10 Ways To Reuse A Milk Jug

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:35 am on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Milk jugs are surprisingly useful things to have around. Here are 10 ways to recycle a milk jug:

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1. Turn it into a watering can.

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2. Or a scoop.

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3. Use as a greenhouse to protect seedlings from frost.

4. Make mudguards for your bicycle.

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5. Turn into a bird feeder.

6. Cut into circles and use as divider when freezing hamburger patties.

7. Make a dustpan.

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8. Use as a paint holder.

9. Pierce the bottom and use for plant irrigation.

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10. Turn into an awesome Storm Trooper Helmet, just in time for Halloween.

From Milk Jug To Greenhouse

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:51 am on Friday, October 4, 2013

Now that fall is upon us, seedlings may need protection from frost. A way to do this is to turn a plastic milk jug into a mini-greenhouse for the plant.

Simply cut the bottom off the jug and place over the plant. It protects from frost and insects while still letting sun and air in on the plant, thus giving them a chance to get established.

From Wine Glass To Bell Jar

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:09 am on Friday, September 20, 2013

Sarah broke a wine glass, so instead of throwing it out, she turned it into this cute little bell jar. I love projects like this, where people turn trash into something interesting or useful. Have a good weekend!

From Light Bulb To Hot Air Balloon

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:14 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I’m on a hot air balloon kick right now. If I were so inclined–and I kind of am–I might turn a light bulb into a hot air balloon to hang as a mobile or to put on the Christmas tree. They are the perfect shape for it, and it’s a cool thing to do with old light bulbs (when you aren’t turning them into vases, that is).

Looking around the Internet, it looks like there are several ways to make hot air balloons from light bulbs. One way is to draw on the balloon to get steampunk-like balloons, like so:

Or you can decoupage fabric on the balloon:

Or, if you want to get complicated, you can hollow the bulb out and cover it with wire, like this man does:

Lots of creative possibilities here. Hmmm…

From Altoids Tin To Card Holder

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:14 am on Friday, September 13, 2013

Here’s a cool addition to my list of What To Do With An Altoids Tin: turn it into an all-purpose card holder for your purse.

Apparently, you get that cool bumpy texture on the top by mixing together Modge Podge and table salt, which you then paint. And the cool little clasp? The heads of paper fasteners! Clever.

The finished product doesn’t even look like an Altoids tin.

Click here to read how to make it.

Make Glass Tile From Wine Bottles

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:44 am on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Here’s an interesting project: make glass tile from a wine bottle. Using a glass cutter, you can apparently cut out convex tiles that you can reuse in other projects.

This looks like it would be a little frustrating, but at the cost of glass tile, it might be worth the trouble.

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:34 am on Friday, July 19, 2013

Weekend project? Recycled Wine Bottle Torch for your backyard.

Shower Curtain Outdoor Cushions

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:26 am on Thursday, July 18, 2013

This post shows how to turn a shower curtain into outdoor cushions. It makes sense. Shower curtains are already waterproof and often quite attractive, too.

From the Star Wars Sheet Dress I learned that sheets can be a cheap way to get several yards of fabric. Now I’m learning that shower curtains can be a good way to get cheaper outdoor fabric. Good to know.

From Fridge To Ice Chest

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:46 am on Thursday, July 11, 2013

I’m not sure where this image is from originally, but this is a good idea: turn an old fridge into an ice chest for the backyard.

Toy Animal Corn Cob Holders

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:31 am on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Check it out: a tutorial to make corn cobb holders out of plastic toy animals. Awesome.

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