I asked on my Facebook page, “I made a decoupage pencil box out of a Crystal Light drink mix container… what else can I make/do with them?? Any ideas?” I got some great suggestions. In particular, I loved the comment made by Lorena Leon-Cruz when she said, “I use them to store my cut up celery and carrots and block cheese in the fridge. I also decorated one for sunglasses. My aunt uses them for her crochet hooks.” Immediately I knew I would take her suggestion and make a Drink Mix Container Drink Sunglasses Case. Here are two ways to cover them 1) with fabric and 2) by decoupage.
For some more fun Repurposing Ideas for these containers, check out this Instagram post or watch this video, 9 Ways to Repurpose a Plastic Drink Container!
Fabric Covered Drink Mix Container Drink Sunglasses Case
- Fabric of choice
- Rotary Cutter
- Trim (optional)
- Cut the fabric to size.
- Glue it to the container.
- Decorate with trim.
Here are the drink containers I used. These are also the perfect size for a school pencil box.
For these, I used leftover fabric scraps.
Decoupage Drink Mix Container Drink Sunglasses Case
- Plastic drink mix container
- Paper Cutter
- Decorative paper (I used scrapbook paper and an old map)
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
Here is the container that I used.
Another perfect fit.
I chose some pretty scraps of scrapbook paper and an old map left over from my Recycled map Drawer makeover I did.
Using a paper cutter I cut one inch thick strips approximately 8.5” in length. I used Mod Podge to decoupage the strips to the container.
Note: Towards the top, where the container is curved, I cut the strips in half due to the angle of the box.
Here is what it looks like when it is dry (approximately 15 minutes).
Here are two more AFTER photos.
This is such a fun and easy DIY gift idea.
Other Uses for Powdered Drink Containers
- Small Toy Storage (Barbie Accessories, etc.)
- Art Supplies
- Sewing Kits
- School Pencil Box
- Office Storage
- Makeup Bush Holder
- Travel Toothbrush and Toothpaste Holder
- Hold Butter Sticks or Cheese Sticks in Refrigerator
- Hold Utensils for Picnics
- Organize Hair Accessories
Think twice before throwing away your drink mix containers!
This article has been updated and improved from March 2013.