Today, we continue the series of upcycling your Gookie Dough pots. With the current plastic crisis, here at Gookie Dough, we want you to enjoy our delicious product but then make the most of the packaging. In the past, we've shown you ways to sass up your storage with desk tidies and how to store your beauty products. This time, we're recycling all things bathroom.
The ultimate makeup remover
You've most likely got a stash of cotton wool pads shoved somewhere in your bathroom cupboard. Makeup remover is essential, so instead of sticking to wipes or ruining all of your white towels, this will save your life! Grab your Gookie Dough tub and wash it out properly so it's clean. Insert your cotton pads inside until it's full to the top. Pour some makeup remover over your pads (be generous). Pop the lid on and then leave to soak. Now every time it's shower time, you can just grab your makeup remover-infused cotton pads. Easy!
If you're going travelling and have awkward sized bottles which won't fit in your luggage then say no more. We all know that the miniature travel bottles are way too small, especially when you've got crazy thick hair! Take your clean Gookie Dough tub and pour your shampoo, conditioner or shower gel into it until you have the amount you need. Secure with the lid. Now you have a compact size, perfect for travel with no leaks or broken caps!
Bath salts occasionally come in flimsy packets that don't reseal and spill everywhere. It's time to ditch the packet and go hardcore. Pour your bath salts into your Gookie Dough tub and secure with the lid. Pop on the bathroom shelf leak-free and fresh for your bubbles later on!
Our razors are awkward to store once they've been used. Prone to rust and dangerous if your home has little ones, there should be a solution. Take your Gookie Dough pot and clean it out thoroughly. Pop in your razors blade down and put somewhere out of reach. Not only will they be out of the way but they can also dry effectively in the pot which reduces rust and makes your razor last longer. Yay for smooth legs!
So, there's the bathroom edition with help from us! If you have any more recycling hacks with our tubs then please let us know in the comments below!
We've seen in previous blog posts that Gookie Dough tubs aren't just for storing your dough and then throwing them away. We love to encourage you cookie monsters to reuse and upcycle your tubs. Not only are they great for storage, you can make them into really useful pieces of equipment. Whether this is beauty, fashion or lifestyle related. Today, we're looking at how you can recycle your pots in the kitchen.
If you want to make your kitchen shelves colourful with pretty sweets and chocolates then our tubs look perfect on your shelves. Due to the plastic being see-through, you can really use this to your advantage. In our case, we used lollipops in the monster tub of Gookie Dough. However, when it comes to the smaller tubs, perhaps fill them with smarties and dolly mixtures for a vibrant splash of colour. A true focal point.
First of all, let's just take a moment to appreciate this colourful pasta. Yes, at first I thought it was flower petals or some strange cereal but it's so gorgeous! Instead of having packets shoved in the cupboard that are half open and left to go stale, using the Gookie Dough tub is so useful. The airtight pot allows food to stay fresh and is compact. No more ripped packets or disastrous spills.
Starbucks and Costa vibes are certainly present right now. Create a coffee corner in your kitchen which is perfect when you're in need of your caffeine boost. The use of coffee beans is becoming more common so why not turn your kitchen into a cafe. Another top tip is to keep the lid off if you're having guests around as the smell of coffee will linger through the air and get those nostrils sniffing in delight. You can thank us later for your morning fix.
What better way to make use of a Gookie Dough tub than to put cookies and biscuits into it as storage? Yes, that's right, your very own cookie jar courtesy of us. A cheaper way to store your yummy's compared to a jar from the shops. Not only that, but you're also saving the environment and doing some good for the planet.
Secure tubs that you can reuse with hardware plastic and a secure lid. The best part? You're saving money along with the world. Have any more ideas on how to upcycle your tubs in the kitchen? Let us know in the comments below!
When it comes to Gookie Dough pots, you'll be surprised with the number of things you can do to reuse them instead of throwing them away. We've got a blog series where we upcycle your cookie dough pots and today, we kick things off with the beauty edition. So, girls, a heads up because this one is for you (and guys, of course, especially if you're a contact lens wearer). Today, in particular, we focus on the monster tubs for all of those important bits.
Finding a makeup brush holder is a difficult challenge and when you come across one, you're put off by the price. However, how cute brushes look in a Gookie Dough tub? All you need to do is wash the pot out thoroughly and pop your brushes in. As simple as that! Of course, removing the label is optional but it will look better on your vanity without. The great thing is that the tub is rather large so you're able to access your brushes with ease.
#2 Toiletry Holder
When we have a bath or shower, we tend to get our products everywhere. Shampoo will be at one end while the shower gel is hiding behind endless empty bottles. If you have any mini-sized bottles of toiletries then pop them into the monster Gookie Dough tub and place them on your shelf in the bathroom. Not only will they save space but they'll all be together so no more searching for that body scrub!
#3 Contact Lenses
Contact lens wearers, the struggle can be real when travelling around with your contacts, especially with the solution, your contact pot and also extra contact lenses, especially if you wear daily disposables! To keep everything in one place and separate from your makeup bag, pop all of your contact products in the Gookie Dough tub and secure with the lid. Those things are extremely fiddly and this little hack will give you peace of mind.
So, there are just a few simple ways you can upcycle your Gookie Dough tubs and get some extra use out of them. See, we're not always about cookies (although 95% of the time we are), hence why we've designed pots which cater to your DIY creative needs. Plastic pots aren't so boring after all.
When finishing a tub of Gookie Dough, the main thought that goes through your head is to pop it in the bin and that's the end of it. However, have you ever thought that our tubs could actually be way more useful to you? Here at Gookie Dough, we're going to start a blog series which tells you how to recycle your pots and handy little hacks which shall benefit you! Today, we're talking about a DIY knotted rope hanging planter.
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Grab your Gookie Dough empty containers which have been washed out and the label removed
String, twine, cotton, hemp or nylon
Plants of your choice
Sand/pebbles for plant drainage
What to do
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Cut your twine or string into eight equal lengths which are approximately 24-34 inches and knot the ends. Lay out the string on a flat surface and divide the eight strings into 4 pairs. Knot each pair 3 inches from the base. Take the two ends (left and right) and knot them as well to complete the circle.
Continue creating knots by repeating this step 2-4 inches about your first row of knots. Do this by knotting together two strings from alternating rows so that the second row consists of the opposite pair of strings.
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Test the size of your knotted hanger by draping it over the Gookie Dough pot and continue if needed. Now plant your plant. Add a layer of sand or pebbles to the bottom of the container and cover the pebbles with a layer of soil and gently add the plant.
Now gently pull your new knotted spring plant hanger up over your recycled container. The final step you need to knot all eight strands together at the top for hanging. Add a hook to hang from a window or shelf. (Credit: Inhabit.com)
A stylish and minimalistic look to your home and perfect if you have a lot of wall space!