Jun 27, 2013

Animal Head Menagerie + Win A $250 Home Depot Gift Card!


This past weekend, I tackled a fun, but messy, project which I had seen on Pinterest and wanted to try! This animal head menagerie is relatively cheap, easy to make, and a super cute accent piece for anywhere in your home!

Recently, I was contacted by my friends at P&G and The Home Depot asking if I'd be interested in doing a messy project for them and showcasing the fabulous Bounty Paper Towels in action. You know I'm always up for a messy project and the cherry on top is I get to give away a $250 Home Depot gift card and two rolls of Bounty Paper Towels to one of my lucky readers!

Project supplies:
- picture frame with matte
- plastic animals
- spray paint
- burlap
- large sharp knife
- Bounty Paper Towels
- hot glue

The single hardest part of this project is cutting these plastic suckers in half! I really didn't think it would be that hard, but I was wrong. Don't get me wrong, it is do-able, but it takes some patience and lots of upper body strength.

Do not, I repeat, do not use a miter saw to try and cut these guys in half, haha! I had my husband try it on two of them. The first one worked okay, but scared the bejesus out of me! The second one's head shot across the garage and came out super jagged! Oops. You live and you learn. So, the easiest method is to take a cutting board, lay the animal on the cutting board, and with a large sharp knife (I'm talking cleaver here), cut through the animal. I laid a kitchen towel over the top of the knife and slowly rocked it back and forth, pressing very firmly on the animal. It will take a few minutes, just keep pressing down and rocking the knife till it goes smoothly all the way through. Be sure to keep your fingers out of the way of the blade!

Whew! Okay, the hard part is over! Next comes the painting. For my #BountyChallenge, I used my Bounty paper towels to prevent the spray paint from getting on my backyard patio. Simply lay out a few sheets of the paper towels and place your animal pieces on the towels, as seen below. Be sure to give short, even sprays of the spray paint and don't get too close while spraying. Allow your animals to fully dry and add any additional coats as needed. 

These paper towels rocked! Clean up was so easy because none of the spray paint leaked through the towels on to the concrete! That was even after two really thick coats of paint. Not a drop was left on the concrete thanks to my Bounty paper towels.



And if you're skeptical about their strength just watch this video!


Once your animals have dried completely, take your frame and remove the glass. Attach the burlap to the back of the frame matte using hot glue and stretching it taut and replace the frame backing. Flip the frame over and arrange your animals. Pay attention to the order you put them and don't be a goof like me and mess it up. If you didn't notice I did head, tail, tail, head on the top row and then tail, head, tail, head on the bottom row, whoopsie! That's what I get for rushing! I'm sure I could just pull it off and re-glue it, but I don't mind.


That's all, folks! Pretty easy, right? All in all, this project cost me about $20 for the frame, animals, and spray paint.

Now, who wants to take the #BountyChallenge and win a $250 Home Depot gift card + 2 rolls of Bounty Paper Towels!? You can enter below for your chance to win, good luck and don't be afraid to get messy!


This is a sponsored post by P&G and The Home Depot. I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.




77 comments :

  1. I want to paint the kitchen

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  2. I want to organize our garage.

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  3. This is the cutest project, love it!! The yellow is my fav (:
    I'm currently renovating my daughter's closet!-yay for organization!

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  4. the messy project is moving bookcases from storage into our home, making room for them will be tough because they need some TLC, would love use this gift card to fix them up

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  5. I want to paint the bathroom

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  6. We are going to repaint my oldest sons room and that's always a mess when you have little helpers :)

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  7. I want to organize the garage! Looks like a hurricane swept through :O

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  8. I need to paint my kitchen cabinets

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  9. I want to tackle finishing our basement and making it into a playroom/computer room.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  10. I want to organize our basement which is one big L-shaped mixed-up office/exercise/play area right now.

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  11. i'm needing to re-upholster an old lazyboy. it's going to be messy:)

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  12. My kids room needs a new paint job and they want to help with the paint and decor so we would be needing plenty of Bounty towels
    Leidy R - rafflecopter

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  13. I want to paint and re-upholster a chair.

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  14. I really need to clean the patio!

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  15. I'm wanting to tackle cleaning out my garage and re-painting the floor!!

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  16. Repainting the bathroom, the color is too dark, needs to be lighter and brighter.

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  17. I definitely need to tackle the garage!

    Name on rafflecopter; Mary Happymommy

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  18. I need to refinish and stain my dresser

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  19. Painting the kitchen cabinets with chalkboard paint

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  20. I want to work on some craft projects!

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  21. I want to tackle the basement and get everything organized!

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  22. painting our headboard! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  23. I want to make chevron pillows and build a hall tree angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I need to redo my kitchen floor

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  25. We are getting ready to move into our very first house so we will be tackling all kinds of messy projects from painting walls, refinishing exisiting wood furniture and fun DIY decor projects!

