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My Hubby has pointed out to me that I know how to use a lot of different things, which usually reside in our recycle bin, to make wonderful to containers for the gifts I create for Christmas, birthdays, etc.  I rarely buy boxes, and only buy gift wrap after Christmas, once it has gone on clearance.  I have learned many years ago, that the container is an important part of the gift, if not the main part of the gift.  Here is a way to create a fun container to put a gift in, using a Milk Jug.  So go to your recycle bin, pull out an empty milk jug, and wash it out really well.  I saw this idea here http://www.curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/11213 on Pintrest.  Let’s begin.

Step 1:

Supplies:
Clean, empty milk jug
Permanent marker
Dry erase marker
Scissors
Ribbon
Sticky Velcro dots
Tissue paper, (any color)
Spray paint for plastic (if you want)
OMG, this is so much fun! Makes me almost wish I bought anything in plastic gallon containers. :-)
I buy them, but I also recycle them. They are biodregadable, as I learned after trying to store water in them, they deteriated. Only down side is that it take petrolium to create them. I am waiting for the plastics made of corn to come of age and become the main source of things like this. It will happen. Thanks for looking.
<p>Just fyi, degradeable does not necessarily mean biodegradeable. You should double-check the label and try to purchase items in biodegradeable packaging for the sake of the environment and for future generations.</p>
I didn't know they were biodegradable. Hmm hope my milk jug light studio doesn't deteriorate!!!
oh love this idea!
This is a very cool re-use idea.
<strong>5 Stars! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've been looking for a way to reuse the 2 milk jugs a week we go through and you have done it! I make gifts for family and friends all the time so this is priceless to me. Thanks again! You rock!</strong>
I'm glad you like it and you are welcome.
So very cool! Thank you.<br>Consider me inspired.
FYI I am also known as Nana Jones or Mama Jones. Thanks.
I love this!
Thank you!
Amazing re-use. I think I will make containers out of this, not for gift-wrapping, but just storage.
I have used them for that too. That's why the velco closure. Yet this contest is for being wrap Star, so that is that bend to the instructable. The original scource uses them for lunch boxes. Thanks for looking.
Oooh, it's like the nail polish trick. If you don't have nail polish remover you can apply more nail polish on top the polish you want removed and it will come off.
You're right! If the surface is even semi porous, it will not take of the permanent marker. Works every time on a white board though. Thanks for looking.
I love this!
Oh I like this one! I would have never thought of this. Thanks again for sharing. <br>sunshiine
You are welcome.

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