DIY Projects with Acrylic Sheets

If you’ve ever walked into a fancy home decor shop, you’ve likely seen designer furniture pieces and accessories made out of acrylic, plexiglass, or lucite. Of course, you’ll also see designer price tags attached. Consider crafting your own look-a-likes at a fraction of the cost.

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Make a terrarium table using acrylic sheets and these instructions from blogger Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess. To save money, you can purchase the acrylic sheets from Koffler Sales. Prices start from only $19.06!

You can create art work easily and inexpensively using acrylic sheets and lovely leaves or flowers you find while hiking or grown in your garden. Kate Brown Home Workshop has a simple tutorial for a Simple Nature Art Project.

If you are looking to organize notes in an office or classroom setting, this tutorial for a DIY Lightboard is right for you. It will also make an impressive fixture in any meeting space, since it is more colorful and attention grabbing than a simple white board. You’ll want to use acrylic sheets in at least 48″ x 96″ for this project.

 

Here is our guide to cutting custom shapes out of acrylic:

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If you have children or grandchildren at home, consider crafting a clear plexiglass easel for outdoor fun. Plus, it cleans up easily – you can spray it with a garden hose, rinse off the paint and play again on a blank canvas!

Instructions for the DIY outdoor art easel can be found here, via Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Consider tackling a clear acrylic project during a summer weekend, and there is still some time to create something like DIY acrylic corn hole game pieces in time for July 4th weekend.

Koffler Sales wishes you a happy summer, and happy crafting! 

Reflective Tape DIY Projects

As the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, most people are spending more hours outside. But what happens when it suddenly gets dark and you can’t quite find what you’re looking for? There a one-step, long-lasting, simply implemented solution: reflective tape.

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Added safety to vehicle with reflective tape on side of car

Uses for reflective tape are nearly endless, but some Koffler Sales customers have used it in the following ways for improved visibility:

  • Line a driveway
  • On a garage hanging
  • On a car, for backwoods and country trips
  • Aisle striping in industrial locations
  • On building signage

 

With nearly a dozen colors for general purpose engineering grade reflective tape, vehicle grade flexible tape, and Superbrite solid tape, you can personalize any project without a hassle. Current users have noted (read reviews HERE) that our tape holds up to severe weather, lasts for over 5 years, and is easy to place.

Reflective tape rolls in various sizes

Most importantly, Koffler Sales will prevent you from purchasing a huge roll when you have a smaller project. Our variety of reflective tape comes in widths between 1” and 6” and lengths of 2’ to 150’!

With a customer rating of 5.0/5.0, you can’t go wrong with our reflective tape for your next illuminating project. Visit kofflersales.com to purchase your roll.

Be Safe Hanging Holiday Lights

It’s that time of year when everyone is decorating their homes or businesses with holiday cheer. While most people plan their lighting design and where to place decorations, not very many plan for safety. A slip or fall this time of year can really put a damper on your holiday celebrations, so use our tips for a healthy and happy holiday season!

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Electrical cord protectorsExtension Cord Protectors help keep your electrical outlets safe. This nifty little device costs only $5 and prevents damage to electrical cords. If loose cords in a high traffic area will be a problem, we suggest you look into adding Fastlane Cable Protectors to keep your lighting display accident-free.

Always turn off the electricity at the circuit box while working with electrical wires. Just because there isn’t something plugged into the wall yet or the light switch on does not mean that there still isn’t a live current that can shock you. Take the extra 60 seconds to do things the right way – your finger tips will thank us.

Make a ladder safer with non slip tapeWhen putting up a holiday display, most will use a ladder to place decorations higher up. Make the ladder you already own safer by adding Non Slip Tape to the rungs. This simple trick will be especially useful if you are hanging decorations outside where your shoes may become slick from water on the ground.

Corner Guards are wonderful to have all year long, but they are good to have this time of year when ladders and boxes can knick or chip your wall’s corners. We recommend our peel and stick on corner guards because they are very quick, easy and safe to install.

Finally, remember to unplug as many electronic devices as you can when you are not home. Accidental fires do happen and they can be made worse when a dry Christmas tree is present. Your safety always comes first!

If you used a Koffler product in your holiday display, we want to see it! Please email us a picture, and we’ll post it to our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest pages!

 

Clever Ways to Hack Wall and Floor Protection Supplies

Every month, Koffler Sales accepts photo entries of completed projects using the products we sell for as part of a customer appreciation giveaway. We are continuously blown away by the clever ways to hack wall and floor protection supplies. While many of the product photos on our website show uses for hospitals, schools and factories, our customers come up with clever hacks for their own products like hula hoops, Kegerators, kitchen remodels and even raising goats!

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One of our customers manufactures the pupRUNNER, a carrier for your pets so they can join you for family walks or an after work run. They use our Non-Slip Grip Tape to ensure that pets can stay on safely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool game table ideas DIY

In preparation for his daughter going away to college at University of Virginia, one proud dad (and KofflerSales.com customer) used our orange Reflection Tape behind LED tube lighting to amplify the orange color. Without a doubt, his daughter will love her game table while away for school!

 

 

 

 

 

Non slip grip tape for farms and livestock workers

This was definitely a first for us: One Koffler customer used our Non-Slip Tape to create a ramp structure for her goats to play on.

 

 

 

 

Red and black kitchen renovation with Diamond Plate Sheet DIY

Instead of spending an arm and a leg for marble or custom tile, one smart and thrifty customer used our Stainless Steel Diamond Plate material to create a trendy custom kitchen.

 

 

 

 

Which project is your favorite? 

Remember, when you purchase from Koffler Sales, please send us a picture of your completed project. You could win a $100 Visa gift card!