Trash to Splash Projects

Another Milk Jug Caddy Completed:


Trash to Splash...Milk Jug to Cute Caddy

I cut out an idea from a  magazine awhile back showing how to cut a plastic milk jug so that is can be a cute caddy.  I had in mind to make one of these (or ten of these) to help house my son's million Lego pieces.  But when I tried to get him to let me cut 1-2 little Lego pics out of a catalog to use for it, he refused!  So I made this one for me....using sweet old calendars, I found some pics I could use.

Cute, cute, cute.

Of course I forgot to take a pic of how to cut the milk jug but you'll be able to see it in the upcoming photos.  I used dear  ol' Mod Podge to adhere the pics to the jug.

I put the other two pics on the other side of the jug front, so it looks like....

This!  And added a couple little cut-outs at the top to hide little indentions in the jug.

A piece of raffia for a tie on the handle and three overlapped buttons for embellishment.  I glued the raffia to the handle after tying it on.

So, Legos would go in these caddies per-fect-ly!  But since I made one for me, hmmm.  Apples?

A craft project that you wanted to have on-the-go-ready?

How about craft supplies?

Or even baking supplies in your pantry.  So, there you have it, a trash to splash idea.  I LOVE organizing containers, and they are rather pricey to purchase.  So if I can use a milk jug instead, then bravo!  Thank you for visiting, and know that I love your comments and ideas.


Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...
What an idea! Thanks for sharing! Loved your space.
SimpleThingsSweetLife said...
Thank you so much! :) I so appreciated your comment and your visit!
Liz said...
This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it. :) I love these beautiful calendars and always want to keep them. So this is a great way to keep some of the pretties out of them. :) I'm your newest follower. :) ~Liz
Susan said...
This is a great idea!
My Dream Canvas said...
This looks great. I am hosting a photobook giveaway. I would love for you to stop by. Have a great week. Anu

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15 Minute Craft...Trash to Splash!

This past week while cooking dinner and preparing to throw these cans away, I decided they were such a nice round size and very sturdy. They would be great for holding craft scissors, etc. Hmmm. I decided to take them from Trash to Splash with a few craft supplies!
Like my craft room? It's called...the kitchen counter! :) That's where I do my best work.
I cut the paper to fit the sides of the can and then used spray adhesive to make them tacky on the wrong side. Again, the kitchen and some newspaper works just fine for this step!
I covered the cans, then used 2 different circle punches to create some coordinating flowers for the front. And found white buttons to be the crowning touch.
My little Snowman wanted in one of the pics. ; )
This took such little time that I went ahead and covered the lid of an empty ice cream bucket too. In just minutes I have three cute craft caddies made out of trash and on-hand papers. Fun! Thanks for looking...I'll let you go....I'm ready to go put my little caddies to work!

Another Cute Trash to Splash Project!

It took just another 15 minutes to make this fun organizing set for my daughter. Two clean veggie/fruit cans and an ice cream bucket were saved from the dump and the budget was saved from purchasing caddies for storage. Just use some spray adhesive, pretty papers, punches, and buttons to make your own cute storage containers in just 15 mintues. Yay!
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