Does anyone have any creative ideas for plastic containers?

My husband is in the hospital recouping from a quadruple bypass, they serve him ice in these quart size plastic containers.
They give a new one each time they give him ice or water. So far he's collected about 20 of them.

We hate throwing them away and other than using them as planters or putting them in the recycling bins we thought we could get creative.
Problem is our imagination has taken a long nap ,
Maybe someone here would have a creative idea for these containers.

Thanks in advance for any and all ideas!

P.s quart size with measuremen markings on the sides

q does anyone have any creative ideas for plastic containers
  8 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 09, 2017
    Paint with a Plastic Paint and use a Plant Pots or containers Or Use as Waste bins etc............
  • Pam Kneebone Pam Kneebone on Oct 09, 2017
    You could contact a pre-school ot kindergarten and ask if they would like them for crafts,holding crayons etc.
    • D. D. on Oct 13, 2017
      Dear Pam,
      Your idea to donate to a pre-school is a very thoughtful idea. Please, pleade don't take offense because I am not trying to be offensive. Unless the plastic containers are sturdy plastic and can be sanitized in a dishwasher - I don't know if it would be good to bring them from a germ filled hospital to young children to play with.
      This is just my opinion & I'm a bit of a germaphobe. Little planters and decoupaged or painted decorated organizers for personal use would be a great way to re-use them.
      I hope no one is offended.
      Thank- you.
      Respectfully &
      God bless, D.
  • Beth Hubley Beth Hubley on Oct 09, 2017
    These would be great wrapped in rope or jute. Use a little gorilla glue once or twice a wrap and let it dry! Add some succulents and you will have great Christmas gifts!
  • Liz Toone Liz Toone on Oct 09, 2017
    Here are some ideas that may get your creativity flowing again.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Oct 09, 2017
    I wish they did that when my hubby had his bypass or any of his other surgeries. I could use them to repot my orchids and just get new decorative pots that would fit them. Can't find inner pots to use anywhere! All I would have to do is put drainage holes in the bottom.
  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on Oct 09, 2017
    Hello, I have done a few pieces with plastic orange juice bottles that I use for sugar and coffee and I have also decorated glass jars. I love to recycle. The plastic bottles are decouped and then I just added some pretties to it. The glass jars I used loctite super glue and also to attach pretties to plastic bottle. Here are some pics of what I have made. The ones you have would make great christmas gifts to hold just about anything.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Oct 09, 2017
    Use as gift basket containers.
    Use some for making ice for a cooler, or winter luminaries if it gets cold enough in your area, if not you could use them indoors for a party. My friend from Fort Worth told me it gets really cold in her area.
    You could make candy containers.
  • Dfm Dfm on Oct 11, 2017
    the plastic those are made of tends to be brittle after a bit of time....use for light duty items only. Each time a water pitcher gets filled at a have to bring in a new container to avoid cross contamination. Use for touch up painting, large ice cubes, the container shown is usually nestled in a proper pitcher...but like I said...cost containment.
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