Upcycled Fruit Bowl ~and~ Hanging Office/Craft Organizer #ChickfilaMomsDIY‬

Chick-fil-A sent me a few free product coupons and one was for their new Spicy Southwest Chicken Salad.  I couldn’t wait to try out this new salad and immediately I fell in love with it and have eaten four within the last two weeks (!) It is that good.  The fun part is they also challenged Moms in their Chick-fil-A Moms Club to come up with a DIY project upcycling the plastic salad container after eating the salad.

I love challenges like this and the rules were very loose, basically be creative and have fun with it. Since I had four salads and I was determined to make something from the four containers!

For my first DIY I turned the salad plastic container into a fruit bowl with the additional help from a used Earth Balance butter container.  For my second DIY I turned 3 salad plastic containers into a tiered hanging office/craft organizer.  I love the final result of both projects – they weren’t hard to make and can’t believe they were made using plastic containers that otherwise would have been tossed in the recycling bin.

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Check out the easy instructions below for both projects and when you are done with your Chick-fil-a plastic containers make sure to wash them out and save for a fun project.  You’ll be amazed at what you can create!

Fruit Bowl:

This upcycled fruit bowl was made using:

  • Chick-fil-A salad container (washed & dried thoroughly) 
  • Earth Balance butter container (washed & dried thoroughly)
  • Spray paint (I chose gold, but you can choose any color you’d like)
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Stickers (picked up at Michael’s)

Here are the simple steps to make this project:

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And here is the final fruit bowl, and I am just smitten over it!

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I am so in love with this project ~ it came out better than I envisioned and I was able to make it for under $5 using the previously used salad and butter containers. 

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You can choose any color you’d like to make it.  I think this fruit bowl could also double as a server for parties too!

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So what do you think?  Could you see this sitting on your kitchen table?!  Do you think anyone be able to guess it was made from a used plastic containers?
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Hanging Tiered Office/Craft Organizer:

Now for the second project I made…

This upcycled hanging office/craft organizer was made using:

  • 3 Chick-fil-A salad containers (washed & dried thoroughly) 
  • Spray paint (I chose coral and yellow, but you can choose any colors you’d like)
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Foam stickers/shapes (foam sheets can be used and cut into the shapes you’d like)
  • Small screw driver to make holes
  • Wooden beads (picked up at Michael’s)
  • Colored Twine (picked up at Michael’s)

Here are the simple steps to make this project:

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I hung this organizer right above my desk area which also doubles as my craft and sewing area.  I love how the organizer added extra storage space without having something additional sitting atop my desk and craft area.

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I choose to store my bundles of washi tape (you can never have enough washi tape,) markers, foam brushes, some scrapbooking tools, and twine in the organizer.  

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You could change up the colors on this project easily and also add different shapes along the sides or do away with them completely.  But I do think it adds an extra dimension to it!

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And as if I haven’t posted enough photos of the final organizer… here’s one more:

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Next time you’re about to toss your used containers think about what you could make from them… anywhere from a fruit bowl to an organizer the possibilities are endless!

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