The Christmas Season

The Christmas Season is here with all the decorations and holiday spirit.  Christmas is approaching quickly with less than two weeks to go, but this Christmas I wanted to switch things up. I decided to use what the salvage yard had to offer to make this year’s holiday decorations. We have many used tires, and I turned them into a Tire Christmas Tree and a Wreath.

The tree was the tricky part because I had to find sizes small to big to make it look like a real tree. Luckily the guys at the salvage yard decided to help because my first attempt was good but not great. We got the right sizes with some help from customers bringing stuff over the scale. There was a whole truck load of small tires, which were perfect for the top. I saved more than I needed for later crafts too. We made the tree, added garland, sparkly  lights, and dump truck to top it off. It looks great!

The next step was the wreath. I took an old motorcycle tire because it is skinnier. I needed some help getting the rim off, but the rest was up to me. I put some ribbon on it, made a bouquet of flowers at the bottom, and added a merry Christmas sign. It looks nice.

The best part was taking old recycled items and making something new with them. Creating beautiful crafts with the everyday items you have most available!

Stayed tuned for more projects to come!

 

 

 

 

* HAPPY NEW YEAR * Have you made any resolutions?

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REMINDER to be GREEN in 2015.

Try taking one small green step each month.  Check out the list of monthly green ideas on our Trash Talk Tuesday page and see what you may be able to accomplish.

JANUARY GREEN TIPS

A New Year: Make Green Resolutions.

“Green Tips ” are simple tips you can use today to green your clothing, your home, your transportation and more! We encourage you to choose one step to get started and return for additional steps over time. If you’re up for a green makeover choose a specific category from the list of Monthly Green Tips and get started!

Tread lightly on the Earth. Identify a way you can reduce waste or pollution in your life (recycle more, drive less, conserve more energy), and track your progress.

Rediscover your city or town one neighborhood at a time. Find a restaurant, historical site, or street fair to visit in every corner of your area.

Save more money. Make a plan to save a little more each month and start or increase contributions to a retirement plan. Search the following National Green Pages™ categories for socially responsible banking and investing options:

Encourage your friends and family to watch less television. Play games together, organize a book club, host neighborhood dinners, or take long walks instead.

 

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Shine some light on your broken tail-light

We’ve all had those days when the last thing we need is something breaking, especially an essential part of your car! You need not worry, we’ve found some great tips and tricks to help you decide how to fix that pesky broken tail-light. If you plan on doing it yourself, we’ve got you covered.

 

DIY

Estimated Time: 15-20 minutes

  • First you are going to need a list of appropriate tools: sockets, wrenches, a screwdriver, a ratchet wrench, and potentially other elements, depending on your vehicle’s condition, make, model, etc. Also gloves can come in handy.
  • Go into the cargo/trunk space and remove the cover over the tail-light and turn signal. Once that cover is removed you can then safely and carefully remove the bulb. Be cautious of broken glass and be careful that the bulb is not too hot to touch.
  •  You can remove the cover by either twisting it off or using a wrench or screwdriver.
  • After replacing the new tail-light test it to see if it works.
  • Refer to your car’s handbook for any needed instructions

You can find used tail-lights at R.H. Willson-Used Auto Parts, where our employees will be more than willing to lend a helping hand.