Friday, October 23, 2015

Upcycling: plastic food and cleaning product containers

Last week, I showed you some of the ways I have used tin cans to organize and decorate. Now, I'm going to show you some of the ways we re-use plastic food containers.
Travel Snacks...didn't know these were clear under the wrapper:

We have upcycled cottage cheese containers to plant small plants.
DIY - Modge Podge Yogurt Tubs Step-by-Step Tutorial using Lightweight Scrapbook Paper.:

We also have covered them with paper and used them to store things, just like the cans. I use a oaoer-covered Chlorox wipes container to hold Boxtops for Education in my classroom.

Recently, I got an even better idea. I had an old Chlorox wipes container in my kitchen that I had saved for one reason or another. I decided it would make a great headband holder for the baby's room, but I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to do it. I started by wrapping the can in pretty paper.

Then, I found a dollar store candleholder and attached it to the bottom of the can with some Locktite super glue to give it some height. I added some pretty ribbon to the top and bottom of the can.

I had a pretty cute little headband stand then :) What do you think?

Linking to StonegableWorthing CourtCedar Hill FarmhouseConfessions of a Plate Addict, and French Country Cottage!


  1. So very clever! So the sweet baby is a girl. Delightful!
    Have a lovely fall weekend.

  2. Thank you :) I can't wait to see your dress! It looks really pretty.