We all know that when we’re finished with our plastic milk or water jugs, we should do our part to recycle them. However, you might not know that those same plastic jugs can be a perfect resource for your next amazing DIY venture.
Plastic jugs are easy to cut and manipulate into any number of handy or decorative household items, and so if you’ve got a lot of extras lying in your recycling bin, now might be the time to get creative. Additionally, they’re a foolproof material to work with, so even your kids can get involved in these projects. Check out these amazing DIY plastic jug ideas below and let your crafting wheels start turning. How awesome would #11 look in your living room?
#1. Create cool bookmarks out of plastic jugs with a tie-dye Sharpie effect.
#2. Cut plastic jugs into cool votive candle holders.
#3. Build an epic plastic jug igloo.
#4. Turn a plastic jug into a creative paint and paintbrush holder.
#5. Use a plastic jug as a tomato planter.
#6. Build a vertical garden with upcycled plastic jugs.
#7. Turn a plastic jug into a storm trooper helmet.
#8. Turn a plastic jug into a handy watering can.
#9. Keep the birds around with this cute plastic jug bird feeder.
#10. Turn plastic jugs into these awesome flower lights.
#11. Transform a plastic jug into a holder for your sandwich.
#12. Get festive with these colorful plastic jug skulls.
#13. This Halloween, turn a few plastic jugs into some scary skeletons.
#14. Make a reading lamp that’s perfect for camping.
#15. Turn a plastic jug into a cute owl.
#16. Get creative and turn your old plastic jugs into festive Halloween lanterns.
Bonus: DIY Ideas for Plastic Bags
Weave a plastic bag basket.
Crochet an eco-friendly tote bag.
Twist up a plastic bag jump rope.
Fashion yourself some plastic bag shoes.
Make a cute floor cushion.
Stitch a plastic bag throw rug.
Crochet some plastic bag coasters
Fuse plastic bags onto coasters for a cool design.
Make yourself a fun little plastic bag chicken.
Keep out of the sun with this plastic bag hat.
Braid a plastic bag bracelet for you and a friend.
Upgrade your twirl with a plastic bag tutu.
Construct an interesting plastic bag lampshade.
Turn an old plastic bag into usable fabric.
Upcycle a plastic bag to store your fruits and veggies.
Put your plastic bags to a good use with this cool kite DIY.
Embroider plastic bags and reuse them for everything.
Cut and string an autumn leaf garland.
DIY a plastic wreath.
Fuse together a plastic bag tote.