kid(s) are up for.So without any further delay, let'smake some Popsicle stick crafts!Craft #1 - Picture Frame:This is assimple as it gets. Simply take a prized photo and glue popsiclesticks around the edges, being sure to cut the sticks to theappropriate sizes. You can stagger and stack the sticks in any wayyou'd like. You can find videos of this online, and they can helpyou immensely.You can frame old cards, family photos, or any otherpicture you know the recipient would love. Once the glue has dried,you can carefully color, paint, and/or decorate your frame withglitter, buttons, stickers, etc. These Popsicle stick craftscouldn't be any easier, and they are recommended for young childrensuch as toddlers... with adult supervision, of course!Craft #2 -Popsicle Stick House:This one is a bit trickier to explain inwords, but I'll do my best. For each wall, use 8 large sticks setside-by-side. On each one, glue two sticks (one at the top, one atthe bottom) across the 8. In all, this will be 40 sticks.You willthen want to draw a doorway with a pencil and cut it out usingsharp scissors or an exacto knife. Obviously, this task will beperformed by an adult.To connect the walls, use a one-inch thickstrip of construction paper which is as almost as long as thesticks. Fold that strip in half length-wise, so that it creates ajoint. Glue each outer edge of this folded paper to the edges ofthe stick walls to join them together. Repeat this process threetimes, until all four walls are connected and standing.Obviously,this is a very basic foundation. You can get more involved if you'dlike. Roofing is more complex and requires cutting and measuring,so if you're interested in creating a proper Popsicle stick home, Iwould encourage you to learn all the little details via video. Ijust wanted to illustrate the point for you that with Popsiclestick crafts, you can get as simple and basic or as grandiose andcomplex as you'd like. All skill sets and ambition levels arewelcome!
Korean Fashion Style 1.0
Korean fashion is very now and trendy. And to help you achieve thisstyle, here are some tips to get you looking like a Korean popstar.Latest Korean Fashion Trends1. The preppy lookThe clean andpolished look of the preppy style is taken into another level byintroducing layering. You can layer a classic button-up shirt witha bejeweled collar or a super awesome bow tie.2. Sheer and clearIfyou want to stay fashionable in the summer, you can dress up inclothes made from sheer materials to keep you cool and stylish atthe same time. Lacy nightgowns are perfect examples of this.3.Great jackets and cardigansIf you're not into the preppy, layeredlook, you can opt for the spunky, rock and roll style. You canachieve this by wearing a studded jacket, or a cardigan withembellishments. By wearing these pieces of clothing, you candefinitely make a fashion statement that people will notice.4.Princess dressesKorean fashion is not immune to the propensity ofmost Asians to the allure of anything cute. Dresses with frilly andruffled details come in abundance. And they usually come in softand bright colors like hot pink.5. Flower powerDresses are mademore cuter by having flower details or flower prints. These clothesare perfect for frolicking under the sun.6. 80's funkIf you'restill stuck in the 80's, Korean fashion style will definitely suityou. 80's fashion aesthetics is stylish resurrected and given amodern, Korean twist. You can have your pick from bold, excitingcolors of printed tees, to the lax harem pants and cool andcolorful sunglasses.
Baby Crochet Slippers 1.0
I have been knitting and crocheting for over 40 years. I have madeeverything from knitting golf club covers to a crochet fingerpuppet and to large afghans. I had a successful craft business nowI am retired and mainly create for charities.Why would somebodystart knitting and crocheting for charities? Because I know what itis like to be a little girl and to be given a pair of brand newmittens. I came from a very large family with very little income.When I was a child we were poor, my father worked hard to supportus but with 9 children there was never enough. We were so poor thatwe had to use old socks for mittens.Unless you have experiencedsomething similar, you cannot imagine the delight a simple pair ofmittens can bring to a little girl. You probably do not understandhow a nice warm hat could be a cherished item. I know everyonethinks today we need electronics and gadgets to make kids happy.People do not realize that kids still stand and wait for the bus inthe frigid weather. Their folks work hard but there just is notenough money to buy the extras like mittens and hats.Those poordays are far behind me now but I still remember the church givingus those little gifts at Christmas. There are still childrenthrough no fault of their own that go without in the USA. My heartgoes out to those little girls and boys. We tend to forget Americahas plenty of desperately poor areas also. Not all the poor areoverseas in third world nations. That is why my knitting andcrocheting has turned to the charities.Christmas is a time forgiving but the need is there year around. I make up crochetscrunchies in pretty colors for the little girls. They are just alittle extra these children seldom get. Or a kids crochet scarf,knitting a hat for a little boy or a pair of slippers are all itemsthey are thrilled and surprised to get.So why not pull out thatcrochet slipper pattern? Maybe try knitting mittens; there are somenice basic patterns online. There are many little cold hands outthere you could help warm.You can make items from preemies toadults. From booties, baby blankets, hats, mittens and even toys.Just about anything you enjoy creating one charity or another canuse. The neonatal units, homeless shelters, cancer patients, bothchildren and adults all could use some help. The Indianreservations all over our nation could use our help. Yes even someof the police departments. They often carry small dolls and teddybears for the children that are dealing with a trauma.There are somany groups that could use our handwork; you will have no fear ofrunning out of people to create for. We knit and crochet because welove to create and to give. So how about we put our talents to workhelping others.
Birthday Cake Ideas 1.0
A birthday is an occasion that we all relish - whether ours orsomeone else's - and essential to the event is the birthday cake, atraditional artifact that has its roots in ancient history.Thebirthday cake can take many forms, and this can depend on the sex,age and wishes of the recipient, and the choice is simply vast.Here are some birthday cake ideas that may help you in planning theperfect party.Starting with ideas for youngsters, the toddler inthe family may like a cake that is shaped in the style of theirfavourite cartoon character, or a character from a favourite bookor fairy story. There are many specialist cake bakers that can beengaged to design and create a cake to your requirements, and thesecan be found either on line or at high street shops.If the birthdayis for a girl, pinks and reds may be favoured for the colour of theicing, and if for a boy then traditional blues may be morerelevant. Boys may like the colours of their favourite footballteam, and girls their favourite celebrities to give the birthday atheme that will be enjoyed by all.For those a little older thesporting theme can be enhanced, or maybe a video game character,and the colours can be changed to signify the growing preferencesof the individual.When birthdays reach the teenage years the themecan be taken in many different directions, with humour often agreater desire than sporting preferences or celebrities.For specialoccasions that range of birthday cake styles and designs can betuned to the appropriate celebration.Eighteenth and twenty firstbirthdays are celebrated with particular vigour, and indicate thepassing of the individual from childhood to adulthood. These arefamily affairs that are designed to be enjoyed by all generations,and the cake is designed to reflect the age and the occasion ratherthan the personal likes of the individual. This should be done withgrace and style, as traditionally the cake is divided among theparticipants as a reminder of the day's celebration.For laterbirthdays the cake can become more simple, with the accent on theactual make up of the cake rather than the decoration, although forgreat birthdays - 70th, 100th and so on - the celebratory aspect ofthe birthday cake is a vital part of the occasions.Cakes are lovedby all, but many will be averse to different types. In decidingwhat sort of cake to bake for the occasion care must be taken tomake certain it is one that will be readily eaten by the birthdaycelebrant, and to this end the fruit cake is one consideration, thesponge cake another.In the style of wedding cakes certain importantbirthdays may be celebrated with a layered cake, one that has morethan one part to it, giving a particular impact to the day'sproceedings.
Long Hair Style Tutorial 1.0
Long hair styles usually work well with any hair type, be itstraight, curly or wavy. However, it looks the best if the locksare medium-textured or thick. So it is better to skip the lengthylook if you have fine hair or a long and narrow face. Of course,the best hair styles of long hair are those that use limitedpreparation time. The multiple ponytails style is a very popularlong hairstyle.The multiple ponytails style consists of three baseponytails, but it is possible to have more ponytails if interested!Once the basic style of three ponytails is mastered, which normallytakes ten minutes, you can improvise on it! If you plan on justhaving three ponytails, newly washed hair is great; but if you planto add knots or braids, it's better to work with hair that is notso soft. The hair has to be brushed to remove knots and tangles.Then all the hair from the top of your crown has to be picked upand separated into three even sections. Some hair from the earsbelow has to be left loose to flow around your neck. Each ponytailthen has to be smoothened into separate mini-ponytails, and securedwith either a hair bungee or elastic hair band. Once the basicmulti-pony look has been achieved, you could use different braidedor knotted styles. You could create multiple ponytails where nohair is left to flow down your back. Another choice is to have allthe different ponytails coiled up and pinned on top of the crown toget a beautiful up-do of braids. You could also braid the center ofthe multi ponytails and leave the side ponytails unbraided. Thenyou could pin jeweled hairpins at the top of each ponytail, orexperiment with different color scrunches to cover the elasticbands.The variations with long hairstyles are endless. They arelimited only by the amount time you invest in experimenting withdifferent hair styles - and by your imagination.
