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The Care Bears, by their nature, bring brightness and color to a space. They have enjoyed popularity since being introduced by American Greetings in 1981, and today Care Bear-themed decorative elements exist in many different forms on the market. These items allow you to decorate a room in full Care Bear style, a room sure to excite any child who loves these cuddly bears. From the floor to the walls, there's a Care Bear item that's just right for your decorating job.
Fashion shows are glamorous, entertaining events that are held in a wide variety of settings, from school gymnasiums to party halls. The party area and runway require decorations that not only match the style and color palette of the clothing in the fashion show, but also do not distract the audience from the main focus. These decorations can be as simple or as elaborate as you like.
Nestled between Fairfield and Milford in Fairfield County, Bridgeport is near the southeastern corner of Connecticut, and those traveling to the area have their pick of accommodations. As of 2010, there is only one pet-friendly hotel in Bridgeport, but several surrounding towns and cities provide pet-friendly accommodations within a few miles.
Many artists create elaborate designs on wood by burning the outlines and images into the surface. The finished pieces are often sold as decorations for buildings, offices and homes. While some artists burn the designs directly into the wood freehand, artists generally use stencil burners to create the designs. Stencil burners provide precision edges for the burning design, which allows even amateurs to master the burning technique. You can create and burn designs with a stencil burner and materials found at craft stores.
Galena, Illinois, attracts travelers who want to enjoy the old-town charm of the town's main street, the area's skiing and snowboarding attractions or the three local wineries. While many house rentals are pet-friendly in Galena, just a handful of smaller-scale lodging exists; however, each is inspired by the area's natural beauty and laid-back appeal.
Train dining cars were moving restaurants catering to passengers as they traveled from one location to another. To duplicate the effect of a train's dining room car for a dinner party, decorate the room to imitate the decor that train passengers would find there and that are seen in period piece movies set on trains. You will need supplies from a department store and from around the house.
Portland is full of hotels that reflect the city's quirky sensibilities and independent spirit, and many of these establishments are pet-friendly. From basic accommodations to luxury boutique hotels, you and your four-legged friend have a range of choices when it comes to spending the night in the City of Roses.
Bidens is a genus of plants, many of which are wildflowers native to the United States. Common members of this family are Bidens alba and Bidens bipinnata, both better known as Spanish needles. They are quite aggressive and produce up to 6,000 seeds per plant, which stay viable for up to five years in the soil. If you want to get rid of the Bidens wildflowers growing in your landscape, it is possible but takes years of persistence.
Las Vegas is known for its cheap dining. Casinos and neighborhood restaurants regularly offer extremely low-priced buffets. Nonetheless, cooking your own meals is almost always less expensive than dining out. If you have dietary restrictions, you may also prefer the security of cooking for yourself. Fortunately, hotels with kitchens are easy to find in Las Vegas, even near the Strip.
Copper plant markers brighten up your garden with attractive, easy-to-make signs. They are a permanent way to label the perennials, bulb flowers, roses, trees and shrubs that you have planted in your garden. Make a copper plant marker with thin copper sheet metal and copper wire, then emboss the name of the plant onto the sign.
If you want a paint job to last, the key is in surface preparation and choice of paint. If you have an area with peeling paint, chances are the problem is moisture. Painted surfaces that are not completely dry when painted will peel over time. These surfaces require repainting often to keep them looking good. Even if a wall is completely dry when painted, a moisture problem from within the house can cause the paint to peel. Dealing with damp surfaces involves discovering the reason for the moisture and correcting the problem prior to painting.
Drosera spatulata is a carnivorous plant found throughout Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand and parts of southern Asia, China and Japan. There are alpine, subtropical and temperate varieties. Species range in size from 1 inch to 3 inches wide. Commonly known as rosette sundews, Drosera spatulata is a compact plant with cupped, spoonlike leaves covered with "tentacles" that secrete a sticky digestive enzyme. When an insect lands on a leaf, it becomes stuck and the plant's leaves slowly curl around it, trapping the insect. Ideal for beginners, Drosera spatulata will last for years with the proper care.
Exposed wood beams can be located in several places throughout your home. Some common places include as load bearing poles or as part of your ceiling. If you are unhappy with the appearance of these exposed wood beams, or if they do not fit with the new decorative scheme of the room they're located in, then you have the option of painting them. A fresh new paint job can often do wonders to restore and enhance a wooden area of your home.
"Feed me, Seymour!" is the famous line from the stage show and film "Little Shop of Horrors," which features a monster plant that feeds on human blood and appendages. If you are looking to create your own plant creature as part of a school project, Halloween decoration or theatrical or video production, refrain from using glue, as attaching hot glue to real plants will cause injury if not death to the plant. Transplant your plant creature to an outdoor garden once you no longer require it as a prop or for a project.
Painting a room with a Tinkerbell theme allows you to bring this iconic fairy into your child's room. The possibilities for painting a Tinkerbell room start with the magical fairy herself. Not only will you paint her image all over the room, but you'll use her outfits to inspire a general color scheme in the room. There are several ways you can get the image of Tinkerbell up on the walls and around the room. You'll use all of them to create the look your child desires.
You may want to dress up some wood molding or wood walls in your home. Do this by adding simple painted decorations. One of the easiest decorations to paint on your wood is vines. Vines can go with many different décor styles. Since they are not perfect in nature, vines do not need to be perfect when you paint them on your home, either. Using the freestyle method is best for this project. When you try to make the vines look too perfect, it can be stressful and will not look as free flowing you originally hoped.
Hyacinth plants grow from bulbs. The plants are perennial, and grow back every fall. Blooming in early spring, between March and the beginning of May, hyacinths form large, flowering clusters. They are prized as indoor decorations because of their large blossoms and fragrant blooms. Hyacinth plants can grow in a garden bed or in a large pot. After the bulb is planted in the fall, it requires little care. However, knowing a few tricks will help the hyacinth plant remain healthy and produce large blossoms year after year.
Crushed glass adds shimmer and sheen to any item. When used to decorate with during the winter, crushed glass coincides almost naturally with shimmering seasonal trends of glitter Christmas tree balls, gilded table place mats, gold-lame flecked decanters and fiber-optic lights. Purchasing decorative crushed glass ensures user safety, as this glass is smooth and won't cut like manually crushed glass. The expansiveness of the use of the material is recognized by fireplace manufacturers as well. This kind of decorative glass is heat-treated for both decorative and functional use.
Recycle vintage fruit and wine crates into a kitchen bookcase to hold cookbooks full of recipes for mulled wine and deep dish apple pies. There's something very satisfying about stacking those crates in a corner or on a counter. And it's a project that accommodates the least handy cook -- two crates will make an instant bookcase; a whole tower of them will hold a gourmet chef's collection and require minimal construction skills.