New use for plastic cutlery trays

+18
Answered
I have about 4-5 plastic cutlery trays. Any suggestions for use other than the usual (jewelry, crafts, hair accessories, etc.)???
Any point in attaching them together? How? For what purpose?
q plastic cutlery trays, organizing, repurpose household items, repurposing upcycling
  19 answers
  • KatAych KatAych on Feb 14, 2016
    Hhhmmm...other than using them to separate/store different types of teas, the only other thing I can think of is maybe mounting them to the wall and using them to display little things. Not sure what else other than the typical things you named!
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Feb 14, 2016
    If you drilled holes in the bottom to allow for draining, you could use them to start seedlings inside this spring. You can also donate them to a preschool or daycare for them to use for sorting, craft supplies etc.
  • Kathi Kathi on Feb 15, 2016
    They work well for storing tools, screwdrivers, wrenches, drill bits, even screws and nails in the smaller sections.
  • Letty Letty on Feb 15, 2016
    Could help organize remote controls if needed. I like to keep one in my truck under the passenger seats to hold candy bars and nut baggies on long trip.
  • Mother Daughter Projects Mother Daughter Projects on Feb 15, 2016
    I use them to organize makeup and other things stored in the bathroom. The ones the far left and right in your picture are the most functional for other uses other than flatware. These are great for storing individual bags of tea or K-cups in a drawer.
  • Tina Tina on Feb 15, 2016
    Organize bathroom vanity drawer. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, etc.
  • Marge Marge on Feb 15, 2016
    could also use for paint when doing trims around house or for crafts.
  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Feb 15, 2016
    I used several to store small Christmas ornaments in a larger tote box. When my kids were youner these were used to store small toys. (Match box cars etc...) Also the plastic ones float and can be used in a cooler/ice chest to keep items cold without sinking into melted ice as the day gets on. Sort and Store coins until you get the paper wrappers. Spray with Pam and fill with plaster of Paris When set and hard tip them out and carve design of choice. Makes great molds for pewter and other materials
    • Marie Marie on Feb 15, 2016
      I can see you are a person full of ideas. Thanks. I am certainly going to consider your suggestions and also keep looking for their ideas but you have a great imagination
  • Mabeline Mabeline on Feb 15, 2016
    Make them into a phone charging station
  • Trish Caught Trish Caught on Feb 15, 2016
    I use them to hold my sewing bobbins
  • Katrina Katrina on Feb 15, 2016
    I use them store my ink pens an things in my file cabinets batteries paper clips an other things now keep it on top of my desk so its at hands reach for the items at all times
  • BroV BroV on Feb 15, 2016
    They are great for sorting different size nails, screws and storing them on top of each tray in a drawer with labels so you can find the sizes that you need.
  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Feb 15, 2016
    I used mine for tools and office supplies. Hammers, screwdrivers and such work well in the longer dividers.
  • DORLIS DORLIS on Feb 16, 2016
    Mine hold batteries and tools I keep in the kitchen . Better than running to the basement every time.
  • Charlet Charlet on Feb 16, 2016
    Art supplies for you or your children or grand children like paint brushes.
  • Karin_edwards2000 Karin_edwards2000 on Feb 17, 2016
    I used one in end table drawer next to my favorite front room chair for organization of odds &ends I like to have at my disposal (ink pen and post it note, nail clippers/file, etc.) which keeps items from rolling around and winding up in a jumble at back of the drawer
  • Allinthefamilysingers Allinthefamilysingers on Feb 18, 2016
    good for readers pencils sunglasses even battery roll a small flashlightin bathroom for tooth brush and tooth paste kids hair bows and etc dhall
  • Grangie Grangie on May 20, 2016
    Junk drawer organization!
  • Joan LeVasseur Joan LeVasseur on Oct 30, 2016
    I keep all my nail polish and related stuff in one in my bathroom cupboard.