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#1 of 8 Old 03-21-2010, 07:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've probably thrown 3-5 air mattresses in the landfill and would like to find an alternative solution for this last air mattress. It wouldn't stay filled up so I threw it outside this winter (smart, right? I think it was impulsive and from frustration).

How can it be reused, repurposed or recycled?
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bump. really don't want to throw in the landfill, but I'm stumped....
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Do you have anything that needs to be covered outside. My first thought is that you could cut off one long side and slide it over a bike.

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Not sure if I can link this or not, but it's pretty genius. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336389.0

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Super awesome idea!

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That's a great idea! Maybe you could also make covers for smaller outdoor furniture?
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I have two beds to recycle. Love the shopping bag idea I'm going to use that. I think I'm going to cut open the other and use it as a tarp for out side. It would work well to cover my patio table or grill this winter.

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Making a water-proof picnic blanket was what I did with an old blow-up mattress.  Fabric on one side, mattress on the other.


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