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Pimp My Bin Old-Stylers!

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  • You could mount a battery-powered red flashing light into the lid, which is connected to a circuit which originates outside the bin. As the bin is moved away (obviously, you'd have to make sure it was switched off on bin day) the circuit is broken and the flashing light goes on, plus a siren sounds.

    I'm not too sure how expensive this would be to put together - but we've got everything except the flashing light in my son's Science set! :laugh:
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  • savvy
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    hazzie123 wrote:
    PS.Any ideas how to colour pasta without painting every single piece?
    LOL I once had to make a model of the veins with their valves and arteries etc. It turned out pretty damn good, even cut a foam pillow for the muscles either side of the vein :D Anyway, I came up with the idea of using cooked spaghetti as the capillaries, I dyed some with blue food colouring and some with red (de and oxygenated vessels) then covered it in PVA glue.......................it's STILL there to this day 8 years on!! ;)
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  • savvy
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    nearlyrich wrote:
    I was going to suggest boiling it in water with food colouring but it will be soggy and not that usable after...you could just drop the pasta in some paint and get it all coated then leave it to dry or spray paint it?
    LMAO.............this'll teach me to take ages to post a post! :o:o As I say in my above post, as long as you let it dry a bit then cover in PVA glue it should be fine, mine obviously shrank as it dried, but still in tact today!
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  • LizD_2
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    How about a big picture of Martin with something like "Hands Off MSEr's Bins"?

    Sorry, pretty c***!
  • You Lucky people having wheely bins! :mad: We are'nt offered them here and the council have now told us we have to buy our own black bags! :mad: :mad:

    How would I decorate an invisible wheely bin :confused:
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  • Hows about printing off some HAZCHEM signs and paste them over your bin to make people think twice about what might be lurking inside! ... just hope it doesn't deter the binmen (or should that be bin-people).

    How about:

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  • ... or you could just stick your house number on the lid, and fill it up with all your own rubbish, including the cleaning outs of the ferret hutch and various pooper scooper bags ... and I guarantee NO-ONE will consider stealing it - especially during the summer if your in an area where they're only collected fortnightly!
  • here's a novel idea. Talk to your neighbours (oooooh -don't know if I could do that) Club together and buy a plastic stencil kit of 3" letters and numbers, and stencil on your house number and the road name using a nice muted silver coloured spray paint.

    - very muted and quaite naice if you live in a posh area!;)
  • nicki_2
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    Our wheelie bins are BRIGHT PURPLE :eek: So at our old address we painted our address on it with white gloss paint. Here we used a black perm marker to write the house number on it :D The local community group went around asking people if they wanted their bin painted (they didn't come to our street :( ) so now on the way to the shops I see Pokemon, Liverpool Football Club, Everton Football Club, teddies, Simpsons and all sorts of other things. Really brightens up the place :D

    Meant to add that a few weeks ago someone went along our road and spraypainted the numbers of the houses on the front of the bin:mad: Our bin was fine without that being plastered all over it. :mad:
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  • Chatterbox wrote:
    You Lucky people having wheely bins! :mad: We are'nt offered them here and the council have now told us we have to buy our own black bags! :mad: :mad:

    How would I decorate an invisible wheely bin :confused:

    :confused:

    If you find out, do let me know!!

    We don't get them either - b****y council :rolleyes: :mad:

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