Monday, March 25, 2013

How do you take a wall mirror down!?

Recently our cute cousin Amy bought her first condo! We are so, so excited for her. My favorite part about the whole place is that it is really close to us! :) We were able to help her with some of her remodeling that she needed to do. One of the first things to go? The giant wall mirror! 

Some people totally love them, and some people just don't. I must agree with her in the fact that I think they are pretty awful! Ha ha. The boys were in charge of taking it down. Amy had found this idea on the internet and I thought that I would share it with you guys in case you have a dreadful wall mirror! 

Step One: Tape off the whole mirror with duct tape in a plaid pattern. 

Step Two: Hammer it down! This is very, very loud. And make sure to wear gloves and eye gear! The boys told us that it was much easier to take down the mirror with the tape. The tape holds everything together so that it doesn't shatter all over the floor. There is still some clean up, but not nearly what it would have been. The tape kept it all in big chunks. 

Brade was really excited about getting his picture taken. :) Hopefully this helps!

Halloween Wreaths!

I know, I know... It's not Halloween. But what can I say? October is my favorite month and Halloween is the BEST holiday. 

These wreaths are not something I can take credit for, although I wish I was this incredible! I have this absolutely amazing hair client (and friend), Sandy. She seriously is the craftiest person I know and I love her amazing wreaths. She made these for her daughter/daughters-in-law last October. I had her email me the pictures and I am so excited to share them with you! I am hoping that I can make one as awesome as these this October. Take a look!

In order to get everything to stay on, she uses hot glue and wire. She was the one that taught me the amazing hot glue technique... Go to the D.I. and get an old pan. Melt glue in the pan and dip the entire ornament in the glue and attach to the wreath. This works so much better because the glue that you first put on isn't cold by the time you get to the bottom half!

Aren't these skulls absolutely amazing?? They are all great, but this is my favorite! She said that she always shops after the holiday is over to get the great prices. Then she just uses spray paint and glitter to make the ornaments exactly what she wants. 

Thank you Sandy for sharing your amazing wreaths with us! And we need to have a wreath party! :)