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« on: June 28, 2010 11:27:22 PM »

I bought some Publix Premium ice cream in their limited edition containers... i bough Mackinac Island fudge... the container is really so pretty and I was wondering if anyone has re-used an ice cream container before?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010 03:28:38 PM »

Anyone? here's some pics of what it looks like:

Here's the front-

Here's the back-
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010 03:49:51 PM »

I've never re-used an ice cream container before, but my mother used to cut the pictures out of tea boxes, add a tassel, and make bookmarks.  http://www.herbalayur.com/uploads/TE256.jpg  Of course, you'd have to cut up the box.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010 09:13:20 AM »

i think both the front and the back would be a great backgrounds for dioramas, if you're into that.  i sort of am because of dolls collecting.  but also they could work for those whimsies dioramas that are starting to be a "thing" around craftster lately (^_^)

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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010 04:47:54 PM »

I'd like to photoshop myself into the picture where I'd be sitting & eating that ice-cream!...I have an ice-cream headache now....will come back with an idea later  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 04:02:37 PM »

As i go from room to room in my house, I'm thinking of different uses for your ice-cream buckets.

-use them as canisters, line them up on your counter, put a label on them, fill them with flour, sugar, tea, coffee, rice, salt - whatever!
 -use it as a cooking utensil holder

Utility room:
-Fill it with powdered laundry detergent when you go camping
-Put your cleaning supplies in it and carry it with you as you clean from room to room

-Use it to hold your toilet brush
-Personal toiletry organizer...each family member has one with a facecloth, soap, hairbrush, hairspray/gel, deodorant (we have teens and they want to use different stuff)

Small Kids:
-Organize small toys, like dinky cars & polly pockets
-Use as a bucket for making sand/snow castles

-Fill with crayons, a pocket pad colouring book, small toys, car games to keep the kids occupied during road trips & errand running days

-Put sunscreen, moist wipes, camera, sunglasses in it...it will protect them from the sand

-Make a bag using a rectangle of Christmas? fabric (measure the perimeter of the container so it will fit) put it in the container and have some over the edges, so it will look festive. fill with baked goods and the cover will help keep them moist
-Festive ice bucket: give the gift of a bottle of wine, just fill with ice!

-Organize like-materials (ribbons, buttons, glue sticks)
-Sewing basket: fill with sewing items. make a circle out of cardboard the same diameter as the lid. add a couple of layers of quilt batt to it. Cover the batt-covered cardboard circle with fabric, tack down the fabric edges with hot glue on the back side. Then glue the covered circle to the container lid - voila! a pin cushion!

I had other ideas, but it involves covering the outside of your container, but if you want, cover with remnant wallpaper, wallpaper border, mactac, fabric, woven ribbon strips (my fav!)

Anyway, I hope this gets your creative juices flowing - have fun!

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2010 04:38:35 PM »

I'm liking the 'gift' idea! Save the container for the holidays, line it with seasonal fabric (use pinking shears on the edges if you don't sew) and fill it with fudge or chocolate fudge-chunk cookies. You don't have to give it away; just leave it on the dining room table for guests. Or just for you...  Grin

Or, if you're in the South, hold into it 'til August. Then set it in front of you and dream of colder climes!

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010 07:32:50 PM »

got another one for you - remove the lid, poke holes all the way around the rim, crochet several rows of (i'm not a crochet person so I don't know the right word) loop de loop things and finish off the top with a drawstring. Make it festive - use white yarn with the sparkles!

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2010 08:04:25 PM »

You could cut an opening in the lid and put a box of Kleenex inside.
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