We go through a lot of milk around here, with 3 self-professed milkaholics. Which means there’s a lot of gallon milk jugs that get thrown out. I know, what a waste. They’re put to much better use in our Milk Jug Flowers Garden Craft.
Our Milk Jug Flowers Garden Craft is fairly simple to make and so incredibly cute, too. A true reuse and repurpose craft, we went with items we happened to have on hand, like a wooden skewer for the stem and regular glue. If you’re going to leave them outside, however, I do recommend a stronger, water-proof glue like Gorilla Glue.
They actually came out much better than I expected, I was honestly impressed! We’ll be sure to make more to decorate our garden.
Milk Jug Flowers Summer Garden Craft
- Empty gallon milk jug w/plastic cap
- Wood skewer
First, take your gallon milk jug and begin cutting out small circles of the plastic material for the petals. I needed 8 circles for my flower. These do not need to be uniform and the differences in size and shape help give it a more flower-like appearance. Glue edges together with a glue stick until they all connect.
Then, cut out a larger circle for the petals and milk top to glue against. Punch a tiny hole in the middle of this piece for the skewer to slide through.
Glue petals onto the larger milk jug circle as well as the milk top with the liquid glue. Give these a bit of time to dry completely, then slide skewer through hole.
A perfect craft for summer, these Milk Jug Flowers would make a whimsical addition to a garden whether in the ground or in a container. The milk tops come in different colors, depending the kind of milk you buy, so you could have a rainbow of kid-made milk jug flowers lining your real flowers. Be sure to find more fun summer crafts at Our Kid Things!