DIY Milk Jug Lunchbox

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Well, it’s not so much a lunchbox as it is a roomy sandwich box, but it’s got plenty of room for a hefty sandwich (double-decker, maybe?) and several baby carrots or blueberries. This is a simple instructional on how to turn a plastic jug into a reusable sandwich box that’ll cut down on your use of plastic sandwich bags and reduce waste. The only things you need are:

  • Clean, plastic gallon jug
  • Scissors
  • Pushpin
  • Permanent marker
  • Rubber band/adhesive Velcro dot


First, just draw lines around your jug as shown in the diagram. All four sides are shown.


After you’ve drawn the lines, carefully cut along the lines with scissors. This is how it should look after you’re done:


Using a pushpin, gently push holes into the creases that the flaps will create. This will make it easier for you to open and seal your sandwich box.

pushpin perforations

After you’re done with that, your sandwich box is ready to be filled and carried with you around campus. It’s especially handy if you’re going to have a long day and decide to pack a lunch the night before or even that morning. It can be easily washed by hand and can easily be remade if you accidentally throw it away. Here, I’ve put a Nutella and green apple sandwich inside.


To keep the box shut, you can simply use a rubber band, or attach an adhesive Velcro dot to the large flap and the one under it.


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