Metamucil bottles

by Bpettyjohn
I teach a craft class for students age range from 8 to 14. I have a whole stack of old plastic metamucil bottles/jars I don't want to throw away. How can I use them in a craft? You can't see through them because they are white-not clear
  11 answers
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 04, 2015
    If they are the shapely ones, like these: they could be made into decoupaged vases.
  • Susan Susan on Jun 04, 2015
    Maybe you could make a tip jar for Mom as featured in todays ideas?
  • Cheryl Markus Reynolds Cheryl Markus Reynolds on Jun 05, 2015
    Wrap it in yarn. The finished project could be used as a vase or pencil holder.
  • Sheryl Sheryl on Jun 05, 2015
    plastic bottles and jars can be used to make Halloween decorations.. Pinterest has some great ideas... kids can do them too.
  • Marge Marge on Jun 05, 2015
    Craft items need storage and these would work. You could paint them or glue paper on them. Put paint brushes in them.
  • Diane Nuckolls Diane Nuckolls on Jun 05, 2015
    These are all good ideas. use them outdoors as planters for succulents.
  • Tonia Tonia on Jun 05, 2015
    My first thought was bird feeders or houses. The top coming off would make the feeder easy to fill and for the houses it would make end of season cleaning out just a easy.
  • Bpettyjohn Bpettyjohn on Jun 05, 2015
    Thank you! That works!
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jun 06, 2015
    Without a photo, I will assume the label comes off and you have a white bottle. These are great for securing things in the pantry like brown sugar, leftovers from a box of opened salt, or any thing like that. I make just plain labels for the front...however, you can print them out fancy if you wish.
  • They would make nice pen/pencil/marker holders for their backpacks...they could decorate them with some of the new sticker papers/decorative duct tape. They could also be converted into a first aid kit, bank, etc
  • Keith Keith on Jan 28, 2023

    I use the Metamucil containers as soap molds. Just cut off the bottom edge. Then the screw top becomes the bottom of the mold. Pour the liquid soap into the mold. When it hardens, unscrew the bottom and push the soap log out. (It helps to run the container under hot water for a couple of minutes.)