Recycled Paint Holders

Category Painting

Recycled items you can use to hold paint for your art projects. Post your ideas.

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March 10, 20050 found this helpful

Use empty egg cartons to fill with paint for mess free craft for you child.


By Beth Henderson

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March 10, 20050 found this helpful

Tuna cans are the best. Any can will do, yogurt cups, applesauce cups, butter and sour cream tubs, lids are great, milk jugs for the bigger jobs with the top part cut off, empty shoe polish containers, TV dinner trays, meat trays, and muffin pans are great too!

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March 10, 20050 found this helpful

I buy the small (2 oz. size) acrylic paints for my yard art projects. Some details take only a small amount of paint. I squeeze out what I think I will need on the lid of a yogurt container. When I finish my details, if there is still paint left on the lid, I use the brush to return it to the bottle, and then I wash my brush out. The lids can be thrown away or cleaned for reuse, whichever you prefer.


Harlean from Arkansas

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March 11, 20050 found this helpful

If you are a type of artist you can use large coffee can plastic lids to put and mix you colors

If you only have around the house touch up panits jobs to do any type of small can can be used.
even the mixing of colors can be done in said cans with lids and a little muscle.

as far as cleaning brushes it is far better to use plastic containers so no rust will form and said container can be reused many times

Other material which you can use to keep paint ?
Any smooth sheet type plastic.pieces of Aluminum or vinyl siding.The back of and old License plate
Aluminum foil ove a old deteriorating hardcover book.A part of a piece of leftover paneling,


Part of a carboard box,and probably many more.
Mr. Thrifty

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June 25, 20171 found this helpful

I save frozen dinner plastic containers for mixing my paints and just toss them away when I finish with my painting projects.

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