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Simple Painted Christmas Containers

By: Carol Morrison
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Simple Painted Christmas Containers
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"These colorful decanters are simply created by using empty powder drink plastic empty containers. When they were used up, I painted them with assorted paints, put sticky stars on them."

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Main MaterialRecycled Materials


Materials List

  • Empty powder drink containers (or tall containers)
  • Christmas paints (red, blue, green)
  • Sticky decorations (stars, trees, etc)
  • Pieces of christmas paper to glue on the lid.


  1. Get off the sticky residue from the label that was on the container.

  2. Rinse and dry out the container.

  3. With your Christmas paints, use each paint for each container you have. Use your imagination.

  4. I used blue, red, and then they are dried, stick adhesive decorations such as stars, tree randomly on the containers.

  5. Cut a square of Christmas paper and glue it on top of the lid.

  6. Put goodies such as chocolate covered pretzels or any candy you want to give as a gift.

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