A few of my friends and I got together to do a Dollar Bin Challenge. This is where we choose the same dollar bin object and each upcycle it and put our own creative spin on it. None of us know what the others are doing until the night before our posts are published. For this challenge, we chose milk bottles. These were found in the dollar bin section at Target, two for $3.00. My upcycled milk bottles turned into fall turkeys!
- Milk Bottles
- Scrap Paper in Fall Colors
- Circle Craft Punch
- Wiggly Eyes
- Tape (double-sided works best)
These are the milk bottles I used.
First, I dug into my paper scraps bin. Yes I have a paper scraps bin in my craft room. It comes in handy for SO many projects, plus I don’t waste a lot of paper! I found these great colors. I liked that some had patterns.
I folded each piece of paper in half and made paper feathers. If you need tips on how to make paper feathers, I wrote a post on it!
Aren’t they pretty? To save time, I cut two at a time and it worked beautifully.
Using a craft punch I cut out three circles per turkey. I also cut out yellow beaks and red turkey wattles.
I spread out the feathers and taped them together with two circles (front and back).
For the turkey’s face I attached the beak and wattle and also added two wiggly eyes.
I taped it all together!
For a brown turkey you can fill your bottle with chocolate milk! My daughter drank the milk and thought it was the coolest thing ever! These would be great for a fall party or for the kid’s table at Thanksgiving!
Now let’s see what the other Bloggers came up with for our Upcycled Milk Bottles Dollar Bin Challenge! Be sure to check them all out!
Barbara from Chase the Star made this adorable milk bottle kids table centerpiece.
Make homemade Candy Corn Scrub from Loren at Pandora’s Craft Box!
Fun and festive Halloween Milk Bottles by Jenny from Simply Creative Ways!