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Anyone have any good ideas to help me repurpose this huge protein powder container? It feels too good and sturdy to just throw away.
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  • Patriciasalisbury27 Patriciasalisbury27 on Nov 26, 2016
    Greetings. If it were mine, I would peel or soak off the labels, and use the jar as a counter-top canister for flour or sugar. Just this morning, I was scrounging through all my old, mis-matched plastics for some kind of air-tight container for bread crumbs. If the labels won't come off no matter how much Goo-Gone you use, or if they come off but leave a permanent, sticky residue behind, just cover that part with your own, home-made label. Your jar also would be good to hold cookies or dog treats.

    • Joh7772173 Joh7772173 on Nov 26, 2016
      Cereal for the kiddo's. Oatmeal for breakfast. Pancake mix. Any dry product used frequently enough to sit on counter.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 26, 2016
    Change jar

  • MMo12939289 MMo12939289 on Nov 26, 2016
    If it were my jar I would take off the labels, fill it half way with glass flat "marbles" then put in a bouquet of branches flocked or sprayed white. or any dried arrangement that you like.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Nov 27, 2016
    You could decoupage pretty napkins on it and use it for storage. There are a ton of these tutorials on Hometalk for decoupaging using paper napkins!

  • Jbe2369847 Jbe2369847 on Nov 27, 2016
    That is a beautiful color! I would remove the lables.. Make a pretty bow for the lid . Make homemade cookies or anything and give out as Christmas gifts.

  • UpState UpState on Nov 27, 2016
    Take off labels - wash & dry - cut slot hole in top - screw back on - collect all your loose change in it - rainy day or idiot fund !

  • Tracy Tracy on Nov 27, 2016
    I have one just like it. I'm gonna remove the labels as best i can - then - saw one that was painted yellow to look like "Lego"men! then cookies or pet treats who knows the possibilities!

  • Chr4787838 Chr4787838 on Nov 27, 2016
    All are very good ideas. If it were mine I would remove the label then use it to plant herbs in.

  • Ruth Pfeffer Ruth Pfeffer on Nov 27, 2016
    I remove the labels and transfer my unused paint from the metal paint cans into the big plastic jars. I find keeping the paint in the cans can sometimes rust and sometimes the lids get stuck on. So I write on the paint information on the outside and the paint stores much nicer in the plastic bottles.

    • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on Nov 29, 2016
      What an awesome idea! Not only neat and organized but you can actually see what's in it if your container is clear or paint a swatch on the container so you can see how it will look when dry.

  • Tess van Dijk Tess van Dijk on Nov 27, 2016
    After you get the label off add a black belt and black buttons, a red and white fur cap and turn it into a santa.

  • Cli14218519 Cli14218519 on Nov 28, 2016
    Remove the label, make some homemade hot cocoa mix and give as a holiday gift!

  • Kristin Kristin on Nov 28, 2016
    I have a bajillion of these and I use them as storage containers for all my baking products (we get weevils in FL) and also for my dog's homemade chix jerky.

  • Mary Gendron Mary Gendron on Nov 28, 2016
    Remove labels, decorate or Mod Podge as you like, use to store unusual flour (Hi gluten bread flour) for example. My canisters already have regular flour and you can't tell high gluten apart from regular flour, so the container would solve that problem, also as part of your decorating you can put on some of those blackboard labels to ID the contents.

  • SHAR SHAR on Nov 28, 2016
    Know diabetics could use as safe needle disposers. Yarn fanatics would them. safely clean and store sugar, flour canisters

  • Tira Tira on Nov 28, 2016
    Remove the label, use it to store rice or pasta (add bay leaves to prevent bugs), or put individual packs of chips, fruitsnacks, etc.

  • M. Himef M. Himef on Nov 29, 2016
    I use one in the garage to store burnt-out CFL bulbs. When full, I drop off at the recycle center at Home Depot. No worries about them breaking and releasing the mercury inside. I use another one for dead batteries. Just be sure to tape over the ends of 9-volt batteries so they don't make contact with anything and create a fire hazard.

  • Caz Caz on Nov 29, 2016
    make a hole in the lid and use as grocery bag storage.

  • Lori Meckes Obermark Lori Meckes Obermark on Nov 29, 2016
    Looks like it could be a really cool lampshade once you get the labels off.

  • I scrubbed mine and use them for flour and sugar.

  • Diva Diva on Nov 29, 2016
    Remove the label....makes a great cannister for things like cereal.. I live in the country,
    everything goes in some kind of a container...

    • Ann Smitt Ann Smitt on Nov 30, 2016
      Go to Pinterest.com type Protein Cannister repurpose ideas. Many people wash them out, remove the labels and modpodge artwork or new labels on them and use them for their kitchen storage. Or make a Lego container. Get creative. Enjoy your re-purpose project.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Nov 30, 2016
    Peel off the label, get the sticky off with GooGone! I use these in the pantry. Open a bag of flour and use only half of it? Put bag and all down inside the container. It is great for storing spaghetti! Anything can go in them...Bags of beans, They are great for storing bulk, like sugar!

