Wednesday, 19 December 2012

How to Disguise Those Unsightly Wheelie Bins

If you're completely sick of the sight of your wheelie bin - or someone else's - what better Christmas Present than a disguise?

You can completely conceal those ugly old monstrosities by popping them in this reproduction Anderson shelter – nobody would know they were there! The shelter is beautifully finished with rust patches, and includes a pile of sandbags and a patch of stinging nettles for that authentic World War II look.  Doris Cattermole of Pewsey, Wilts, has even taken to cutting up newspapers into squares and threading them together on string and then hanging them up in a corner.

There’s an alternative product, the mini ‘Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao’. The deluxe version features a miniature bunch of schoolkids which you can pose outside. The standard one, though, is still a great garden ornament for anyone who wants an oversize-scrunched-up-foil-wrapper on their lawn. And we promise nobody will notice the wheelie bins!

1 comment:

  1. I very much like the Anderson shelter, but I feel it looks too new and shiny for my taste at the moment. Have you any idea where I can get one with authentic rust holes, and preferably with a patina of pigeon dropping?


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