DIY – 10 Ways to Reuse Empty Containers

DIY – 10 Ways to Reuse Empty Containers


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. 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 ?


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. A Flower Vase 

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 ! ?



3. 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. A Socks Jar

If you live in a big city like me, you might have a small home, and therefore not much space to store 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 powder jars) to organize things like socks. It makes them so much more easy to find, since we can see them all at once !



5. 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 the straws are pretty  ! ⭐️



6. A 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 ! ?

(I wrote “Laundry” in french on it)



7. DIY Reed Diffuser 

I made a post some time ago named 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 empty perfume container, and put the mixture in it with the sticks. And to decorate it, a little sparkly ribbon was perfect ✨



8. A 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. A 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 to make the same one ?



10. A 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 way fancier than it was ! ?



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That was the last idea, I hope I helped you even a little 🙂

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 ?


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    • 26/02/2017 / 19:10

      Thank you ! Best wishes ?

  1. 26/02/2017 / 17:46

    Love this post! You have some very creative ideas.

    • 26/02/2017 / 19:10

      Thank you so much ! ❤️ I try to haha 🙂

  2. lilhiddentreasures
    26/02/2017 / 17:55

    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!

    • 26/02/2017 / 19:14

      Thanks a lot ! ? Yes I love to customise things, and make them the most personalised I can 🙂 Have a nice sunday !

  3. 26/02/2017 / 18:05

    Ooh I love your ideas! <3

    • 26/02/2017 / 19:15

      Thank you ! 🙂

  4. 26/02/2017 / 19:22

    Oooh I love this! The reed diffuser looks really good. I always find a way to reuse jars! My fav coffee is Douwe Egberts, it comes in a really nice glass jar. I like to put coloured class pebbles in them and shells to match the room décor, and I tie a bow around the neck 🙂

    • 26/02/2017 / 21:35

      Thank you ! ? That’s a really great idea too, it seems very cute ? Have a great Sunday !

      • 26/02/2017 / 22:31

        It was a rare ‘lightbulb’ moment on mine ?. Thanks, you too! Oh yeah, I also meant to say I like the Pusheen ?

        • 26/02/2017 / 22:53

          It’s cute isn’t it ? <3 I'm a big fan of Pusheen, these notebook and pens were a part of my very first blog post, it was a full Pusheen haul ! 😀

  5. 26/02/2017 / 22:01

    These are amazing ? I’m going to start saving containers now xx

    • 26/02/2017 / 22:16

      Thank you ! <3 Do so, it's really cool what you can do with a bit of customisation ! ?

  6. 26/02/2017 / 22:40

    I love these ideas! I would never think to reuse jars like this, thank you for sharing! I think I would definitely be doing some of these, I would love to decorate them aswell!

    Gemma |

    • 26/02/2017 / 22:57

      Thank you ! I’m glad you liked these ideas, good luck with your own customisation ! ?

  7. 27/02/2017 / 08:30

    It looks beautiful! Love the ideas, definitely going to try them out.

    • 27/02/2017 / 09:31

      Thank you ! Do so, its really cool how it stimulates creativity ! ?

    • 27/02/2017 / 09:36

      Thanks a lot ! ☺️

  8. 28/02/2017 / 16:13

    Beautiful! 🙂 So pretty, will try some of them at home for sure! Have a nice day :3

    • 28/02/2017 / 17:16

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked what I did ! ? Good luck with your own crafting, and have a nice day too ! ?

  9. 28/02/2017 / 16:38

    A socks jar! That is a brilliant idea!! My huge pile of spare socks would be happy to get all together! ?Monica x

    • 28/02/2017 / 17:26

      Thank you ! ? I feel you, I had the same problem before ?

  10. 28/02/2017 / 20:06

    Wonderful suggestions!! Very creative!!! Thank you!

    • 28/02/2017 / 20:27

      You’re welcome ! And thank you for stopping by ??

    • 14/03/2017 / 17:59

      You’re welcome ! 🙂

  11. Nora Melkebeke
    06/03/2017 / 16:52

    Reblogged this on .

  12. 08/03/2017 / 15:30

    I love the sock jar idea, excellent. Will do.

    • 08/03/2017 / 15:31

      Thanks ! I’m glad I helped ?

    • 09/03/2017 / 19:17

      Thank you ! 🙂

  13. 11/03/2017 / 22:08

    Great post!!

    • 11/03/2017 / 23:07

      Thanks Robin ! ?

    • 13/03/2017 / 09:24

      Thank you ! ? I try to be ?

  14. Maggie
    16/03/2017 / 04:03

    Your sock jar was very clever!

    • 16/03/2017 / 13:51

      Thank you Maggie ! ?

    • 22/03/2017 / 17:52

      Thank you ! ☺️

  15. 27/03/2017 / 07:26

    Amazing! Love the creativity and the presentation is drop dead gorgeous! ^_^

    • 27/03/2017 / 11:10

      Thank you so much ! ? I did surpass myself for that one haha ?

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