Treat Cups Made From Recyclables

I seem to be constantly trying to come up with new ways to recycle items that would normally make its way to the garbage. I have really started to become a little bit nutty in the garbage department but for now I think that's okay.
This is a cute little project that even little ones could help with. I think they would be great for party and shower favors or could even make a cute little gift holder.

What you will need for this project:

- empty yogurt containers
- plastic bags
- glue or tape 
(I used tape at first but found it didn't work well so ended up using hot glue)
- scissors
- crumpled paper similar to tissue paper 
(I used paper that our peaches were wrapped in)
- stickers (optional)
- treats

Firstly, take a plastic bag and cut it horizontally in half. Then cut a thin strip from the bottom of the top piece.

Next, wrap the bottom half piece of plastic around the yogurt cup. Glue in place. Just a small dab of glue in two places is plenty. 

Next wrap the top piece of plastic over the first piece of plastic. Handles should be facing upward. Glue in place. 

Then take the thin strip of plastic and tie it around the cup. 

Lastly, add a sticker if you like and fill with treats and a piece of crumpled paper. 

If you have no plastic bags you can use paper to cover the cups and use wool or ribbon to make handles.

The only real cost to make these are the treats to fill them up.

Hope you all don't think I am too nutty!!!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend :)

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  1. it's a really clever&easy idea! thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes they are very quick and easy to make.
      Thank you for stopping by!

  2. That's really clever, Bismah! Love that it has carry handles, too. We could probably save a ton if we recycle more. I just know we could.

    1. Thank you Sharon! Yes I am sure we could save more and recycle more too. We just have to get our imaginations running wild :)

  3. I really admire you. When recycling came to our area, years ago, we jumped on the bandwagon but most of our neighbors did not. It amazes me how the minimum, we can do, is challenging for others. You are inspiring us to do even more.

    Love the ideas.

    1. Thank you Chaya!
      I am very fortunate to be a stay at home mom. While I still have my busy moments I do get times to allow myself a little creativity. I hope that I too will be able to continue to do more :)

  4. Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing on The Creative Home & Garden Hop! I can't wait to see what you share today :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Hopefully I can come up with more inspiring ideas :)

  5. Those are really cute! Good idea!