Unique Gift Wrapping 1.0
To give a just-right gift is one of life's great joys. We look forsomething that perfectly suits our loved one, and we can't wait topresent her with a gift that will make her face light up.So muchtime goes in to finding the gift that, too often, the gift wrap isan afterthought, but you can take your gift giving to a whole newlevel by making the wrapping part of the experience.You don't haveto be an artist or a crafter to wrap a magnificent and memorablepresent. Here are a few easy guidelines for wrapping beautifulgifts.If the gift comes in a box, it'll be a cinch to wrap it in ahigh-quality wrapping paper or fabric, and tie with ribbons andbows. But if the item is oddly-shaped (and it isn't practical tofind a box), fill a gift basket with tinsel or raffia or straw andarrange the gifts on top.Wrap the basket in colored cellophane,which you can find at party stores as well as many discountsuperstores. Cut a piece of cellophane two to three times as wideas the diameter of the basket. Place the basket in the center ofthe cellophane and gather the cellophane a couple of inches fromthe top. Tie with ribbon.Think about his or her personal style(which you'll find clues on by looking at how she dresses and howhe decorates his home). Wrap the gift accordingly, whether it'spastel colors or primary; rustic or classic or bold.If you usesolid colored paper, tissue paper, or plain brown kraft paper(which you can buy inexpensively and in bulk from your nearestoffice superstore) you can use alphabet or themed rubber stamps toadd a monogram or fun customized message to the wrapping.If you arewrapping items for a gardening gift basket, use a flower pot tohold the goodies and tie a small trowel or packet of seeds to thebow at the top. If you are wrapping a gift for a baby, use apersonalized baby blanket.Now that you have a wrapped the giftbasket or box, tie a small decorative item into the ribbon or bow.Try a few small Christmas bells, a sprig of ivy, or pine cones. Forother times of year (or for younger recipients) tie on a smallstuffed animal, even a piece of hard candy or a lollipop. For babygifts, tie on a rattle or pacifier. For weddings, tie on real orfaux flowers. As you shop for gifts, be on the lookout for smallitems you can add to your gift wrapping kit.
Beautiful Curtain Ideas 1.0
Design is such a creative endeavor that it's no wonder new andgreat ideas pop up each and every day. Since there are so manydesigns out there for our homes, clothing, cars, and even thebuildings we work in, the windows in our homes should be noexception. There are many curtain design ideas that can make ourwindows pop with excitement and vibrancy. The right design can makea home seem like a dream come true, and it's easy to startdesigning yourself.First however, you must think about how the restof your home will go with the design. For instance, if you have aVictorian style home, you'll most likely want to get curtains thatare more in a old style or that maybe have designs that lean moretowards the old era. If you have a room that is more contemporary,maybe minimalist designs will work for you. A plain pole could be agreat start for a room that has little to no elaborate décor. Onceyou begin with the plain pole, you can start to hang up all kindsof curtains from frilly designs to the more solid colored curtains.Rooms that are more contemporary can benefit greatly from a bit ofcolor here or there.You want the curtain design to complement theroom rather than take away from it. You'll want to take a closelook at the kind of window you have. Is your window, rectangular?Is it a large bay window? Size and shape can play a big factor inwhat kind of curtains you can hang up.After you have taken intoaccount some of the above considerations, let you imagination runwild. Consider all different types of fabrics such as silk or lace.Consider hand sewing your own curtains. You can use a colorfastoutliner pen to decorate sheer curtains or you can attachappliqués, stickers and other fabric shapes to enhance plainfabric. Peruse the arts and crafts store for endless inspiration.Nomatter what design you choose, you want the design to fit both yourtaste and your lifestyle. However, even with that being said, thetimes are always changing.
Tree House Design 1.0
Tree houses are currently a trend that shows no sign of declining.Numerous people are looking for ways to relax outside their ownhomes. They are achieving this by building a large or a small treehouse. This type of a house adds beauty to your home. You can spendtime with your friends and family inside it. In addition, you cansimply get inside the house and relax or read a book. Another useyou can build a tree house for is to watch the landscape andwildlife. Watching beautiful places, people, and animals on top ofa tree is very exciting. Considering the tree house design comesfirst.You do not want to set up an ugly structure in the backyard.To avoid it, take your time to research the various designs. Theeasiest and most convenient way to search for this information isthe Internet. You could even save various designs in your computerfor retrieval later. In many websites the designs are displayed inform of real photographs. So, you can see exactly how the endstructure would appear like. One of the commonest designs is theBaumraum tree house. This is the most beautiful structure you haveever seen. Its craftsmanship is a combination of modernperspectives and classic concepts.The reason why you would ratherhave these spherical shaped structures is their portability. Todayyou can hang Baumraum on buildings and tomorrow on trees. You cantake them wherever you please. They are anchored in place by use ofropes and webbed materials. You could have several spheresconstructed. Perhaps you think that the structures are fragile. Youwill be glad to know that every sphere is waterproof and it canwithstand impact. On the inner side, you will find a laminated woodframe and clear fiberglass on the outer side. The best thing isthat you can have it personalized to suit your tastes andpreferences. There are many more amazing house styles to selectfrom. The Internet is a good source of this information. You caneven locate an expert builder who lives in your locality online.When you are sure about the type of the design you want, it's timeto construct it. The structures such as the ones described aboveare very complex. You will be forced to hire a company to do themfor you. Still on the Internet, you can find out which materialswould be required for a given tree house design.
Wall Decorative Painting 1.0
The world will never recover from the positive impacts being madeby all manner of art works. Many houses, offices, theatres are nowwearing wonderful looks courtesy of various works of art used indecorating their walls. Wall decors are among the best of suchartworks that add lots of colors to your office or home walls. Atypical wall decor include the use of various artistic designs indecorating a wall. Lots of creativity and styles are usuallyinvolved in the production of all kinds of artworks that bless thewalls of various homes and offices. Wall decors in the recent timescome in various types and designs. Let's take a look at them.HomeWall DecorThis is a kind of artwork usually displayed on the wallsof a home. This could be in the form of paintings on the wall,murals, wall sculpture art and so on. Such wonderful works of artusually add colors to the walls of the bedroom, sitting room, theexterior walls and even the fences. They convey lots messages basedon the images or symbols they represent.Office Wall DecorThis is aunique work of art painted on the walls of an office. It is mainlyseen in companies, large and medium-sized organizations includinggovernment offices. In most cases, the artworks on the walls ofthese organizations are specially designed to communicate somevital pieces of information to everyone that comes around.TheDesigning processesThere are various designing processes used inproducing wall decors. Oil paintings is one of such wonderfulprocesses in use by most artists today. This is simply the processof using pigments in painting and drawing various wonderful designson the walls. Drying oil and other quality painting materials suchas resin, frankincense, walnut oil and many others are used in theprocess. Different kinds of oils are normally used depending on thekind of pigment being applied. There are various techniques used inthe painting process. Each technique usually involves propersketching with a thinned paint and charcoal which are applied ontoa canvas in order to get the right design in mind. In most cases,the painting made on the wall with the oil is normally dried upthrough evaporation or oxidation within a space of one day to oneweek.Locating the best Wall DecorHaving known a lot about walldecors, one can locate the best of such artworks by visiting wellknown art shops. You can even locate the best of them online.Finally, a good number of quality wall decors may cost you somefortune to get. Nevertheless, you can always get the ones that willfit into your budget.
