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America Recycles Day [VIDEO]


[Bethany] So November 15th is America Recycles Day. It’s a day set aside to raise awareness about the need for recycling. So how do you think that we can incorporate this day into front door decorating?

[Erin] This sounds like a great challenge for us to reuse what we have and reduce waste. Let’s create some unique recycled decorations to support this worthy cause. Any ideas?

[Alexis] Oh, we all have a lot of boxes sitting around thanks to online shopping. Why don’t we start there?

[Bethany] I love that we’re thinking outside the box with this one, can’t wait.

Okay. So there is a challenge when decorating for a cause not everyone is familiar with. We need to make it clear and unmistakable.

[Alexis] Yeah. Because a missed cause is a missed opportunity to educate. Be sure to highlight the logo or name.

[Erin] It sounds like a perfect use for our favorite chalkboard!

[Bethany] There’s a perception that recycled decorations aren’t going to look as good as store-bought. Well, that’s just not true. The key to making homemade look good is keeping the design simple. Use what you have like box dice and decoupage chair. Let’s see how Lex made them.


DIY Demonstration: Decoupage Chair


[Bethany] Front door decorating is powerful. It’s more than just decorating for holidays and seasons. Pick the cause you love and show your support!

We generate a lot of trash every day. Before you pitch it, try to recycle or upcycle. To learn more about America Recycles Day, visit the Keep America Beautiful site at

That’s it for this week’s Front Door Friday. I encourage you to step out and try some front door decorating this weekend. To learn more, check out the Country Door blog, and we’ll see you next Friday. Happy decorating and enjoy!

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