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. It’s always great to find something else to do with them, though.
These Milk Jug Flowers are fairly simple to make and so incredibly cute, too. They actually came out much better than I expected, I was honestly impressed!
- Empty gallon milk jug w/plastic cap
- Wood skewer
- Glue (I used a glue stick and regular liquid glue, though if you are going to leave them outside I do recommend a stronger, water-proof glue like Gorilla Glue)
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.