Mom Was About To Toss Her Detergent Containers - But What She Does Instead Is Pure Genius!
Christina Caldwell 6/8/2016
After you get every last drop out of that laundry detergent container, it might seem like a waste to throw it away. Waste not! These DIY upcycles will give your detergent containers a second life.
Lovely for those summer nights on the patio, these garden lights from Instructables are made from a detergent container and other recycled materials for an eco-friendly way to glow.
DIY Watering Can
Why spend your hard-earned money on a fancy watering can when you already have a perfectly good substitute in the recycling bin? Hawaii Gardening will show you how to make your own.
Keep the kids active in the yard with this DIY bubble station! Fill a detergent container with bubble solution for non-stop fun like blogger Gwenny Penny.
Drip-Free Paint Storage
This is the ideal way to store paint! Keep it fresh for a second use with a detergent container. The screw-on cap will keep the paint fresh and the easy-to-pour spout with reduce messes.
Sand Scoop For Beach Fun
How great are these for building sandcastles? Those little plastic shovels always seem to break under the weight of sand and water, so go with something more durable. Cut the bottom out of a laundry detergent container for easy sand transportation and sandcastle formation.
Pretty Gift Bag
Who knew an old cardboard box could become so adorable? One Good Thing by Jillie converted a laundry detergent box into an elegant gift bag with Mod Podge and scrapbook paper.
It's For The Birds
The the side out of a plastic laundry detergent container and fill it with birdseed. This is the easiest DIY birdfeeder imaginable. You can set it on any surface outside, or string it up in your favorite tree!
Toilet Brush Holder
Why spend money on something that's just going be in contact with toilet water? One brilliant Thrifty Fun reader submitted this no-cost toilet brush holder design made from a used bleach jug.
Those laundry detergent containers can go from freshening your laundry to freshening up your decor, home organization and more! Just a little imagination will take these ideas from today's trash into tomorrow's treasure.