Wood Craft Ideas 1.0
Country wood crafts have found a place in recent years in manyhomes that have very little otherwise in the way of country decor.Many different types of crafts have shown up in droves, from thesimple things such as plaques and wicker baskets, to much morecomplex carvings and such. There is a beauty to country wood craftswhich goes beyond their obvious qualities. Something in the waythey are constructed makes a welcome plaque feel truly welcoming,or a handmade carving of a bear more than just shaped wood, buttruly as majestic and powerful as the creature it depicts. While itis impossible to truly explain why this is the case, there can beno doubt that it is true.If you want to bring a sense of welcome toyour own home, there is nothing that does so quite as well as awelcoming plaque. It can carry nearly any message or image youdesire, and is probably the simplest of all country wood crafts.However, despite being so simple, it can have a great deal ofimpact on your home, particularly if you choose a message that hasa special meaning to you and your family.Like all country woodcrafts, the first thing you will need for your project is wood. Thewood you use does not really matter all that much, apart from thesize of the piece. It can be in any shape you want, althoughleaving it in the natural shape it is cut in will give your endresult a little bit of an extra rustic feel. You can get this kindof wood from many craft supply stores, in a number of differentvarieties. Or, if you are so inclined, you could simply cut a pieceof wood from a tree or a fairly thick branch to use for yourproject. Be sure the piece you cut is large enough to hold themessage you intend to use.Once you have your piece cut out, sandthe front surface smooth (this is particularly important, becauseyour painting will look rather odd if the surface is not fairlysmooth.) You may choose to remove the ring of bark around theoutside of your piece, or leave it in place, whichever seems moreappealing to you. Also, be sure the thickness of your piece isuniform, as any slant will cause it to hang poorly when put up on awall.The last stage of your adventure in country wood crafts is toadd your message. For this, you can simply paint on your words,pictures, or whatever else you like by freehand if you areparticularly artistically inclined. If you are not, however, thereis no need to fear. Simply type out whatever words you want to useon a computer (an odd tool for country wood crafts, but usefulnonetheless,) in a nice font, print it out and use a pencil tocover the back of the paper, and place it on the wood. By tracingaround the letters, you will leave a pencil line on the wood below,which you can then fill in with paint.
Home Office Design 1.0
Have you recently started running a business from home? If so,you'll now be at the stage where you're looking for ideas ondecorating your home office. To keep on working from home you needto feel motivated, so it's important that your home office issomewhere that you are both comfortable and energized, a placewhich helps you to develop your ideas.Most home offices are small,as you've probably only been able to afford to set aside a smallamount of space for your business. For this reason, you'll beloathe to crowd your home office with furniture. Essentialfurniture for small home offices of course includes a desk, a goodquality office chair, and a bookcase. Many home offices will alsocontain a filing cabinet, though the amount of paperwork youroffice generates will depend on the nature of your home business.When arranging furniture in your office you'll want to make sureit's easy to clean and that your office work won't be disrupted dueto things getting lost. This is particularly important in a smallhome office where you need to be careful to avoid clutter.Decorating small home offices should therefore be approached in asimple and practical manner.Practical decorating doesn't have to bedull. Once you've finished arranging your office furniture, why notbrighten your office up with some pictures? Office wall space canalso be used for useful reference charts, maps and diagrams. If youreceive visitors in your home office it can be useful to have salesfigures on the walls to point at. Decorating your home office withartwork based on your business logo can help to make you feelpositive about your office work and can make a good impression onvisitors.When decorating a small office, it's important to thinkcarefully about color and light. This is, after all, part of yourhome, and you want working in your home office to be a pleasantexperience. A small office is never going to feel spacious, butpale colors, especially in furniture, can stop it from feelingclaustrophobic, and the right style of furniture can make it feelattractively cozy. Pale wooden furniture is ideal for the smallhome office as it reflects plenty of light, but of course yourchoice of furniture will be limited by your budget and by what youcan fit into your office space. Don't be tempted to buy the firstoffice furniture you find, but shop around until you find officefurniture which is right for you. If your business goes well, youcould be working from your home office for a long time, so you'llneed to be able to feel at home there.Most importantly, your homeoffice has to be the right place for you. Even on a small budgetyou can develop decorating ideas which bring out your ownpersonality. Bookshelves are important in your home office forreference manuals, dictionaries and so forth, but there's no reasonwhy they can't contain a few of you favorite books to help give youideas when you're finding it hard to concentrate on office work,and there's no reason why you shouldn't decorate your officefurniture with a few ornaments and framed photographs. If there'sroom in your home office for a small table or similar piece offurniture, standing a vase of fresh flowers on it will fill yourhome office with a pleasing scent which can help you to relax andfocus on your office work.Decorating your home office should be anexciting and positive step. It's part of laying the foundations foryour home business, and it's a chance to put your creative ideasinto practice.
DIY Furniture Ideas 1.0
Furniture that has lost its lustre but is unmarked can have it'sshine restored fairly easily. Rub the surface with a course clothdampened with white spirit. This will loosen the accumulated waxand grime, which can then be removed with a clean rag. Restore thegloss by rubbing with a polish reviver or burnishing compound,obtainable from DIY shops, or even with a metal polish. Apply itwith a soft mutton cloth or stockinet: cloth containing syntheticfibers will not produce a good gloss. Finish by rubbing vigorouslywith a clean soft cloth.If the finish on a piece of furniture hasbeen badly damaged, it will need to be removed so that a new finishcan be applied. Use a solvent remover to take off a finish. Do notuse caustic soda, which will darken many woods, or a sander, whichwill leave circular marks which will show through the finishedfilm. Ideally stripping should be done out of doors, but if this isnot possible stand the furniture on a large polithene sheet toprotect the floor and make sure the room is wellventilated.Removing Water Stains A finish that shows heat and watermarks is usually shellac or cellulose. Marks that have notpenetrated right through to the wood can often be removed with acutting compound, obtainable from DIY stores or with metal polishrubbed in with a soft cloth. But if they have gone right through,stripping is necessary and the whole surface must be treated.A greyor black stain usually indicates that water has penetrated to thewood itself, take off the old finish and remove the stain with atwo part wood bleach obtainable from DIY and paint shops, or with asolution of 1 tablespoon of oxalic acid and 1 pint of water. Thissolution is not as strong as bleach, but the acid is poisonous andmust be used with extreme care. Again, treat the whole surface notjust the affected part. If bleaching has made the wood lighter thanrequired, darken with a naphtha-type stain before applying thefinish.Scratches And Burn Marks A scratch mark right through thepolish to the wood can be eliminated only by stripping andre-finishing, but it can be made less noticeable by rubbing in waxshoe polish of the nearest shade. Alternatively, reduce a shellacvarnish with mentholated spirits to a thin solution and apply thiscarefully to the scratch with a small soft brush, or a toothpick.Repeat this application until the stain stands proud of thesurface, then level it with fine glass paper or wet-or-dry paper.Restore the gloss with metal polish or burnishing compound.Burnmarks are more difficult to repair. Scrape away the finish from theburnt area and from the charred wood underneath. Sand the bare woodwith glass paper and if necessary restain it. Then apply severalcoats of clear finish until the mark is proud of the surroundingsurface and finish off as you would for a scratch mark. A deep holecan be filled with colored beeswax.If furniture has split orcracked, often caused by central heating, stripping is essential.Fill in cracks with paste wood-filler or, if very large, withslivers of wood and adhesive before applying the finish. Dents canbe made less obvious by applications of clear finish, but strippingis usually necessary to remove them. After stripping either sandthe surrounding area until the dent is no longer apparent or applya little water to the dented area to swell the wood fibers.If afinish has become 'crazed' it is usually made of cellulose andcannot be restored, only replaced. Stripping is necessary, as it iswith a finish that has faded through exposure to strong sunlight.
Balcony Design 1.0
When building a balcony or terrace, there are a number ofstructural concerns that must be addressed. This is especially trueif you intend to use this space regularly and for entertaining.This is a home improvement that can increase property values byquite a bit. Before getting started, make sure that you have madeall of the most important considerations.Consider the load bearingcapacity of this structure in relation to how you want to use it.If you intend to host a large number of guests on this surface, youwill obviously need a much greater load bearing capacity than ifonly using the area for decorative purposes. Consult with a local,structural engineer to determine the feasibility of ourdesign.Before investing any money into the implementation of yourdesign ideas, make sure that these are in conjunction with localbuilding codes. Local regulations could significantly limit theaddition of special features in this area in an effort to promotesafety. Consult with the planning department to find out whichconcessions must be made before construction is started. This willeliminate the need to backtrack in your construction efforts andthe associated loss.Determine whether or not you want this space tohave any special features for relaxation or food preparation.Outdoor kitchens are a major trend in backyard designs, but theycan also be added to elevated and well-supported structures likebalconies or terraces. Some people even install hot tubs or smallwading pools depending upon their balcony sizes and their householdneeds. These are features that are cheaper and easier to add in atthe start of construction then they are after building is done.Somepeople might want to wall off their balconies or terraces for addedprivacy. There are semi-permanent and permanent solutions that canbe used. A privacy screen will provide the greatest level ofadaptability, but you may want to review your options in permanent,glass enclosures as well. This is a great way to create ayear-round garden.There are countless features to choose from buteach addition must complement the existing decor on the primarybuilding structure. If you have copper trim and downspouts aroundthe home, consider adding copper lighting fixtures and an enclosureor railing with copper accents. You do not want your designs toclash so that the home looks ill put together overall.Take sometime to calculate your budget for this addition while accountingfor any special features that you wish to include. It may be bestto complete this project in small increments that entail modest andmanageable payments. This way, you can add new feature in wheneveradditional funding becomes available. This can be an all-at-onceproject or a gradual, progressive and affordable one.Always bemindful of the need for a suitable railing. This is essential forcompliance with local building codes and for limiting homeownerliability. Fortunately, these structures can be as aestheticallypleasing as they are safe and supportive. You can choose from steelor stainless steel railing or decorative glass balustrades. Thebest options will both enhance user safety and create a visuallyappealing and mood-specific ambiance.
