Use for empty coffee creamer plastic bottles?

I hate to throw away those plastic coffee creamer containers. They certainly have the beginnings of something useful. Any suggestions, anyone?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 01, 2016
  • Mary Daugherty-Mays Mary Daugherty-Mays on Aug 01, 2016
    I have those same containers I get my Grandsons to help paint them after i cut a hole big enough for a sparrow and make birdhouses and bird feeders out of them...
  • Kathy Meador Wells Kathy Meador Wells on Aug 01, 2016
    Paint them, glue jewels on them and they will make the best flower vase ever.
  • Sue Rauch Sue Rauch on Aug 01, 2016
    I put an oxy absorber like from a pill box, and put in rice or oatmeal and it keeps well, and not having to worry about bugs as in just a card board box, you can dress the container up with jute or labels, I cut and insert the cooking directions in with the rice. you can also make snowmen out of them! :)
  • Cara B Cara B on Aug 01, 2016
    These containers are great for anything you want in a pourable container.They look nice enough I fill them with candies and unpopped popcorn and store them in a row at the back of my kitchen counters
  • Normanda Normanda on Aug 01, 2016
    I use mine for small containers of paint or left over paint.. So easy to pour
  • Sherrie Almes Sherrie Almes on Aug 01, 2016
    They're great for storing serving pet food. We have budgies (parakeets), a cockatiel, and a cat. I also keep clay cat litter in my trunk during the winter months.
  • Joanne Correira Szala Joanne Correira Szala on Aug 02, 2016
    Using felt scraps, yarn, buttons, etc I have made a family of snowmen for my mantle..if they weren't stored in the attic I would post a picture.
  • Monique Daviau Monique Daviau on Aug 02, 2016
    You could give them to someone that has a sugar shack they use them to put maple syrup on tables, that what I do with the ones I don't use myself. Or give them to a shelter they can use them on table to put condiments or sugar in.
  • Diamond Chamberlin Diamond Chamberlin on Aug 02, 2016
    We go through a lot of liquid creamer in our home . I turned a few of mine into hanging bird feeders . Drilled a hole on either side of the neck of a cleaned out container and cut a opening about a third or halfway up to put the bird feed in. You could cut a opening in both sides so the birds could get through either side to eat , but I chose to do only one so the rain doesn't get in so frequently . I then strung some florist wire or ribbon through the holes in the neck , tied it off , filled with feed and hung several in a large tree nearby. Birds are happy and I save some plastic from the landfill. Win win !!!
  • Kay Kay on Aug 02, 2016
    We use them in our shop to hold nails, nuts, bolts, screws. We tape one of the items in the container on the front of the container and put them on a 2 x 4 shelt attached to the wall. Items are easy to find and when you have a job to do just grab a container of nails for example and take with you to your job. When your job is finished just return to the shelf.
  • Judy Riley Judy Riley on Aug 02, 2016
    I rinse them and fill them with water and juice and freeze them for in the cooler when my kids go camping or for long road trips. keeps the rest of the food cold and they are easy to open when a cold drink is needed. I do the same with those single serving plastic milk drink containers.
  • Frank McPhillips Frank McPhillips on Aug 05, 2016
    This may seem to be not as useful as the above mentioned, but I've cut the top off and used it as a funnel....
  • Faye Edwards Faye Edwards on Aug 06, 2016
    I know some that have a certain shape people have made snowmen out of them .. You can also clean them and save them. Then sell them on Ebay. Crafters are always looking for supplies. I see people selling toliet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, empty wine bottles and more..
  • Georgia Miller Georgia Miller on Aug 06, 2016
  • Wen6262886 Wen6262886 on Aug 08, 2016
    We fill the empty liquid creamer bottles with our drinking water and refrigerate then if you want to grab a bottle of cold water, it's ready for you. The dry creamer bottles work well for toddler snacks on a trip
  • Tammy Tammy on Aug 17, 2016
    I have used plastic coffee and creamer containers to store my loose/spare nuts, bolts, nails and screws. I also use them (the extra large ones) for flour, sugar, corn mill containers. I use it to store old cooking oil which I dispose of when full. I use them to store q-tips, hair pins, sewing notions and such. I am big on recycling and re-purposing. I also decoupage them to match the decor of whichever room I am placing them in.
  • HisRib HisRib on May 13, 2017
    Great lightweight containers for campers! Store flour, suger, cornmeal, Pasta, dry beans, laundry detergent...the list is endless!!
  • John John on May 13, 2017
    LOVE IT>>>>use a box cutter to slit the side so the bottom can be removed with about 2" of the side ...invert the bottle and hot glue to the bottom put dry rice in to fill the bottom and trace out a cardboard disk to close the rice in...glued on..decoupage the botlle...instant flower vase...check youtube under recycle plastic bottle flower vase for ideas...decorate with beads, paper flowers, ribbon....the choices are endless...or place led flicker candle in for a romantic effect. For stained glass effect i glue on crinkled aluminum foil, then apply alcohol ink, then spray must watch youtube videos on this to see the total concept....the weight of the rice is to create a stable bottom so the vase does not tip over by top heavy flowers...also has beautiful pictures for ideas
  • Monique Daviau Monique Daviau on May 13, 2017
    It is a shack with large boilers the boil the sap from the maple trees and make maple syrup products primaraly. but they also have kitchens and and dinning area. Some are family run shacks and others are commercial (not the best experience when to commercial). Very traditional meals are served during the maple season with a lot of maple syrup on all the dishes served. Since it only happens in a short period of spring people have to make reservations for this time honnered tradition, mainly family gatherings. So they need containers to pour that wonderful liquid gold on all those gourgous dishes. The best coffee cremers are the ones that are transparent so that you can see the quality of the syrup.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 02, 2017
    I use them in my pantry, like a mad woman! Nuts, chocolate chips, spices, pasta. You name it and I just may have a bottle of it in my pantry!
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