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  26. AnonymousJune 30, 2013

    I am trying to get my guest bedroom in order so I am painting and need to make some cute artsy things for the decor!

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  27. I want to clean out the basement

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  28. I want to tackle painting my sons bedroom.
    lizzy allen

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  29. We need to paint our bathrooms!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  30. I want to take all the old wallpaper down from our bathroom.

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  31. We are going to be doing a D-I-Y remodel of our bathroom, which is going to be very messy.

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  32. I want to paint the bathroom. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  33. AnonymousJune 30, 2013

    I want to redo our bathroom. Its very old and outdated.

    Name on rafflecopter: Amanda Sakovitz

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  34. I want to paint my bathroom.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  35. painting the baby room

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  36. our walls coming up stairs need some serious help! amypugmire@live.com

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  37. We need to renovate one of our bathrooms! The tub surround needs to be replaced and in our other bathroom, there's carpet. Ick, shudder!

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  38. Building a new house, so take your pick! ;)

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  39. One messy project I need to tackle is patching up holes in our wall made from anchors that previous owners had and then repainting.

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  40. i want to redo my bedroom floor
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  41. I would love to redo an old dresser.

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  42. I make a lot of projects involving spray paint, and they all get pretty messy!

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  43. I would love to tackle repainting the bathroom and removing the old wallpaper!

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  44. We are building an outdoor pizza oven...it is going to very hot and messy! I'm going to need all the help I can get.

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  45. I have my great grandmother rocking chair that I want to strip then re-stain and recover the cushion.

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  46. Right now I'm actually using Bounty paper towels for some PB inspired Mercury Glass Lamps I'm painting.... hopefully soon I'll have a TON of messy projects in the work as long as the bank accepts our offer on a foreclosure-- it's my dream home!!

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  47. I'd like to paint the basement and clean the garage.

    heatherp626@msn.com

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  48. Need to repaint the inside of the house.

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  49. OH my gosh this is adorable! Love it!

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  50. I just moved to an apartment with a kitchen that needs help. I could use the paper towels to help me clean the walls.

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  51. AnonymousJuly 02, 2013

    would love to tackle the basement ... needs cleaning out

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  52. re-paint the Patio Set ... plenty messy


    cdm65 @cox . net

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  53. I want to make another pallet garden.

    Wendy T on rafflecopter

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  54. I would like to reface my kitchen cabinets.

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  55. Strip and refinish an antique table.

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  56. I want to paint my bedroom
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  57. Messiest cleaning job is when your cleaning the inside of the
    refrigerator that has turned into a science project!
    I need the Home Depot GIFT CARD to by more
    Bounty Paper Towels!!!!!

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  59. 1. The attic closets. They have been a catch-all for one month too many! Time to sort, clean, paint anew.
    2. Spray painting plastic patio furniture vibrant colors.
    3. Installing a new bathroom vanity.
    4. Building shelving for the basement music room.
    5. Laying down flooring on the back porch.
    6. Doing a striped front door paint job.
    7. Painting the mailbox
    8. Ripping out old front fence and finding a creative replacement
    9. Building a small shed for the lawn mower and trash cans
    10. Redoing the pepto pink bathroom tile

    Shall I go on? I could! There's a dozen messy jobs to spruce up our cute 1930's house!

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  60. I need to paint my bedroom and my sons bathroom needs to be re-decorated

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  61. I'm going to attempt to do paper bag flooring in my basement in the next couple of months. I'm excited but nervous!

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  62. I'm going to be making my daughters baptism favors . lots of painting and glueing !!

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  63. There is an awesome geometric wall pattern project I've been wanting to do.

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  64. We want to finish the basement---ugh

    --Jennifer Dysart

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  65. Painting my bedroom furniture.

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  66. I want tackle re-staining both our front and back deck this summer! It's a VERY messy project!! Thank-you for a GREAT Giveaway :)

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  67. great giveaway...thanks for the advice.

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  68. I love the animal head menagerie that you made!! Super cute!! I am actually in the middle of a messy project right now. I am painting a kitchen table and chairs for my daughter's new apartment. The table is black with the table top done in a black glaze. The chairs are a peacock blue. It's turning out to be sooooo cute!

    donovandiva61269@aol.com

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  69. This is adorable! Super cute.

    My next project is turning my builder white kitchen and living room into a Tuscan inspired living space. Lots of paint and probably lots of mess!

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  70. I need to restain the front of the house!

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  71. Painting our guest bedrooms!

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  72. wanna tackle making our palette coffe table :D

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  73. I want to removed old wallpaper and paint my kitchen. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  74. we want to paint our garage floor and walls... and adding a backsplash to the kitchen would be nice... ::sigh::

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