Carport Design 1.0
A carport design is needed before anything else. To construct thecarport on grass will require some sort of foundation and the teminstalling it will require different tools if it is to be placed ontar or concrete.This may seem a bit excessive for a carport, butwith a permanent structure of any kind specific carport plans willneed to be checked and approved by an engineer to avoid anyaccidents if it was not erected properly and had to fall on someoneor damage your car. He will first take a look at the ground to seewhat it made of and if it is level. Your quote is also most likelyto be different depending how much labor it requires to installyour carport.When you are installing a carport to keep your mostimportant asset protected, you will have to think very carefullyabout various aspects before you decide which one to get.Carportdesign is essential in making sure that the carport is the rightsize, the right height, has the correct gable angle as well aswhere it will be fitted. You will be able to get a highly skilledprofessional to do this for you and assess the area that you arelooking at erecting a carport structure.If you have not yet decidedon which type of carport structure will look the best, you can findplenty of carport designs on the internet for you to purchase.These carport plans should have permits and be authorized for use,but please check with a qualified engineer first to avoid anytroubles.There are many different shapes and sizes to choose fromthat will blend in with the rest of the style of your house orbuilding and that will also fit the certain number of carsunderneath as you would like. Once you have the go ahead you caneither build the carport yourself with the detailed blueprints.Thebest carport design can be found ready drawn. Here you will knowthat you are getting the best and for cheap rates. You do not haveto hassle with getting them drawn up to your standards by someonewho might not have the best to offer.The other options is to buy abuild it yourself carport kit. When you but one of these do ityourself carports, you will be given the carport plans in thepackage so that it will be easy and quick for you to assemble.Witha permanent structure in place you can then also begin charging forthe parking space. You can also purchase software that will helpyou to design your own carport structure for your office complex,apartment building or center.This will be a great investmentopportunity, as people will always want the covered parking so thattheir car is protected from the harsh sun, rain, snow or hail. Youcan easily pay for the initial outlay of the carport, but you willsoon be able to make good profits from it.
Bed Box Design 1.0
If you are considering a feather bed, you may come across someconfusing terms, and one in particular is baffle-box. What does itmean?Feather beds are designed to lie on top of your mattress andadd a layer of comfort. Unlike mattress pads, they are really thickand range in size from 2" to 5" in height. In theory the larger thegusset, the more filling will be contained. More filling means asofter experience, but there are many other things to consider inyour purchase.The filling is the most important element of howcomfortable it will be. Most store models will use a 5/95 grey duckblend, which is 5% down and 95% feathers. This type of feathermixture is pretty firm. A nicer option is a 10/90 blend.The heightadds to the comfort of a feather bed. We advise those measured atthree-plus inches in height. We also prefer them with a pillow toplayer, whether down topped or polyester topped.The actualconstruction of a baffle-box feather bed is to have a series ofrectangle boxes filled with the feather mixture. As it is made, anozzle is inserted into each box and the filling is left in place.The baffle-box design allows the fillings to stay in place withminimal shifting of the fillings.Many consumers like the baffle-boxdesign because it makes care and maintenance relatively easy. Youcan give a good shake at various points along the feather bed tokeep the feather blend fluffy.Other styles of feather beds, likechannel baffle or euro bags, require much more daily primping. Thetrade off is that the easier to care for baffle-box feather bed isnot going to be as fluffy or soft as one of the other styles. Thisis because the filling moves around more easily in the latterstyles.Some stores will carry a basic baffle-box design, whileothers will offer a pillow top or down top version. Even the bestones selling for several hundred dollars have feathers which canpoke you on occasion. So a pillow top layer basically cushions youagainst the chance of a stray poking feather. Between a polyesterpillow top and a down top, generally speaking, the polyester topmodels will offer you less poking. While a down top is absolutelyluxurious, it is still hard to beat the cushioning capability of agood poly pillow top layer.As for care and maintenance, it isimportant to point out that it cannot be machine washed due to itssheer size. We recommend you add a feather bed protector to yourpurchase to limit daily wear, add a layer of fabric cushioning, andto keep stray feathers from leaving your bed.Basic feather bedprotectors can be purchased between $25 and $100 based on thethread count, presence of specialty features, and fabric content.When a protector is used, it is advised to change your covers everycouple months to give it a good clean washing. For maximumenjoyment regardless of design construction we suggest a quickdaily fluffing, specifically around the torso area.
Basement Design Ideas 2.0
With several basement design ideas to choose from, you can turn awasted and abandoned basement into something exciting and usefulplace in the house. A basement design doesn't have to be costly anddifficult. All you need is careful planning and a littlecreativity. Here are some ideas that you can use in remodeling thatuseless basement. Design Options For Your Basement You can turnyour basement into a home office. With the number of Internet-basedjobs growing these days, people are increasingly finding it moreconvenient and cost-efficient to have an office in the house. Thebasement is a perfect place for this because it is quietdownstairs. A table, some chairs a computer with Internetconnection, a telephone line and some cabinets are basically thethings that you need. You can also choose to make a home theaterout of your basement. This basement design is among the mostpopular these days, considering the availability of reasonablypriced LCD flat screens available in the market now. A spaciousmovie/TV room complete with large speakers and cozy chairs will bea wonderful experience for the entire family and friends. You maydecide to make your home theater basement to double as arcade room.Just place a pool or ping pong table and some game machines in onecorner away from the LCD screen. This works best in spaciousbasement. Work Those Fats Out If you and your family go to the gym,a basement workout room may be your best option. Tread mills,weights and other gym equipments and machines are becoming moreavailable at cheaper prices these days. But while you can createyour own gym at the basement, continue hiring the services offitness experts in monitoring your workout progress. If parties andother social gatherings are a common event in the house, thebasement can be converted into a bar, or an entertainment room,especially if there's not enough room upstairs. Parties can be heldin the basement even late at night without ever disturbing the restof the house. You can convert a corner into a mini-kitchen toconfine all party activities in the basement. Spare Room For TheGuest For small houses, basement can be made into a guest bedroom.A guest bedroom in the basement can free up the rooms upstairs forexclusive family use. But as a matter of course you have toconstruct a toilet and bath in the basement if you want to convertinto a guest bedroom. In any of these designs, all the basicelements in basement construction should still be applied. Of primeconsideration are ventilation, heating and cooling features,drainage, sewage and lighting.
Little Girl Clothes Design 1.0
As with adult fashions, kids fashion also seems to have a lot ofdifferent trends, however fashion trends for kids are verydifferent to fashion trends for adults, because these trends needto appeal to two different sets of people: the children who wearthe clothes and the adults who pay for them! Fashion for childrendoes not usually imitate the fashion trends which are popular foradults, because children and adults have very different needs. Hereis a rundown of some of the latest fashion trends for kids whichyou should be buying for your children this season.Organic/EthicalKids ClothingOne of the latest celebrity fashion trends is toadvocate ethical, organic clothing for children. Organic cotton isone of the most common ethical choices. Organic cotton is made fromcotton which has been grown without the use of pesticides orgenetically modified crops. Some experts say that as well as beinggreat for the wildlife in the surrounding area, organic cotton isalso softer and kinder to your child's skin. If your child has verydelicate skin, it may be worth buying one piece of organicclothing, just to see whether it will make a difference. If itdoes, you can start buying a lot more organic produce.CartoonClothingChildren absolutely love brightly colored clothing,especially if it has a picture of their favorite cartoon characteron it. Although the cartoon characters may change, the cartoonstyle will always remain popular with children, because it issomething which they can identify with. Brightly colored clothingis also great for parents, because it can help them to keep an eyeon their children.Fur-lined bootsAlthough the popularity offur-lined (Ugg-style) boots waxes and wanes in the world of adultfashion, they remain popular amongst girls who are under 12. Thisis because they are practical and look good. Kids can run around inthese boots, and play lots of kid's games, whilst they also help tokeep their feet warm during the winter months. For a cheaper andmore ethical choice, choose boots which are lined with fake fur orfake sheepskin.KnitwearThis winter, knitwear is a popular choicefor kids, because it is so warm, and it is available in lots ofdifferent style. Most parents choose to layer a knit jumper overanother t-shirt, to help to keep their kids warm enough. However,some children will find knitwear to be irritating if they wear itin direct contact with their skin.Fashion trends for children aredifferent from the trends which are seen in adult clothing. Buychildren's clothing from the internet to get all of the latestfashion trends. You can read more here.
