DIY: Brilliant Pencils Containers From Upcycled Plastic Bottles

A nice idea to recycle old plastic bottles into pencil containers. All of Newtons colours.

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  1. Kelly Rainey - July 26, 2010

    This is genius. Now if I could figure out how to maybe cut a different area so that I could hang them on the wall or from my curtain rod that has other craft organization hanging from it.

    • Lucia Stegemeyer - July 31, 2013

      Maybe you can just reverse things and use the handle of the jug to hang on your curtain rod with hooks (if you want to move them from the rod…or yarn/string if you will leave them there all the time). Then just cut out a large enough section on the opposite side of the jugs handle for access to the pencils. Good Luck

  2. Skip - July 26, 2010

    @Kelly: Maybe you could cut a hole in the top (er, I guess it would be the bottom?) of the container big enough to put a hook in so that it would work with your curtain rod?

  3. pye - July 27, 2010

    This is a very cool idea I use them to load up my color pens , pencils to Carrie them from my supply room to project table

  4. Priscilla - October 11, 2010

    I’ll definitely make this to my little ones, but I’ll put some tape at the cut edge, as someone comments…I love it, it’s a really and pretty eco idea…… I posted at

  5. Isabelle Raffin Ripp - November 2, 2010

    I’m sure this creator is a school teacher :)

  6. Miami Foreclosure Defence - May 2, 2011

    Thats pretty creative, that would be great for schools

  7. Paolo Imperiale via Facebook - July 12, 2011

    I simply love your daily tips. Keep up the good work!!!

  8. Upcycling via Facebook - July 13, 2011

    Fun idea! Keep up the good work

  9. Karin Adolph via Facebook - January 19, 2012

    I love color!

  10. office products - August 28, 2012

    Very resourceful! A pencil for all.. A must have reuse reduce recycle!

  11. Mel the Crafty Scientist - October 7, 2012

    Love your blog and how you upcycled plastic bottles and so I featured you in my roundup of plastic bottle crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  12. Khloe - April 2, 2013

    That’s awesome I am so doing that

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  14. Faby Enne - July 21, 2014

    Encore une preuve que les instits ont de l’imagination !

  15. Laure Lavallee - July 21, 2014

    des idées de rangement pour l’atelier !

  16. Rachel - May 8, 2015

    How do you make these

  17. Patty - July 13, 2015

    Hi! What kind or brand of milk are these jugs from? The ones I found at Raplhs, Smart and Final and Bristol Farms don’t sit properly… They tilt on one side due to the lack of base.

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