Friday, August 19, 2011


We went away for a long weekend and when I returned I found a copy of one of Lowe's Creative Ideas magazines in my mailbox.  This particular one is creative ideas for Home & Garden. Lowe's also shares creative ideas for Outdoor Living and Weekend Projects.  The best part about these magazines is they're FREE!  Check it out HERE.

There are always some fun ideas in them.  These two caught my eye in this issue.

Mumpkins!  Pumpkins covered with Mums. Honestly, I'm not sure if I love these or not....but I definitely think they're very clever!  To summarize the fine print: Use an awl to poke holes about 1/2" apart around the whole pumpkin (except for the bottom).  Cut blooms with 2-3" stems, strip the leaves off and stick the stems in the holes.  The moisture from the pumpkin flesh will keep your mumpkin looking good for a few days.

This idea is also very clever and this idea I really like!  "Say goodbye to scattered mail....organize it with a strap hinge.  We regularly get mail for our children who no longer live at home. It's mostly junkmail so they're not very quick about picking it up.  This would be a neat way to contain until it until they do.

Now, I need to try and visit all my favorite blogs this weekend....I've missed everyone of you!!

Have a happy day!!


Jo said...

That's a good idea for the mail. Maybe we should do that here too. BTW, I got my first issue of CardMaker today. Thanks again!

Ann said...

That is an interesting idea with the pumpkins. I'm going to have to check out that link. I want those magazines. thanks for sharing it

Debra @ Common Ground said...

too funny, great minds think alike!!! I think they're adorable, but they wouldn't be easy to make! But then again, I love anything Fall!!
Thanks for stopping by!! xo Debra

MosaicMagpie said...

Thank you for your visit. From the looks of things we have a lot in common. I look forward to getting to know you.

Dorthe said...

Beautiful- ....kins- :)
But as Debra sayes- surely difficult to do- the clips is great for many things...
Hope your saturday is a happy one dear Marie, and wishes you a good sunday, too.