Creative Reuse 2008: Milk Jug as Kid-Friendly Planter Project

Creative Reuse 2008: Milk Jug as Kid-Friendly Planter Project

What do you reuse? And how do you do it? Let us know, because we're looking for readers' photos and creative reuse projects. The first 15 ideas we post will get a free AT T-shirt (get all the details here). So send your projects our way!

You might remember Victoria's windshield shade from last week -- well, she also sent us this adorable, kid-friendly project. Why not dig out some markers and scissors and make a planter or two with milk jugs?

Object(s): Water Jugs (milk jugs)
Project: Planters
Instructions: Just cut them in the shape of an animal. Don't forget to punch holes underneath for proper drainage, then go crazy with permanent markers.
Inspiration: This is something I learned to make at a camp when I was 10 years old. Now my 10 year old daughter loves this retro-craft. The plastic is a lot thinner nowadays, that makes it easy to cut, we use regular child scissors. We made some shaped like elephants, but these ducks (or swans) are the favorites.

(Thanks, Victoria!)

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