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.
This video teaches you how to make an adorable pincushion out of a laundry detergent cap.
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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.
The lids from the Wisk bottles make the best cookie cutters for kid playdough-just right for little hands.
By Melanie Mom2_5 from IL
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.
By Melanie Mom2_5 from IL
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
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.
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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Here are questions related to Uses for Laundry Detergent Caps.
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.
I washed my large laundry detergent lids and let the kids play with them in their bath.
What can you do with left over laundry detergent caps?
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.
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I have a stash of items that I need ideas of how to use them rather than throwing them away. What can I do with liquid laundy detergent caps?
Thanks for any ideas.
I had it on my mind to collect lots of frosted plastic and make my very own contemporary sculpture (I even bought silver spray paint!)
I collected toothpaste lids and perfume lids, and clothing packaging AND I WILL MAKE THAT SCULPTURE (one day). If you have any good suggestions please let me know! I'm 5,000 miles away from you, but you're a true spendthrift (like me). (05/23/2005)
By Julie UK
Make little bedside flower arrangements for patients in nursing homes.
Use in medicine cabinet to hold a tube of tooth paste. (05/24/2005)
By Katie A.
Decorate the toothpaste lids with markers, etc. and drill a hole thru the lid and string to make necklaces with the lids. (05/25/2005)
By suzi homemaker
By Dale in DeLand
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
By katie a.
*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)