We’ve all seen it sticking out of trash cans or recycling bins: that plastic coated wire garden edging fence. For the first time, I stopped and picked up several panels from a neighbour’s curbside.
I quickly started listing potential uses I could put this to, especially after accompanying a friend to a local dollar store and noting that they charge $2 per panel.
Because it is multi-material and there is such a small amount of metal, it won’t be easily recycled. Those qualities also make a great candidate for reuse or repurposing.
With Valentine’s Day on my mind I spent 2 minutes separating two of the panels and turning them into a very simple but pretty heart gate wreath.
It is as simple as laying one straight up and down and lay the second panel on top of the first sideways. Turn them on a slight angle and they make a perfect heart. Two acutally, the interior panels form a 2nd heart. I think you could use any kind of lightweight wire, thread or exterior glue to hold them. I used two tiny pieces of white medical tape (commonly found in first aid kits), which I had readily at hand and which is almost invisible on the white plastic coating
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