When I was a child my family had milk delivered to our home from a local dairy. Every week a driver would bring milk in glass bottles and place them in the wooden box on our front step. The first cup of milk out of the bottle always tasted heavenly!
Unfortunately, those days are long gone. I now live in a somewhat urban area. I don’t have a clue where the nearest cow lives, but I’m pretty sure I’d have to drive a distance to find it. Thus, I get my milk at the grocery store. Instead of glass bottles, it’s packaged in plastic containers. I’d love to reuse some of these jugs instead of tossing all of them into the recycle bin.
Ways to Reuse Plastic Milk Jugs
- Cut the tops off of milk jugs and use the jugs as planters for vegetable or flower plants. This can save a lot of space because the jugs can hang from their handles.
- Cut the bottom and handle off of a milk jug to create an extension for your faucet. This will move the water flow forward so kiddos can reach it and you can easily fill containers.
- Make a few snips and attach some Velcro to milk jugs to form compact storage containers or small gift boxes.
- Cut out some flower or leaf shapes from milk jugs to form flower lights or votive holders.
- Cut the tops off of milk jugs to create simple storage containers for toys.
- Use scissors to fashion a milk jug into a scoop for animal feed, potting soil, grass seed, etc.
- Cut a hole in the side of a milk jug and suspend it from a tree branch to create a simple birdfeeder.
For additional ideas, visit OF THE HEARTH’s Pinterest page. I think it’ll be a while before I toss another milk jug into the recycle bin!
Do you reuse plastic milk jugs? Please share in the comments section about how you do this.