Valentine's Day has come and gone, and we're guessing you have some flowers and a few steamy memories to prove it. While the memories may last forever, that bouquet of roses you have in a vase, sadly, will not.
Once those petals begin to wilt, it's time to ditch the vase and get creative. Keep the romance alive a little bit longer by upcycling your wilted flowers:
1. Make Dried Flower Candles. Once your petals start to look a little sad, turn that frown upside down
by sticking them on a candle! Affix the dried flowers to the surface of a plain, white candle and then add a layer of clear wax to hold them in place. The result is beautiful, but the process can get a little tricky, so check out this detailed step-by-step.
More upcycle ideas: https://brightnest.com/posts/keep-the-romanc...
To make the holidays jump from an "8" to a "10," grab a handful of pinecones and a little bit of glitter, yarn or paint. We know you don't have a lot of time for tomfoolery during this
time of year, so not only is this DIY project inexpensive, it's also quick and safe for kids! Use the pinecones to decorate your mantle for the holidays, create festive ornaments or add a touch of the outdoors to your dining room table. Here are three ways pinecone crafts can spruce up your seasonal décor:
For more great pictures and step-by-step instructions, visit https://brightnest.com/posts/holiday-decor-p...
If your "no food on the couch" rule never seems to stick, try this fast, easy sofa stain fix:
Grab a handful of paper towels and blot up the stain as quickly as possible. Don't rub it
into the fabric, because that will make the stain even worse! If blotting doesn't work, or the stain has been there for a long time, cover the area with baking soda and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Then, vacuum up the powder.
For more tricks (including leather-specific cleaning methods), visit: http://blog.brightnest.com/2012/10/26/lightn...
You spend 1/3 of your life with your head on your pillow, but have you ever cleaned it? You probably toss your sheets in the washing machine every week or so, but it's just as important to de-funk your pillows!
A few great tips:
- Toss two pillows in the washing machine at a time. This way, the machine will stay balanced while it spins.
- When you throw your pillows in the dryer, also
add in a couple of tennis balls wrapped in white socks. They'll help to refluff your pillows!
Here are more tips: http://blog.brightnest.com/2012/09/19/pillow...
Do you keep a can of WD-40 around the house? Did you know that you’re using it wrong?
Chances are you’ve used it at one point or another to loosen a bolt or fix a squeaky door hinge, but that’s actually not what it’s meant to do! The “WD” stands for water displacement, and WD-40’s intended uses are water repulsion and rust prevention. In fact, WD-40 was originally invented to prevent corrosion on nuclear missiles! Learn more: http://blog.brightnest.com/2012/08/20/the-re...
Did you know that black is technically not even a color, but rather what you see when objects do not emit or reflect any part of the visible light spectrum? This means that pigments that
absorb light rather than reflect it back to the eye “look black.”
Black is also associated with power, strength and intelligence; so if you’re trying to decide how to decorate your home office space, try accenting with black. It will help keep you focused when you’re trying to get down to business!
Here are a few of our favorite uses of black: http://blog.brightnest.com/2012/08/16/color-...
Commented on Aug 17, 2012
I like the loft with the white beams the most. Makes me feel inspired to Darth Vadar out one