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More pretty, good tips from Home & Garden Television

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A continuing compendium of tips and tricks from Home & Garden Television:

Rules of thumb:

Have you ever been out shopping and needed to measure something (a frame, a shelf, furniture) but didn't have a ruler? Here are some helpful tips: a dollar bill is 6 inches wide and 2-1/2 inches tall, whereas a standard sheet of paper is 11 inches tall by 8-1/2 inches wide. With either or both of these "tools" you should be able to measure most smaller objects. Many decorators and builders also measure their feet, the span of their fingers, the distance between foot and knee, etc., so they can use these to estimate dimensions of objects.

- Today at Home

High and dry:

Next time you get a fresh flower arrangement, don't wait for the flowers to drop and die: dry them for the future. Most flowers will dry best if they are hung upside down in a cool, dark place. This works great for roses, liatris, thistles, lavender and yarrow.

- Decorating with Style