Upcycling Plastic Ice Cream Buckets Into Great New Storage Containers


I have been making my own laundry detergent for a while and have been brainstorming on making a new storage container just for the purpose. Inspiration struck with an empty ice cream container but why stop with just a new laundry detergent bucket?
I started out by cleaning off all the manufacturer printed graphics using a cotton ball dipped in fingernail polish remover.
Once I cleaned off all the printing I decorated the buckets using paper printouts, strips of paper from an old book (ready for recycle) and Modge Podge.
I sprayed painted the handle on one bucket and another one I wrapped in jute twine.
I allowed all to dry overnight and it was done! The options are endless for upcycling these handy storage buckets. I ended up with not only a new storage bucket for detergent but also a craft project tote I can use when transporting project supplies from room to room.
For more detailed instructions and free printable graphics be sure to check out my full tutorial post and happy upcycling! :)

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  • Nancy Akin
    Nancy Akin
    on Dec 2, 2016

    Yes, very possible. I have about 15-20 ice cream buckets. I have tried to take the print off with fingernail polish remover but couldn't get it off, any suggestions?

  • Pat Croley
    Pat Croley
    on Jun 24, 2017

    Try pure acetone instead of buying polish remover. It may work better.
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