Thursday, September 17, 2015

Throwback Thursday Tutorial: How To Upcycle Milk Cartons Into Pencil Holders

I believe I created this tutorial in 2013 (perhaps earlier), but it continues to be amongst my most popular diy projects, so I thought it was the perfect TBT tutorial to post.  

This is a very simple and handy project to organize your art, craft and office supplies, as well as nails, screws and all sorts of bric-a-brac. It's also an awesome tutorial to do with the kiddos, because they can use these containers to store their goodies, too. 

Best of all, it's SUPER FAST + SUPER EASY! Enjoy!

. plastic milk carton
. scissors

. Simply cut a square out of the container about 1/2 to 3/4 inches below the handle (as show in the photos). That's it! Oh, and remove the milk label. See! I told you it was super simple. :)

P.S. I chose to cut the opening so that the milk cartons will lie down, because when I stood them upright, they seemed to have an easy tip-over factor. Part of the reason this happened is because these particular milk cartons are petite and I have lots of pencils. Feel free to cut out your containers any way that works best for you. :D

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