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Ideas for Crafty Window Coverings

Curtains are one way to make a room look new and refreshed, but the price of new curtains may give you sticker shock. If you don’t have the budget for brand new pricey curtains or you don’t want to use traditional window coverings at all, here are some creative ideas to help you get the look you want while sticking to your budget. Beaded Curtains Beaded curtains were quite popular in the 1960’s and they are now making a comeback in the world of Feng Shui decorating. It is believed that putting a beaded curtain in your window will bring in positive energy when the wind blows through. We could all use some of that! You can make beaded curtains easily and inexpensively. Measure fishing string to the desired length, tie off the end and string your beads on. Tie the top to a circular hoop similar to the ones used on shower curtains and place on a curtain rod. It is so easy to find beads and baubles to match the décor of your room, and the look will be quite unique. Blinds and Shades Ve...

 


People Are Turning Their Hobbies Into Cash Flow

Have you ever wished you could turn your hobby into a fulltime career? If you’re passionate about something, it’s very rewarding when you find a way to get paid for what you love to do. Hobbies of all kinds are turning ordinary people into profitable business owners. You may start out painting, quilting, or stamp collecting for fun, but as you’ll quickly realize, there’s money to be made form hobbies. How much have you personally spent towards your hobby in the last year? For some people, it’s a huge investment because hobbies provide entertainment and relaxation. For others, the cost of dabbling in their hobby is quite expensive, so they limit their spending and splurge every now and then. What if you were to learn a way to turn that hobby into a cash cow? It’s not only possible, but millions of men and women around the world are launching full-scale companies based on what they love to do. You might have a hobby that you enjoy doing as a family, or with you...

 


Great Ideas for Making Easter Hats

Hat contests and bonnet parades are common around Easter, but if you've got to make your child a hat that stands out above the rest, it isn't always easy coming up with Easter hat ideas! Here are two different Easter hat themes to get your creative juices flowing. An Egg Hat If you want to create something special then you can create an "egg" by making the hat out of paper mache and a balloon. Here are the steps you'll need to follow. 1. Get the newspaper ready to cover the ballon, and make up a mixture of flour and water to stick it on with. 2. Inflate the balloon to the size you want it to be, and start applying strips of newspaper soaked in the paper mache mix you prepared earlier. You can keep layering it up to help make it as strong as possible. 3. Now you'll need to leave the balloon to dry for a couple of days, make sure that the kids don't touch it during this time! 4. Once the balloon is dry and firm, it's time to decorate! You could also cut off the top of the paper mache balloon to make the h...