16 ideas for re-using cartons and disposable dishes


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When we use disposable plates, cups or bowls, we automatically think that they should be thrown out afterwards. However, that is a real waste when we see just what can be done with them. Whether you’re thinking practically or creatively, these objects can be put to great uses if only we put our heads to it. Here are a few clever ideas to get you thinking. 

Give a good clean to your plastic and styrofoam containers and have fun with them!

1) Wrap some elastic bands around a styrofoam cup and put it into boiling water to create interesting shapes.

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plumperfectandme
plumperfectandme
plumperfectandme
plumperfectandme
plumperfectandme

2) Use cartons as cement molds to create ideally shaped pots or containers

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southernrevivals

3) Create beautiful designs

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themetapicture

4) Condiment containers make excellent paint pots

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teresapea

5)…Or they are also great for protecting babies’ soothers when they are in the baby bag

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demotivateur

6) Look at what can be used to make fantastic wool dispensers!

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sewlicioushomedecor

7) If you need to create attractive patterns, the bottom of a plastic carton could come in handy

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picklebums

8) Set up a mini greenhouse for young shoots

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Pinterest/Julie Fenner
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