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3 easy recycling tricks for World Recycling Week

Posted on 20 April 2016

It’s World Recycling Week, so what better time to turn salvaged items from around the home into something new and creative? One person’s trash is another’s treasure, right?

With a little creativity and some simple crafting supplies you can turn household items into stylish bulletin boards.

1)     Display your drawers

Repurpose your old bedside table by utilising the drawers as stylish box style bulletin boards for your home office space.

Start by lining your old drawer with a brightly coloured wallpaper and then use assorted pins to organise all your bits and bobs inside.

 display drawers

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2)     Transform old trays

Transform your tired kitchen trays into a real feature by creating a chalkboard. Simply give the surrounds a lick of fresh paint and cover the internal base with chalkboard paint. Don’t forget to buy some chalks so that you can doodle all your memos on your new noticeboard.

transform trays 

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3)     Baking tray bulletin boards

Who’d have thought that a baking tray could come in handy other than in the kitchen? It couldn’t be easier. Update your old tray by gluing a bright piece of wrapping paper to the inside and use a selection of fun magnets to stick your mementos on with.

baking trays 

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If you’re recycling, repurposing or reinventing anything this World Recycling Week, we’d love to hear about it on our Twitter

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