Blowing the perfect bubble depends on equal parts science and magic. With a few twists of wire, you can make fantastic bubble wands and spend long, lazy days practicing your technique. The best bubble solution is 10 cups water to 4 cups dish-washing liquid, plus 1 cup Karo corn syrup.
Plastic-coated wire coat hangers or floral netting or plasti-coated chicken wire
These flowers look like the prettiest climbing vines. But they're not just sweet by day -- they're radiant by night. Despite their enchanted appearance, they are simply holiday lights covered with faux flowers (we chose flame-hued silk poppies).
Miniature holiday string lights for outdoor use
Silk poppies or other flowers (one for each bulb) with removable plastic stems and centers, available at crafts stores