How to Make a Plastic Milk Jug Flower

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September 5, 2018

Plastic Milk Jug Flower - finished votive candle flower holderI love plastic milk jugs because they are a lot like thick vellum paper, except they are free after you drink all your milk. ;) After cleaning, drying, and cutting, these milk jugs can make beautiful flowers. Placing a candle in the middle and using it as a votive holder is optional. If you're just making the flower, use a similar circular disc as the center flower pistil.


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 flower


  • 1 votive candle
  • scrap paper
  • pencil or pen
  • scissors
  • 1 plastic milk jug, thoroughly rinsed
  • sandpaper
  • hot glue or instant adhesive
Plastic Milk Jug Flower - supplies


  1. To make the center of the flower, trace the votive candle onto the scrap paper.
  2. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - trace votive candle onto scrap paper for flower center
  3. Draw petals onto the scrap paper in 3 sizes: small, medium, and large.
  4. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - draw 3 sizes of petals onto scrap paper
  5. Cut out the 4 shapes.
  6. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - cut out all 4 shapes
  7. Cut the milk jug into large pieces: 4 sides and the top and bottom. Dry any leftover water off with a towel.
  8. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - cut the jug into pieces and dry if necessary

  9. Place the scrap paper shapes onto the milk jug pieces and trace them for cutting. I did 1 circle, 7 small petals, 7 medium petals, and 6 large petals.
  10. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - trace the shapes onto the jug with a pencil
  11. Cut out all the shapes.
  12. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - cut out all pieces
  13. Rough up the lowest part of the petals with sandpaper so they glue together better.
  14. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - use sandpaper to rough up the lower part of the petals
  15. Glue the small petals around the flower's round center.
  16. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - glue small petals to flower's center

  17. Glue the medium petals onto the round, between each small petal.
  18. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - stagger and glue the medium petals in place
  19. Now, glue the large petals on, staggering once again.
  20. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - stagger and glue on the large petals
  21. Flip the flower over and insert the candle (optional). Curve the petals upwards and hold.
  22. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - flip over to insert candle if using one, then curve the petals up and hold
  23. The petals will stay lifted. Enjoy!
  24. Plastic Milk Jug Flower - the petals will stay lifted, now ready to enjoy

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