Before tossing your plastic in the recycling bin look at these 20 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers. Give your yogurt containers, milk jugs, and take out plastic a new life!
20 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers
Obviously you want to properly clean and dry any and all plastic containers you upcycle. Especially ones which contain soap like dish soap bottles or detergent bottles.
When you are looking for which plastic containers to upcycle there are a few handy sizes which come to mind. Yogurt containers (individual and family size). Take out containers (many cities just don’t recycle those black plastic ones!). Milk jugs. Laundry detergent bottles (wash well!).
Here are 20 ideas to Upcycle Plastic Containers
- Desk organizers (think: paperclips, erasers)
- Craft organizers (think: felt and pompoms)
- Paint pots for arts n’ crafts
- Playing card holders (invert and cut a slit to hold the cards)
- Stacking blocks (stack em’ up and knock em down. Individual yogurt containers work best)
- Drawer organizers
- Bath toys
- Mini green house (rotisserie chicken containers and take out boxes with plastic lids are perfect for mini green houses)
- Frozen pudding pops
- Beach/Sand toys
- Bowling or knock it down games (milk jugs, dish soap bottles, milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles work well).
- Seed starter
- Bird feeders (milk jugs!)
- Planters (cut holes in bottom for drainage)
- Diving toys (dish soap containers filled with water sink to the bottom and you have to dive down and bring it back to the surface)
- Drums (big plastic containers with lids work well for this)
- Bathroom organizers (think: cotton balls and q-tips)
- Change container/money bank
- DIY Guitar picks
- Worm house (Dig some up in the garden)
You can also craft up your recycled plastic by spray painting, gluing yarn or twine or adding washi tape to decorate the exteriors.