I’m all about repurposing things when and where I can. I mean, why spend money that could otherwise be saved for a fun trip, activity, or evening out?! My newest hacks for recycling are all about baby wipe dispensers. You already have them, they fit into many different spaces, and the dispenser lid makes for some pretty perfect solutions! Here are 10 ways to repurpose your baby wipe containers.
1. Craft Storage
Give your craft supplies some organization. Now if we could just get the kids to put the lids on the markers… Visit Sweet Shoppe Designs for all the details.
2. Baby’s First Laptop
Keep those curious fingers away from your keyboard by giving baby his/her own “laptop” toy. Simply cut out cardstock paper in the shape of the baby wipe dispenser lid, create a keyboard, and add fun screen images. She Wears Flowers shares the DIY tutorial here.
3. Drawer Organizers
Give your drawers, cabinets, or closets some needed organization. Such an inexpensive and simple solution to all that medicine cabinet chaos! Source.
4. First Aid Kit
Put together your own customized First Aid Kit inside an empty baby wipe dispenser box. This would be perfect to keep in your car for those accidents on-the-go! Visit My Frugal Adventures for more information.
5. Trash Can
Even a simple ride home from school can result in wrappers, papers, and who knows what else being thrown all over the car. Help keep the mess at bay by making your own trash can for the car. Busy As A Honey Bee gives step-by-step instructions here.
6. Yarn Holder
What a perfect way to keep your yarn skeins. Just pull the end of the yarn through the opening in the lid. No more tangled messes!
7. Plastic Bag Dispenser
There’s always a need to keep spare plastic bags at home. Problem is where to keep them all! Here’s the perfect solution to find some organization. Just put the bags in the dispenser and pull them through the lid! See The Teacher’s Wife for more info.
8. Travel Lego Box
I don’t think kids need to bring toys along with them everywhere they go, but here’s an idea for those times when bringing a toy is appropriate. Glue a flat Lego base on the inside of the dispenser box, fill the box with loose Legos, and away you go. Source.
9. Alphabet Monster
I Can Teach My Child shares a creative way to help your child master the ABCs. Turn a baby wipe dispenser into a monster with a mouth. Then write the ABCs on bottle caps. To play, have your child feed the monster the alphabet by saying each letter, the letter’s sound(s), and a word that starts with the letter. How fun!
10. Game Storage
I love playing card games and board games! But I don’t love the game closet with all the loose game pieces, and toppled-over boxes. Jazzie and Tahlia shares the perfect solution by keeping games in empty baby wipe dispensers. All the dispensers are the same size, no more torn boxes, and all game pieces accounted for. Such a good craft project!