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8 Clever Ways To Re Use Plastic Bottles

12 Fun Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes

12 Fun Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes

This week’s feature is inspired by my brother in law’s recent cardboard box castle,
made with my niece for her school project.
Of course being in the business that we are we have access to plenty of waste boxes but if you are stuck you can call at local shops and ask if they have any used ones going spare …
DIY stores are a good place to try.

8 Clever Ways To Re Use Plastic Bottles

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We go through so many plastic bottles of water, juice, cooking oil and the like
these days and hopefully we are thoughtful enough to put them in to a recycling bin
when we’re finished with them but what else can you do with an empty plastic bottle?

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Jewellery Stand from Epbot
JEWELLERY STAND
from Epbot
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

This example has been left plain but you could use acrylic paint
and add embellishments to match your bedroom

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Transform A Plastic Bottle In To A Butterlfy from DIY Cozy Home
TRANSFORM A PLASTIC BOTTLE INTO A BUTTERFLY
from DIY Cozy Home
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

Alternatively use a permanent ink pad (for example Stazon) and a rubber
stamp to create your butterfly outline then use the nail varnish to fill it in.

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Bottle Bottom Snowflakes from Artesan
BOTTLE BOTTOM SNOWFLAKES
from Artesan
CLICK HERE to visit the original site – PLEASE NOTE it is not in English

Although it is not Christmas and the website that features this project is not in English
it is such an effective idea that we have included it any way.

You can buy the small metal jump rings from craft shops and also hardware stores like B&Q.
Use metallic acrylic paint to do your snowflake detail on the plastic bottle.

Take care if you have children as the edge where you have cut the bottom away
from the bottle may have sharp bits.

Garden centres sell metal trees at Christmas time that would look fabulous with these
snowflakes hanging from them but I particularly love the wooden version in the picture.

I really must make the effort to make this for Christmas.

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Plastic Bottle Broom from Wonder How To
SODA BOTTLE BROOM
from Wonder How To
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

Here’s a clever idea.
I wonder if the brush would be quite static and attract more dust?
I will have to try it and find out.

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Wedding Dress by Michelle Brand from Ecouterre
WEDDING DRESS by MICHELLE BRAND
from Ecouterre
CLICK HERE to see more photos

Just when you think you’ve seen everything …
Although this picture doesn’t really do this wonderful creation justice.

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Fairy House from Filth Wizardry
FAIRY HOUSE
from Filth Wizardry
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

This is a really sweet idea.

Make sure you get rid of any sharp edges before you give them to the kids.

*BONUS* Find out how to make fairy wings for mini dolls too.

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Phone Charger Station from Make It Love It
PHONE CHARGER STATION
from Make It Love It
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

This is a brilliant idea but use common sense here
DO NOT leave your phone in this over night or when you leave the house
as a charging phone can get hot.

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Hanging Storage Area from Make It Love It
HANGING STORAGE AREA
from Make It Love It
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

The same lady has expanded on the phone charger station idea
and come up with this useful hanging storage area.

I quite fancy one of these for my craft room.

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Vases Made By Erika Gadd
VASES made by ERIKA GADD
from Planting Happiness
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

This is quite simply on another level!

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12 Fun Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes

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Giant Castle
GIANT CASTLE – For Princesses Or Knights
from The Busy Budgeting Mama
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Super Hero Car
SUPER HERO CAR
from So You Think You’re Crafty
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Princess Bed
PRINCESS BED
from The Pursuit Of Craft
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Pirate Ship
PIRATE SHIP
from ikatbag
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Collapsible Play House
COLLAPSIBLE PLAY HOUSE
from Bambino Goodies
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Cardboard Train
CARDBOARD TRAIN
from Apartment Therapy
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Icecream Shop
ICECREAM SHOP
from Childhood 101
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Aeroplane
AEROPLANE – With Video Tutorial
from Salsa Pie
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Car
CAR
from Craftulate
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Play Kitchen
PLAY KITCHEN
from Willary Blogspot
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Rocket Kitchen
ROCKET
from Cardboard Rocket
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Dinosaur
DINOSAUR
from Rainy Day Mum
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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10 Fun Ways To Re Use Your Empty Plastic Milk Cartons

I have to be honest I started researching this post purely because I saw a photo on Pinterest of the igloo and thought it was really cool but I didn’t have any idea just how many clever things you can do with your empty plastic milk cartons. I love the hanging storage idea … our house is stuffed with craft goodies that this would be perfect for and it would be really useful in hubby’s allotment shed too. There are too many fab things to feature so here are ten of my favourite …

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 Plastic Milk Carton Igloo
 PLASTIC MILK CARTON IGLOO
from Earth Wise Harmony
More information …

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 Plastic Milk Carton Storage
 PLASTIC MILK CARTON STORAGE
from Sew many Ways
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 Plastic Milk Carton Window Decorations
 WINDOW DECORATIONS MADE FROM PLASTIC MILK CARTONS
from Alpha Mom
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 Plastic Milk Carton Bird Feeder
 BIRD FEEDER MADE WITH A PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE
from She Knows
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 DIY lunch box
 DIY LUNCH BOX – UNEXPECTED USE FOR A PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE
from Creme De la Craft
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 Craft Storage
 CRAFT STORAGE USING PLASTIC MILK CONTAINERS
from Crowd Formers
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 Toy Scoop
 TOY SCOOP
from Crafty Journal
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 Plant Labels
 PLANT LABELS
from Mr Brown Thumb
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 Plastic Milk Jug Watering Can
 PLASTIC MILK JUG WATERING CAN
from Karimas Crafts
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 Plastic Milk Jug Monsters
 PLASTIC MILK JUG MONSTERS
from Danielle’s Place
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