What can I do with oatmeal containers?

I have been saving large Quaker oatmeal containers for over a year, don't know why but before I throw them out if anyone has some ideas as to how to use them I would appreciate it. I have used them to plant seed in, for the garden, and to make decorations out of, but have lots more. They are not water proof so, any indoor ideas would be great. Thanks for your response, have a blessed day.
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  • Brenda Graver Brenda Graver on Jul 06, 2015
    mod podge pictures on them and use them as decoration or storage ie use gallon or quart bags for what you are storing and put in the oatmeal container ...............hope this helps I hate throwing useful things out so have fun
  • Ginger the farm gal Ginger the farm gal on Jul 06, 2015
    Thanks Brenda, yes seem a shame to throw thing out, especially when they have lids.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 06, 2015
    there are a lot of ideas on Pinterest, such as covering and using as a hair band holder or cutting out part of the center lengthwise and use as a ribbon holder...have fun
  • Ginger the farm gal Ginger the farm gal on Jul 06, 2015
    Thanks Sharon, I've seen those, I'm retired and have about 50+ saved up, was hoping for something that would use several at a time,but thanks for the tip.
    • Sharon Sharon on Jul 07, 2015
      Oh wow that's a lot..what about covering some and cutting different heights, wrapping together to use as candle holders (led ones)
  • Judy Steffen Judy Steffen on Jul 07, 2015
    Donate to an art teacher for student project.
  • Cavymom Cavymom on Jul 07, 2015
    Guinea pigs love to hide in them with the bottom cut out as a tube. Also provides chewing material for them to groom their teeth. GP rescues need disposable houses to prevent disease spread.
  • Ginger the farm gal Ginger the farm gal on Jul 08, 2015
    Thanks Judy will put as free on craigs list, just to many to find a purpose for all
  • Maggierose Maggierose on Jul 18, 2015
    If you have Freecycle in your area there are always people willing to take things for kids arts and crafts.
  • Penny Penny on Jul 19, 2015
    i have seen lanterns made out of them...cut outs with a battery candle inside....paint the outside and hang with a wire. :)
  • Red Red on Apr 03, 2016
    Last Hallow'een, we forgot what day it was, and had to quickly get something together, when we got our first visitor and realized our transgression. We cut Jac o' lantern faces into oatmeal boxes, a couple of 6 and 9" cube shaped boxes we had, and a couple of brown paper bags. then I put some HD aluminum foil into each "pumpkin" as a reflective liner, added tea lights on saucers, and put them along the path to our door. In the dark, all you see is the light shining out of the cut-outs. They looked great
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