Repurpose a Milk or OJ carton into a planter–Earth Day Idea

Repurpose a Milk or OJ carton into a planter–Earth Day Idea

In theme with Earth Day today I thought I would share this fun activity that turns into a child’s master piece that any teacher, grandmother etc will enjoy getting. I just bought a six pack of flowers at Tom Leonard’s for 1.79. Talk about a great present that is inexpensive but very personal. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to let the teachers know you care. How about this fun way to Repurpose a Milk or OJ carton into a planter–Earth Day Idea

Repurpose a Milk or OJ carton into a planter--Earth Day Idea

Repurpose a Milk or OJ carton into a planter–Earth Day Idea

Wash out the carton very well. Then using a serrated knife start cutting at the depth you want your container. I made ours about 4 inches. Once you get a good opening you can use a scissors to cut around the entire carton. Clean out again and let it dry.

Repurpose a Milk or OJ carton into a planter--Earth Day Idea

Using acrylic paints have your child or “child at heart” decorate the outside of the container.

Repurpose a Milk or OJ carton into a planter--Earth Day Idea

Allow to dry, fill with soil and a plant.

 IT was not filled with dirt for this photoRepurpose a Milk or OJ carton into a planter--Earth Day Idea

You could cut it taller and make it a hand painted vase!

 

You not only saved the landfill but are giving someone something to smile about today!!

I thought I would also revisit some of my previous “reuse, reduce recycle” themed posts. Just click on the link for more earth friendly activities. Repurpose a Milk or OJ carton into a planter–Earth Day Idea

Planting seeds in household items
Recycle while Gardening
Another way to recycle in the garden
Repurpose Furniture

Plastic container Planters

1 Comment

  1. Clever idea! It looks great!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz

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