DIY Wall Arts 1.0
Wall art has always remained a special branch in the art industrywhich has always been a blessing to most homes. People now make useof all kinds of wall hangings in decorating not only their housewalls, but also their kitchens, bedrooms, toilets and bathrooms.This art really adds lots of aesthetic values to your house whenyou make use of the best ideas in making them available. Let'sexamine some possible ideas for modern art.The Use of MetalsIn therecent times, metals are becoming very popular when it comes towall art productions. In most cases, steel plates and surfaces areused in the productions. They do showcase in various sizes andshapes. You have to decide the right dimensions to use. WallHangings artworks produced on metals are usually very beautiful andglowing. They could be hung on the wall and other strategic pointsin your home.The Use of Canvas PlatformWall art are simplybeautiful when produced on Canvas. This is usually heavy textilefabric material normally used in all kinds of art productions. Youcan make use of the platform in designing your wall art. Canvaswall art adds lots of colors to your home. You can easily hang iton any portion of your wall. In most cases, the art work done onthe Canvas could be a representation of scenery, an occasion orevent. It can also bear a simple image of an object, place or aflower vase.The Use of PhotosPhoto images can also be used inproducing stunning wall artworks. Great artists can easilyre-produce a photo image on various platforms and use them for wallart productions. Such photos when used properly in wall art couldadd lots of aesthetic values to your home. The photos could bearthe image of wonderful scenery, waterfalls, houses, trees and soon.The Use of Geometric ShapesGeometric shapes can also be used inproducing popular wall artworks. The shapes could be in the form ofcircles, triangles, squares, rectangles, polygons, oval and so on.Artists can easily incorporate other images of flowers and objectalongside with the geometric shapes and use them in producingwonderful wall artworks.The Use of colorsColors are very importantwhen it comes to wall art productions. You need to know how to makeuse of perfect color combination's in designing the image or objectyou have in mind. A working idea of color separation is veryneedful here. You can also add special flowers and other images orphotos in order to make the colors produce wonderful art works.Inall, there's no end to the kind of ideas you can use in producingwall artworks. Your imagination is indeed your limit. If you lackconsistent ideas, you can take a look at the artworks of famousartists and then reproduce such with the tools you have on ground.
DIY Crochet Ideas 3.0
Its fun to prepare crochet designs. It's as fun and exciting for abeginner as to an expert crothetier. "CROCHET" the word comes witha lot of potential of creativeness and possibility to exploredesigns laterally. The crochet craft can be used to make anything,almost everything; both the thread and hook can be used creativelyto make things like scarves, bandanas, pullovers, Hats, gloves,dresses, jewelry and many more accessories. Just think about it andmost probably a crocheted form of it should exist and if not youare in for a new concept, that's creativity!. Creativity, now thatis a term that we often come across but most often we neglect it asif we were alien to it. Everyone has the potential to be creativeand it is not limited to some people only, you start being creativethe moment you do things yourself and then gradually as you can mixyour ideas by implementing them in a particular fashion you cancall yourself creative. There are many online resources in the formof website that offer various designs and patterns that can bemade. But before you involve yourself in a difficult project youshould ensure that the basics are clear in terms of the techniqueand accessories used like the knitting process and its applicationon fabrics. Take one thing at a time and do not hurry to get thingsright on your first attempt, have a picture of the design in mindand then try it out practically when your are satisfied then takethe next step towards completing your project. Some other basic ofthe process include chain making, single crochet or a slip stitchBe sure that you know the art to make solitary crochet or slip,chain, trebling, a double treble, braid with double treble, halftreble, buttonholes (Both vertical and horizontal), chevron strips,decreasing, increasing, scallop edge and chevron pattern (arches,angles, triple treble, twisted switch, lattice switch, liitle leaf,little leaf, up and down, raised basket weave, crab, cluster, picotleaf, picot lace, steps,) Afghan or Tunisian crochet is a differentfield.
Modern Kitchen Design 1.0
One of the few home improvements that not only add value to yourhome as well as functionality is modern kitchen designs. Whetheryou are simply doing a minor upgrade or completely re-furbishingyour kitchen the end result will be enjoyed and used every day.Up-to-date kitchens are in great demand and are very popularnowadays. When you are planning either a complete makeover orsimply want to enhance your kitchens use there are certain featuresthat should definitely not be overlooked.Technologically advancedappliances are some of the most popular things you will find in anup-to-date kitchen. Hobs with their smooth lines and cookingsurfaces not only look good but are so simple to clean as well. Theadvancements made in refrigerators' and freezers and with thedifferent options available such as; compartments that canself-adjust according to the specific contents of a given section.New convection style ovens that are usually self-cleaning and canhandle virtually any cooking scenario, they also have a morefunctional design than the older ones. You will notice that most ofthe appliances in today's modern kitchen are made from a stainlesssteel finish, that is not to say that they are not available in avariety of colours and no longer restricted to the still popularblack and white.Something else you will always find with kitchendesigns is the simplistic lines yet tasteful designs of thefurniture. Modern kitchen furniture has very few if any curves andcertainly no unnecessary frills involved. This results in a kitchenthat has a very clean look to it to which the appliances lendthemselves too. Kitchen cabinets will follow the same simplisticlines which increase the functionality. A modern kitchen design hasmore emphasis on the kitchens use rather than the useless add-onsthat you can find in some kitchens. These clean looking modernkitchens will not have so many items sitting on the worktops; theyare usually stashed away inside the cabinets.Probably one of thethings that stand out the most in a modern kitchen style is thesimplicity of the decor. Although colours will be down to theindividual's personal choice and can vary, there will normally beonly one or two colours involved. A kitchen with a lot of differentcolours tends to look too "busy", so the use of only one or twocolours gives it a clean uncluttered look. Most people going forthe modern feel will simply use just one colour and this will bereflected in the appliances as well. Black is still the morepopular colour you will find in modern kitchens but as alreadystated this is down to the individuals own preferences.
3D House Floor Plans 1.0
House floor plans essentially fall into two categories-custom-drawn and pre-drawn floor plans. It can take a lot oftime,money and effort if one chooses the former. Moreover, apre-drawnfloor plan, apart from saving money and time, also lendsitself tomodifications as per one's needs.One can safely assumethat manypre-drawn house floor plans have already been tried andtested.That means construction hassles would have already beensorted out,which implies that any additional labor costs anduncertaintiesduring the construction phase will not exist.Finalcost estimatesof the pre-drawn house floor plans are more likely tobe precisebecause the particulars have been figured out. This meansa list ofmaterials has already been made out, for example. Thechances ofsuddenly discovering that the building is beyond thebudget afterall are fairly small. Sensible buyers would happilysave onarchitect's fees for designing floor plans.House floor plansthatare already in stock are as good as their custom-madecounterparts,as they, too, were once custom-made by capableengineers andarchitects. Moreover, the construction papers willcome to hand ina matter of days rather than months. Look at it thisway - thelargest assortment of quality house floor plans in oneplace willensure that the perfect design for particular tastes willbe found.There are different kinds of house plan drawings that oneneeds tolook into before building a home.A 'construction set' isacollection of drawings one needs in order to acquire abuildingauthorization, put the financing aspects in place and builda home.This collection comprises five complete sets of house floorplans.Each set has a view of the external walls from all foursides, acomprehensive set of floor plans, a basement plan, a roofplan andother pertinent details.A 'reproducible set' makes iteasier toimplement minor changes because this set of house plansistypically on vellum paper or erasable Mylar. This set ofhousefloor plans includes a building license that can only be usedonce.
