Keep Your Home Secure by Repurposing Your Trash

Keep Your Home Secure by Repurposing Your Trash

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Sarah Rae Smith
Dec 14, 2010

To be on the safe side, I've always broken down the packaging for large ticket items before they make their way to the trash can. This year, instead of going through the hassle I turned them all into holiday decor instead. Now no one will know my expenditures and I have free festive decorations!

Cutting the cardboard from a recent purchase into large triangles (with rounded bottoms), I was able to make around 15 holiday trees to adorn my windows. All it took was a little tape to hold them together and some felt or tissue paper to cover the outside and I have a colorful forest that greets me every time I walk through the door.

Although I trust my neighbors to pick up my mail and occasionally take out the dog when I'm away from home for extended periods of time, that doesn't mean I trust everyone in the neighborhood or those who might just be passing through. Now my home doesn't appear like a target full of brand new appliances, in fact it's looking more like a winter wonderland instead!

Make your own trees of the same fashion by following a similar tutorial over at Re-Nest.

Image: Sarah Rae Trover

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