With a huge number of empty bottles and jars piling up in your home almost every month, discarding them is not the best option for getting rid of the containers. These empty containers can be easily repurposed and turned into varied functional items. Read on to discover different ideas for upcycling used food and drink containers, bottles and jars.
Here Are 18 Genius Ideas For Reusing Empty Food And Drink Containers:
With small food jars you can easily create decorative vases for displaying small flowers. Just customize the bottle and add your favorite flowers and you will get a cute mini vase that you can hang in the patio or balcony.
Makeup Brush Organizer
The small empty glass jars can be used for organizing your collection of makeup brushes. This is an easy idea for decluttering and organizing your makeup desk.
Magnetic Spice Container
The magnetic spice jars made by repurposing old baby food jars are a great idea for resolving your storage problem in your pantry.
Cereal Box Mail Caddy
Instead of tossing the cereal boxes in the trash, convert them into attractive mail caddy.
Soda Bottle Vase
You can easily decorate any plain soda bottle and convert it into a stunning vase.
Wine Bottle Luminaries
Empty wine bottles can be easily customized with LED light strings and converted into classic bottle luminaries. They can be used as decorative lighting during Christmas and parties.
The empty jars can be easily used for making decorative scented candles. Fill the jar with wax and essential oil of your choice, and you will get an attractive aromatherapy candle.
Bottle Cap Candles
You can make cute mini candles with the soda bottles caps. These DIY tin cap candles can be used for creating interesting illuminations.
Empty wine bottles can be easily used as stylish candle holders. This is an amazingly easy way of reusing the used wine bottles.
Can Wall Organizer
With old coffee or tomato paste cans you can easily make stylish wall organizers for holding your craft supplies, pens and other small items. Decorate the cans and screw them to the wall to get an easy storage solution.
Can Biscuit Cutter
If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, use the old tin cans as cookie cutters to get the perfect round biscuits.
Starting Seeds in Egg Cartons
The empty egg cartons are a great choice for starting seedlings. Once the seedlings are ready they can be easily transferred to the plant bed in the yard.
Ice Popsicle Mold
Instead of discarding the empty plastic yogurt cups, wash them and use them as molds for making popsicles. These cups are a great choice for freezing.
Milk Bottle Easter Basket
If you need an easy handmade gift, use the empty plastic milk bottle to create a chic Easter basket. Cut off the top portion of the bottle, remove the molding line and use it as the handle of the basket, decorate the lower part of the bottle, attach the handle and you will get a beautiful basket.
Bag with Candy Wrappers
By fusing candy wrappers on a bag you can easily create a fabulous water repellant bag. In this way you can easily upgrade any old and drab bag.
Soda Bottle Desk Organizer
Cut off the bottom portions of the empty soda bottles, customize and decorate them and you will get beautiful plastic desk organizers.
Photo Glitter Globe
Here is an interesting idea for creating photo glitter globes by repurposing empty jars. This is an easy and cheap DIY craft that you can easily create with basic craft items.
However, the most popular use of empty food jars and containers is to reuse them as pantry storage.