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Colorful Cutouts to Help Prevent Glass-Door Accidents

Magazine article Sunset

Colorful Cutouts to Help Prevent Glass-Door Accidents

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Colorful cutouts to help prevent glass-door accidents

When a person, all too often a child, crashes into a clear plate-glass door that looks as if it is open (but isn't), the results cna be tragic.

You can't prevent such accidents, but bold, bright designs such as these can reduce their chances of happening. More than decorative, these figures, cut from self-adhesive contact paper, stick to sliding or hinged glass doors (and nearby windows), making the glass "visible."

For your designs, copy the ones shown on these pages, or create your own images. The paper peels off easily, so you can change graphics to match the seasons or holidays. This month, try simple Easter egg shapes to alert children as they dash about with their baskets. If you use letters, remember that they'll be seen in reverse from the outside.

Contact paper comes in a wide variety of bright colors and designs. A 1 1/2- by 9-foot roll costs about $2.50.

Start by spreading out the contact paper with the paper backing face up. …

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