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When you finish a bottle of laundry detergent, consider saving the cap. Those durable plastic caps can be put to use in many different ways. This is a guide about uses for laundry detergent caps.

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November 30, 2010 Flag

Photo of using laundry detergent caps in the bathroom for organizing.The house I live in does laundry a lot. And, they didn't recycle till I showed them the error of their ways.

So, instead of tossing these in the bin, I put them to good use. Here is an example of the things you can do with these wonderful lids!

Can you think of about a bazillion more?

By Poor But Proud from Sweet Home, OR

November 6, 2011 Flag
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What can you do with left over laundry detergent caps?

By Padi

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful

You can use them to hold craft materials like beads or jewelry clasps or as a paint container for dipping your artist brush into.

Whatever you do, do not use them for any food or beverage items. Not even as a scoop.

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful

Never the trash, please. They won't biodegrade till your kids have grandkids!

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf81527112.tip.html. This is one I posted last year. I hope this and all the imagination you can muster will give you ideas.

They can be used in the office, craft room, bathroom, shop, or even the car. Ever can't find any quarters in your console or want to keep them in the cup holder? This you can lift out and use without having to scoop them out when you are in a hurry or in a dark car.

Another is spot spackling nail holes then later using a bit of paint to spot paint. The ideas are almost endless.

PBP

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful

Never the trash, please. They won't biodegrade till your kids have grandkids!

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf81527112.tip.html. This is one I posted last year. I hope this and all the imagination you can muster will give you ideas.

They can be used in the office, craft room, bathroom, shop, or even the car. Every can't find any quarters in your console or want to keep them in the cup holder? This you can lift out and use without having to scoop them out when you are in a hurry or in a dark car.

Another is spot spackling nail holes then later using a bit of paint to spot paint. The ideas are almost endless.

PBP

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October 14, 2005 Flag
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Halloween Planter from Detergent Lid

I made this planter out of an empty detergent lid. Just paint it and plant. You could use spray paint or I like to use model paint. I used a sharpie to make the face of the jack-o-lantern. Happy Halloween!

By luv2craft from Normalville, Pennsylvania

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October 6, 2007 Flag

The question this morning about laundry powder scoops got me to thinking about the amount of plastic in my house. I use a lot of liquid laundry detergent and dishwasher soap. Can someone tell me a good way to reuse these bottles and caps? I reuse buckets and bowls for storage of small things.

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January 11, 20080 found this helpful

In Charlie and the chocolate factory he makes a model of the factory out of toothpaste lids:)

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October 7, 20090 found this helpful

I am actually collecting detergent caps for a project for my daughter's pre-k. We need around 200-250. The bigger ones are best. does anyone have any they can donate? Thanks! Ron ron AT flexigroup.com

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May 21, 20100 found this helpful

I washed my large laundry detergent lids and let the kids play with them in their bath.

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February 10, 2012 Flag
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This video teaches you how to make an adorable pincushion out of a laundry detergent cap.

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January 2, 2013 Flag
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Air freshener dispensers and some laundry products have colorful caps. One way of reusing them is to use as luminaries or candle holders. We save the Christmas scented air freshener caps of green and red as well as the other colors and put tea candles in them and set out in kitchen, bathrooms, etc. We also find them quite useful in the warmer months outdoors. We use them on the picnic tables and enjoy sitting outside in the evening.

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June 11, 2005 Flag
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From the Laundry Room to Snowmen!

Save those big caps from your Liquid Laundry detergent bottles. Wash them out good and turn them upside down (so it looks like a cup). Add 2 coal eyes (black pom-poms) and a carrot nose (orange felt, craft foam or clay) and you have a snowman favor cup for holiday entertaining. Start collecting the lids now for holiday crafting.

By Gail

November 8, 2005 Flag
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The lids from the Wisk bottles make the best cookie cutters for kid playdough-just right for little hands...