Romantic Bedroom Design 1.0
Let me ask you one question. "How does your bedroom looklike?"Takea look at it. Then, answer more of these: Are there toomanyclutters around and on your bed? Does is smell like adumpsterbecause of the dirty clothes lurking around your bedroom?Can thesight of your bedroom relax your muscles after a hard day?Does itmake you smile the moment you wake up or it makes youremember howdull your life is every time you open your eyes? Isyour bedroom atotal mess? Does it seem like every thing is all overthe place?And did you just turn left to see all these?If all youhad to dowas to move your head a bit just to realize that yourbedroom isone messy and unwanted place, it may be right to assumethat yourcomputer is in your bedroom too. Then, you are in aserious problemand you need to work on it now. Your bedroom needsan overhaul.Thebedroom is supposedly the most intimate room of thehouse. Itshould be where you seek refuge after a hard day's work orjust aterrible day. The bedroom is where you relax your mind andsoul.The bedroom is expected to bring peace and calm. It is thepart ofthe house that holds sizzling memories too! The bedroom isthe roomof love. There are also times when your bedroom turns intoa placeof red hot and fierce romance. It should be. It shouldsmell, lookand feel like a place of love and sanctuary. Yourbedroom is notcalled a love nest for nothing.When your bedroomprovides all thesethings, starting and ending your days on a highnote is of hugepossibility. And we all want to start and end ourevery day smilingdon't we? It's time to make your bedroom romantic!Brace yourselffor some romantic bedroom ideas.Romantic Bedroom Idea#1:De-clutter Take away everything that is not supposedly inyourbedroom. Yes. That includes your computer. Your workplaceshould goelsewhere. Anything that will distract you fromrelaxing,rejuvenating and making love should be out of the picture.Thismeans that your hamper for dirty clothes must find a newhome.Anything that spells ugly, messy and stinky shouldgo.RomanticBedroom Idea #2: Redecorate Stick with a color palettethat soothesyour eye. The colors that you'll choose shouldharmonize with eachother. This way, your room will radiate a veryrelaxing atmosphere.Start with your bed sheets. You can have yourbed as the focalpoint of your room. Your bed can have the strongestcolor. If youthink that there's a need to repaint your walls, doso. Figure outhow your room will look as spacious as possible.Interior designmagazines can help you in this department. Space andcoordinationcan make your room very pleasing and inviting. Onceyou've givenyour room a face lift, you will be glad you did! Youmight end upnot wanting to get out.
Vertical Garden Design 1.0
Vegetables, fruits and berries can be grown horizontally onlyonacres of land, but in a small garden, you can grow thesegemsvertically on fences, trellises, posts, walls or in containers.Infact, squash, cucumbers, berries and peas grow bettervertically.The trellises, posts and containers can be placedanywhere: on thepatio, on a side fence, or on your balcony.If yourpresent spaceis, say 5 by 5 feet, you can, with perhaps only twotrellises and afence, increase the growing space to 100 squarefeet. The onlything to remember when gardening vertically is thatyour soil mustbe specially prepared-it has to have plenty ofnutrients so theplants will thrive.Besides the vine clamps,eyebolts, hangers andwire mesh, which you can buy, you will needposts, trellises andother supports so plants have something tograsp or cling to. Theconstruction of these items is not at alldifficult, if you followour plans. If you have an existing fence inyour yard, half yourwork is done. You can make a box garden on thefence by hangingplanter boxes on brackets at varying levels. Theaverage smallfence will hold three 36-inch planters spaced 20inches aparthorizontally.This box garden is perfect for beets,carrots andlettuce. you can also run wire in a grid patterndirectly on thefence, but be sure to leave 12 - 16 inches betweenwires. Startvining vegetables like squash and peas at the bottom ofthe fencein planter boxes or in the ground.Another excellentplanting plan,if you have room, involves running a partition atright angles tothe fence. This gives you more surfaces on which togrow plants.Cover some surfaces with construction or baling wire ortrellises,use planter boxes for root crops on other surfaces.Youwill notneed a large plot of ground for trellis vegetablegardening. Evenif you have only a walkway and fence, you can growsome vegetablesin planters, or wherever you can erect a trellis. Ifyou havespace, use the ground area for root crops like beets andcarrotsand, as I mentioned, grow vining crops on trellises orfences orwalls.Do not try to do too much the first year. Put in afew cropsfor trellis gardening and enjoy them rather than attemptto grow somany vegetables that gardening becomes a chore. You cangrowvegetables directly in the ground parallel to fencesorwalls-wherever you can erect a trellis-or you can useplanters.Justwhat you do depends on the space and the character ofthe gardenarea. If yo have only a patio, it is far better to gardenincontainers. If there is a small garden area where you aregrowingother plants, then growing in the ground with trellissupport mayharmonize better with the overall scheme.
Ankara Fashion Style 1.0
Legend has it that man found a way of clothing himself withleaveswhen he first realized he needed to. That could be consideredthefirst fashion design attempt known to man. Over the years,everycountry has managed to take its traditional attire andmakecompletely new fashion statements out of them. Africanfashiondesign also joined the ranks of international fashion housesyearsago.When it comes to African fashion design, many of thedesignshave evolved from the weather of the country. People had toremaincomfortable and materials were selected based on theharshness ofthe climate. This lead to the use of several kinds ofmaterialsthat may not have been used in mainstream designing.Keeping thesematerials and designs alive has been the work ofseveral members ofthe African fashion design industry.There hasbeen a huge tribalinfluence both on the runway's, photo shoots andstreet style andwe will do our best to bring you some of ourfavourites to completea tribal look. We just had these Africaninspired sandals sent tous via email, they look cute but we areloving the brown peacockplume sandals the most. You can shop hereat Anthropologie.Africanfashion design originally began with a lotof animal hides and fur.All of this is a necessary part of one'sattire and culturalbackground. However, with time, these evolvedinto internationallyaccepted and sought after designs. Today theresponse to an Africanfashion show is tremendous. Among the kindsof fibre used forclothing is raffia palm, jute, flax and silk.Natural dyes fromvegetables and minerals are used to create theunique hues ofcolour.African fashion design incorporates the use ofceremonialattire such as Ashanti Kente cloth and Ankara etc.
Simple Origami Tutorial 3.0
Origami is an art that originated in China in 105 A.D., or perhapseven earlier. This craft requires the artist to fold paper intocreative designs, including animals, shapes, and flowers, amongother things. While origami may seem like a difficult craft tomaster, many find it relatively simple, as well as relaxing andenjoyable. For the creative individual, this pastime is not onlyfun, but a great way to produce impressive decorations and gifts.How to Make Origami in three Steps: 1. Choose your Paper. There aremany different types of paper that origami artists can use.However, beginners may want to start out with pre-cut paper thatwas specifically made for origami, as this will ensure that theyhave the perfect size. Artists can also choose the thickness andcolor of their paper. A beginning origami maker should choose thinpaper in an array of their favorite colors. Thinner paper is moreforgiving to errors, as it will not crease as deeply, and foldsmuch easier than thicker paper. Selecting colorful paper will alsoadd an additional flair to origami creations, instead of themonotony of black and white. 2. Choose an instructional book ortutorial. It is important to choose an instruction book, video, ortutorial that is easy to understand and offers helpfulillustrations. Learning how to make origami by simply reading aboutit is usually not enough. It is much easier to learn by visualinstruction, than by reading about it alone. Additionally, it isnot always necessary to purchase a book. There are a wealth ofinstructional videos and illustrations that are available for freeon the internet. 3. Practice and master the basics. Beginnersshould be sure to start off by creating very basic designs. Origamiis an art that must be mastered in increments or it will seemoverwhelming. Choose very simple designs, like the origami box,origami parrot, origami plane, and the origami ninja star, whichare all 11 folds or under. These designs will help beginners get afeel for the right ways to fold the paper and help them master thebasics. It is important for beginners to practice these simpledesigns a few times, until they feel very comfortable with movingon to more difficult designs. Creating origami is a fun activitythat people of all ages can enjoy. This skill can help artistscreate personalized gifts, design impressive household decorations,or simply keep their hand busy. While origami may seem intricateand difficult to learn, almost anyone can master this craft with alittle patience, practice, and time.
Easy Drawing Tutorial 1.0
There are many reasons why you are searching for pencildrawingtutorials. You could be looking to improve your drawingfoundation,or you could be looking for more drawing tips that'llhelp youimprove your overall drawing skills. Whatever your reasonmay be,you should at all times, be able to recognize gooddrawingtutorials when you really see them. This article will helpyoudistinguish the good pencil drawing tutorials from the poorones.The first thing that you should notice about the tutorialiswhether it has a clear objective. What exactly is thetutorialtrying to teach you? If the objective is hard to grasp, Icanassure you it's not going to be a tutorial that you like.Without aspecific goal, it's hard to imagine how the tutorialactuallymanifests itself. Also, a good tutorial should only haveonespecific goal at any one time so as not to confuse or overwhelmthereader. If it does have a specific goal, the next thing youshouldbe looking out for is whether the problems or challengesareproperly defined. How much does the author understand you? Themorethe author understands you, the better he or she will be abletodefine the problem. Only when the problem is clearly defined canwearrive at the right solutions. The defined problems should beinsupport of the goal. These are roadblocks that need to beovercome.I constantly remind the readers of my Home Study Course oftheroadblocks that they'll come across before presentinganysolutions. Sometimes, you may not even be aware of theseproblems.Here's an example. Do you know that there's a method tocapture theproportions of any drawing exactly the way you want it?If you'renot aware of it, you won't be seeking to overcome thisroadblock.So a good tutorial with clearly defined problems canreally helpyou out. By the way, the key to nailing proportions isto follow afixed system. But it's beyond the scope of this articleto expandon this. Coming back to the essence of this article, thefinalthing that you need to note is that good pencil drawingtutorialsshould have solutions that are presented in aconversational style.The conversational style is the most effectivecommunication style.It makes the tutorial easy to read andunderstand. So there youhave it. Looking for these three elementsthe next time you'researching for good pencil drawing tutorials.
