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freecycler
« on: December 03, 2008 08:22:09 AM »

Hi!

I have about 10 of the plastic kitty litter jugs with handles (not the square bucket ones) and I have no clue what to do with them, other than storing bird seed (but I don't keep THAT much seed lol). I live in an apartment and they're taking up space I could use if I can't find some crafty way of reusing them. Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008 01:26:08 AM »

I saved all my bleach and Fleecy bottles for a year, then cut them up into star shapes to make outdoor Christmas ornaments and wreaths.  I saw a really expensive designer room divider which hung on a rod at the ceiling.  It was made from what looked like 1/2inch deep circles of plastic strung together with something like fishing line.
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bookworm2butterfly
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008 12:47:54 AM »

you can use them as cheap planters if you garden...  maybe flowers for your patio?
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knowitall
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008 04:42:35 PM »

You could cut off the top and handle to use for storing your toilet brush.  Instead of the seed you could make a birdfeeder.  Cut a hole in the side of the jug to remove the handle and give the birds a perch.  Fill it to the hole with birdseed.  Poke a hole in the middle of the cap and string something through the hole to hang it.  Or like someone else said you could use them as planters.
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BeautifulBones
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009 07:15:29 PM »

How about a making a set of cubbies? Just chop the tops off (maybe the handles too) stack them on top of eachother, and screw, nail or glue then together so they'll stay. It'd be perfect for shoes!

Here's a similar idea using water jugs:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Water-Jug-Storage-Bins/
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Platinum Fox
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2009 08:36:40 PM »

I use a lot of Tidy Cats for small spaces, so I have a lot of these jugs LOL.  I have a half dozen of them, carefully cleaned and bleached, and filled with potable water, for emergencies (zombie attack!).  These get used periodically for various things and refilled, to keep the water fresher.  Any good emergency preparedness site will tell you how long you can keep the water.  And if it gets older, it still works fine for flushing!  Came in very handy last winter when we had an ice storm and the pipes froze.

I also cut the tops and handles off, and one smaller side down to about 6-7 inches, and they make great magazine holders.  You can write on the plastic with Sharpie markers.  I guess I could get fancy and cover them with Contact Paper, but most of them sit in the closet of my sewing room and corral my sewing magazines.
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