If you've been following along, you'll know how much I love to repurpose
and take recycling one step further than the bin by making creative
things from ordinary plastic, paper and bottles.
So, that being said, I've been cutting out the circles from milk jugs
for a few months now, because I think the translucent plastic pieces could
become something really cool.
But I've been a "think outside the box" kind of person my whole life.
(And I like being that way!)
So, my first milk jug project is inspired by the lovely day of
Valentine's day coming up. A thrifty little craft idea that is practically free!
Here are the materials I used to make this project:
- milk jugs
- Dremel (or hole punch)
- white opaque marker
After washing out four milk jugs and allowing to dry, I cut out
the circles on the sides.
Then, I wrote a letter in each heart to spell out the word
"LOVE" with tiny dots forming the letters.
To make holes in the top, I used my new power tool, the Dremel
with the drill attachment. If you don't have one of these, athe Dremel works to make a perfect circle).
hole punch might work, (but I really how quick and clean cut
To finish up my "Love Garland", I tied a loop of twine through
each hole, then used a longer piece to string them all together.
Look how pretty they look hanging in a window! All from a humble milk jug.
(And not being a fan of red or pink, I love how simple the white looks with the twine).
This is just the beginning of my milk jug love--I have more ideas up my sleeve that I will be experimenting with soon. I've had so much fun playing with the trash!
I hope you'll come back and see what I come up with next.
Oh, and I'll be showing you more creative, simple, and thrifty Valentine's ideas, too. Stay tuned, feel free to snoop around some more , and thanks for visiting ReMadeSimple!