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A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned -
Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Reusing Milk Containers

Plastic milk containers can have a variety of uses.


  • Cut the bottom off and use as a cloche for seedlings. (Take the cap off to allow air to circulate)
  • Poke holes in the bottom and put next to a plant or bury part of it in the ground. Fill with water. It acts as a drip system
  • Cut off the bottom for a plant saucer, put under potted plants (you will want it about an inch or more in depth)
  • Cut the top off, leaving the handle in tact. Keep in the kitchen for scraps that can be easily transferred to your compost pile
  • If you like to camp out, take an empty milk jug, fill with water and leave in the sun. You'll have hot water for washing dishes (or yourself) at the end of the day.
  • For smaller milk containers, cut the top off leaving the handle in tact and use it as a scoop
  • Cut off the top and use it as a funnel.
  • Cut a square in one side, leaving a depth of around 1 ½” for birdseed. This works great on the cardboard milk cartons. If you have young children/grandchildren they love to paint them. Put string in the top and hang from a tree.
  • Milk bottle bird feeders


More ideas here

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