How To Recycle Crystal Light Containers

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Supplies needed to make.
Winding the yarn.
Wrap until you can no longer see the container.
Display cards, flowers. Add decorations.
Photo: don_mae

Off and on, for years I have been saving plastic Crystal Light containers. I would get an idea, make one or two, toss the rest.  Then start the cycle over every few years.

There are many uses for these containers.

Here are just a few:

  1. Decorative Vase

  3. Floral arrangement

  5. Pen/Pencil holder

  7. Greeting Card holder

  9. Earring holder

  11. Towel holder

  13. Display buttons/photos


To make this vase like I did, you just need a few supplies.

  • One plastic Crystal Light container, 6 1/2" tall and 2 5/8" diameter, the taller one.

  • Yarn, approximately 50 yards

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Cardboard

Directions to make one VASE:

Clean off label residue, punch hole in bottom large enough to insert scissors. Cut out the bottom, tape cut edges to keep container from cracking as you work.

Cut a small rectangle of cardboard and punch hole in top. Wrap yarn around cardboard. (See photo)

Begin wrapping container. Continue until plastic no longer visible or until you are satisfied. Tie off on the underside.

Decorate as desired.  Insert round block of styrofoam in bottom to use as pen/pencil holder.

If Crystal Light containers are not available, use any type round container with open top and bottom. Should work the same way. 


Pattern or design used: My own design - don_mae
posted in: gallery, yarn, recycle, vase, floral, floral arrangement, plastic Crystal Light containers

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