I receive an awful lot of junk mail. In fact I am astounded at the amount of it that floods through my letterbox.
I could of course put one of those little signs on my letterbox, except my guilty little secret is that I like to read it!
Having spent the last seven and a half years on a rural property and thus completely devoid of any junk mail, I like reading all the specials and seeing the clothes available from the chain stores. It’s a bit like window shopping, without leaving home.
So as someone concerned with environmental issues, that leaves me in a quandary. What can I do with the junk mail, to try and reduce the sheer volume going off to the recyclers? How can I use it?
Well, it’s all very bright and colourful so sometimes I use it for decoupaging things like this old cocoa tin that I picked up at the op shop for a dollar.
All I need is some junk mail cut into fine strips and some Mod Podge.
Then I just glue the strips around the tin!
Once the tin is covered, another coat of Mod Podge on top, and it’s done.
It’s decorative, bright, useful and environmentally friendly- I can’t ask fairer that that!