Ideas for Plexiglass

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Ideas for Plexiglass
Plexiglass may look like glass, but doesn't break as easily. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Plexiglass is a versatile transparent substance that is an excellent choice for many home projects. Plexiglass is often used as a durable, inexpensive and safe replacement for glass. As an acrylic based compound, plexiglass resists scratches and is difficult to break. Homeowners with children should consider plexiglass as an option in high traffic areas to avoid injuries that can occur due to broken glass.

Photography Display

Attaching your pictures to plexiglass can help you create an inexpensive masterpiece for any room of your home. Cut a piece of plexiglass the length of a wall, attach the plexiglass to the wall, then tape or glue pictures to the plexiglass. You can also print photos onto clear transparency paper and use clear-adhesive spray to attach the photographs to smaller pieces of plexiglass. Plexiglass is often used in picture frames, as well.

Protective Surface

Plexiglass is often used to protect surfaces that are prone to scratching or water damage, such as wooden tables, desks and pantry shelves. Cut the plexiglass so that it covers the entire surface and place on top of the wood. The plexiglass will keep spills from soaking into the wood. If a spill does occur, plexiglass will also be easier to clean than the original wood surface.

Dry Erase Board

Because plexiglass is easily cleaned, it can be used as a notice board in a kitchen, dorm room or office. Dry erase markers are easily wiped away from the plexiglass. Cut it to size and place the plexiglass where you need it. Glue picture hooks onto the back using adhesive glue to hang it on a wall. You can also glue magnets on the back of the plexiglass to place it on a fridge or school locker.

Flower Vase or Planter

You can build a flower planter or create a small flower vase with plexiglass. Cut five sheets of plexiglass into the dimensions you need for the planter. Glue the sides and bottom together using acrylic glue, then allow the glue to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions. You can then decorate these planters or vases using acrylic glue. These planters will be durable because they are not susceptible to water damage.

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