Fruit cups from grocery store small but cute

What can I do with plastic fruit cups?
  10 answers
  • DORLIS DORLIS on Nov 17, 2015
    I washed them out and use them to start seeds. I poke some holes in the bottom for drainage and set them in a slightly larger container to collect the excess water. I am still working on other ideas

  • Mary Howard Mary Howard on Nov 17, 2015
    -They make great votive cups for the little battery votives...hang with chain, ribbon, etc. -Mix your own suet/birdseed mix and use these as the mold. Put a piece of twine or cord in before you pour the suet mix in, and you can hang from tree limbs, etc. -I keep some in the kitchen to use as ingredients cups when the grands help cook. We measure into them without worrying about too much going into the recipe, then they add the ingredients when it's time. They are also great at helping little hands contain sprinkles!

  • Roberta Stewart-Fite Roberta Stewart-Fite on Nov 17, 2015
    There are so many things to do with these little cups. We used them for jewelry making kits for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. I use them to mix paint in for my Sunday School class. I also use them to put my coconut oil and essential oil mixtures. There are limitless ideas. Dolris, Seedling starters is a great idea also!

  • Liz  Straughn Liz Straughn on Nov 17, 2015
    I'm planning on using them this winter for "snow globe" cards or pictures for my daycare kids. You cut out a hold just big enough for the cup's rim to fit inside the card. Open card and put cup right side up over hole. Fill with "snow" and you might want to hot glue, or use glue dots to add a little animal or snowman figure, then cover and seal top with plastic wrap. Place into hole and close card. It should produce a "snow globe" on the front side of the card. Also, cute to do this with goldfish crackers for an Ocean theme. I will probably cover the inside cover of the card with another piece of cardstock to make sure it's secure.

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Nov 17, 2015
    Try this your next kids/grown up party or picnic. Freeze yogurt cups half full of water. Then, fill the little cups with fruit, pudding, jello, etc. Place it in the yogurt cup and it stays chilled for a long time...even enough time to have a nice dinner and use these for desserts. Here's a thrifty fun link.

  • Ann Williams Martin Ann Williams Martin on Nov 17, 2015
    I've sprayed them with cooking spray and used them for Jello molds. This time of year, use peach or orange jello.... they look like cute little pumpkins! My kids and grandkids love them. Can make traditional Jello or Jello Jigglers.

  • Michelle Harbee Michelle Harbee on Nov 18, 2015
    I would urge you to not re-use them for food. Coming from being in the restaurant industry, I've learned that plastic containers, in which foods come in are not meant to be reused. To be clear, I'm referring to plastic containers food comes in, such as pudding, Yogurt, fruit cups, sour cream, coffee creamer, not to be confused with Tupperware and Ziploc reusable containers, which are fine, as they're meant to be used as dishes so they're made with better standards. .After a wash or two, the disposable containers will secrete toxic chemicals into your food. The manufacturers themselves have told us that the containers should always be disposed of. Now I think it's fine to use them for anything other than food use.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Dec 13, 2020

    I collected a bunch of yogurt cups (similar to fruit cups) and put them in my shop for holding glue or stain while working on a project. If the cups have lids, they could be used a pill containers. We have small plastic containers to hold our dog.s daily meds and supplements. Load them up every couple of weeks.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 28, 2020

    Hi Seb,

    Use for Paint pots or Screws, washers etc. You could make a stand for them from an odd piece of timber. Just cut holes so they drop in. Could be used in bedroom, Kitchen etc.