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To make a beaded Christmas angel;  First, you have to put seed beads and medium crystal beads in safety pins.  You could easily make these with larger pins (gold or silver).  You could also use different colored beads. Cut a piece of thin wire (bendable wire), make a loop on one end to stop beads falling off as you thread. String the safety pins in a wire with alternate large crystal beads and medium pearls. Continue to string alternating beads and safety pins, making sure that all the safety pins are around the same way. Make a circle of the wire so that skirt will be formed, then twist the free wire ends around itself to secure them, and trim off the excess. Cut a thin wire, string this piece through the other end of each of the safety pins to create the top of the skirt.  Again, twist the ends of the wire to secure and trim the excess. Cut a long piece of super thin wire (for the wings and hands). Loop this piece through the skirt so you have about half  on each side.  Put a large crystal bead onto one side of the wire, then thread the other end of the wire through the bead the other way around so that the bead sits across the top of the skirt to form the body. String seed beads onto each piece of wire and bend to form the wings. Onto each wire string an oval bead, a seed bead, another oval bead and a seed bead.  Fold the wire back around through the first three beads to form the arms.  Loop the wire once around the base of the wings so that the wire points upward. Thread both pieces of wire through the extra large pearl bead for the head. On top of the head, add crystal seed beads for the halo. Twist the wire to secure. Loop the wire for hanging and trim the excess.  Here it is!  You have just made an adorable beaded angel!
Paint Fumes?  No worries at all! After painting a room of your house, surely, it’s going to smell overwhelmingly like paint fumes. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to get rid of that smell faster.  Here are some of the easy ways: Ventilation Opening some windows and doors during day and night are ideal.  Putting a fan in the room for this period will also clear up the fumes faster. Bucket of Water You can simply place a few of buckets of water around the room to absorb the solvent vapors.  Using the bucket method is a bit safer if you’re painting a room finished with or made with wood. Onion You just have to cut an onion half.  Then, set them out on plates throughout the room.  This will absorb the odor and your room won’t smell onions either. Vanilla extract Add a drop or two of vanilla extract to each gallon of paint. This will bring a much more pleasant aroma to the room you’re painting.  Or, add drops of vanilla extract to cotton balls or in a small bowls of water and set them out in the room. Light a scented candle Place the candle on top of a bowl of water to.  They burn up some of the vapors and cover the smell. Vinegar Place bowls of vinegar around the room to neutralize odors. Lemon Place lemon slices in bowls all over the newly painted room for a day or two and throw them out later to remove any unpleasant paint smells. Charcoal This  can be used to deodorize any chemical odor.  Place the small pieces of charcoal in containers and leave overnight around the room.

A small bedroom isn’t necessarily a bad thing…. there’s less square footage to clean, it’s cozy and snug and with less furniture, it’s easier to decorate. Still, many people with small rooms want to make the space look larger than it really is.  If you fall into that group, there’s no need to call a contractor – with a few decorating tricks, you can make your room look bigger, no remodeling required.

 

Go Dark

 

You’ve probably always heard that a small room needs white walls to open up the space. While it’s true that white DOES give an airy, open appearance, it’s also true that dark colors visually recede, making something that’s dark look further away than it really is. Take advantage of that color wizardry by painting your walls a medium-to-dark shade of a cool color like indigo blue, hunter green or charcoal gray. If you don’t want that much drama, paint just one wall in your favorite dark shade.

 

Careful with Pattern

 

A small room doesn’t mean you are limited to tiny prints or to no pattern at all. But if you want your small room to look more spacious, it’s best to limit large prints to small accents, such as throw pillows, sheets or lampshades. Use solids or small-scale patterns on your comforter, window coverings and upholstered furniture.

 

Bare the Floor

 

Breaking up your floor space with small area rugs is a sure way to make a small room look even smaller. Whatever your flooring choice, if you want your room to look larger, think wall to wall.

 

That doesn’t only mean carpet — Bare hardwood or laminate floors with a slightly glossy finish are also excellent for visually opening a space. If you want to use an area rug, choose one large enough to fill nearly the entire room.

 

Drape It

 

The right drapes work double-duty to open up a small space. First, choose drapes the same color as your walls. Second, hang them up high, with the rod just an inch or two below the ceiling line, and the fabric hanging to the floor. The lack of color contrast with the wall makes the room look wider, while the long curtains make the ceiling look higher. It’s a double win for a small room.

