Crafts Using Milk Jugs

Plastic milk jugs make a good starting place for many creative craft projects. This is a guide about crafts using milk jugs.
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November 28, 2016 Flag

This is a guide about making a gallon milk jug piggy bank. A gallon milk jug is perfect for making a cute piggy bank.

Making a Gallon Milk Jug Piggy Bank

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December 14, 2015 Flag

This is a guide about making milk jug ring earrings. With a little bit of creativity, the rings at the top of milk jugs can be transformed into a neat pair of earrings.

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Milk Jug Ring Earrings

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April 21, 2014 Flag

This is a guide about making a milk jug ghost. Recycle those empty gallon milk jugs into cute lighted Halloween decorations.

Making a Milk Jug Ghost

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April 30, 2012 Flag

This is a guide about making a milk jug Snoopy craft. Make a cute Snoopy from plastic milk jugs.

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Milk Jug Snoopy

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December 2, 2016 Flag

This is a guide about making a milk jug skeleton. Recycled milk jugs are the start to making a Halloween skeleton decoration.

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November 21, 2007 Flag

Rinse out your jugs and let dry. If it is windy in your area, you may want to put sand or rocks in the bottom of the jugs to keep them in place. Place one light into the mouth of each jug.

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December 29, 2006 Flag

Recycle Milk Jugs As Garbage Bins. I reuse milk containers as garbage bins all over the house. Carefully cut top of milk carton leaving handle intact.

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February 18, 2013 Flag

I rinse and cut our plastic milk jugs in half. I cut them above the label. Then I cut a piece off and tie it to the little basket. They are really cute.

Milk Jug Easter Basket

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October 8, 2009 Flag

This is a fun Halloween craft you can help your kids with. Instead of buying real pumpkins to use for your Halloween, decorations, why not use plastic milk jugs instead.

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August 4, 2004 Flag

Can anyone suggest different ways to decorate milk jugs as door stoppers?

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August 4, 20040 found this helpful

How about hot glue and buttons? Or, spray paint it one solid color and then spray paint holding the can further away, using another color...this makes a "spritz" look. Or, burn different colors of candles and pour their hot wax over the bottle.

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June 10, 20110 found this helpful

Make a fabric sack or just wrap some pretty fabric around it & tie with a pretty ribbon :) You could also put some nice artificial flowers standing in it. Fill with sand & make a great & attractive doorstop!

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February 27, 2013 Flag

This is my flower vase and I would love to hear any ideas on what colors to do them in. I have used the entire milk jug, the plastic ones. I use the bottom of the milk jug for little stackable bowls, and then I cup strips and make flower shapes out of the rest of the plastic. I still do have a small bit of it left, where the handle was. I will figure out how to use that later.

I am going to glue the flower parts onto the stems. I will probably put math problems down the stems, with notes on them, especially fractions.

I want to use a button to be the center of the flower, so I can sew the flower to the stem. Any ideas on colors?

Note: you put the little flower shapes under hot water to bend them and then when you get them how you want you let cold water run over them for a second or two.

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June 26, 2012 Flag

I want to make a giant ear of corn out of painted milk and water jugs like I saw at the Big E. How do I do it? About 7 feet tall. Thanks.

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June 9, 2012 Flag

Where can one acquire the gallon milk jugs?

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