November 8, 2005 Flag
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Extra laundry soap measuring cups make great bath tub toys. So do the plastic lids off of bottles of things like Wisk. When they get gunky throw them out...

November 30, 2010 Flag
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Laundry Detergent Caps For Bathroom Cups
Laundry Detergent Caps For Bathroom Cups
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One way we reuse the caps from liquid laundry detergent bottles is in the bathroom: we use them to rinse our mouths after brushing our teeth. Not only are they unbreakable, they are easy to wash by hand or in the dishwasher.

Most of them even match our decor! :)

By Laura from Long Beach, CA

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Laundry Detergent Caps For Bathroom Cups

I love recycling/re-purposing, but don't these caps always smell of laundry detergent? (seems the detergents are heavily scented). Just curious. (02/28/2008)

By Squirrley

Laundry Detergent Caps For Bathroom Cups

I'd check to make sure that this plastic is 'food safe'. YIKES! (03/01/2008)

By Deb

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October 6, 2007 Flag
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I have about 100 liquid detergent caps cause I couldn't bear to throw them away. I don't know what to do with them but would love to hear from everyone who does know. Thank you.

Gayl from Walpole

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Uses for Liquid Laundry Detergent Caps

Know a preschool or day care? They make great water toys, glue and paint cups and can also be used to start seeds. (04/18/2007)

By thriftmeg

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Uses for Liquid Laundry Detergent Caps

You can use them to start seeds in. (04/18/2007)

By Mythi

Uses for Liquid Laundry Detergent Caps

I just saw this idea somewhere--use one to hold wall paint for a small project or for touch ups. Toss when you are done. (04/18/2007)

By katie a.

Uses for Liquid Laundry Detergent Caps

Thank you for responding. I would like to decorate the laundry caps to make favors for a woman's club. Do any of you crafters have any suggestions. Thank you. (04/19/2007)

By Havenhill

Uses for Liquid Laundry Detergent Caps

Yes. You can make pincushions with them and give to people who sew.:) (05/09/2007)

By vanessa

Uses for Liquid Laundry Detergent Caps

I had a friend, a minister's wife, who used these for containers for silk flower arrangements, along with tops in different shapes and sizes. She'd put in some floral foam, then arrange her flowers in them to take to church members who were sick, in the hospital, celebrating a special occasion, etc. (06/10/2007)

By susanmajp

Uses for Liquid Laundry Detergent Caps

You could use some of them as egg cups. (06/15/2007)

By moonshadow

Uses for Liquid Laundry Detergent Caps

These are some tips that come to mind. After they are cleaned and sunned to remove residue they can be used.

*use as cookie cutters; if not for editible cookies maybe for clay crafts

* measure liquid

* paint cups as they are color coded already and will make it easy to distinguish one from another

* drill holes in bottom and use for potting seeding

* to make risers for cake pans / painting art projects just put between wire trays (one at each corner) after baking several items and needing to save time and counter space while they are cooling/ drying

* kids building blocks or shape sorter

* hot glue the sides together and make a change sorter for the car/ nail and misc. sorter / craft supply sorter for a drawer or work area - I did this once and the space gaps in beteen each I just put things like my white out bottles that fit perfectly

* I made a game once - glued various colors caps in shapes
of the triangle for a toss game; to control the game and keep the balls from rolling everywhere I just put them in a box that limited the roll - even if it misses and rolls the kids get a good work out and will enjoy it

* these caps sometimes make good holders for shaving cream cans that tend to rust on the bottoms

* the crystal clear ones make a good cover over a plant to give it the dome effect - builds up moisture - just add a little drill hole on the bottom sides for a vent when seeding and needing small amounts of water daily

(07/15/2007)

By Dianna

Uses for bottle caps

I am collecting bottle caps & lids to glue together for a fun time w/my grandkids. I am hoping to have a large amount by the time I go for a visit in early November. I am amazed by all the colors and sizes once I started paying attention. Sande (08/20/2007)

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