“Surely you know me.
I’m the one who said it could be done.
The one you come to,
Always come to,
Every single day.
Who picks you up.
And cools you off.
And sends you on your way.
Thank you very much,
Lyrics from a Canadian television milk advertisement jingle (circa 1980) that I’ve – for some cockamamy reason – committed to memory.
Tote made from a milk carton, tissue paper, bits of plastic, a used chopstick, a paper clip, an old dowel, and a length of lace.
Have a great great day!
P.S. Linking here.
You are too much! I love that lined interior! Those buttons on the side are fabulous too.
Dresden Quilter says
Milk does the body good! You need to start your own store!
The idea and the details are amazing!
Michelle L. says
I love this! So useful and pretty. Esp. love the lacy handle!
hi michele, wow great transformation! i love upcycling too. i'm your newest follower… hope you come visit me. having my first linky party tomorrow at http://www.yesterdayontuesday.com and would love it if you'd link this up. malia
Papgena Made It says
That is seriously 'thinking out of the box'!!!
Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams says
Oh i just love this hand bag!!!!!!!! Mamma want!!!!!!
Fantastic milk carton makeover Michelle!!
Lori@Paisley Passions says
I am hosting a Thursday Linky called Thrilling Thursday. I would love for you to stop by and link up!
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Katie's Nesting Spot says
What a super fun idea, and very creative upcycle! I really like how you lined the inside and how it even has a divided section.
Cap Creations says
Wow what great detail. I too like the divided section on the inside. Neat!
Do you remember the old milk commercials where they stood in the mirror and their older reflection (always taller and better looking) would tell them how awesome they would be? Those were my favourite, In Living Color did a spoof ont hem too but I can't find either on YouTube. *pouts*
now that is original! great inspiration, and thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!
Very crafty tote! Would be perfect place to put a little present! The Pretty Packages party starts today…I hope you stop by!
Entertaining Women says
You've made the humble milk carton look classy. This could be cute with the little individual cartons or the larger ones, too. I wonder what type of glue you used on the waxed surface. Thank you for sharing your charming project. Cherry Kay
Sewing Daisies says
WOW you have been busy since I have been away…I love the buttons, the pansies… hey I love all of your work!!! 🙂
Oh wow, I kept scrolling down and it just kept getting cuter. I'd love it if you'd share this on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Denise Marie says
Wowza! I thought I was doing good adding scrapbook papers to recycled coffee and peanut containers to fill with a gift. lol
Thanks for stopping by the party and sharing this amazing idea!
Sandy Ang says
Another fantastic idea. Got to love recycling those containers !
wow this is called the idea; a cool use of the milk carton
I write about things that interest me, frustrate me, puzzle me and information that will be educational and useful to others. says
This carton is beautiful, Ir reminds me of making batches of chocolate chip biscuits for charity to sell and would make gift boxes for the biscuits out of recycled milk containers with pretty fabric or paper on top. Thanks for sharing. It inspires me to make some more again….
Very exciting! This will keep lots of children busy and very happy.
Ria – South Africa
the Lams says
Still remember this ad from the late 70s. Love it! Louis – Hongkong