Recycled milk jug sandwich or snack container- Tutorial

With all the summer fun we have coming up I need a place to keep sandwiches that we can throw in a bag and they will stay fresh and not smooshed.  I really do not like plastic so going out and buying some that I will not want to have around forever is not my idea of money well spent and using my glass containers could mean lost containers at the beach or park or what have you.  Enter the recycled milk jug sammich container.
What you need:
a clean plastic gallon milk jug
velcro dot or snap
permanent marker

 mark your jug as marked here

 and here

cut down on each curve at the corners to where the dotted lines start, fold the flaps down along the dotted lines on all four sides, then open them and fold them in the opposite directions and then in again to make the crease permanent 

 put a sticky velcro dot or a snap at the front to close

If you don’t buy milk get the jugs from the recycling center or a friend. This would also be a cute little gift container or place to keep cookies, snacks, napkins or wipes etc.  If you make one send me a pic.

9 Responses to Recycled milk jug sandwich or snack container- Tutorial

  1. Carol Masterson November 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

    I cut out bottom of clean, dry one; screw lid on & use for lg scoop to fill bird feeders. Saves trips & corner helps pouring.

  2. Julia McGuire November 10, 2012 at 4:16 am #


  3. Lisa - the Granola C June 19, 2011 at 1:26 am #

    I think this is a great idea. I can't wait to give this a try, although I am looking forward to reducing the plastic in our lives this would be a good way to get rid of plastic baggies.

  4. pelenaka June 17, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    I can't begin to say oh very awesome that is and oh so simple. We use milk jugs cut in form baskets to put garden produce in for delivery to church members. Church sponsored garden.

  5. Megan and Marcus of June 16, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    Very cool. This will be a great craft project with our Toddler 3.9 and he can use them to tote around his crayons, etc. after we decorate them of course! God bless!


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