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« on: August 28, 2011 02:40:25 AM »

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I have 19 (and counting) tins of baby milk powder. I just don't want to throw away the tins, it seems such a waste.. please suggest what can i do with them as i am flummoxed....
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011 05:26:10 AM »

I've seen people decorate the cans and then attach them in a pyramid shape for storage of pens, pencils, markers, anything.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011 05:27:28 AM »

Cover the surface in pretty scrapbook paper or decoupage, and use them to store desk/crafting supplies.

Or, if you're a knitter, you can use one to hold a ball of yarn (cut a hole in the lid) while you knit. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2011 05:36:35 AM »

Uhm.. well, this probably isn't a suggestion you're looking for, but my dad still uses one that they got when I was a baby (29 years ago) to hold some string. He drilled a hole in the lid. It always makes me happy when I see it Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011 09:52:06 AM »

my grandfather uses them to put coins in. everyday when he got home he would empty out his pocket  change into it and it fun to see how fast it all adds up!
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011 08:27:01 PM »

If you have any children in you neighbor, you must give to them if they don't mind. This is the best use.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011 10:20:24 PM »

money tins, pencil holders, kitchen utensil holders, storage containers for dried beans, rice, flour, sugar, door stops [fill with something like sand]...
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011 11:45:35 PM »

Decorate and reuse for gifts, or for shipping Christmas presents.  Do you knit/crochet, or use ribbon, string, twine - it would make a good dispenser - drill a hole(s) through the side, set a grommet to smooth edges, and put the ends of a ball through it for whatever project.
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011 05:01:56 AM »

I used a whole bunch of these tins for a Halloween party a few years back.  You paint the cans to look like jack-o-lanterns, monsters, mummies, etc. then stack them up like ten pin bowling pins, and the kids take turns bowling with pumpkins.  They were all dented up and crushed at the end and went into the recycling bin. 

 
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011 04:58:00 PM »

I'd put a few holes in the bottom, paint them, and use them as plant pots. Use the plastic cover as a saucer on the bottom.
Or you could paint them and use them as flower vases.
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