April 14, 2010

Loopdeelou Display and more FREE tickets

As I mentioned before, my sister and I have started a small hair accessory business called, "Loopdeelou."  We are going to be at the "What a Woman Wants" Expo in Sandy, Utah this Friday and Saturday.  

We wanted a big display that would catch people's attention.  We also needed a way to display pictures of people wearing our headbands and we wanted to put up some mirrors, since every girl has to try things on before she buys them.  So, here it is: 

Here's how it started.  We bought a 4'x8' sheet of foam board at the Depot. 

We made our decoupage solution of glue and water. 

We bought an old encyclopedia from DI for pennies.

We decoupaged the pages on.

Then we decided to add a little color.  We mixed more glue and water and added a little blue acrylic paint. 

Then we made the bus and took silly pictures of each other modeling the headbands.  We used the pictures to look like windows on the bus.  We glued on cheap mirrors.

We bought some polyfil and spray glue to make clouds around the mirrors.

The yellow sun was left over from a baby shower I had.  (If you live in Utah and want like 12 of those in yellow, orange, and pink for free - let me know.)  It's made from paper bags.

That's about it BUT if you're thinking, "Nice Cheri, but this has nothing to do with me."  You're wrong!  You could use these same concepts to make some really cool, cheap art for your house or your child's room.  You could use the foam board as a headboard for your bed.  (My sister did this a few years ago with modge podge and tissue paper and it was really cool.)  The massive sheet of foamboard is $20 which is a whole lot cheaper than a canvas.  It accepts acrylic paint well, but not spray paint.

Most of our headbands are soft and stretchy, but we do have some hard ones, too.  Here's a sneak preview.  We WILL be selling our stuff online as soon as the show is over.  I will post the link when the store is ready.

I also still have some tickets to give away.  (If I contacted you before as a winner, they are in the mail and you should get them in a day or so.)  If you want some tickets, leave a comment saying you'd like some, but MAKE SURE I have a way to contact you.  That means you need to have your e-mail address linked to your profile OR just tell me your e-mail address in your comment.  I will mail 2 tickets to the first 5 people.

Can't wait to meet some of you there.  Have a great day!  Thanks for dropping by.


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