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Five reasons to keep those cardboard boxes

Five reasons to keep those cardboard boxes

By on May 31, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In a world full of technology, that’s ever changing and evolving, it’s nice when some things stay the same. Take cardboard boxes for instance. Ninety percent of all products shipped across the world are still sent in some form of cardboard packaging. Unfortunately, this means that there are many cardboard boxes filling up refuse/ rubbish dumps. This shouldn’t be so as corrugated cardboard does not lose its usefulness once the package has been opened. There is an unlimited amount of ways you can reuse cardboard boxes. We’ve listed five ideas here to get your creative juices bubbling; Playhouse: these days children are over saturated and stimulated with an abundance of interactive and electronic toys. The simple cardboard box is often overlooked. But it shouldn’t be. A window here, a door there, and suddenly you’ve transformed an otherwise would-be piece of trash into a playhouse. Watch out for our next blog where we talk about how the cardboard box is important for your child’s development. Storage: This is an obvious, yet easy and effective way to repurpose your corrugated cardboard boxes. Wrap some twine or decorative tape around it, line the inside with some hessian and now you’ve got the perfect storage unit for trinkets and other goodies – and it barely cost you a thing! Lightbox: Are you a budding photographer? Make your own lightbox out of a cardboard box. You’ll need a cardboard box, white fabric, packing tape, and white cardboard paper. All you need to do is cut windows into the sides and top of a cardboard box. Then, tape white fabric or tissue paper to the windows and then fit a slightly bent piece of white cardboard paper to create a blank background. To top it all off, cover the outside of the fabric covered windows with black cardboard paper – to block the light as needed. You can then use flashes or lamps to create your desired lighting effect. Crafts: Cardboard is the cornerstone of any craft project. The only supplies you’ll need are plenty of cardboard and some everyday items, like glue, that you’re bound to have lying around the house. Lacking inspiration? The internet is flooded with creative things that will keep you,...

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Nifty ways to use Double Sided Tape:

Nifty ways to use Double Sided Tape:

By on May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s certainly not the most exciting thing you can own, and it isn’t an item that springs to mind in the midst of a crisis. But it offers more functional benefits than you ever could imagine. Double-sided tape can certainly be considered your best-kept secret. Whether you need to repair something or are having trouble getting items to stay in a fixed position double-sided tape is the answer! We’ve listed a few instances where double sided tape can change your life;   Arts & Crafts Whether you are a professional graphic designer, scrap booker or a 5-year-old with an imagination, double sided tape will revolutionise the way your projects are done. Not only can it be used for bonding items together, but you can come up with crafty ways of using it – like rolling it through glitter or creating pop-up, 3D effects.   Safety Slipping or tripping is some risky business and it can be easily avoided by using double-sided tape! Apply double-sided tape to the bottom edges of any carpets or rugs and then press firmly against the floor. This will prevent you from tripping over any of those pesky corners that like to curl over! Double-sided tape can also be used on stairs. Similarly, to applying double sided tape to your carpets and rugs, you can place it on the treads of your stairs to avoid slipping. All you have to do is apply double-sided tape to the bottom of the stair treads (cut to size) and then place it on the stairs!   Beauty: Did you ever think you could use double-sided tape to help you with your beauty routine? Well, think again. Some women like to or have to, use wigs. Double sided tape helps the wig stay in place all through the day – keeping a natural appearance.   Fashion: Double-sided tape is a fashionista’s dream. It helps keep clothing in place like pesky colours that don’t lie flat, or belt straps don’t sit perfectly together. Additionally, the tape can be used to keep the fabric attached to the skin; creating a tailored and well-presented look. Make sure you keep a roll of double-sided tape in your bag in case of a fashion...

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