I reuse milk containers as garbage bins all over the house. Carefully cut top of milk carton leaving handle intact. Now you can use the handle to attach it to the door knob or any other hook you have around. This works great for food scraps or lint from the dryer!
By Denise from Mcrae, GA
This is a page 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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If you are looking for a simple centerpiece, these flower candle holders could be perfect. You would never know that these are made out of plastic milk jugs.
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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.
Take a white milk jug. With a craft knife, cut a small hole 2 inches across about 1 3/4 inches high (align the cut on the opposite side of the jug handle). This is for your trick or treater's collected treats.
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Can anyone suggest different ways to decorate milk jugs as door stoppers?
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.
Hope these help.
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!
Where can one acquire the gallon milk jugs?
By C Lewis
Any grocery store sells milk in gallon jugs. Just keep the jug after you drink the milk. Or maybe you could ask neighbors with a lot of children who drink mild if you can have their jugs.
If you know someone who uses a CPAP machine for sleep, they will probably be buying distilled water by the gallon and will give you the empties. Water jugs are easier to clean than actual milk jugs.
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 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.
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.