Whether you plan on gathering folks for a party or just hanging out with the family, don your lawn with this festive DIY 4th of July craft that will have people cheering for the red, white and blue!
Give Your V.I.T. (Very Important Teacher) Something From the Heart
Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect opportunity to offer much-needed gratitude for all that our teachers do. While there are many ways to honor teachers’ contributions, I always try to come up with something extra special — and this year is no different. I decided to repurpose a Hiland Dairy Sour Cream container into a teacher’s pet apple gift card holder.
Cute Bunny Message Holders
Spread springtime happiness with these adorable milk-carton bunny envelopes that hold sweet Easter messages. Your kids can give them to family, friends and teachers to say “Happy Easter” in their own special way.
A Treasure for Your Lil’ Leprechauns
There’s nothing quite like finding hidden treasure, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Craft this cauldron using a repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jug, fill it with golden candy and hide it before your kiddos wake up on St. Patrick’s Day morning. When they get to the kitchen for breakfast, surprise them with a treasure hunt in search of a pot of gold.
I (heart) this banner! It’s simple to make using repurposed Hiland Dairy Organic Milk cartons. The fun conversation heart design will add lovely charm to your mantel or doorway for Valentine’s Day.
It’s not an official party without a Mardi Gras mask! The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune on one, either. Create your own out of a repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jug with these easy instructions.
A Fun Craft for a Snowy Day
You may not have the warmest thoughts when you think of penguins: the South Pole, freezing temps, snow and ice might come to mind. But when my kids and I transformed Hiland Dairy Yogurt containers into these cute little penguins, they stirred up lots of warm, fuzzy thoughts and big smiles.
Get a Handle on Things
Now is the perfect time of year to start organizing your crafting supplies. This handy craft organizer is made from a repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jug, and you can carry your gear from project to project. The days of fumbling through cluttered drawers are over!
Sending Holiday Cheer
It’s the time of year when your mailbox fills with holiday cards that spread good cheer and well wishes from near and far. Instead of buying greeting cards this year, enhance upcoming festivities with homemade cards using repurposed Hiland Dairy paper cartons. Each one will be unique and made with love.
A Very Merry and Bright … Idea!
Wreaths are holiday staples. Hang them on the front door around the house. No matter where you display them, they are delightful decorative pieces that come in all shapes and sizes. What’s better? You can make them with a few crafting supplies and some imagination. I used repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jugs, and the end result was adorably festive.
The holidays always seem to throw off my kiddos’ after-school routines. This clock craft is an easy way for them to keep track of their after-school activities like watching TV, doing homework and reading. If you have the same struggle in your household, grab an empty Hiland Dairy Milk jug and start crafting. After all, there’s no time like the present!
This Pumpkin Is Cute as a Button!
Autumn kicks off many annual traditions for my family. We pick apples, make pies and visit at least one local pumpkin patch to hunt for the ideal pumpkin. My kids can’t wait to carve their own jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween, but why stop there? Get in on the fun by creating a fall-themed pumpkin using a repurposed Hiland Dairy milk jug and a few crafting supplies.
Gobble Up the Goodies!
It’s time to scare up some fun! Start with this multipurpose milk jug Halloween candy bucket. It holds treats for all your little ghouls and goblins, and it lights the way for every candy-seeking step. All you need are a few crafting supplies and some glow sticks.
Losing a tooth as a kid means a visit from the tooth fairy, so my kids thought it would be fun to make tooth fairy pouches out of repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jugs. They are strong enough to protect itty-bitty teeth while making it easy for their fairy friend to slide them from underneath pillows.
Why should celebrating our country’s stars and stripes be limited to one day during the month of July? You can repurpose Hiland Dairy Organic Milk cartons to create a patriotic centerpiece that you and your guests will enjoy all month long.
Get a Picture-Perfect Pantry
Need a little help with your pantry storage? Here’s an easy solution: Repurpose Hiland Dairy Milk jugs by turning them into these super easy – and versatile – storage containers. Your pantry items will be protected and organized in no time!
