Milk Jug Flowers

You know what they say, one man’s (or woman’s) trash is another (wo)man’s treasure. Turns out this is especially true when it comes to milk jugs.

Last month the Maine Center for Creativity unveiled a new installation at Westbrook’s Blue Note Park entitled Art All Around. The exhibition featured recycled materials transformed into experiential art. We were excited to see one of those transformations included recycled Oakhurst milk jugs.


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These adorable Milk Jug Flowers are easy to make and such a cute craft to do with the kiddos on a rainy day. Here’s how to put one together:

  1. Rinse and clean out a one-gallon (Oakhurst) milk jug.
  2. Draw petals around the top half of the bottle, stretching down from the opening.
  3. Cut the petals along the previously drawn lines.
  4. Bend the petals backwards (against the natural contour of the bottle) until they hold their new shape.
  5. Paint (spray paint makes for a more uniform color, but brushes can be more fun!) or glue anything you like on the flower.
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