Formula Cans

Today’s repurposed items are Formula Containers & Glass Syrup bottles.


What you’ll need:

  • A washed and dried formula container
  • An eco-friendly paint or you can use a spray adhesive and decorative paper
  • Embellishments
  • Labels
  • Markers/pens

I painted two small formula containers and allowed them to dry in the sun. Next, I chose a decorative labels in coordinating colors to apply to the container. You have many options however. You could use paint, markers, or chalk (with chalkboard paint). You can reuse greeting cards but cutting them to use as cardstock for labels or embellishments. You can use ribbons and fabrics for embellishments.

These containers are PERFECT for coralling lots of things! I use them for craft stamps and ink.

Here are some other suggestions:

  • Nailpolishes
  • Baby socks
  • Baby mittens
  • Create a safety kit for your little one to stash in the car or diaper bag: include bandaids, first aid cream, anti-itch cream, alcohol swabs, q-tips, nail clippers and file, a medicine dropper, thermometer strips, gauze, and a reusable ice pack. Etc.
  • Small toys such as lego pieces fit perfectly
  • Store tealight candles in one (If you’re using candles, soy based are better for you and the environment, but it’s best to avoid all candles.)
  • Use as reusable snack containers (paper not recommended as an embellishment in this case)
  • Use as a wipes container. Pop some moistened wipes in one and go.
  • Use as a pencil cup without the lid
  • Store paintbrushes in one
  • Put travel size shampoos and lotions in one to pack in your suitcase instead of using a plastic bag. If something leaks, it won’t get on your clothes!
  • Put small toys in one and leave it in the car for on the go
  • Create an art container with a few crayons, a note pad, and some stickers for on the go creativity
  • Use in the kitchen as a canister set! Sugar, flour, and even cookies will fit great in these!
  • Make up
  • Hair ties or hair bows. Slide headbands around the outside of the container to save even more room and keep accessories together.
  • Cut a slit in the top and create a cute piggy bank for the kids!
  • Cut a slit in the top for a “Loose Change” jar in the laundry room
  • If you have limited cabinet space, you can store lids to travel cups in a container and stack the travel cups together (those without handles any way)
  • I always end up with a breast pad. Reusable breast pads fit perfectly in the smaller round containers. Can use for travel or keeping them together in your closet.
  • House tampons in one; Mama cloth fits great in these as well

There are so many more uses! Think twice before throwing this gem out!

* Use the scoopers in coffee ground containers, sugar, flour, loose teas, etc.


About palaciosamantha
I'm a Social Media Manager for a large home decor company who enjoys staying current in trends in both the fashion and home industries. I have a passion for writing, art journaling, expressive painting, and photography. My greatest loves are my two children.

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