Most of us drink milk and simply go and throw them into the recycle bin or the trash can. But a blogger buddy over at Coupons and Freebies in TX came up with some really fun, unique and interesting ways to bring our boys and girls to the yard with milk jugs.
These fun and simple ideas to help you reuse your milk jugs can all be done with our without the kids. It’s just more likely they will water the plants if they make their own watering can. Before you do any of these make sure you clean the milk jug out very good and let it dry out.
– Watering cans (kid friendly)
To make a watering can all you need to do is get a hammer, a nail and a piece of wood. You will place the lid upside down cap down and simple hammer with the nail 4-8 holes into the lid. Also you can use a knife like I did if you want a slower drip. Afterwards you place water in the milk jug and seal the top on and you are done and can go use.
– Self-Watering Jug (kid friendly)
You can either cut the bottom off of the jug just take the lid off or make this. Also you may or may not want to make a small hose size hole on the bottom (fat) part of the jug for you can fill easier it is up to you. Then what you do make hole in the ground near a plant that takes and needs water all the time and place the jug in the ground and then cover up the spot and add water to either the whole you made on the bottom or add water before you place in the ground.
– Bird Feeder House (kid friendly)
You need a permanent maker for this one. All you do is simply draw on the two sides that are beside the jug holder. You will want to make sure you leave at least 2inches from the bottom for you can put food in still. Once you have your lines you will get a box cutter knife and gently cut out the lines you drew, I recommend starting from the bottom line. Then after they are cut out you will get a piece of rope and tie it to a tree and then tie the jug on the rope too and then after you after have the jug secure on the tree you will fill the jug with bird seed.
– Valentines day Card holder
All you have to do is cut either the whole top off or if you want more of a mailbox look you can cut out a slot from the top across from the handle side. As you can see the hole needs to be big enough to hold card. Also if you TRUST your kids with permanent marker let them draw all over it. If they are not ready for that stage yet you can let them glue stuff all over it.
Thank you Saving Common Cents for letting your piggies I mean girls help me with this project.
Kitchen and Household Good Container
So we all have odds and ends in our house that need a home or a container but if you are like me you don’t want to spend that money on buying any so now you can make your own. So here is a list of things you can put in the milk jugs.
LID OFF (first cut the opening to make it larger for some of these items):
-coupons when you are clipping them
-vegetables or fruits in your fridge
-small paints and paint brushes
What are some everyday things you are reusing around your house and how?