Teen Fashion Style Ideas 1.0
Teen fashion is a completely new segment that has created a rageinthe fashion industry. The 21st century teens have adoptedextremelyamazing fashion trends that are often seen on ramps andcreamfashion areas. Teenagers have now become smarter with astrongersense of fashion and personality. They prefer wearingsomethingthat makes them stand out in the crowd. The choice ofclothing hasbecome funky and trendy with lively outfits andfashionaccessories. In the world of teen dresses there are ampleofchoices and options for the teenagers. Wherever you wish togowhatever you wish to do, clothing is something that has tobecomfortable in all ways. Some of the basic trends in teenclothingare vintage blue jeans with a trendy top in shades of blue,yellowand white. Teens today don't look for brand new feel ofjeans, theygo for faded or stonewashed jeans. Some teens preferwearing jeanswith strands of threads pulled out here and there.Jeans and denimare available in variety of styles and cut like theboot cut,straight fit, skinny fitting, stretch material, baggy, andcapri.Other trendy color options in jeans are black, streaked,andbleached. Jumpers and sweaters are also in for both girls andboysduring the winters. On a chilly winter morning these are thebestoptions over denim or vintage jeans. These are available incowlneck, V-neck, and flexible neck line. Some of the trendycolorsoptions are sober beige, blue, black, and delicious red.Shortskirts for gals are the latest trend in the fashion arena.Wornwith bright pink top or black leggings and short tankers,skirtslook glamorous. This forms the perfect teen dress for girlsthatmake them look attractive. Long skirts are also in fashion andareavailable in A-line, flare, and simply flowing down. Short,long,or mini skirts, all are in for the latest trendy teen fashion.Whenit comes to going to a party or a prom night, elegance is thekeyto clothing. For such occasions a basic black dress workswonders.Guys wearing a black suit accompanied with a light shadeshirt anda tie look hot whereas for gals a long one piece or anelegant gownis a blessing in disguise. Exquisite necklines, stylishshoulders,and attractive sleeves are all that makes a dress lookmorecharming and elegant.
High Heels Design 1.0
Fashion high heel shoes have always been popular. Fashionissomething that people can have fun with when they put togetheranoutfit. There are so many accessories at their disposal suchasshoes, hats, scarves, hand bags and jewelry. Fashion hassneakedinto evenings, daytime and even into trips to the beach.Womenoften favor footwear as the best kind of accessory forfashion.High heels are deemed to be one of the more popularfashionstatements in the footwear department. This footwear ispopular forvarious reasons and men find high heels to be quite aturn on tolook at when women wear them. Amongst the reasons whywomen like towear them, is that it makes them appear to be taller.They alsohelp the calf to appear more curvy and the whole bodyappears to beslimmer as well. A dress can be made to look verydifferent whenworn with footwear of different heights. Fashion onthe beach canbe demonstrated by wearing espadrilles - a casualsandal on aplatform base with ribbons tied to the legs. This willturn muchmore heads than simple sneakers or flip flop sandals. Itgoes toshow that even a trip to the beach can be an excuse tolookfashionable! Women love to wear these shoes to pleasetheirsignificant halves. It is also possible that they arecompetingwith each other to get the attention of men. Whatever thereason,women still look great when they dress up fashionably. Nomatterwhich type of shoes you prefer, you are able to get themfromonline stores. If you have shoes in a decent condition that younolonger wear, you could even sell them or trade them withsomeoneelse online.
Wallpaper Home Interior Design 1.0
Are you planning to buy a home for your family and want to makesure that they are not only happy with the outside but the interioras well? Or are you thinking of giving your present home a new lookin a room or a total makeover? If you answer yes to either of thesequestions, what you need to know about home interior design. Unlikehome interior decorating that concentrates on finishes such aspaint, window coverings, wallpapers and furnishing, home interiordesign is the very process of shaping the interior space of yourhome according to your lifestyle and the various lifestyles of yourfamily. Interior design is integrated toward the architecture ofthe home and is involved in the room layout, cabinet designs,windows and door placements, and so on. Home interior designingdepends largely on the types and sizes of your many rooms. Basicrooms include the living room, kitchen, deck, bedroom, bathroom andsometimes a home office. These rooms can also be further subdividedinto a guest room, dining room, kids' room and adult's room, amongothers. The different aspects involved in home interior design suchas cabinet making, room layout, window placement, applianceselection and tile and floor selection should aptly fit the roomsince each room has a different purpose. So, if you are planning todo some home interior designing, decide what rooms need improvementand incorporate the seven elements of home interior design -- form,mass, shape, line, color, texture and pattern.
Sofa Design 1.0
The modern sofa designs beat their traditional counterparts intermsof creativity. Because of their importance as an importantfurnitureitem for homes, offices, hotels and commerciallounges,manufacturers find no limit in designing contemporary sofasets. Itis because of these experiments and their availability ontheinternet that make modern sofas extremely popular. ConvertibleSofaDesigns Homeowners are falling in love with modern sofadesignsthat can be converted into different shapes. These sofasareversatile in nature and can be used as different furnitureitems.For instance, many sofas can be converted into beds withspace forone or two to sleep. A popular category is that of sofasthat canbe converted into bunk beds with ladder and safety guards.Thereare other designs that can be folded into chairs to utilizespaceaccording to the needs. Variety of Geometrical Shapes Shapesof itfrom the bygone eras don't appeal the homeowners anymore. Thisisbecause of a huge variety of shapes in which the modern sofasetsare available. A modern square look with clean cuts addseleganceto one's living space. There are other popular sofa designsthatintegrate rectangular, cubical and round units to theirdesigns.Sofas with backrests in the shapes like rounded square andtriangleare indeed the enchanting designs. Creative DesignsIdeasCreativity is the key to the popularity that modern sofadesignsexperience these days. Carpet sofas, for example, are thefinefurniture pieces if you wish to entail an antique look inthemodern style. Sofas with animal themes too are the good optionsforthose who wish to think out of the box. Another wonderfulcategoryis that of sofa designs that glow in the dark. Manufacturedusingmaterials like acrylic, these sofas are amazing additions totheliving rooms. Sectional Sofa Designs A discussion about modernsofashould not end without making a mention about the verypopularsectional sofa designs. These are extremely comfortable andprovidea wonderful seating arrangement. Available in differentsizes,these sofas can entertain the living rooms with differentamountsof space available for installation. Going further, many ofthesesofa designs have storage sections that allow homeowners tostoretheir beddings. Different colors, patterns and fabrics add tothedelight of having these great furniture items. You can availmoderndesigns from various European, Asian and North Americancountries.It is amazing to find how the skilled manufacturers inthesecountries keep on coming up with innovative and amazingdesigns.Internet has become a powerful medium to connect furniturestoreslocated in different countries with the furnituremanufacturersfrom regions around the world. Add variety to thecategory ofmodern sofa sets by availing them from differentmanufacturers.
Brecelet Tutorial 1.0
Assess the materials you'll need for the jewelry items you wanttomake. For example, to make three pairs of earrings with a stackofsix O-rings on each, you will need three small O-rings and sixearwires. For three necklaces with 36 O-rings each, you'll need108larger O-rings. Select all black or groups of colors, andgetseparator beads if desired (round beads to put between groupsofO-rings). Get enough plumber's chain for the three necklaces.Achoker takes 12 to 15 inches, depending on the size you want.Forlonger necklaces, measure the length of a necklace you likeandmultiply its length by "3." Add three plumber's chain connectorstouse as catches for the necklaces (and wrist bands, ifdesired).Obtain the O-rings, plumber's chain, connectors, needlenose pliersand wire cutters from a large hardware store. Get earwires, beads,wire cutters and compartment boxes at a jewelrysupply, bead shopor crafts store. Look for a box with room for allthe tools andsupplies, with small compartments for beads andO-rings and somelarger spaces for the wire cutters and chain so youcan keep allyour equipment together. Set the tray on a table orcounter. Theraised edge keeps beads and supplies from getting onthe floor asyou work. Open the compartment box or egg carton andarrange theO-rings by size and color. Measure a length of plumber'schain fora necklace or O-ring choker. Cut the chain with the wirecutters.This leaves a bead at the end. Hold the chain firmly andslip thelast bead into the slot in the connector and tug down so itpopsinto place. String the O-rings on the plumber's chain. Tryallblack in groups of six, separated by one big silver beadbetweeneach group. Add a washer at each end to keep the O-rings inplace.To clasp the finished necklace, pop the end bead into theother endof the connector. Make earrings to match. Cut two lengthsofplumber's chain for each pair of earrings. For example, forlongdangle earrings, cut 2 inches for each one. Put a connector ononeend, string a washer to the top of the connector, add O-rings.Forexample, a pattern of two O-rings, then one bead, in a set ofthree(six O-rings and three beads, one bead between each tworings). Puta washer on top to hold them, and add a connector atthat end. Openthe ear wire loop (if necessary) with needle nosepliers and slidethe ear wire through the connector so it rests inthe loop to hangfor the earring.
