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Lunchbox Container from a Milk Jug. Say goodbye to the brown sack lunchbox!

Lunchbox Container from a Milk Jug

A few months ago, AllYou Magazine came to me with a craft challenge and I'm excited to finally share it with all of you! My project is featured in this month's issue as part of their "Take This, Make That" craft challenge. Please VOTE for my DIY lunchbox right here! A milk jug makes a great lunch box, because not only is it food-safe, but it is the perfect size to keep your sandwiches from getting squished!

Plus it will cost you about $1 to make! Now, the kids have another reason to finish their milk! Materials: • Empty milk jug• Sharpie or marker• Scissors• Button• Threading needle•Embroidery floss• Elastic hairband• Decorative Cover (optional): Decorative scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, Brush. Make a Milk Jug Lunch Box from a. 8 Clever Uses for Plastic Straws. Have you ever pried a straw out of the mouth of a young child, only to find it macerated and dripping in saliva?

8 Clever Uses for Plastic Straws

Let’s all let out a collective “eeeewww.” In general, my “clever uses” articles are meant to teach people how to get a second use out of something disposable. In the case of straws, I’m honestly going to have to suggest that you be very picky about which straws you reuse. I really don’t expect anyone to reuse chewed up, spit-covered drinking straws. Now: It is not too gross to wash plastic drinking straws and save them for DIY projects. When the plastic drinking straws are clean and dry and you’ve amassed a decent-sized collection, try your hand at one of the following projects. Drinking straw lamp shade: The L.A. The straw cluster chandelier: Design Sponge featured a spiky-looking straw cluster chandelier.

Woven coasters: According to Country Living, woven drinking straws are a great material to make coasters from. Do you have any great uses for drinking straws? DIY Eco Friendly Packaging. February 26th, 2013 Have you ever needed to find a box to package up a gift in a hurry?

DIY Eco Friendly Packaging

Look no further than the simple plastic PET bottle you have in your kitchen. Certainly don’t throw it in the bin! Don’t put it in the recycling either! Transform it into a fabulous pillow box and impress people with your ingenuity and resourcefulness. What you will need: - Plastic bottle - Cutting Mat - Craft Knife - Scissors - Marker Pen - A Plate - A pointy thing (I used a blunt sewing needle) Step One. Making Fused Plastic. March 12th, 2013 I’ve been wanting to experiment with fused plastic for ages so what better place to try it out than here on Tutorial Tuesday and share my experiences with you.

Making Fused Plastic

I’ve got lots of plastic bags stored in the kitchen from a few online supermarket deliveries we’ve done since Milo was born and I’ve just never got round to taking them back to the supermarkets for recycling. Good job too as then I wouldn’t have any bags to experiment with. As I was experimenting and learning at the same time, the images in the tutorial below show different bags all at different stages – I hope it’s not too confusing!

What you will need: - Sharp Scissors - Plastic Bags - Iron - Ironing Board - Greaseproof Paper - Large Wooden Chopping Board - Metal Ruler - Craft Knife - Cutting Mat Step One The first thing you need to do is lay your plastic bag out flat and cut off the bottom and the top so that you’re left with a large tube of plastic. Stretch and flatten this out and put aside. Step Two Step Three. Frisbie Bird Feeder. Proceedure Start by drawing a 3" circle in the center of the saucer you choose for the top Cut out the 3" circle and remove the piece drill a 1/16" pilot hole in the center of the bottom of the sauce and the mayo jar drill the same pilot hole in the center of the dowel and the jar cover Cut 4 hole 3/4" diameter in the side of the jar at the very bottom as shown in attached drawing that also shows how the pieces are assembled With the #8 screw attach the bottom saucer to the bottom of the mayo jar apply a bead of hot glue completely around the joint of the jar and saucer Set the top saucer over the top of the mayo jar and hot glue the 2 together as shown in the drawing Screw the coffee mug hook through the top of the jar cover and into the center of the dowel and tighten.

Frisbie Bird Feeder

Plastic jug shelves - Recyclart. These “can niches” were made from half bottles of washing liquid (5 liters) with shelves made from cardboard. “Mamawax” website shows Amandine work as Recycling and presents the contemporary African design. ++ More information at Mamawax website !