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22 Clever Ways To Repurpose Empty Food And Drink Containers

22 Clever Ways To Repurpose Empty Food And Drink Containers

22 Clever Ways To Repurpose Empty Food And Drink Containers

If you have a hard time throwing anything away, this is going to be a dangerous roundup for you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. With a huge number of empty bottles and jars piling up in your home almost every month, discarding them is not the best option for getting rid of the containers.

These empty containers can be easily re-purposed and turned into varied functional items.Re-purposing and up-cycling is great way to help the environment and it is super easy to do, there are some fun ideas here, also some practical ones, that I’m excited to feature.

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

this clever outdoor DIY idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough to share a fantastic project that turns an everyday bottle into a modern backyard tiki torch. Source: designsponge.com

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

Milk Bottle Garden Tools

Three milk bottles, deconstructed! Four scoops, two trays, one funnel and lots of plastic plant tags. source: recycle-eh.com

Milk Bottle Garden Tools

Mason Jar Blender Smoothie

Everyone’s blender is different, but put the base together just as you would if you were working with your blender pitcher. Just BE SURE you have everything screwed on tightly. Source: jennyrambles.wordpress.com

Mason Jar Blender Smoothie

Spaghetti Portions with a Soda Bottle

Use an empty 20-ounce soda bottle to portion out single servings of spaghetti. source: lifehacker.com

Spaghetti Portions with a Soda Bottle

Improvised Grills. . .Create Your Own Grill

Did you know that you can create a mini grill from a tin can?  Perfect for scouting or camping cookout. Source: dianthomas.com

Improvised Grills. . .Create Your Own Grill

Recycled Craft Supply Organizers

No, you don’t need to buy more containers to organize the kids’ stuff. You just need to drink more milk. Source: makezine.com

Recycled Craft Supply Organizers

Bottle Cap

How to close a bag of food or a packet of large crisps using a plastic bottle cap. source: hometalk.com

Bottle Cap

Yogurt Containers as Measuring Cups

An 8-ounce container, filled to a pinkie’s thickness from the rim, holds about 1 cup of flour or liquid. Source: realsimple.com

Yogurt Containers as Measuring Cups

Coke Bottles Cooking  dispenser

(add a spout) Kitchen Cleaning Stuff–baking soda, vinegar, soap and dish-washing detergent. Source: nuannaarpoq.wordpress.com

Cooking dispenser

DIY Wine Bottle Candle Holders

You can do it simply by using a beer, soda or wine bottle. Just be creative. Source: homeandgardeningideas.com

How to Easily Cut Glass Bottles

Soft Plastic Bottle Ottoman

In addition to putting them in the recycle bins, you can always recycle plastic bottles in a better way. Source: icreativeideas.com

Soft Plastic Bottle Ottoman

No-Waste Dressing

Have a tiny bit of mustard left in the jar? Toss in a few ingredients, and shake a tangy Dijon vinaigrette right in the container. Source: marthastewart.com

No-Waste Dressing

Build Your Own Sprinkler

I have seen some wonderful sprinklers made out of PVC pipe on Pinterest that I would love to make with the kids.  However, we needed a quick simple option for today.  With a few simple steps, you can build your own sprinkler too. source: housingaforest.com

Build Your Own Sprinkler

Thumb-controlled Watering Pot Made

The original earthenware “thumb pots” were used in 17th and 18th century English gardens. I reproduced this clever watering device using salvaged plastic bottles and jugs. source: funinthemaking.net

Thumb-controlled Watering Pot Made

Recycle and Reuse Bulk Packaging

If you buy anything in bulk, save the containers to create your own bulk storage set. source: burlapanddenim.com

Recycle and Reuse Bulk Packaging

Bottle of Whiskey Soap Dispenser

A standard dispenser top will screw onto a 200-milliliter glass bottle of Jack. Source: pinterest.com

Turn a bottle of whiskey into a soap dispenser.

 Mason Jar Into An Easy Diy Dispenser

I love this simple trick for creating a pourable container.  Perfect for my collection of mason jars! source: onegoodthingbyjillee.com

Mason Jar Into An Easy Diy Dispenser

Honey into Delicious Lemonade

When you start running low on honey, the last few drops are usually too hard to extract from the jar to make them worthwhile. Instead of throwing the jar away though, use it to make a refreshing pitcher of lemonade. Source: lifehacker.com

 Honey into Delicious Lemonade

Or How To Make Good Use Of That Last Bit Of Honey

Source: sassyradish.com

honey syrup

TicTac Boxes for Travel Spices

When you go camping  space is always an issue, so try to use compact and easily packable containers for everything. Source: seattlesundries.com

TicTac Boxes for Travel Spices

Baby Food Spice Jars

Turn baby food jars into a spice rack using chalkboard paint. Source: craftymisadventures.com

Baby Food Spice Jars

Tin Can Flower Vases

With a few original tin can craft ideas you can transform them into useful decorations for home and garden. Source: upcycled-wonders.com

Tin Can Flower Vases