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Topic: any ideas for Recycling Bins???  (Read 782 times)
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lady dee
« on: November 02, 2006 06:38:55 AM »

Currently I am using 3 empty kitty litter tubs as recycling bins and they work just fine but they aren't the cutest things in the world.  So..... I was thinking I could decorate each one (cardboard, paper, & glass/cans/plastic) to make them not look like there is just trash sitting in my kitchen.  I was thinking decoupage but how well does that work on plastic?  What about paint?  I have no clue.  Please help!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2006 06:46:36 PM »

colored duct tape?
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006 01:40:55 AM »

 Grin lol I have had this exact same problem! I use cardboard boxes on end (so they take up less floor space), and have covered them with newspaper. Put a glaze over of dilute PVA (not too dilute tho) and they'll be wipe clean at least.  Why not use a foreign language paper to look classy Wink  Oh, but don't use National Geographic, I tried that once.  How posh, I thought, but it's printed on really rubbish paper! Just went all wrinkly and manky.  Or use comics, or music manuscript (get in charity shops)... big A4 sheets means super quick to do Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006 10:30:56 AM »

You can decoupage on just about anything....including plastic.  Just be sure to use a sealer (either polyurethane or spray acrylic sealer) so that the glue doesn't remain tacky.

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