Jul 162014

When you see a cool container, are you like me and have a hard time throwing it out, knowing it MUST be good for something!  Certainly there is a way to up-cycle the container to keep it out of the trash!

Well this is how I feel about the containers the Cascade dish washing  tablets come in. 

I have used it for my homemade dry laundry detergent until I found a bigger and better container. 

Then one day after my daughter and her friends had been in my car, I noticed they left so many tissues and wrappers on the floor.  (Pretty girls but slobs!)  So I decided I needed some sort of garbage container.  I was just going to put it in there as is but since I seem to have a surplus of scrapbook paper, a light bulb went off.

This little project took me literally 10 minutes!


Up-cycled Cascade Container

I didn’t even remove the labels.

I cut the paper to size.  Added Mod Podge to both the container and the back of the paper.  I lined it up and pressed out the bubbles then added a top layer of Mod Podge.

Easy Smeasy!

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Such a cute and easy project: Up-cycled Cascade container

Now it is a matter of getting them to USE it!

What containers have you re-purposed?

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  12 Responses to “Up-cycled Trash Container for Your Car”

  1. Great idea! I’m the same way, hard to throw out a good container or glass candle jar once the contents are gone, so many other things they can be used for.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…

  2. I understand! I like the idea though!

  3. Loved this idea! My car is constantly a mess with my three boys and foster daughter so this would be amazing! I actually have one of those containers now that I couldn’t bring myself to toss since it even has a great lid that I knew had to be good for something! Like Cindy, I save my empty candle jars- they are so cute filled with bathroom items like q-tips, band-aids and such and so much cheaper than buying apothecary jars. I’m sure I’m going to be coming up with some more uses for them for teacher gifts too. I hate spending money on stuff when I can just re-purpose and it comes out just as cute! Thanks for linking up and I loved the idea!
    -S.L. Payne from uncommongrace.net

  4. What a clever upcycle! I always save glass containers. I recently made hanging lanterns from some old pickle/ sauce jars and tiki torches from wine bottles.

  5. I have these and have been wondering how to put them to use. All this time I have had two kids and a messy car. Thank you!

  6. I have one of these that is almost empty! I am doing this! Awesome!

  7. This is such a cute idea! I’m with you, I have a hard time throwing away a nice container!

  8. Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-109.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. Love this idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  10. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I choose your blog and nominated you for a Leibster Award. You can read all about it here: http://cityofcreativedreams.blogspot.ca/2014/08/nominated-for-leibster-award-my.html

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