By Noreen Doll.
Create a clever organizer from square quart bottles.
These bottles would ordinarily be tossed into the recycle bin, but square bottles fit nicely together.
So I decided to cut the tops off them and repurpose them into little storage bins that could be nested together inside a larger bin.
This keeps all the little parts organized and easier to use.
Here’s how I made an organizer from square quart bottles.
1. Decide how tall you want the bins to be. Make sure they won’t be too tall to fit in the larger bin with the lid on.
2. Mark the measurement all around the bottle and draw a line.
I didn’t measure for exactness, I just cut the top off. But if you want them to all be exact in size, then measure.
My bins are about 2 12/ inches tall, and they are 3 inches square.
3. Cut the top off the bottle.
If you used a Sharpie to draw a line around the bottle, use alcohol on a paper towel to remove it.
4. Repeat with the rest of your bottles.
5. Put the small bins inside the larger bin and fill with whatever you need to organize.
You can use small clothespins to hold the bins together, although clothespins will probably be too tall to fit in the larger bin with the lid on.
However, if you want to have just the small bins sitting on your craft table, the clothespins are a good way to keep them together and help prevent spilling.
These would also be handy for organizing kids’ small toys – such as Legos, or Barbie accessories.
If you make the bins taller, you could use them to hold crayons or markers.
To hold large assortments or bigger items, cut off gallon size milk jugs and clip the bottoms together.