101 uses for a plastic milk container

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101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #195711 savoyard
Sun May 09, 2010 4:55 pm

A bird-seed scoop
A clothes peg holder (drill some holes in the bottom)
A food sachet tidy in the pantry
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A bailer for recycling bathwater
A sterilising tray for bee-hive tools

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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #195712 crowsashes
Sun May 09, 2010 5:20 pm

i use the 1 and 2 pint milk containers to freeze soups. ( handy when defrosting them)

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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #195717 pelmetman
Sun May 09, 2010 5:49 pm

We sometimes use the 2 pint ones as cane toppers in the garden. Not very pretty but do the job.
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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #195719 liskeardjane
Sun May 09, 2010 6:03 pm

I cut mine in half and grow plants in them, i use the top half to stick into pots or hanging baskets and water direct to the roots

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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #195727 Thomzo
Sun May 09, 2010 7:17 pm

Cut them up to make plant labels.
Keep the caps. Pop them in your baskets and tubs to make little dishes that hold the water. I had a hanging pot that I forgot about for a week and it survived.
Use to freeze home-made fruit juice, whey for bread making.
Use as a shaker when making sauces or pancake batter.
Prick holes in the top, fill with water, and use as an emergency watering can complete with hose (you do have to squeeze it quite hard).
Use to store wormery liquor, they sit under the tap of the wormery quite well.

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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #203392 JessieMac
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:54 pm

I cut the bottoms off the 4pt size and made a hole in the top and bottom of the handle,placed them over my bean and pea seedlings and pushed a short cane through the holes in the handle and into the ground,kept the frost off them and totally stoped the mice eating them and didn't loose a plant this year. :flower:

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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #203395 Green Aura
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:53 pm

Sounds interesting Jessie but I can't quite visualise the holes and canes bit - any chance of a pic? :iconbiggrin:
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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #203400 JessieMac
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:47 pm

I will make one and Dennis will work out how to post a pic...................it would take me till spring to do it myself.

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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #203401 JessieMac
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:44 pm

Green Aura The only way that Dennis can find to put the photo on the forum is to use Photobucket or Picasa and he doesn't want to create an account with either,do you know if there is any other way to post a photo?

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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #203405 Helsbells
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:56 pm

As a homework task I got my pupils to make characters from there milk bottle heads, I got captain Jack Sparrow, Lady Gaga, The Mad Hatter, Ali G, They were really cool, here a re some pics from a websitre (not the ones my pupils made.)
http://www.twottodo.co.uk/plasticmilkbottle.html

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Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

Post: #203505 battybird
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:38 pm

We use the bottom half as a sawdust scoop for the composting loo. The top half (lid removed) buried in the soil next to the tomatoes and makes a good watering reservoire. we ran out of pipe and that was all there was...seems to work quite well! Have also used them as mini cloche with bottom cut off... good idea to stake them though Jessie! Will try that next time :thumbright:
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