I'm looking for ideas for reusing an old container

Does anyone have any ideas of how to reuse this?
q ideas for reusing an old container
  12 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 02, 2016

  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Dec 02, 2016
    We would use it to store sugar, flour, rice, beans, pasta or snacks for the grandkids.

  • Arlie W Arlie W on Dec 02, 2016
    I obtained one of those, but in plastic, left over from a party. Nothing special done with mine except I filled it up with little toys that my granddaughter played with. She loved carrying it around as it was bigger than her.She could see through it and it was a fun thing for her in her early years. 13--24 mth.

  • Diane Hardman Diane Hardman on Dec 03, 2016
    You could always make a terrarium out of it. Many years ago, I had 3 of those giant glass jars (they were originally pickle jars from the little corner store), and that's what I did with them. It was fun planting them and adding little items such as plastic ducks and animals to create a scene in them. I had one of them on it's side sitting on a piece of wood that held it so it didn't roll. The others were standing upright.

  • Kathryn Kathryn on Dec 03, 2016
    I am looking for something like that hold spare change.

    • Jim Devenney Jim Devenney on Dec 03, 2016
      Change?just put quarters in it,I have one same size just cashed it in it was filled to the top$,1,042.00 just in time for Christmas

  • Carol Carol on Dec 03, 2016
    We made a "overnight" bucket, pj's, tooth brush, etc. A second one has crayons, paper, coloring books, all sorts of activities

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 03, 2016
    If you knit, crochet or craft, those would be great for keeping supplies nice and clean. Hot glue a pretty rope around that top dip/inset and run a length of rope over the top and hot glue on the other side for a handle to make porting easier.
    You could use some of the ideas on hometalk and cut it off at that first indentation, smooth the edge and then use rope, twine, or rolled paper to glue/wrap about the whole exterior to make a small wastebasket.
    Have small kids that like to collect treasures when you go on outings...add a handle and they can use it to collect and store all their treasures.

  • Alane Maixner Alane Maixner on Dec 03, 2016
    I have one of those! My plan is to flip it so the cover is on the bottom....paint the inside...reminiscent of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" http://www.vangoghgallery.com/painting/starry-night.html . Then some lights inside and some weight in it ..... a night light at the lake!

  • Inetia Inetia on Dec 03, 2016
    After taking off the lid, I laid a jar like this side ways on top of a porch railing, bungee corded it in place, put corn and peanuts in it and watched the squirrels come to dinner.

  • Rebecca Bender Rebecca Bender on Dec 04, 2016
    Remove the label and paint to match your kitchen. (they have wonderful paint for plastic now)
    Paint a label shape in blackboard paint and use it to store any dry good food.

  • Mandy Smith Mandy Smith on Dec 12, 2016
    Put fake snow in it & a snowman or small Christmas trees & a string of tiny, battery operated lights. Paint the lid white. I have mine on a timer & the lights come on for a few hours every night.

  • Ese8934807 Ese8934807 on Dec 14, 2016
    Fill it up with Christmas Balls or candy