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The election is almost over (thank heavens!) and I am thinking about all those campaign yard signs all over the place! After the election is over, you can pick some up and set them aside to use for your garage sales next summer. Just paint over them, using permanent paint that doesn't run in the rain. You can use them year after year. It's nice to re-use something and nice to help un-clutter our neighborhoods now that the election is over!
My biggest pet peeve around here is that after the election our city is littered with election signs and issue signs that no one ever gets around to picking up.
So here is my solution. Everyone out there in Thrifty tip land probably has had a yard sale or two so here is my deal, grab up those signs and recycle them for your next yard sale.
The ones that are just a plastic sleeve over a wire base can be reused by sliding off the plastic sleeve. Cut down a white kitchen trash bag and sizing it down to fit on the white frame snugly. Use big stick on letters to tell about your next sale.
The ones that are rigid foam board can be spray painted to cover campaign slogans and your info stenciled on instead. Recycling at its best I say.
By Debra in CO
Since there are many election signs everywhere and the election is over. You can decorate them by spray painting them and tying a bow on them to look like Christmas presents to put in the yard. A lot of people will give them to you just to get rid of them.
By Karen from Bolivar, TN