    My daughter just brought me 5 clear ones. After Christmas, I am going to put them to use in the big pantry! I don't bother to label them because you can see what is in them.

  • Tammy Hawkins Tammy Hawkins on Nov 30, 2016
    If this is see-through, I can see many uses. Flickering candles, real or battery operated, of course real candles would need the container to be glass, little sand or table salt on the bottom. Storage is a great idea, again if this is see-through. Depending on the material (as it may need weight if it is plastic), I could see this with a dollar store solar walkway light inserted. I bought one almost a year ago and it is suprisingly still burning brightly every night in my garden, while my many strings of higher priced solar lights have had two battery changes in the past year. I could see this on a patio table, if you have several then placed about the patio or at your home entrance. If you have enough and it is possible, along a walkway. The possibilities are endless! Let us know what you decided.

  • Dora Thompson Dora Thompson on Nov 30, 2016
    If you dehydrate fruits or vegetables, you can remove the label and replace it with the name of the item. Keeping them in the dark will help them keep longer.

  • Mary Mary on Nov 30, 2016
    Take off the label, drill the top and add a pretty finial or glass knob. I have one for dog treats, but could use for storage of anything at all. Get some more and you will have a gorgeous set of canisters

  • Carolyn Carolyn on Nov 30, 2016
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    Fill with first aid supplies, gather all the materials needed for a craft project. Gift as a hot wheel, or lego container with labels. Create a bathroom supplies station. Turn into a cookie or candy jar. Put crayons and paper in it for a drawing supply kit. Use as the body for a mantel figure.

  • Charlotte Olson Charlotte Olson on Nov 30, 2016
    If it's glass, make some pickled eggs? lot's of 'em, I don't know if you have time? Put in Jars for Christmas gifts?

  • Dorie Minden Dorie Minden on Dec 01, 2016
    If you use protein powder Cut slot and save money for more protein powder or just a piggy bank in general. It is a pretty color and with labels and adhesive removed would not need any extra decoration on it

  • Sti2242965 Sti2242965 on Dec 01, 2016
    I use one to store washing powder in , that way I can buy big boxes when on offer and it keeps it dry with little clumping

  • Lana Kregerova Lana Kregerova on Dec 01, 2016
    You could use it to store pet food if you have a small pet. Or cut the part off where the lid screws on and paint the bottle put decorative tape around edge that was cut and you have a planter.

  • Mandy Brown Mandy Brown on Dec 01, 2016
    I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was too cute! Could easily work for your container.

  • SueBee SueBee on Dec 01, 2016
    I used a similar jar to make battery recycling containers for my son's preschool. They go through batteries quickly and if kids learn early to recycle, it will become a lifetime habit. I spray painted the jars to look like "the copper top" battery, I probably can't say the name, but you know what I'm talking about. I used the paints that are designed for use on plastic in black and copper then used painters tape to make clean lines for the copper ends leaving the middle black. The tops are large enough for little hands to open easily and they hold any size battery.

  • Bj Bj on Dec 01, 2016
    Remove the label and make it a little container garden.

  • Mel Oliver Mel Oliver on Dec 02, 2016
    Nice base for a gift hamper. Christmas is coming. Pop in a balloon for teen with some small items inside and perhaps other stuff like candy sticks sticking out. Get clear wrap around it and tie a festive ribbon around the base. Or pack it with home made cookies and a teddy on top for a younger child. Would also make a nice sweetie jar. Buy various types of sweets and toss in the jar. Glue on a decorative top item like flower or butterfly. You can stick on wasabi tape around bottle to get different decorative details.

  • Mel Oliver Mel Oliver on Dec 02, 2016
    Sorry, tie ribbon around the "neck" not base.

  • Brad Glass Brad Glass on Dec 02, 2016
    Just let your imagination run free. Take the label off and clean the container. Now you have a container to store flour, baking soda, cereal, toy pieces or anything that will go through the top of the jar. Now if you want to change the appearance just sand the jar with a medium to fine sandpaper, like a 120 grit. Then spray paint with a good paint for plastic. There are several at hardware and building supply stores, like Lowes and Home Depot. If you are going to store food related items, don't paint the inside. Hope this helps.

  • Joanna Smith Joanna Smith on Dec 02, 2016
    I took mine and glued red and white gingham fabric on it, then some sisal rope at the top and bottom. Could be used for any number of storage ideas, but I put some holes in the bottom of mine and planted a red geranium in it.

  • Susan Turek Susan Turek on Dec 02, 2016
    soak labels off and store pasta in it.