Milk Carton Craft: 50 Ideas and Step by Step

Have you considered reusing the empty milk cartons and are usually intended for disposal? Know that you can take advantage of them to make crafts and smart creations for your home, and even, for sale (with dedication it is possible to earn some extra money).

The milk carton is versatile and you can use it to make the base of a coated object such as small boxes, wallets, purses, carrying cases and others. If you prefer a simpler option, you can just make cutouts and still get interesting results.

Craft inspirations using the milk cartons

To be inspired, we separate the most beautiful references of handicrafts with milk cartons from the internet. At the end, also see the step by step to make your own art! Check it:

Picture 1 - Beautiful example of using the milk carton to make a small bird house.


Image 2 - Simple use of boxes as pots of plants.


Instead of spending money on new pots, use the milk cartons to create your own pots. You can use a more elaborate and decorated option or a simpler one just for recycling.

Picture 3 - Boxes decorated and hanging.

Picture 4 - How about using them for lighting?


This is a smart solution for anyone looking to innovate. Put an artificial lighting inside the package, so you can elaborate in the holes creating different shapes.

Picture 5 - An unusual use: to use parts of the box to make a bag.


Although it gives more work, it is possible to make beautiful crafts such as bags and wallets to store objects. Abuse creativity in this hour.

Picture 6 - Another colorful option to create vibrant vases.


Try to use a material to coat the boxes, such as the fabric. So you can leave them with the color or the stamp that pleases you the most.

Image 7 - Different boxes used with the same packaging format.


Picture 8 - How about turning the box of milk into a beautiful package to store sweets?


The little boxes are great options for any type of object, besides being a practical option.

Picture 9 - Another option is to use the box of milk to create a beautiful vase.


Image 10 - To store Easter eggs.


Picture 11 - In this example of crafts, the milk carton was used to make a door scraps and as illustrations.


Image 12 - Milk cans transformed into decoration for Halloween party.


Another idea is to use the milk cartons to make creative designs to use in parties. Use your creativity to harness the material and complete your decor.

Picture 13 - What to make cutouts of the material to make penduricals?


Image 14 - Boxes of milk used as packaging for sweet souvenirs.


Picture 15 - Box of milk coated with fabric embroidered in the container.


Picture 16 - A simple clipping can turn into a box.


Image 17 - Colorful milk cartons as a vase and decorative pieces.


Picture 18 - Use the coatings on the box to create colorful and vibrant vases.


Image 19 - Boxes converted into characters. Use the dash to make your creations.


Picture 20 - Piece coated to place as support on the door.


Picture 21 - Another example of boxes to decorate a Halloween party.


Image 22 - Wallet made with boxes of milk and coated with printed fabric.


Picture 23 - Simple box to put pencils and pens.


Image 24 - Small stamped houses made with milk cartons.


Image 25 - Great option to use the milk carton: store tea or coffee sachets.


Image 26 - With small pieces of wood, these boxes have been transformed into a small birdhouse.


Image 27 - Boxes of milk with traces and face of owl.


Picture 28 - Box of milk transformed into a gift or gift box.


Another common option is to make packages for various party favors or baby showers using the milk cartons as a base.

Picture 29 - How about creating fun pots with characters faces or cartoons?


Picture 30 - Beautiful Christmas craftsmanship made with milk carton.


Picture 31 - Simple solution to make a hanging garden: use the boxes as vases.


Image 32 - Boxes of milk used as boats.


Picture 33 - Cutouts of boxes of milk to make a package for Easter.


Image 34 - Coated milk carton was used to make a small wallet.


Image 35 - London telephone booth made with milk carton.


Image 36 - Simple craftsmanship to use them as a pot.


Picture 37 - Small boxes cut like toy houses. Detail for painting.


Creating toys by reusing crates is certainly an economical option to have fun with the kids.

Image 38 - Handicraft with milk cartons using map paper as a coating.


Picture 39 - Turn a box of milk into a small objects door. Use the lid to close it!


Image 40 - Vase with printed paper outside


Image 41 - Another example of milk carton transformed into a bird's nest.


Picture 42 - How about building a beautiful city with crafts?


Picture 43 - Boxes of colored milk


Image 44 - The milk cartons were used to store women's makeup.


Image 45 - Another option of coated box to use as a party favor.


Picture 46 - Boxes together can form a great pot for storing remote controls.


Picture 47 - How about decorating the desk with reused boxes to keep pencils, papers and other items?


Image 48 - Small decoration bees made with milk cartons.


Picture 49 - Craft with box of milk to make small houses / buildings for children.


Image 50 - Boxes lined with paper and colored preachers.


Craft with milk carton step by step

Although some examples require more complexity and a greater number of materials to use, you can follow the step-by-step videos to make creations with the milk cartons.

In the first example, see how to make decorated boxes:

See also in the video below, the step by step to make a cutlery door with milk cartons:

Wondering how to create a tote bag with milk cartons? Watch:

In the next example, check out how to make a wallet with milk cartons:

In this example, watch the step-by-step to make a box with milk carton:

Incredible bag made with milk carton: