Sunday, 14 November 2010

Just a quick re-cycling tip ... ...

Do you have any old plastic cards about ? you know the sort of thing, old credit cards, or even ones that get sent through the post (they really annoy me) well before you cut them up take a minute to ponder this, these plastic credit type cards make excellent filling tools, and can be adapted to work as tile adhesive applicators.
And after you have finished you can cut them up and bin them, might as well get a bit of use out of them first, and sometimes it's handy to have one because you don't always get the applicators when you buy a tub of grout or adhesive.

Here's a picture -

They'll do in a snip.
As you can see I've been a bit rough with one, but it still does the job, you may want to do it a little tidier than me ;-) but you get the idea, using one to fill small holes save time as well, as you can get a really smooth and even finish, which means you don't have to do any sanding or clear up any dust.


So before you bin them, just take a minute to think about how you can use them, do you have any small holes that need filling ? maybe where a picture once hung ? and indeed take a minute to think about how you can use other things before you throw them away.

Thanks for reading.

2 comments:

  1. I keep meaning to make weaving cards out of them. Like this http://www.celticgarb.org/crafts/tablet-weave.html

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  2. A great idea, and I think kids would love it as well.
    Something else on the to do list :-) thanks.

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