I'm curious to see what ideas people have-I have a few, and some similar ones from other products.
This looks like it's metal. If it is and you can sew, you can make a pocketed cover for it. I'm making these for coffee cans. I measure the outside and add 3/4 inch. I do the same for the inside. I add as many pockets as I can/want and sew them on. I sew the inside bottom on and sew up the seam. Turn outside out, as you cover the container. I hope this helps. You can do this with glue/glue gun, if you don't sew.
you could save a few of them, paint them a color of your choice and then connect them and hang them on a wall w/o the lids and VOILA you now have a cute place to put jewelry in or or other trinkets. Another idea would be to not connect any together but still paint them or put fabric on them and hang them on a wall like a shelf (bottom of container against the wall) and now you have several shadow type shelves you could use to put small items in like washrags or decorative soaps in a bathroom, the possibilities are endless.
These are where big or small personalize with paint or cover in fabric or even cute leftover seed packets & now you've got a one of a kind container. Add a magnet on the back now you have holder you can stick just about anywhere (bonus add a pad & pen for handy teacher/ office gift).
I use any small container for craft supplies, sewing items, marbles, etc. I have left them as is. And I have also painted, wrapped yarn, glued fabric, or left as is. A Pringles can has my knitting needles. An empty Baskins Robbins ice cream container has fabric on it and is a waste basket.
They hold crayons and index cards nicely
They don't work with crayons. The lids won't stay on.
I spayed painted my metal contains with a teal color and use them as additional flower vases or add items such as straws for birthday parties.
I have saved my containers like these for several years. I use them at Christmas time for small gifts or treats to give to others. The red container and gold top are really cute with a black belt and gold buckle. They look like Santa's suit. I clean them and try to remove the glue as best as I can. Try using a past of vegetable oil and baking soda. I then use a strip of black ribbon for the belt. For a buckle, I have used several different things such as metallic gold card stock or scrapbook paper or I have even cut a buckle out of a milk carton and spray painted it gold. I thread the black ribbon through the buckle and wrap around the center of the container and glue to secure. Hot glue doesn't hold very long especially when handling so I have gone to using a stronger construction adhesive that comes in a small tube. I have filled them with fudge, hot chocolate mix or trail mix for my husband to give to co workers and the kids to give to teachers or friends.
Put some drainage holes on the bottom and put some plants into them
I have painted mine and then podge on pieces of bright coloured tissue paper to make small planters and storage containers for my craft room
If you can get the labels off, drill tiny holes in the bottom, attach to either a wood fence or a board you can hang somewhere outside and grow flowers in them.