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« on: November 04, 2007 07:51:14 PM »

We buy these regularly... once we wrapped a gift in one, but what the HECK do I do with them on an ongoing basis??? Any ideas???

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007 08:06:00 PM »

These would be great for organizing buttons, or beads, or even other notions. You can roll up your elastic and shove it in there according to the different widths, seam binding etc.

You could also use them for storing bulk spices and herbs like what you get at the health food stores.

You could bake small cookies or individually wrapped candies and wrap the outside with a piece of fabric or pretty paper and give as gifts for Christmas.

I wonder if you could use them for candle molds? They're just the right size...
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007 08:07:28 PM »

I'm thinking, put a stick in it and make popsicles. Mmmmmm.....
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007 08:15:22 PM »

what if you covered them in fabric and things and use them as little flower pots or vases. if the top is bigger than the bottom, you could even punch holes in the bottom of the pot, and use the lid as a dish to catch water.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007 10:10:35 PM »

I use some to keep my beads and things separated (not seed beads...pony beads and the like)
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007 10:20:00 PM »

i was going to say buttons and other notions but someone already had that idea sooooo another idea is that you could use them to store your extra pens and pencils in.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007 08:04:42 PM »

Thanks for all your suggestions... use about a dozen of them to hold some hot beverage mixes... Russian Tea, Malted Hot Cocoa, and Cinna-Mocha-Sation... yummmo!!

Here are the recipes! Enjoy!

Cinn-Mocha-Sation
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
2/3 cup powdered dry milk
1/3 cup instand coffee granules
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp each salt and nutmeg

Mix and store in an airtight container. Mix 1/4 cup into 3/4 cup boiling water.


Malted Hot Chocolate
3 1/2 ounces of malted milk powder
1 pound of powdered dry milk
14 ounces of instant chocolate drink mix
5 1/2 ounces of powedered non-dairy creamer
1 pound of confectionary sugar
8 ounces of mini marshmallows

Stir and store! Use 3 heaping tablespoons of mix to one mug of boiling water.


Russian Tea
2 1/2 cups Tang
12 oz of instand lemonade mix (koolaid)
1 1/2 cups of instant lemon flavoredtea
1 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tsp each cloves and cinnamon

Stir together and store. Add 2 tablespoons into mug of boiling water.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007 07:50:37 AM »

mmmmmmm sounds tasty. thanks for the recipes!
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007 08:05:20 PM »

AND... if I make cookies with my smallscoop... I can stack a DOZEN in a tube!!! WOWZA! Now I'm OUT of tubes... so I'll have to put out my feelers and my checkbook to get more! LOL
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008 06:33:48 AM »

 ;)I actually save mine for disposing of fat when I cook meat.  They do not melt!
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