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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Garden Decor and Art

  1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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    Christy Kirwanposted 4 years ago

    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.

    To join in on this week's challenge by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green "answer this question" button.
    3)     Instead of answering the question in short form, click the gray "make a Hub about it" button. 
    4)    Give your Hub a title that follows our guidelines on crafting successful, competitive, search-friendly titles, which namely involves...

    A. Creating a title that is short and descriptive, matching what someone would type into a search engine when looking for information on the subject.
    B. Researching the keywords (the things people might type into search engines) by Googling them to make sure that the topic is not already extensively covered online and that you can beat the top results.
    C. Covering a subject about which you are particularly passionate- or in which you have unique, useful expertise.


    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    Make sure the images you use are legally used and properly attributed so that your Hub has a chance of being selected as a Hub of the Day.
    7)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this Forum Discussion and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    If you missed last week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration, you can find it here.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hey everyone, thanks so much for participating! Stop by and check out this week's new Weekly Topic Inspiration: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/110973

  2. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    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!!!!

    1. Thelma Alberts profile image85
      Thelma Albertsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha...That would be fun reading those hubs with gnomes, Simone. How I wish I´m at the moment in Germany to take some photos of German gardens with loads of gnomes. I´ll be waiting to read those hubs. Happy Weekend!

  3. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    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. wink

  4. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    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. smile

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. Hawksbeard profile image60
        Hawksbeardposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        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

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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          Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I would LOVE to read that Hub, Hawksbeard! Please do write it!

          1. Hawksbeard profile image60
            Hawksbeardposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I'm looking for my stuff right now! Haha

            Thank you for the encouragement. smile

      2. CRe8tiVeLiFe profile image70
        CRe8tiVeLiFeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        This is an awesome idea! I love it! Something to think about doing for a fundraiser for my kids' school. Thanks for sharing!

      3. Cantuhearmescream profile image83
        Cantuhearmescreamposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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          Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          My friend's church group always left a letter telling the people what was going on and who pranked them (and that they could pass on the prank for a small donation, of course). smile

    2. cashmere profile image80
      cashmereposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

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        Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Oh no! sad

  5. tillsontitan profile image90
    tillsontitanposted 4 years ago

    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

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

      1. tillsontitan profile image90
        tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Christy.  I thought it might not qualify but I am honored to have it left posted as an example!

  6. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    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!

    1. JamiJay profile image85
      JamiJayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am glad you are happy with it Simone!
      I saw the topic inspiration and I immediately knew what had to be written smile

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image90
        Victoria Lynnposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        LOL! this thread is really funny! Great hub on gnomes, but don't you guys think that some of the photos of garden gnomes are pretty creepy? Just sayin . . .! :-)

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    summerberrieposted 4 years ago

    Here is my attempt and garden art- It was a fun topic!
    Any comments or feedback welcomed. Thanks smile

    http://summerberrie.hubpages.com/hub/Ga … rden-Decor

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome Hub, summerberrie!

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        summerberrieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks- love the topic. Spring has bloomed here in the south. Makes me ready to spend my days in the garden before it gets too hot. Again, thanks.

  8. saqisgd profile image61
    saqisgdposted 4 years ago

    good

  9. davidlivermore profile image90
    davidlivermoreposted 4 years ago

    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!

  10. apicodesigns profile image59
    apicodesignsposted 4 years ago

    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.

  11. barbat79 profile image73
    barbat79posted 4 years ago

    I think I forgot to post my completion  Here it is:
    http://barbat79.hubpages.com/hub/Life-G … t-11691024

 
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