Billboards are everywhere, but have you ever thought of using one to cover your barbecue from the erratic Wellington weather?
When Paula Horner looked out at her shabby green mass-produced barbecue cover and decided she needed a new one, she noticed a gap in the market. Now she and her small team are turning old billboards into funky and individual art for your outdoor space. “We can get billboards for Vodafone, to food, to Hobbits!” she says. “They are all unique!”
Paula says that billboard vinyl makes perfect Wellington barbecue covers because of its weight: “they do not move in the wind”. But not only are these covers great for your barbecue, they are also great for the planet. “Old billboards often end up in landfill,” she says. Paula and her team aim to reduce and eliminate waste, so she has taken the idea even further, creating tote bags from the offcuts left over after making the covers.
Keep up to date with these new ventures and check out the team’s designs at facebook.com/BBQSkins.
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