With only six weeks until the elections we need to use every tool within our grasp to get the Tea Party message out to the greatest number of people possible.  Here is an inexpensive way to recycle lawn signs to help.

What you’ll Need:

  • Old lawn signs.  Collect them from your neighborhood, highway interchanges, where ever you can find them.  The Gary Berntsen signs work great and will be used in this example.
  • Staple Remover.
  • Stapler (w/staples)
  • Thick Black Magic Marker
  • Tape (Clear packing tape works best)


  1. Slide sign off wire support.
  2. Remove staples (three on a side, six in total) by prying up the staple ends and then pulling the staple out of the cardboard.
  3. Repair any rips or tears in the cardboard with tape.  Be sure to put the tape on the printed side of the sign.
  4. Flip sign inside out to expose white unprinted side.
  5. Staple the two sides again just above or below the previous staple holes.
  6. Lay the sign on a flat surface and write your message.  (We use Dump [politician’s name], but you can use any short concise message you like).
  7. Slide the sign back on the wore supports.
  8. Place the sign in a high visibility area.

That’s all there is to it!

If you don’t have the tools or the artistic ability, still collect the signs and contact your local Tea Party to find someone who is doing the recycling and get the signs to them!


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