 

Let There Be Light

 

A dim room feels claustrophobic. Dispel the darkness with good lighting – even in a small bedroom, you need at least two sources of light. At a minimum, you’ll need a bedside lamp and a floor lamp across the room. If you have ceiling lighting as well, that’s even better.

 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

 

You can’t beat the eye-fooling qualities of a mirror for visually enlarging a small room. And you need at least one large or full-length mirror in the bedroom anyway, or how will you know if those shoes complement that outfit? Hang a large mirror over your dresser, or install full-size mirrors on your closet doors.

 

Forget the Footboard

 

While every bed needs a headboard of some sort to balance the large horizontal surface of the mattress, footboards or benches at the bottom of the bed are optional. If your bedroom is very small, and especially if there is little space between the end of the mattress and the wall, skip the footboard. Instead, match your bed skirt to your comforter, or use a bedspread that drapes to the floor. An unbroken line of fabric keeps the eyes moving, making your room look a little bigger.

 

Color it Clear

 

Just as a window expands a room by allowing the eye to travel beyond its confines, clear glass or Plexiglas furniture opens up a space by eliminating visual weight in front of the walls. You wouldn’t want a clear bed or dresser, but a see-through bedside table or vanity work perfectly in the small bedroom, and look very contemporary. If that isn’t your style, consider a metal-framed piece with a glass top instead.

Shoe Organization

Ironing Board Hanger

Drawer Diveder

Lid Organizer

 

Make-Up Organization

Out-Of-Sight-Toy-Storage

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Ribbon-Storage

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Can-Storage

Barrette-Organizer

Plastic is harmful for the environment, and everyone knows it. To give up from plastic is very difficult, it is very widely used in the home. So the best way is to use recycled plastic again. These products are extremely interesting and attractive for buyers.

 

What can be made from a plastic bottle with its own hands? How to give second life to the plastic bottles will learn in this article. You can make many items from plastic bottles that are strikingly different.

   

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When tires are no longer for use for their primary purpose, they can serve as a very beautiful and interesting decoration in gardens, on terraces or yard. With their standing in the yard or behind some storage, old tires will be will be just ugly picture and on that way they will serve just to collects rainwater or as nest of mosquitoes. They can be used in a very nice and interesting way and be very useful. From used tires can be made swings, decorative flower pots, garden table and chairs as a pouffe.

 

Used tires can be used as mini-gardens for vegetables and flowers. There are several advantages. These mini-gardens require less water, fertilizer and fewer weeds. The black color of tires absorbs more heat from the sun and stimulates the growth of plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you prefer a clean, uncluttered look? Do you like for your home to make a statement? Are you drawn toward bold yet sophisticated furnishings and spaces? Then contemporary style decorating may be for you.

Contemporary style interiors came into vogue in the late 20th century and derived its look from many influences. When sleek Italian-designed goods and other sophisticated European furnishings began making their way into the American market, the contemporary design style boomed overnight.

Contrary to popular belief, the contemporary style home is rarely stark or cold, but instead seeks to combine the ideas of comfort and sophistication. One of the most common design styles, the contemporary style is never fussy, but instead focuses on line, tone and texture.

 

Typical characteristics of a Contemporary style space: Neutral color palette with “pops” of bold color Clean lines and smooth surfaces Soft curves, but avoids the ornate or ornamental Reflective materials such as chrome, steel and glass Natural fabrics with a focus on texture and tone Use of black and/or white Geometric patterns or shapes Sleek cabinetry and lighting (built-ins, recessed)

The Contemporary design style is often confused with Modern but actually the two are very different styles, though both tend to favor simple, uncluttered spaces with smooth, clean lines. The Modern style is an older style that originated during the late 19th century, but from whom Contemporary design derived some of its ideas.

Do you want a bookcase in your home in which you can display your beloved and cherished book collection? If yes then you can get one installed at any unused space in your home. For finding out that place, take a look at the ideas below:

Utilize The Space Under The Stairs

 

 

Build a Bookcase Around Your Bed

Claim The Space Along The Window Seat

 

Hack The Space of Staircase Landing

 

Build It Above The Breakfast Nook Seating

 

Carve Out a Space in Kneel Walls

 

Claim The Space Under The Bed

 

Book Lovers Would Love to Have One Bookcase in The Bathroom Too

Add a Bookcase to The TV Wall

Swap Any Door with a Bookcase

 

Get a Bookshelf in Your Kitchen

Use The Unused Space of Your Staircase Wall