Upcycled Crystal Light Container

Blogged under Design Ideas by Tammy on Tuesday 6 November 2012 at 2:55 pm

My husband and I are regular Crystal Light drinkers. As a result, we end up with a couple of empty containers each week. The containers are plastic with a sleeve-style label that easily slips off. The lids snap on and off, so you end up with a reusable container once you have used up all the packets of drink mix.

I have been saving these for month with the idea that I could up-cycle them. So far, I am having mixed results. I’ve tried adding stickers and then covering them with Mod Podge. I’ve also tried decorating paper and also covering it with Mod Podge. When I don’t get bubbles, the paper ends up look the best I think. Here are some photos of how I’ve been experimenting with various crafting ideas to turn the discarded containers into reusable gift boxes.

Cut the paper to size so that it will cover the container.

Use ink and rubber stamps or any number of paper decorating items to decorate the paper. Here is one for Christmas, but I also did a few that say “Happy Birthday.”

Using a foam brush and Mod Podge, adhere the paper to the container. Cover all of it with Mod Podge and let it dry.

Here are some other containers I decorated. For ones that are not totally covered with paper, wrap the gift in a little tissue first and insert that into what is now a “gift box.”

Just a few more…

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