Uses for Glass Milk Bottles?

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Before the paper carton, milk was packaged in glass bottles. If you are lucky enough to have some you may be searching for a good creative use for them. This is a page about uses for glass milk bottles.
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April 3, 2004

I have 20 milk jugs that were used for home milk delivery. What are some good uses for them?

Thanks, Sandy.

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By Diane (Guest Post)
April 4, 20040 found this helpful

You could use them as a flower vase.

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April 5, 20040 found this helpful

I make some jewelry and I've found that any clear bottles are great for storing large beads. You can see what's on hand.

I also store lace and trimmings in them. The possibilities are endless - and they are attractive with these items stored in them too.

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April 5, 20040 found this helpful

Unless you have a lot of things to store, it might be best to sell or give away some of them. You don't mention the size but I'm assuming they are either quart or half gallon sized containers. Dry goods like beans and lentils could be stored in them. You can find different cork sizes at hardware and craft stores. You might be able to seal them that way. Another way is plastic wrap and a rubber band. They are also good juice containers.

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- Susan

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By doggy (Guest Post)
April 5, 20040 found this helpful

Decopauge them with theme or family pics. Seal & use as gifts.

You can also make shelves to spec size in the recess of your kitchen window. Fill bottles with water and food dye in different colord, place bottles on shelves, and enjoy the effect of colored sunlight that filters through.

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