Suggestions for using plastic lunch fruit or applesauce cups

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I've been saving the little cups from lunch box size servings of peaches and/or applesauce etc. Does anyone have suggestions on what to make out of them?
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  • Charley_Drumm Charley_Drumm on Nov 05, 2015
    I am planning a vegetable garden for Spring, 2016. Unfortunately, I haven't been saving plastic cup/containers, but will buy inexpensive, plastic cocktail cups to plant vegetable seeds in, poke a drainage hole in the bottom, set them large trays to contain the mess, and place them on tables in my den, which is surrounded by 12, floor to ceiling windows.
    • DORLIS DORLIS on Nov 05, 2015
      @Charley_Drumm i LOVE THE dOLE FRUIT CUPS WITH NO SUGAR/HIGH FRUITOSE, ETC ADDED AND HAVE GBEEN SAVING THE CUPS. i KNEW THERE HAD TO BE A REASON FOR KEEPING THEM. nOW i WILL PUT MY SEDS IN THEM TO START AND IN THE MEANTIME, AM UTTING JUST A BIT OF WATER TO ROOT MY BOTTOMS OF CELERY, ROMAIN LETTUCE, ONIONS AND POTATOES IN. tHEN i PLANT THEM IN SOIL.
  • Joyce Joyce on Nov 05, 2015
    First thing that comes to mind is hot glue 3 of them together to create a snowman.Asumming they are white, if not they will need to be painted white. On the top one draw with permeant marker or paint, eyes nose and mouth decorate with a hat and a scarf. Glue string to the back of the face and hang on the Christmas tree.
  • Deb Deb on Nov 05, 2015
    Similar to Joyce, glue together but spray orange to decorate as pumpkins. Can paint faces on or just add curly wire at top.
  • Renata Renata on Nov 05, 2015
    I've seen ppl on here string them on lights and hang them from the rafters of their decks for an ambiance look.
  • CJ CJ on Nov 05, 2015
    I'm a craft painter so the first thing I thought of is using them for little paint pots for multiple paint projects. Or....for small child paint pots.
  • Heidi Geores Heidi Geores on Nov 05, 2015
    you can use them for Christmas or anytime for outdoor decos, really. Paint/decorate the way you want. I would probably use some outdoor spray paint to make them uniform, punch a hole or make a slit and slip them over some Christmas lights. Hang from umbrella or around porch.
  • Gloria DiBenedetto Gloria DiBenedetto on Nov 05, 2015
    I have seen them as a salad dressing container within a mason jar. Put your salad for lunch at work in the bottom of the jar, then set the plastic cup at the top and screw the lid on. I tried so many things to try to eat healthier at work. This helped me.
  • Z Z on Nov 06, 2015
    Using an Xacto knife, cut an X in the bottom and put Christmas lights through them. With colored lights you don't need to do anything else to them, but for fun you could use Sharpie markers and add little designs on them. If you want more ambient light, spray them a dark color and poke holes in them with a hot needle for little sparkle lights. You can also make a globe by stapling them together making a ball with their bottoms to the inside leaving enough room to slide a swag light kit through them for a hanging light fixture. Or make the X's as mentioned above, stick the Christmas lights through and then staple them together for mood lighting.
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