Top 10 Creative and Best Repurposed Plastic Milk Bottles

We all have to go through disappointments in life because it is what makes us stronger and appreciate the better times in life even more. But one moment will be with me forever and never to be forgotten. You see, while on holiday in Devon, UK once I got the chance to try fresh cows milk straight from the cow. Let me tell you that if ever you get the chance to do the same…DON’T!!! It was awful and I was so disappointed because I really thought it would have been much better than milk from a carton. So I think I should try to find some uses for all those empty milk cartons I will make over the years, so without further ado I bring you…


Top 10 Creative and Best Repurposed Plastic Milk Bottles


 Bird Feeder Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle
Bird Feeder Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle

10 – Make a Bird Feeder
www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Milk-Jug-Bird-Feeder

Nothing too complicated here, just a good recycling idea that will be great fun to make with the little ones. And best off all is the link has an easy to follow step-by-step guide.

Skeleton Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles
Skeleton Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles

9 – Make a Halloween Decoration
margotmadison.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/diy-friday-recycled-milk-jug-skeleton.html

This looks amazing and while it will require a fair old amount of time, effort and skill to pull it off I think it would be well worth it, and there is also a great step-by-step guide to making it.

Watering can Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle
Watering can Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle

8 – Make a watering jug
dustbowl.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/sprout/

What you see on the end of the milk jug is a “Sprout” and is the work of Evan Gant. It is intended to help gardeners and upcycle their empty milk jugs into watering cans. Do visit the link and take a better look at this rather amazing concept idea.

Storm Trooper Helmet Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles
Storm Trooper Helmet Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles

7 – Make a Storm Trooper Helmet
www.filthwizardry.com/2010/10/milk-jug-storm-trooper-helmet.html

While this will require a fair old amount of time and skill, it has to be said that it is an idea made from a pure genius, not only does it look great, make for a great recycling idea as well as those 2 things there is also a step-by-step guide to making one as well! What more could you ask for?!

Spirit Jugs Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles
Spirit Jugs Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles

6 – Make a Milk Carton Ghost
www.moneycrashers.com/cheap-diy-halloween-decoration-ideas

Not only do these look great, but they are also very easy to replicate. In fact, I would go so far as to say that even I will try to make some of these for Halloween. And let’s face it if I can make it anyone can!

Dust scooper Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle
Dust scooper Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle

5 – Make a Dustpan.
www.recycle-eh.com/apps/blog/show/16934970-dust-scoop-from-plastic-milk-jug

Now this is what I call pure genius, just cut along the lines of the plastic milk jug it shows in the image and you have yourself a good replacement for a broken dustpan!

Wall Planter Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle
Wall Planter Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle

4 – Make a Planter
rubbishrevamped.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/bloomin-marvellous-time-in-centenary-gardens/

This simple looking milk bottle planter brought a smile to my face the moment I saw it, so I knew it would have to be in this top 10 and I for one think it is a great idea. No making guide in thelink, but it wouldn’t be too hard to copy it.

Penny Jar Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle
Penny Jar Made With an Empty Plastic Milk Bottle

3 – Make a Penny Jar
www.squidoo.com/RecyclingMilkJugs

This idea is so simple it hurts, just clean out an old plastic milk carton and use it as a penny fund for saving towards a day out or new gadgets, provided it is left alone (harder said than done) it will build up quite nicely indeed and there is no making guide required.

White Elephant Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles
White Elephant Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles

2 – Make an Elephant
www.flickr.com/photos/daisylou/643418990/

Sadly this would require more plastic milk cartons than I will ever drink in my lifetime, but this White Elephant seen at Glastonbury Festival one year is a sight to behold and a real showcase of how big Peoples creativity can be given a simple plastic milk bottle.

Stationery Organiser Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles
Stationery Organiser Made With Empty Plastic Milk Bottles

1 – Make some pencil holders
www.recyclart.org/2010/07/diy-brilliant-pencils/

I don’t know what I like more about this idea, maybe it is because it makes organised coloured pencils look amazing, or maybe that it just doesn’t need a making guide of any kind, because it is quite clear what you have to do to the milk cartons.

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