Got Spare Change? Time to Save Up for Vacation!
Going on vacation is exciting for the whole family. Saving up to pay for vacation can be challenging, so this Family Vacation Fund Bank crafted with a repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jug is the perfect vessel for extra change as your entire family helps save up money for the big trip. It also is a good lesson for kids to learn that vacations aren’t free, so they have to learn to save and spend their money wisely. Now, let’s get crafting!
Don’t have a watering can for your plants and flowers? Me neither! Instead of running out and buying one, I thought I’d just make one using a repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jug. The hardest part about this craft is figuring out how to decorate it!
Show Your Gratitude With a Homemade Candle
I had some amazing teachers growing up, and now my kiddos do, too. Say thanks by giving them one of these homemade crayon wax candles to show your appreciation. These candles are creative, fun and made with … wait for it … ice! You read that right, pour melted wax over crushed ice in empty Hiland Dairy cartons and the results are amazing.
Spring Is in the Air
I love spring flowers, so I wanted to make my own flower pots to showcase them. Using repurposed Hiland Dairy Organic Milk cartons and some extra fabric I had on hand from the Milk Carton Storage Boxes I created earlier this month, I was able to create these flower pots in no time!
Happy Easter, Everybunny!
I’ll admit it, I’m on a milk-carton crafting kick. My latest mission was to create a cute Easter-themed candy box made from a repurposed Hiland Dairy carton. I can’t wait to see my kids’ faces light up on Easter morning!
Straighten Up and Get Organized
What started out as one junk drawer turned into many around my house. So, I decided to repurpose my Hiland Dairy cartons into these adorable storage boxes. My drawers are now organized, and I’m a happier diva!
A Whale of a Tale
Today is National Children’s Craft Day, so let’s celebrate by helping the kiddos make this adorable whale water scoop for bath time or playtime. Simply use a repurposed Hiland Dairy milk jug and let the water fun begin.
This little piggy went to market … and this little piggy laughed all the way to the bank! You can repurpose a gallon-sized Hiland Dairy Milk jug to make this cute piggy bank. Your kids will love saving money by dropping coins into the slot. Let’s get crafting!
It’s a Hoot!
With spring around the corner, birds will be chirping around before we know it, and this owl bird feeder craft will look amazing in your yard. Plus, you’ll get to watch all the birds enjoying a snack. Let’s get crafting!
All You Need is Love
Be mine. Hug me. Cutie pie. No matter how you say it, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to let your family know how much you love them. This year, I decided to create these cute containers to use for my kids’ school lunches for a Valentine’s Day surprise.
Window Winter Wonderland
Want to add some cheerful swag to your windows? Think snowflakes and snowmen this winter, and let the fun begin. These sun catchers are simple to make and will brighten your home when the sun shines in!
And All Through The Town …
Creating a village out of repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk cartons is a great hands-on project for you and your kids this holiday season. Start saving your cartons now so when holiday break starts, your kids can start crafting away! Follow these step-by-step directions and you’ll have a festive village in no time.
Give Your Pumpkins This Magical Makeover
I love the idea of recycling my Halloween pumpkins by transforming them into these wonderful flower vases for my Thanksgiving table. There’s no need limit pumpkins to pies and soups this fall. Grab your carving knives, Divas, it’s time to dig in!
Leaf It up to Me
Put on your crafting hats, Divas! This DIY leaf bowl is not only fun, but it’s also functional. You’ll have to set aside some time for this one, but it is worth the wait. Once your bowl is crafted, throw in some candy, potpourri or faux acorns to brighten up your coffee table.
Scare Up Some Fun
This Halloween, make your own monster candy holder using a repurposed Hiland Dairy milk jug. How adorable would this look on your front porch for the trick-or-treaters? What’s more? It’s eerily easy to create!
Oh, Glow On!
