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BeachGirlNJ
« on: September 14, 2011 06:06:53 PM »

Hi all

New member here, though I've been lurking awhile.

I'm wondering what can be done with the blue plastic Maxwell House coffee containers? the ones with the handle? Every time I throw one into the recycle bin, I think there's got to be something I could make out of it. I know I could use them to store other things. But I'm thinking maybe there's some nifty. Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011 12:36:46 AM »

I don't know the ones with the handles - are they the big jobbies?  I would decorate the outside and lid - decoupage, or whatever, if possible.  Then you can drill a hole through the top and add a grommet and turn it into a yarn holder, great if you knit or crochet.  You can make a fabric organizer insert inside (or to hang outside) for holding other components, such as hooks/needles, scissors, etc.  You could do the same thing to make a gardening work basket or for cleaning supplies as well.  Just look up "bucket organizers" to get what I mean if you don't know.  You could do it for make up, other craft supplies, pet grooming, etc too.

You can reuse them for gifting things to other people - decorate and make reusable gift baskets - like a spa in a can, or whatever.

Add drainage holes and turn them into planters.

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PeachieClean
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011 10:55:44 AM »

Lots of them + wood into an organizer for crafty things

Change jar.  Lots of people like to keep big change jars and when they are full they go and do something fun with the change jar.

Cut them up and make looms.

Car trash can.

Have you checked around Google?  I'm sure that there are loads of ideas.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011 07:53:13 AM »

Rough up the outside with some steel wool, paint it, seal it, then use it for a flower vase.
Or if you want to camouflage it completely, gather some cloth around it and secure with a ribbon around the top for a vase.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014 04:32:05 PM »

We have a store here now that have a lot of recycled items.  A lady there showed me a couple bird houses that a lady repurposed from Folgers Aromasense plastic containers this weekend.  They were really cute.  You had to really look to see that's what they were.  I wish I had taken photos of them!
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2015 05:14:00 PM »

I use mine to put wrapped up homemade bread slices or cookies.  I wrap amounts for two people to use at a time.  The entire container is kept in the freezer and I remove what I am wanting at a time.  In the past I have used them to store rags.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2015 11:51:59 AM »

Paint them, mod podge some tissue, for fabric on them etc., and use them for planters.  They could make a nice set of canisters for your kitchen counter..
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2016 10:15:45 AM »

Travel dog food and water, and of course they make great planters.  I am regrowing onions, cabbage and soon I will have bok choy in one.  2 recycles for the price of one!
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