1.26.2011

Make your own snack and sandwich container out of a milk carton!

All Most of us starting to try to be environmentally friendly, are always looking for things that can be recycled into something new or made to help with the large growing issue of the environment.  In organizing the craft room, I found a an article I copied from Family Fun magazine from 2 years ago.  So I decided to finally try it out.  The pictures are of the one I made.  It's not fancy, but it gets the job done.  If you have little creative beings in your house, you could have them decorate it anyway they like, or you could do it.  So here it is!


Mark a clean 1-gallon milk jug as shown
then cut along the lines with scissors. 


 To make the crease lines, use a thumbtack to pierce a row of dots at 1/4-inch intervals across each side of the jug.  1 3/4 inches up from the bottom.




Fold the flaps at these dotted lines, then open them and fold them in the opposite direction along the lines (this will make the flaps easier for your kids to open and close.) 


Fold up the box and add an adhesive-backed Velcro dot closure.


Snack Box
Use a clean juice or milk carton in any size from a half-pint to a quart.  Cut of the top, then cute the sides into flaps.  carefully crease the flaps, then fold them down and add an adhesive-backed Velcro dot closure.


Like I said, mine isn't fancy, but it kills two birds with one stone.  It recycles a milk carton then saves plastic bags from being put into a landfill.  I try and do my part.  


Have a wonderful Hump Day everyone!  Love, BJ

9 comments:

Anitra said...

Love the creativity! I'm all about repurposing!! I found you on MBC and I'm following you now. You can visit me at TheMamaZone.com.

Granola Mommy of 2 said...

Hi, I found you on the green blog hop and am now a follower! :) I would love it if you would follow me back! www.granolamommyof2.blogspot.com

Karen F said...

Stopping by from Relax & Make Friends Blog Hop ~ hope you hop on over to mine ;.)

Karen
~Mommy's Moments~
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Jenn said...

Well that's neat!
I'm a new follower, I found you on the green mama blog hop today!

http://www.monkeybuttjunction.com

Jess and the boys said...

Thanks for joining the Green Mama Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower! :)

-Jessica
And Then There Were 4...
http://giveawaysandlife.blogspot.com/

Emily - faliLV said...

Thanks for joining in the Green Mama Blog Hop! That is an interesting re-use of a milk carton!! Now following!
Emily
Family and Life in Las Vegas
http://www.familylifeinlv.com

Renee Ann said...

So cute! Glad I stopped in from the blog hop today.

Misty said...

I'm a new follower from Mid Week Mingle! I would love a follow back:) It would be awesome if you could also follow me on Networked Blogs & Facebook too! You could also stumble my blog if you like :-)

Thanks, Misty
http://MistysThoughtsToo.blogspot.com

Frugal Invitation said...

Hi!
Thanks for linking up to the Welcome Wednesday blog hop! I am now following you back!

Have a great weekend!

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