Milk jug crafting, Part 1
The other day I broke a habit and bought milk for making yogurt in a plastic jug rather than the usual wax-coated cardboard. For a change, I’d had time to comparison shop the cost and discovered this local brand actually was cheaper than the organic brand we normally purchase.
As soon as I picked up the jug, I knew that instead of popping it into the recycling bin after it was empty, I was going to use it for crafting.
Today I’ll share a few of the neat ideas I found on the internet for crafting things from plastic milk jugs. These are all easy to make and most would be great for party decor or favors.
On Thursday, I’ll share my own milk jug masterpieces.
Butterflies from Alphamom.com
Reusable lunch container from Spoonful.com
Milk jug pinata from Cathie Filian’s blog.
Brilliant idea for craft storage from Apartment Therapy.
This post is part of the Upcycled Crafting Challenge (#freefromtrash) hosted by Calley, The Eco Chic, and is part of a one month challenge to create from trash. This challenge hopefully will open your eyes to the number of items we still end up trashing every day that could be used by ourselves or our kids ot create fun and useful items. To find out more about the challenge and to see other projects, click on over to Calley’s announcement page.
Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter and authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, and founders of Green Halloween®.