Everyone knows the famous mantra recycle reduce reuse, but the reuse part is sometimes difficult. It is often not obvious how to reuse all the things that you can recycle. Also the word reuse itself is pretty limiting. It seems like the only thing you can do is use it for its intended purpose. So for Long Island Iced Tea, for example, the only option is to refill our bottles with a different beverage. But there is so much more that they can be used for! So it is time to get creative and get crafting!
First and easiest, is you can use our bottle as a vase for a cute bunch of flowers! Or with a little cutting, make it into a planter for herbs or flowers. This will look especially nice when we release our brand new bottle in the beginning of March! Another practical idea is to use it for storage; nails, beads, candy etc. If you have little ones in your life, turn it on its side and with a little foam and tape, it becomes almost every animal imaginable. A lizard, a cow, a dog, a cat, you name it! Maybe even a piggy bank. In the winter decorate it to look like a snowman, with a scarf and face and everything! They can even be made into pencil pouches with a little glue and a zipper! But the bottle is not the only part that can be refurbished. The caps can be made into magnets, or a fun alphabet by attaching letters to them. The gallon jugs can be used too, as watering cans by poking holes in the caps or into storage bins with strategic cutting and gluing. Some of these crafts need further instructions of course, so check out the tutorials and some other cool ideas on our Pinterest, @longislandteas!