Cleaning Silk Bouquets In 3 Simple Steps

Written by Peta D'Silva

A Silk bouquet can last a lot longer than a bouquet made of real flowers, but it will still droop, and get dusty, over time. Fortunately a little bit of preventive care can go a long way towards keeping your bouquet looking like new.

It doesn't take long either. 5 minutes spent caring for your bouquet every 3-6 months will keep your bouquet looking as good as it did they day you bought it.

Read on to discoverrepparttar 3 simple steps to keeping your silk bouquet in pristine condition. You'll also discoverrepparttar 150939 one thing you should NEVER do to clean your bouquet. Make this mistake, and you might ruin your bouquet forever!

Step 1: Rice Cleaning

Place your bouquet in a plastic shopping bag, along with half a cup of white rice. Twistrepparttar 150940 bag closed, and then shakerepparttar 150941 bag for about 60 seconds.

The rice inrepparttar 150942 plastic bag will get statically charged, andrepparttar 150943 dust will be attracted torepparttar 150944 rice. Inrepparttar 150945 past, people used salt instead of rice, but salt was found to be too hard, and would scratchrepparttar 150946 flowers. White rice is softer, so it won't damagerepparttar 150947 flowers at all.

Step 2: Fluffing

Once you have cleaned your silk flowers, holdrepparttar 150948 bouquet byrepparttar 150949 handle and then turn it upside down and give it two or three good hard shakes, droppingrepparttar 150950 rice back intorepparttar 150951 bag. This should loosen any rice caught inrepparttar 150952 flowers and also clear away any left over dust. It will also "fluff"repparttar 150953 flowers, and give them back their original shape.

How To Swing A Metal Detector For Success

Written by Dean Novosat

When swinging a metal detector, proper technique is essential. if you holdrepparttar coil too high aboverepparttar 150823 ground depth is lost. If you swingrepparttar 150824 coil to quickly, you may miss a valuable target. And if you walk too quickly, you may pass over a target.

I like to think ofrepparttar 150825 coil as a paint roller. Pretend that your coil is loaded with paint, and that you're trying to paintrepparttar 150826 ground that you're walking across. As you slowly sweeprepparttar 150827 coil back-and-forth acrossrepparttar 150828 ground imagine paint being applied. You're trying to paintrepparttar 150829 entire area you were trying to cover. If you can imaginerepparttar 150830 paint, you should be able to coverrepparttar 150831 entire area without missing a single spot.

As far asrepparttar 150832 height aboverepparttar 150833 ground goes, you want to holdrepparttar 150834 coil as close torepparttar 150835 ground as possible. Obviously, if you're working in tall grass you're maybe 3 or 4 in. aboverepparttar 150836 ground. Onrepparttar 150837 other hand, on a smooth flat beach surface, you can easily skimrepparttar 150838 coil right overrepparttar 150839 sand. Remember,repparttar 150840 higherrepparttar 150841 coil is aboverepparttar 150842 surfacerepparttar 150843 more depth you will lose. If they've got a old coin that is 6 in. belowrepparttar 150844 surface, and your detector can detect 8 in., andrepparttar 150845 coil is 3 in. aboverepparttar 150846 ground, you will miss that target. Ifrepparttar 150847 coil had been directly uponrepparttar 150848 ground you would be able to detect that target.

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