Recycled Milk Carton Organizers
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In the Designer's Words: "These recycled milk cartons make your pantry look and feel organized. Fill them with sugar, rice, salt, etc. for easy pouring. This eliminates opened bags in your pantry from spilling out and keeps your pantry organized. FREE labels included!"
Crafters who love creating recycled crafts are going to absolutely fawn over these Recycled Milk Carton Organizers. This recycled craft idea shows you how to clean out, spiff up, and label a recycled milk carton and transform your trash into a useful treasure. Create a container for your dry goods (flour, rice, salt, etc.) by using old milk cartons. These cardboard cartons tuck neatly together into your cupboard, making them easy to store and easy to use. Containers like these DIY organizers would cost upwards of ten dollars in the store and this DIY craft only costs you about an hour of your time.
Primary Technique: Food Crafting
- 3-1/2 gallon milk cartons
- Black Acrylic paint
- Printed labels
Recycled Crafts and Storage Ideas: Tips from the FaveCrafts.com Editor
Using recycled materials for crafting is a time-honored tradition. Crafters love being thrifty and creative at the same time. That is probably why this recycled DIY organizer is such a hit with our readers! It is as cute as it is practical. Not all homemade organizers, however, are created equal. Please keep the following in mind before creating recycled crafts that serve as organizers to ensure that your craft not only lasts, but keeps you safe.
- Dry goods like flour, sugars, etc. can go into just about any container without spoiling the contents. You should, however, make sure that these containers are completely dry before filling them. Consider letting them sit overnight after a good scrubbing to ensure that they do not cause the ingridients to clump together.
- Do not put cleaning supplies (especially harsh chemicals like bleaches and other household solutions that may contain these chemicals) into new containers. These containers were created and designed especially for these products. Moving them into glass, paper, or even another type of plastic can cause them to wear down the material as well as leak.
- While storing spices and flours in mason jars or brand new recycled crafts can be fun, be sure to do it properly. If you toss out the original container, make sure to take note of the expiration date as to avoid feeding your family some spoiled products.
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