Month: December 2014

So You Broke a Mirror . . . How to Repurpose the Glass

Mirror ProjectsYou broke a mirror in your home . . . now what? First and foremost, clean up the area with a broom and dust pan, and then use a wet paper towel to wipe the area up as well. This will ensure you get all those pesky little glass mirrored shards that can be dangerous. Next, instead of throwing all that glass in the trash, repurpose it! Here are three different ways you can reuse those glinty mirrored glass pieces around your KC area home.

Create a Crafty Ornament

Use that broken glass to your advantage this season. With Christmas right around the corner, why not use those sparkling mirror pieces to make some more ornaments. Use and old ball ornament that is starting to age, or use new round clear ornaments that are cheap at craft stores, and super glue the mirror pieces all around it.

Make a Custom Tabletop

Another way to put that broken mirror to use is by repurposing it to make a custom tabletop. Use the broken mirror pieces to design a unique and attractive design on everything from a dinning room table to a coffee table. After you glue the mirror pieces to the table, call Janssen Glass & Door to cut a custom glass table top to cover and protect your new design. This also protects you and your loved ones from jagged mirror pieces, and also allows for a flat and even surface.

Spruce Up Everyday Objects

Glass pieces are a wonderful way to spice up almost any object in your home. They catch the light and add a touch of mystique. Glue pieces to candle holders, plant pots, or make your own wind chime.

To replace your broken mirror or to make a custom cut glass tabletop for your new mirrored table design, call Janssen Glass & Door at (913) 677 5727or (816) 472-5330.

Decorations That Won’t Ruin the Glass in Your Windows

Holiday Decorations for WindowsThis holiday season let people passing by see your festive spirit when they look inside your windows. Your Kansas City home’s front windows are a great way to display your holiday decorations. Here are a few decorating ideas we love at Janssen Glass that won’t damage the glass in your windows in the process.

Hang a Cascade of Unused Ornaments

Unless you have an enormous tree, there are usually some leftover ornaments every holiday. This year put those leftover ornaments to use in another holiday display for your windows. Use decorative ribbon or string, or clear fishing line to hang them from your curtain rod. You can hang them all at the same length, or in a pattern of different lengths, or create a cascade of ornaments of all different lengths. This makes for a very appealing and intriguing display.

Related Read: Keep Your Glass Spotless with Janssen’s Cleaning Tips

Display Wreaths & Leave Your Glass Scratch-Free

Another way to show off your festive side is by hanging traditional Christmas wreaths in the front windows of your home. Tie a red ribbon around the top and hang it from your inside curtain rod. Hanging them from your curtain rod keeps the wintergreen needles and branches far enough away from your glass so they won’t be constantly brushing against your windows creating scratches.

Window Clings

This type of holiday window decoration is great for homes with kids. Use window clings on your windows and create an unique display. Window clings are gel-like self-adhesive stickers for windows that require no tape, glue or other adhesive. They peel off easily and leave no residue on your windows. This means they are easy to clean up and won’t damage your windows like some other stickers and paints will.

If you have damaged windows from past years of holiday decorations, call the glass repair experts at Janssen Glass at (913) 677-5727 or (816) 472-5330.

Holiday Decorating with Mirrored Glass

Glass DIY DecorationsDecorating your home for the holidays is a fun way to show your festive spirit. But you don’t always have to go the traditional route. Sometimes the unexpected holiday decorations are the most intriguing. Mirrors are a perfect, but non-traditional, decoration for this time of the year. Reflect your holiday spirit this year with these three glass mirror decoration ideas from Janssen Glass & Door.

Mirrored Centerpieces

When it comes to the holidays the dinner table is usually the focal point of every party. It’s where your guests spend most of their time eating delicious food, and conversing about tales from the past year. Make their time at your dinner table extra festive by jazzing it up with a mirrored centerpiece display. Not only does it allow light to glint off of it for a sparkly effect (perfect for the holidays), but it also makes your display look larger, and more detailed than it really is. This gives you a bigger effect with less effort.

Winter Playland

Another great way to incorporate mirrored dimension into your holiday decorations is to use them as props in your winter village displays. Custom cut mirrors are a perfect stand-in for a miniature winter playland ice skating pond or lake. The mirror adds a shimmery dimension to your display that looks magical to children and adults alike.

Let Your Holiday Spirit Shine

For a more modern flair to your holiday decorations, use a custom cut glass mirror from Janssen Glass as a backdrop to your holiday candles on your fireplace mantel, serving table, or anywhere you can think of. The mirror behind the candles catches the flickering light and makes for a brighter, more enchanting display of light. It also makes your room and display appear larger, which is great to make a smaller entertaining space appear bigger.

Call Janssen Glass & Door at (913) 677-5727 or (816) 472-5330 to order your custom glass mirror piece for your holiday decorations today.