Crafty Uses For Milk And Soda Bottles

I lately have been finding many ways to reuse plastic milkjugs and soda bottles. Here are just two new ways we can reuse them.


Cut off the bottom of any MilkJug right at the line where the rough turns to smooth. From that simple cut you now have a makeshift bucket which could carry water, or to collect stuff in like seashells or berries


If you make two or more, a tossing game can be added. Make a stand from another milk jug bottom, you have a pitcher either for mixing batter for pancakes or to keep those berries in.

There I go, I said I was only going to give you one.

Soda Bottles

Take a clear plastic soda bottle. Then take several gauges of different plastics, say from milkjugs. Cut then in sheets off the jugs. Create little fish from them and decorate those fish. Now, take a green plastic soda bottle and fashion something that might look like underwater weeds. The green bottle plastic is heavier so it will always stay on the bottom. The fish plastic is light so it will float to the top unless it gets entangles with the heavier plastic which would be a plus.

Now add both of your creations to a clear plastic Soda bottle. You will figure out what size. Add water then a few drops of food coloring. Turn the capped bottle the other way around and you have a plastic fish aquarium. You should also consider hand decorating the outside of your bottle with hand drawings or cutouts.


The best part, and very few people even know, is that a soda bottle stands on its cap very well, and that cap does not leak.

So you just made a toy,a curio or a thinking device. An exercise tool, and most likely many more things which you get to tell others.

To Reuse Is To Be Thrifty

By Michael Ruger

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November 1, 20070 found this helpful

I like to re-use. Thanks for the great ideas!

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November 10, 20070 found this helpful

I often have problems with pain in my neck. So this comes from someone who has used this trick many times. Just take a plastic soda or water bottle, often the 1 liter kind works best for me. Then fill it with hot/warm water and replace the lid. Then lay it on the floor or even your bed and lay your neck across the bottle. The top will stay just fine.


The curve and heat of the bottle helps to stretch and at the same time relax my neck. I have even used this method when I was hurting while riding in a car(not driving)on a long trip.

As a passenger I just layed the warm plastic bottle in the spot between the neck rest and my seat. Makes for a warm and comfy neck rest to ease the neck pain and put me right to sleep!

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March 17, 20080 found this helpful

I was hoping that more plastic bottle reuse ideas would be posted here.
I personally know around 100 ways to reuse these materials,but it is you who will get the greatest pleasure in thinking then creating new reuses .
I do not want to take that from you.
Just the fact you reuse any plastic container saves you money time and helps by less pollution of our environment.


Ok I will give you just one suggestion for a milk jug.
Take a washed and dried out jug. Cut a flap of say 3by 4 inches staring maybe 3 inches from the top . leaving the fold at the top so it can be recloses.
Then put your clothes pins inside add a piece oh the hook of a wire hanger onto its handle and presto you can keep your clothespins dry and hang them on you line close when you hang out clothes.

Oh that same container minus the hook can be used to store small fragle things like Christmas items or whatever and if you want you can even decorate your storage containers.
Now come on You think and come up with other reuses

To Reuse Anything Is For Your Children A better Tomorrow---------Mr. Thrify

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May 23, 20080 found this helpful

they can also b used as wee "greenhouses" for u'r newly planted seeds.....Mr. Thrifty, thank u so much for u'r great ideas on this...



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May 20, 20090 found this helpful

Turn your milk or soda bottle into a family money collector. Take off the cap, clean it out, and put it in the kitchen. Have every family member put their spare change in it. When it is full, count how much you have, cash it in at the bank, and buy something for the entire family to enjoy!

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July 6, 20090 found this helpful

We go camping a lot and one of my favorite things to do with 20oz and 2liter drink bottles are to fill them with water and freeze them in my deep freezer and when it comes time to pack my coolers with my cold foods and breads etc I just drop a couple frozen bottles in there and it keeps them cold without getting soggy and I also use them for drink (beer) coolers just add a little water and frozen bottles.


Also, I have a very old school thing that I do with I have a small fan sitting on my computer desk, I that one frozen bottles a set it in front of the fan and WAALAA A/C, and all of the about uses do not require a water change but if you choose to change just water your plants(they do take up a little space in the freezer but save a lot of money on ice and water logged food.

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