Milk Jug Crayon Bucket {a Repurposing Project}

I’m repurposing again today- and adding a little Silhouette detail to it. The kiddo’s stuff always needs re-organizing, and now that I have multiple kiddos it means multiple piles toys, toys, toys. Ugh. I don’t have a ton of money to spend on organization, so I’ve been playing around with a few free to cheap ideas. I made this Crayon Carton from a milk jug, washi tape, and then pulled out the Silhouette for fun!

Washi Tape Milk Jug Crayon Carton from It Happens in a Blink


  • Clean, dry gallon milk jug
  • Washi tape
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic Paint

Begin by cutting the top off of the milk carton. I cut right below the handle portion. I went around the carton with a sharpie and marked where I wanted to cut to make sure I got an even cut line.

Milk Jug

Cut around on the line.

Milk Jug Cut

Paint the inside with acrylic paint. The easiest way that I found to do this with the best coverage is to pour in the paint, swish it around the carton, and let dry. Using a paint brush was taking way too long!

Now add the washi tape around the outside. I added an extra piece over the top to dull the cut edge.

I then cut out the word ‘CRAYONS’ with my Silhouette on vinyl and applied the word. Brush over the carton with Mod Podge to seal the deal. Dump in those assorted crayons, and there ya
‘ go. A practically free crayon carton. And I like free. It makes things easier when they are trampled upon, sat upon, or drawn on with marker to know that it was free. ‘Nuff said.

Milk Carton Crayon Keeper from It Happens in a Blink

If you have a Silhouette and would like to check out other projects made with the crafting tool, check out these:


Using Silhouette Studio as a Graphics Programme by Get Silvered

Hymn Art by Unoriginal Mom

D.I.Y. Wedding Invitations by Create & Babble

Pow! Superhero Party Decorations by Lil Mrs. Tori

Family Photo Tile & A Free Cut File by My Favorite Finds

They said yes! Bridesmaid Proposal Box by Everydaypaper

Home on the Range: An Accent Pillow by Suburble

“Keep Calm” Onesie by The Thinking Closet

August Silhouette Challenge Project by Give Me a Paintbrush

Fancy Powder Room Sign by Joy & Gladness of Heart

How to Organize Cards & Photos by Super Sweet Life

It’s Time to Try a New Craft Medium by Tanya’s Creative Space

Milk Jug Crayon Bucket by It Happens in a Blink

The Gold and Beautiful by The House on Hillbrook

My First Silhouette Project: A Vinyl Chicken Decal by Life After Laundry

A Stache Bash Part 1 by Home at Eight

One Shoe Can Change Your Life by An Elegant Touch

Washi Tape Wall Art by Tried & True

Washi Tape & Vinyl Sign by Tossed Salad Life


  1. says

    So adorable. I love that you recycled something so ordinary into a cute crayon bucket. And amen to free stuff. My three littles love to destroy anything that cost money. But if it’s free its okay. Although I hope you cute little crayon bucket survives for awhile, after all he is the cutest thing ever! Great job. Thanks for sharing your project!

  2. says

    My husband LOVES saving milk jugs and orange juice bottles to use for washing the boat or storing excess paint. Now, I’ll love saving them, too, to repurpose for organizational projects. Thanks for sharing this simple, yet brilliant storage solution. As a teacher, I have TONS of things that work well in a milk jug base. You’ve got my gears turning!

  3. says

    I love that! its great to use stuff that we have all the time rather than tossing it! plastic is here forever! I like the colors too! man triplets! with my twins- I tip my hat to you that you can do any project!!!!!


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