Thursday, September 9, 2010

Decorating ideas and duck/duct tape

Halloween ideas are beginning to pop up. There's an interesting idea in the September/October issue of Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home and Garden for making a ghosty face with a permanent marker on a frosted glass shade; then you put it on a black heat proof base and put a small flameless candle on the base under the shade. Nice touch for your Halloween party. There's a mention in that issue also about the upcoming Grandparent's Day on September 12.

Another interesting idea is making book jackets out of paintable wallpaper. The texture is interesting, but all that white is boring. And I enjoyed the article on the invention and use of duck/duct tape. It was invented in the early 1940s by Johnson & Johnson scientists and nicknamed duck tape. The original color was army green. Later, when it was used to seal joints in AC ductwork, it became known as duct tape and the color changed to gray. There are also articles on creating a closet, a bird buffet, a kitchen garden, and more.

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