Kefir Probugs and DIY Upcycling Craft Ideas

Upcycling, craft ideas and yummy summer treats all in one?!  Yep.  I was so excited to have the chance to work on this campaign for Frozen Kefir Probugs™.  We have already been enjoying Probugs™ in our lunches but hadn’t tried the Frozen Probugs™ yet.  They are a lot like the push-ups I remember from the ice-cream man as a kid but these are healthy frozen summer treats!  The packaging they come in also inspires several DIY upcycling craft ideas…

What is Kefir?

It is NOT yogurt!  It is a creamy probiotic dairy beverage.  It is gluten free and available in 12 flavors in low fat, nonfat, whole milk, children’s (Probugs™) both low fat and whole milk organic, and low fat organic varieties under the Helios brand.

  • Healthy Lifeway Kefir products are filled with more beneficial cultures than other fermented milk products.
  • Digestion Aid Helpful in reestablishing necessary intestinal microflora (the good bacteria) that may have been destroyed by antibiotic or other medical treatments
  • For Everyone an ideal milk substitute for infants, pregnant women, nursing mothers, patients recovering from illness and the elderly.
  • Organic made with organic milk from grass fed cows, free of bovine growth hormones and antibiotics
  • Gluten Free
  • YUMMY 12 flavors and a variety of sizes

We purchased our Probugs at Whole Foods

Frozen summer treats Probugs at Whole Foods

DIY Craft Ideas

The package these frozen treats come in can be used for a variety of upcycled crafts.  We made a sconce or holster for craft supplies or flowers out of ours.

DIY Craft idea with Probugs Carton

Materials Needed:

  • Decorative Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Frozen Probugs Package (rinsed and dried)
  • Sticky-back Velcro

Simply wrap your cleaned package with the duct tape and adhere the Velcro.  Stick where ever you find a need to store handy tools!  I put a couple on my craft cabinet and a few in the kitchen for dried flowers.

DIY craft ideas with Probugs container

Another Upcycling Idea

My grandma has a fantastic greenhouse, but on occasion her animals get in there and wreak havoc.  I was trying to salvage the remnants of a geranium that fell victim to her chickens and realized I could take clippings from the broken plant and start new plants.  I instantly thought of the Probugs containers!  The kids were thrilled to have to have another treat so I could use the packaging.

These worked out perfectly and once the geranium roots are established, I can just clip off the bottom of the containers and plant as is.

Upcycling DIY Craft Ideas for the greenhouse

For more great craft ideas and recipes, follow Lifeway Kefir on Twitter.  Share your own ideas on their Facebook page as well!  And, let’s not forget my personal favorite: Pinterest:D

Disclosure:  This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Lifeway Kefir but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #LifewayProBugs  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

About Shelley

Mother of two... My son, Adam, twelve, and my daughter, Chesney, nine, occupy pretty much all of my time. Otherwise, I love blogging (obviously), hoopdance, running, paintball, reading, swimming, biking, kayaking, gardening... yeah, I like being outside.
UPDATE: Because I have just so much extra time ;) I am now attending Benedictine University full time to finish my degree in Nutrition Science. :D

You can also connect with me on Google+

Comments

  1. Barbara Montag says:

    I’m so excited to see your post on Kefir.
    I drink it daily – yes it is yummy!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I’ve never even heard of this brand, but will definitely have to keep my eye open for it when I am at the store. I LOVE the upcycling ideas, too – how awesome is that?

  3. Sylvia Zajis says:

    I love upcycling things, you did a great job.

  4. Donna Evans says:

    Liked the cone holders for the plants

  5. Mary Dailey says:

    I have never hard of Probugs, but would like to try it!

  6. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love the idea of using them as plant starters! I would have never thought about that!

  7. I have been meaning to try Lifeway Kefir, and these Probugs are now another reason to try the Lifeway products. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I really want to try the Probugs products. Very cool!

  9. GREAT idea for the packaging to be reused!

    (ps if you have a pep boys i found tons of fun duct tape on clearance there for $2.50 each– random, but great price!)

  10. What cute ideas to get healthy and then upcycle. I like it!

  11. This is such an awesome DIY idea, so cute and clever! We need to try those too, nom nom!

  12. Isn’t Kiefer tasty? Love the upcycling idea!

  13. Sharon Siqueiros says:

    Great DIY and thanks for the heads up on Kefir products!!

  14. i have heard so many good things about Keifer and really want to try it. I need to pick it up next time im at the store :) love the projects you made !

  15. Great Sweeps Hope to Win. GLTA

  16. Christa Dunn (Krebs) says:

    Very cool! Thanks for the ideas! With summer almost upon us, I’m desperately searching for appropriate projects to do with my kiddos and help keep them busy and away from the dreaded Boredom! Lol!

  17. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    Honestly, I have never tried Kefir – but your post convinced me we owe to ourselves to try it! Thanks. What originally caught my eye here was the upcycled (zebra stripped) wall sconce/holster – which I LOVE. In fact (coincidentally!) IT caught my eye last week on your Pinterest page / board (where I promptly pinned it!)

    Now I will definitely be making one – and checking out the Kefir too – of course!

  18. Susan Broughton says:

    I have never tried this product but your post was so informative and imaginative that it makes me want to give it a try,. thanks for the information

  19. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    Such a cute idea. I just love the sconce with the dried flowers. I’d love to make something like that!

  20. This is a new product for me but I’ll will look for it at the market.

  21. Super cool! I love the way you took the carton and made some thing cool out of it!

  22. Susan Johnson says:

    I’ve heard mention of kefir, but had absolutely no idea what it was. Thanks for the informative article! I will be looking in my local natural supermarket for these next time I go. I believe strongly in probiotics, and have taken acidophilus supplements for decades now, and their benefits have kept my gi tract healthy. It will be great to have these Probugs as a healthy treat!

  23. Sandy Cain says:

    This is so cool. Waste not, want not! Even the container gets a new lease on life. I love it! (And the probiotics are so important!)

  24. sandy weinstein says:

    i have tried kefir. but another brand. i liked it, good for my digestion.

  25. Lily Kwan says:

    These craft ideas look very fun. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Katie K says:

    silly me..i always thought kefir was yogurt!! thanks for the info!

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