Don’t remember what the occasion was when my kids got Mentos gum. But I do remember being intrigued by the cute little plastic containers. I kept the containers so I could figure out a way to repurpose them.
Of course, for the first little container, I grabbed the decorative paper and Mod Podge. It’s the perfect project to use up those little scraps of decorative paper that you just couldn’t throw out because you just knew you’d be able to use them some time. Well, some time is here in the form of a Mentos container. Because the container is curved I used rubber bands to hold the paper in place while the Mod Podge was drying. I let it dry about an hour and then put the container to work holding the attachments to my car charger.
I was so charmed by how cute the container turned out (and might have been most excited by how EASY and quick it was to make).
For the next two containers I decided I wanted even quicker results so I rummaged through my stickers and found baseball stickers that would fit on the Mentos container. Since the first one container was very girly with the sparkly flowers, I wanted to make a boy-themed container (have to be fair and all when you have both girls AND boys in your home). How easy was that? I then stumbled upon these adorable bandage stickers and “bing” the light bulb went off. The Mentos container was the perfect size to hold band-aids in my “mom purse” , you know the one with all the life-saving stuff you just have to carry with you at all times.
Now I can carry snack money to the beach in a decorated and disguised Mentos container so it’s not a target for opportunisticbeach thieves.
I’m really happy with how they turned out. But I think my favorite is the band-aid holder.