Grab your empty Hiland Dairy milk jugs and get your glow on! These adorable leaf luminaries are so easy to make yet so pleasing to the eye. But you’d better hit the nature trail soon before the colorful fall foliage makes way for the first frost.
Add Halloween Milk Jug Lanterns to Your To-Do List
Alrighty, Divas. Start saving your Hiland Dairy Milk jugs (if you haven’t already), because you’re going to want to light up your front porch with these Halloween milk jug lanterns. This craft is simple and inexpensive. Plus, it will have your neighbors saying, “Why didn’t I think of that!”
Create a Witch Windsock Using Hiland Milk Jugs
I hope you’ve been saving your Hiland Dairy Milk gallon jugs, because fall crafting is about to get exciting! Check out this adorable witch windsock you can make with a few crafting supplies and a repurposed milk jug. It’s super cute and easy!
It’s Not Magic, It’s Science!
What do you get when you mix Hiland Dairy Milk with vinegar? A mess? No! You get a “plastic”-making science experiment your kids will love (of course, true plastics are made from polymers, not milk and vinegar). So, let the fun begin.
And they’re off!
The Kentucky Derby might be notorious for its horses, jockeys and roses, but I have to admit…I LOVE the hats! So much so, they inspired me to create a festive centerpiece hat out of a repurposed Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese container. Want to give it a try? Check out my simple step-by-step directions…
May Day is right around the corner, so why not round up the kiddos and make this year’s door hopping tradition memorable with these adorable May Day baskets? With a few craft supplies, you can turn repurposed Hiland Dairy Yogurt containers into May Day magic!
Plant a seed and watch it grow with this easy DIY seed starter!
Now is the time to create your seed starter garden so you can enjoy fresh veggies and herbs all summer long. This DIY project is the perfect way to reuse my empty Hiland Dairy Yogurt containers and is easy enough for the kids to get involved. I put mine together in a jiffy and so can you!
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Nothing says “You’re special!” quite like beautiful flowers. So, send your kiddos to school with these cute Flower Garden Valentine’s Day Boxes made from repurposed milk jugs. It will “bee” the hit of the party!
Why spend a fortune on Holiday decorations when you already have what you need to brighten up your home? Check out this crafty way to create Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer from repurposed milk jugs. This idea is super easy and fun for the kids!
Fall is in the air…
One of the things we love most about this season is bringing the warm colors of fall into our Hiland Home. If you haven’t already used all of your empty Hiland Dairy milk jugs to make Milk Jug Ghost Lanterns, we’ve got another great way to upcycle them with these Milk Jug Fabric Pumpkins!
Here at The Hiland Home, we know the importance of recycling. However, teaching your child the importance of being environmentally friendly is easier said than done. That’s why we’ve come up with these ideas on how you can repurpose your Hiland Dairy milk jugs into something fun and sustainable for the kids to use!
My daughter’s birthday was coming up and I needed to find an activity that would be interesting to a group of six to twelve year old girls. Here’s the challenge: I wanted to do something out of the ordinary and inexpensive … or ‘cheap’ if you prefer!
On the plus side, my daughter loves to be crafty and I encourage her to use her imagination. So, together we came up with the idea of a ‘Milk Jug Jam Party.’
Hiland Dairy milk jugs are made from recyclable plastic so that they can be reclaimed and reborn as new milk jugs (or whatever plastic thing you can think of). But if you’re feeling a bit creative, a Hiland Dairy milk jug can be repurposed and “upcycled” into a whole new thing. In this case, an attractive (literally) bird feeder to offer up snacks to your neighborhood’s feathered friends!
Art They Can Eat
I have two daughters, the youngest of which has sensitivity to wheat. We’ve found that a regular dose of Hiland Dairy yogurt helps keep her system happy, so we’ve come up with an activity that’s great for her tummy and creativity.
Need a last minute Valentine’s Day Box that is unique and inexpensive?
Look no further! We’ll show you how to make a fun, unique and inexpensive “Love Monster” Valentine’s Day Box using a milk jug and a few simple craft supplies.