We recently had a plumber do some work at our house and when he was done he asked if he could put a lawn sign in my front yard. He told me for every lawn sign they put out, they donate $5 to a local charity. I thought that was pretty cool. I left it up for a few days and when I went to remove it I realized this lawn sign was made of some seriously durable, vinyl corrugate. Therefore the lawn sign had to be repurposed.
Upcycled Lawn Sign into a Storage Tray
To do this upcycling project, use both the lawn sign and the metal legs that stick into the ground.
- Step 1: Use recycled wrapping paper to create a template for the base of your container. It will measure an equal distance from each side.
- Step 2: Cut out the corners of the sign. If you cut at right angles, the sides of the container/tray will go straight up like a box. I used acute angles so the sides angle out. This way the tray rests inside the metal frame.
- Step 3: Paint over the lawn sign graphics.
- Step 4: Use decorative washi tape to bring the sides together. Run washi tape the length of the tray edges to hide the corrugate.
- Step 5: Make the tray stand by bending the frame legs on both sides. Fold them under the center square of the frame.
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