Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Fun Way to Recycle Baby Formula Containers for the Holidays

I made this cute little cookie canister for my sweet neighbors that live next door. I have so many empty baby formula containers, and thought I would recycle them and put them to good use. Cute huh?  All I did was measure how tall the canister is and measured how much paper I would need to fit around it and cut it out of some scrap paper I used on my "Joy" sign (post below).  Next I used Mod Podge to "glue" the paper onto the canister. You want to make sure not to put too much or it will start to bubble.  Once that dries you put one coat of Mod Podge on top of your paper to seal it all. So easy and so cute!

Our neighbors helped me with my girls last month while my husband was on rotations, so Mia has really fallen in love with them and was so excited to bake them some cookies.  Don't mind my VERY RETRO kitchen ;-)  My friend Amy made and sent Mia this cute Christmas apron made from dish towels. Isn't it just darling?

I LOVE snicker doodles!  I made a batch to put in the little canister for my neighbors and made a batch for us. I bought this Christmas platter at WalMart. I couldn't pass it up since I'm starting over with all our Christmas stuff.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Snickerdoodles are a Christmas favorite at my house, too!

=)

PS. Oops. Forgot to send your check. I'll try to get that thing mailed today.

Mama Pea said...

Hey, great recycling idea! I love it!

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sew grown said...

What a great idea! I might have to go dig through the recycle bin:) I like the retro kitchen. We are closing on our new house on the 20th and the kitchen is all 80's baby. Not such a great year for design. I'm mailing out your clutch next week. I hope you like it!

Melissa said...

SO CUTE! I remember having formula cans and not knowing what to do with them all! I also got that same platter (and mugs) from Walmart:) I loved the colors in it:)