Headband Design Ideas 1.0
Have you been looking for specialty hair headbands that reallystandout? When you finally find one you really like, notice howexpensivethey are? It seems everywhere you look these days, yousee infants,toddlers, teenage girls, and women wearing hair bows,headbands, orboth. With all the styles, colors, and sizesavailable, it is easyto see why they are so popular. They add justthe right amount ofpop to any outfit, and can be worn in a varietyof ways. Mostheadbands range in sizes from about two inches up to6+ inches, andin styles from the simple to the big boutiqueheadbands. The biglayered boutique headbands are great, and fun towear because theyare big and loopy, with all kinds of differentsize and colorribbon. They are most commonly made from a satin, orthe morepopular grosgrain ribbon. Understandably, the more complextheheadbands, the more it costs. Most commonly seen, arevariations ofthe standard headbands, however, the korker style isbecoming moreand more popular all the time. They are so cute, anddifferent fromregular headbands. The ribbon is curly and springy.They come in avast array of color combinations, so it is easy tofind one to matchany outfit. They can be worn alone, or easilyclipped to a crochetheadband for a different look. Korkers arealso adorable attached toflip-flops. They range in size from 2inches up to 5 inches. Theycan also be fairly expensive because ofthe time involved withcurling the ribbon, and depending on whetherthey are sewn together,or glued together. The better qualitykorkers are sewn, not glued.It may take a little more of your timeinitially, but doing somesearching can save you quite a bit ofmoney on purchasing hairaccessories for you or your little one(s).There are sites out therethat offer a good variety of headbands,hair bows, flower clips, anda lot more for some really greatwholesale prices. Now, just becausethey are "wholesale" doesn'tmean that you have to sacrificequality, pay a membership, or buy aminimum amount to get a gooddeal. I have found that there are alot of sites that do require amembership and minimum, or that youhave to be a business. However,with some research, I have comeacross sites that do not ask for anyof those things. Perseverancereally does pay off.
Little Boy Haircut Ideas 1.0
Children of today have equal dream of accomplishinglovelyhairstyles like the grownups. They also love to createdifferentcute hairstyles and want to look the best among theirfriendsalways. As a caring parent, it is your duty to hear to thisdreamof your kid and help them in creating lovely hairstylesthatenhance their adorability. If you are the proud parent of aboy,then you should understand that it is not that easy to chooseagood suitable haircut for your little son. Most importantly,themaintenance and the practical comfort in wearing the styleyouchoose for your child are also important factors that shouldbeconsidered before accomplishing any style on their hair. Since asasmall child, they do not have the skill of caring andmaintainingtheir hair, the style you choose should absolutely besuited to hiscomfort during his daily activities. Since little boysare found tospend time with lots of physical activities, you shouldchoose ahairstyle that doesn't interfere with those activities andmake himlook messy and untidy. The first thing you should consideris togive a good haircut for your son. A good hairstyle can comeonlyfrom a good haircut. So, find out which haircut suited thefacialfeatures as well as comfort of your son depending on his age.Ifyour son is under the age of 11, you can find so manyhaircutssuited for him, but make sure he can maintain it easily. Ifyou arelooking for a good haircut for any special occasion, thenyou cantry out something that is far simple from maintaining as itcan bechanged after that. If so, you can try out a Buzz Cut foryourlittle boy which is a popular and simple haircut that matchesforan active kid. It can also be ideally managed even in summer.Youcan adjust the length for the haircut according to the needsandthis hairstyle has to be maintained with regular trims.Anotherpopular style is the Caesar cut where the bangs of hair areleftcovering the forehead and you can style it with spike orpushbacks. Some other popular boy haircuts are the Bowl cur, Spikycutetc that can be styled as per your creativity.
Minimalist Livingroom 1.0
There are so many living room decorating ideas, from glamoroustoelegant to country chic. Most decorators will tell you,though,that perfecting the basics is the best way to design anddecorate abeautiful living room. The basics of living roomdecorating ideasare simple: wall covering, floor covering andfurnishings. In thesethree areas, you want to keep things neutraland comfortable sothey will be long-lasting and always in style.Get trendy in otherareas of the room, like storage and lighting -basically, withthings that won't be too expensive to replace whenyou get tired ofthem. Once the walls, floors and furniture are set,the realcreative fun begins. Now it's time to add those specialtouchesthat make a room your own. There are a wide variety ofliving roomdecorating ideas that can be used to turn a blank canvasinto thecozy living room of your dreams. Here we will cover a fewsimpleand easy ways to enhance your living room decor usinglighting,color and storage. Lighting is often overlooked as adecoratingtool, because it is also functional. Items that have afunction andcan enhance a room's decor are the most valuabledecorations, sincethey serve a dual purpose. The lights set aroom's ambiance, so aliving room should be relaxing and not toobright. If the room islarge, don't shy away from large lamps tomake a bold stylestatement. On the other hand, don't use somethingtoo big in asmall living room. Always try to create a balance whendecoratingand keep things pleasing to the eye. Don't forget to addcolor.That doesn't mean bringing in a bright green couch. Keep thecouchneutral, and get some brightly colored throw pillows andblanketsfor a punch of color. Flowers also introduce a nice touchof color,and lightly scented fresh flowers can really add life to alivingroom. Silk flowers are fine as long as they are attractiveand notoverdone. Wall coverings like paintings or photographs bringbothcolor and personality into a room. This is wonderful way toexpressyour style and make the room feel complete and put together.If youhave a large painting or photograph, think about using it asthefocal point of the room. Draw the colors out and use them inotherareas of the room to bring everything together and make theentireroom look like one cohesive art piece. Every room alsoneedsstorage, and this is one of the best ways to enhance the decorandhighlight a decorative theme. Baskets and bins can easilybepainted to match the room, and used to store anything fromblanketsto pillows to newspapers to DVDs. Be creative and step outof thebox every now and then. This is the best way to makeyourdecoration a true reflection of you.
Hair Colour Ideas 1.0
As we have entered a new season many women are thinking aboutwaysto update their looks, and the perfect answer is with haircolor.For novices or experienced salon goers, here are some haircolorideas that will take you from breakfast to office to parties-without missing a beat! Hair color isn't always about just"color".It's about shades, hues, and a good cut that will show offyour newcolor. Perfect color doesn't come in a bottle. If you arehoping toget a color correction for past mistakes (caused either byyou oranother salon), it will take a real expert to add in therighttoners to counter the faulty shades you are trying to get ridof. Agood color means natural. Look carefully at a fistful of hairinthe mirror. See how each strand has a different tone? Perhapsevendifferent colors on one strand? These are the naturalstriationsthat Mother Nature gives each head of hair to work withnaturallighting. A good "color job" must duplicate thesenaturalhighlights to be effective. Before having any kind of colorappliedto your hair, select a salon with a certified colorprofessional.Not every hairdresser is an expert in color. Find asalon thatspecializes in color and ask about the qualifications oftheirstaff. Usually a high end colorist will charge more, but it'sworthit. Considering you are looking for something for theholidays,think of this as a gift to you. When you use the servicesof a realprofessional, go to the appointment with an open mind. Youmay haveyour heart set of pale blond, but if the colorist can proveto youthat a deep strawberry is really your best shade, listen toher.She is trained to match color with skin tone. She knows whatwillwork, and what won't. Once she studies your hair, itscondition,its style, its cut, and your lifestyle (e. g., how muchtime youplan on spending on your hair each day), she will then makesomerecommendations for color and maybe even a more suitable styleforyou. Plan on being there for a few hours. Once a basic colorisdetermined, now comes the fun and creative part. She maysuggestadding lighter highlights around your face and maybe evendispersedthroughout your hair. Lighter color near your face canchange yourentire appearance without the permanent commitment of anall overchange. Once your new color is processed, you can now bringit astep further with temporary additions for one specialoccasion.Sparkles are a big hit this season and they can be appliedbyanyone who has ever put on mascara - the brushes areidentical.They come in every shade from silver to diamond onyx andwhencaught in the light, the sparkle is fabulous! Just don't overdoit.