Sun Catchers add brightness to your patio

Written by Johann Erickson

Sun catchers add sparkle and beauty to any room in your home. Far beyondrepparttar paint-n-bake sun catchers of childhood, sun catchers come in a huge variety of styles that dazzlerepparttar 116192 eye.

The most common window-hanging style bring charm and flair to any room. Choose a color and pattern that complements your decor. Window-hanging sun catchers can berepparttar 116193 focal point of a room, or a finishing detail. Whichever you choose, you'll be delighted withrepparttar 116194 beauty sun catchers add to your decor.

Wind chime style and dangling sun catchers are also great additions to a room. Hang small crystal sun catchers fromrepparttar 116195 center of a valance, or from a chandelier or lamp to add light and sparkle. Dangling sun catchers are beautiful on patios and sun rooms where they really capturerepparttar 116196 light. Place a sun catcher in a garden shed window where it can be seen fromrepparttar 116197 outside.

Sun catchers are also a great way to express your own personality or reflect your favorite hobby. celestial, lighthouse, butterfly, and floral sun catchers are just a few ofrepparttar 116198 unique styles available. Custom sun catchers, including ones based on your own photographs or family crest, are also a great choice for adding a personal touch to your home.

Spruce up your garden with Birdhouses

Written by Johann Erickson

Decorative Birdhouses are active garden ornamentation --the presence and movement of birds creates a fluid focal point for your garden. As such, placement is critical for you to earn maximum benefit from your birdhouses. Cavity nesting birds will not be attracted to your garden withoutrepparttar appropriate environment. Each bird has a particular way they want to live and specific needs.

You'll have a better chance of gettingrepparttar 116191 feathered tenant of your choice if you do your research. For example, if you want to host Eastern Bluebirds, you'll need to placerepparttar 116192 birdhouse at approximately 5 feet high and provide an entrance of 1 inch in diameter. Onrepparttar 116193 other hand, The Northern Flicker is drawn by heights of up to 30 feet and needs a southeast facing home. Wrens like their nests to be located in shrubs, while Swallows desire close proximity to bodies of water. Building a pond or enhancing an existing one will make your garden more attractive to these particular birds. You will also enjoyrepparttar 116194 added aesthetic.

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