Instead of throwing them out, reuse yogurt cups, cereal boxes, milk jugs, water bottles (and more!) to make easy, affordable decorations for your home.
Milk Jug School-Supply Container
MATERIALS: Spray paint), 1-gallon plastic jug (clean an dry, with label removed), X-acto knife, washi tape, ruler, foam board, pencil, chalkboard label.
1. Spray-paint outside of jug with two or three light coats and let dry.
2. Using X-acto knife, cut off top portion of jug, leaving handle intact and attached to bottom half of jug. Cut remaining two sides (those without handle) to 5" in height. Discard top. Cover cut edge with washi tape.
3. Cut a 5 1/2" square out of foam board. On each rectangle, mark midpoint of long edge, then cut a 1/4"-wide x 1 3/4"-deep notch. Slip large rectangle into jug so it extends from corner under handle to opposite corner, notch facing up. Fit second rectangle over it, notch down, so pieces interlock. Write Supplies on a chalkboard label and affix it to container.
By Amy Bell, a blogger at positivelysplendid.com