Cottage cheese containers

by Mary
I have a lot of cottage cheese containers any suggestion on how they can be reused other than food storage?
  24 answers
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Feb 16, 2015
    Start seeds!
  • ..I use them for my painting projects, to hold paint, and you could also use them for starting seeds, as pointed out...and a herb garden. :)
  • Dobi Dobi on Feb 16, 2015
    do you have any children in the house? You can take shelf paper and cover them and then put small toys, puzzle pieces etc
  • Morgan Morgan on Feb 17, 2015
    Great for storing most anything! Acetone removes the print.
  • Carolyn Hoxton Carolyn Hoxton on Feb 17, 2015
    I use them all the time, for putting cookies, or leftovers to take to the family, or neighbors, work great, or craft projects. I haven't tried taking off the print..thanks, Is that fingernail polish remover, acetone?
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    • Marci N Marci N on Feb 17, 2015
      Nail polish is what she used to take the printing off, the stuff that you use to work with PVC works even better and faster than nail polish remover.
  • Sharon Russell Sharon Russell on Feb 17, 2015
    Car candy dish? Like the ones in every car we have? ;)
  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Feb 17, 2015
    Great place to hide your jewlery
  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Feb 17, 2015
    Can also use to store screws,nails,buttons,extra change,crayons,hair ties,barrettes,balls of string with a hole in the center,cotton balls
  • Eileen Eileen on Feb 17, 2015
    you could remove label, then paint or put transfers on, turn them upside down and string clear Christmas lights through them to make "custom" patio lights.
  • Car1294107 Car1294107 on Feb 17, 2015
    paint an put hole in bottom plant seed to get started
  • Sherri Plummer Williams Sherri Plummer Williams on Feb 17, 2015
    I save those and yogurt containers the same size. I use them for take home food containers when we have big family dinners. They're great for storing leftovers too.
  • Sol Chalker Sol Chalker on Feb 17, 2015
    Planted flowers and give them as gifts
  • Nancy B Nancy B on Feb 17, 2015
    I put one under my kitchen sink to collect grease drippings that I need to discard. Then throw it in the trash on trash pick up day and replace it with another empty one.
    • I do the same thing. I'm a fanatic about grease not going down my kitchen drain. After putting the drippings in the container, I always wipe out the greasy pan with a paper towel and stuff that into the container with the drippings. I also use coffee creamer containers and coffee cans for the same purpose.

  • Tina Tina on Feb 17, 2015
    instead of trying to remove the print...just cover with contact paper of your choice and use anyway you like! pot a small plant for a gift, office supplies on a desk, those little odds and ends that end up on the dresser, you name it!
  • Sandra Sandra on Feb 17, 2015
    decorate and start your plants in them....
  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Feb 17, 2015
    Spray paint the color of your choice and screw them (through the bottom) to a board about the width of the bottom, mount the board at an angle on a closet wall and use them to store gloves, ear muffs, etc. You could also do the same thing to corral tennis and golf balls.
  • Lindcurt Lindcurt on Feb 17, 2015
    I recycle the lids to serve as cat food plates for canned food. The princess won't eat out of anything with high sides. I toss them in the dishwasher and always have clean ones for the whole gang. The bottoms are great to use at the potting table or for sand box toys.
  • Sue Vernon Sue Vernon on Feb 18, 2015
    I use the smaller round containers for water for my dogs. Their ears stay on the outside of the container while they're drinking. The lids are used for their dry food…they have short snouts so they prefer the flat surfaces.
    • Leslie Williams Shannon Leslie Williams Shannon on Nov 28, 2016

      OMG Susan - what a great idea! I have basset hounds.... so the ear problem is ongoing and MESSY! I love the idea of using these for water or food for my hounds - no more dripping or gooey ears! : )

  • Grady Grady on Feb 18, 2015
    My Mom uses a Smart Balance Butter container for Oxi clean or detergent. Try that.
  • Elizabeth Cannon Elizabeth Cannon on Feb 19, 2015
    I use the lids of any plastic container and make Christmas wreaths by crocheing aroung the edge single or double is fine then decorate with ribbons or what ever you choose
  • Pinky Pinky on Apr 11, 2016
    You could also use these to keep stationaries or art supply, but of course after spray painting them .or plant herbs for kitchen corners
  • Carey Carey on Sep 02, 2016
    I use the lids for paint pallets. They are handy and once they are not clean or don't look nice, i can toss. I use the bottoms to collect compost for my compost pile. Again, when they get nasty I can just rinse and toss. Some I use for dippers in the garden supplies, and have used for dippers for my dog food. When moving, they are real handy for packing small breakables in to give a little more protection. I use them to dip my dishrag in bleach water to disinfect it, then rinse and toss in washer. They can be used to hold paint brushes, pens, pencils etc.. Decorate and use under small pots to provide water.
  • Mariann Mariann on Nov 10, 2016
    (1) I use them for leftovers, especially gravies - they take up less "floor space" in the frig than rectangle Tupperwear. (2) My husband uses one every day for his morning breakfast yogurt/fruit mixture and takes it to work. (3) On holidays, I use them to send my guests home with leftovers.
  • Jan Burch Jan Burch on May 16, 2019

    Hi . I see this was posted in 2015. If you still are looking to repurpose these I will buy them from you for a project. Thanks