DIY – 10 Ways to Reuse Empty Containers


Hey !

Everyone has empty containers at home, and almost every time when the original content is gone, we just put it in the bin and that’s it. But every time I can’t help but wonder :

Should I really throw this away ? Isn’t there a way to use this ?

It mostly happens when the container is pretty, or seems very practical. Here is a top 10 list of how I reuse my empty containers at home, maybe it’ll give you some ideas and inspiration for your own house !
Of course, if your container was food related, don’t forget to wash it carefully and dry it well ๐Ÿ™‚

1. The Classic Pencil Holder

This one is a basic, I used a yogourt pot, and just filled it with pencils and pens. I added a bit of washi tape, to make it even cuter !


2. Aย Flower Vaseย 

For this one I really loved the design of the bottle (It was a juice bottle), and because of the color I decided to use it as a flower vase, it looks very colorful that way ! ๐ŸŒบ



3.ย Aย Toothbrush Holder

Okay I know what you’re thinking : why not use a regular glass ? Well, I have a problem with glasses. I break them. Like, a lot, I can’t have anything made out of glass around me, because I WILL drop it and break it eventually. So really, a plastic container is the best for me. Plus, it kind of disgusts me to use a kitchen glass to hold toothbrushes, knowing that I might reuse it later to drink from it… maybe its weird, but I don’t like to mix hygiene and food related items !


4. Aย Socks Jar

If you live in a big city like me, you might have a small home, and therefore not much space to storeย things. For example, I don’t have drawers to organise my clothes, because I don’t have space for more furniture. So, I decided to use some jars (those were protein powderย jars) to organize things like socks. It makes them so much more easy to find, since we can see them all at once !


5.ย Aย Straw Holder

I like to be able to pick up a straw, and directly drink from it. I don’t like to go and search for my straws in their original stored box in a cupboard. Plus, in a holder I can use them to decorate the place if theย straws are pretty ย !ย โญ๏ธ


6. Aย Coin Jar

I use this container exclusively for laundry budget. I don’t have a washing machine at home, so I have to go wash my clothes in a Laundry (Laundromat?) outside, so whenever I have some extra coins I put them inside the coin jar !ย ๐Ÿ’ฐ

(I wrote “Laundry” in french on it)


7.ย Aย DIY Reed Diffuserย 

I made a post some time ago namedย 5 DIYs Pinterest made me do, and this one was into the post ! Go check it out if you want to know how to make the same. I basically took an emptyย perfume container, and put the mixture in it with the sticks. And to decorate it, a little sparkly ribbon was perfectย โœจ


8. Aย Nut Jar

I like to eat all sorts of nuts from time to time, and I think putting them in a see-through container looks really nice, it makes the kitchen seen a lot more “authentic” in a way !



9. Aย DIY Jam Jar

This one is again inspired from another post I made some time ago, If you have a glass container with a lid you can use it to store some DIY jam ! Check out my DIY – Clementine Jam post if you want the recipe toย make the same one ๐ŸŠ


10. Aย Make Up Brush Holder

Like my straws, I like my brushes and make up pencils to be within reach. This was a mustard container, to make it more stable I added a bunch of pearls at the bottom, like this I can just stick my tools there and they stay still. And also, the pearls make the whole thing look wayย fancier than it was ! ๐ŸŽ€


That was the last idea, I hope I helped you even a little ๐Ÿ™‚

I know it’s not easy when you don’t have much space or when you don’t know how to organize things.
Tell me if you enjoyed this post !

How do you use your own empty containers ?

See ya !ย ๐Ÿ’œ

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47 thoughts on “DIY – 10 Ways to Reuse Empty Containers

  1. Love your creativity with your jars! I love re-using glass jars as well. I notice that you “spruce” the plain jar up by adding some decorative elements to it, such as chalkboard paint and beads. They make it so much prettier!

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