Top o’ the morning to you, Hubbers! This week’s WTI is about garden and lawn art.
Decorating isn’t just for inside the home! The right accents and creative decor items can give the perfect style and ambiance to any lawn or garden. Have you created your own magical angel or fairy garden? Do you adore chic minimalist wind chimes or rustic wheelbarrows? Do you make your own lawn decor items or decorate with clever thrift shop finds? We invite you to share your advice and tips on lawn and garden decor for our new Topic, Garden Decor and Art.
Ideas for exceptional Hubs include how-to instructions for making your own lawn and garden ornaments, advice for decorating with found objects and unusual items, and step-by-step instructions for creating a theme garden.
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PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEASE let there be a Hub on lawn gnomes this week. PLEAAAAASE!!!!
I love this topic, Christy! I've seen the most interesting pieces of art in folks' gardens, and I bet a lot of Hubbers have some great examples they can share. I hope we'll be seeing a lot of original photos (of lawn gnomes especially). They'll make a big difference!
Oh- one big tip to those participating this week. If you're writing about a particular type of garden art you have collected and featured, consider featuring some examples through Amazon and eBay Capsules (leniently- maybe one or two products per Hub). Of course, it's best if these examples are reinforced by your original photos of those products in the field.
A humorous note...
Teenagers have been known to go around and swipe everyone's garden ornaments. They then select some hapless victim and put all the stolen ornaments in their front yard.
This is a suburban phenomena. If you happen to be the hapless victim, the correct protocol is to call the police and tell them of your adventure. The police in turn will direct all the callers reporting stolen items to your front yard to retrieve said items. They will understand. Maybe you'll want to put up a sign saying, "Take only what is yours."
If someone wants to expand the above into a hub, you have my blessings. Have a good day.
Oh, I DO hope someone writes a Hub on this!
I have a friend who helped organize something similar as a fundraising event. His church bought tons of plastic pink flamingos and took donations to secretly set them up in peoples' lawns as a prank. Of course, the volunteers removed the flamingos a few days later, but the prank victim had the option of donating $10 to have the flamingo prank passed on to the lawn of their choice. So clever!
I did this fundraiser for a school that I was the principal! The kids LOVED it and it was very successful...hmmm...I'm new to this site and haven't written a Hub yet...hmmm...I have pictures and printouts still...hmmm...maybe this will be my first submission! Thanks for the inspiration, Christy!!! lol
This is an awesome idea! I love it! Something to think about doing for a fundraiser for my kids' school. Thanks for sharing!
They just did this in my area. I wondered what would happen if the flamingos were placed in your yard and you never called to report them? I figured it would be funny.
This happened to all our name plates in the hostel once. Some student picked up the name plates from each room and jumbled them with other rooms. We were looking for our name plates for three days to sort out the mess!
Well, I'm not sure this meets with this week's criteria so I won't be upset if it disappears. Plus, last week you said we could use an already published hub, which this is. Those two things aside I'm linking to my hub about backyard ponds:
http://tillsontitan.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … kyard-Pond
Hi tillsontitan, Your pond Hub is awesome, but the Weekly Topic Inspiration is meant to highlight specific newly-created Topics, so we do ask that Hubs be written in/about those Topics to participate. (Though Backyard and Garden Ponds might be a good future WTI). I'm going to leave this posted, though because I think it's an excellent example of a quality Hub that others might benefit from.
Stop the presses, y'all! Christy just let me know JAMIJAY published a garden gnome Hub: http://jamijay.hubpages.com/hub/history … rden-gnome
It covers their history and is most fascinating! History and garden gnomes... two of my favorite things. The Hub is splendidly thorough and has lots of great photos, too. I'm pleased as punch!
I am glad you are happy with it Simone!
I saw the topic inspiration and I immediately knew what had to be written
Here is my attempt and garden art- It was a fun topic!
Any comments or feedback welcomed. Thanks
http://summerberrie.hubpages.com/hub/Ga … rden-Decor
http://davidlivermore.hubpages.com/hub/ … ee-Trimmer
This one may be a bit of a stretch, but I feel it's appropriate. Having properly trimmed trees can make or break a nice garden!
Wow ! what a great and nice suggestion you all have written but gnomes hubs sounds really interesting. but guys i love my hubs that are related to interior designing.
I think I forgot to post my completion Here it is:
http://barbat79.hubpages.com/hub/Life-G … t-11691024
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