Friday, April 27, 2012

DIY Super Simple Bell Bracelet and Necklace

Bells make adorable jewelry. For a super quick super simple necklace or bracelet just follow our easy instructions:

We used:
Small Liberty Bell

Bell Bracelet:

Cut enough ribbon so that it will easily tie around your wrist. Center the bell on the piece of ribbon (to keep the bell from sliding, you can tie a not around it.) Tie ribbon around your wrist and voila, you have a bell bracelet.

Bell Necklace:

Cut enough ribbon so that the necklace will hang where you want it to, and still have enough left on the ends to tie the ribbon around your neck. Center the bell on the ribbon, if you do not want the bell to slide, knot the ribbon around it. Tie the ribbon on and your bell necklace is complete.

See, we told you it was super simple. You can experiment with a variety of bell colors and shapes as well as ribbons. If you make one, let us know, we would love to see it!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Using Garden Decor Indoors

There are many beautiful garden decor items that can also double as interior decor. Wind chimes, small statues, gazing globes, even outdoor furniture can double as indoor furniture.

This works well if you want a garden feel inside your home, or want to link a sun room to the outdoors. Wind chimes can be hung where a breeze from the door opening and closing will make them chime for you. This can add a soothing feeling to coming home.

There are also many different outdoor rugs that would be a welcome addition to the inside, many of these rugs are easy to clean, which make them perfect for high traffic/high mess areas, such as a dining room or foyer. Garden statuary also makes for a nice addition to the indoors, smaller pieces can adorn bookcases or fireplace mantles, while larger pieces can greet people as they come in the door, or decorate a forgotten corner of an office or living room.

What pieces from your garden have you already brought indoors? Statues? Potted Plants? Fountains? We'd love to hear your decorating ideas!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Music on a Breeze

Bells and breezes seem to go together well. Especially when you are talking about wind chimes. Wind chimes are really nothing more than bells created in a way to catch the wind to make music for us.

Wind chimes can be created from many objects, whether you string together small cowbells or craft bells, use found objects such as seashells, or recycle objects such as aluminum cans, each material has its own sound when the wind gently rattles the pieces together to create sounds specifically for you and your world on your porch, patio, or balcony.

Spring is definitely the time of year when most people spend time on their porches, having visitors, reading a book, enjoying a barbeque, so this is also the time of year that many rush off to gather trinkets to decorate their yards with, to improve their curb appeal. Don't forget while decorating to think about the sound aspect of your yard or garden.

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