Looking for craft ideas for gallons of ice cream

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My husband eats a gallon of ice cream each week so I have LOTS of these. Is there something I can do with these? I hate to throw them out.

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  • Robert Rusk Robert Rusk on Mar 20, 2018
    HI. HOW ABOUT GROWING SOME SMALL HERBS? YOU CAN EVEN SINK THE BUCKETS IN THE GROUND. THAT WORKS WITH MINT AS IT SPREADS SO FAST. JUST THINK ALL DIFFRENT KINDS OF MINT ALL OVER. I WOULD PAINT OR MAYBE EVEN CONTACT PAPER ON THE BUCKETS. YOU CAN GET ALL DIFFRENT KINDS OF CONTACT TOO. WOW NOW I WANT TO GET SOME AND THROW CONTACT PAPER AND HAVE MINT IN THE SUN IN EVERY ROOM. LOL GOOD LUCK..... GIGI

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 20, 2018
    Use as Plant Pots - Fill with concrete and turn upside down and use as legs for garden table or stools or make a Bar or Store with them. Use once painted for Toys or crafts etc.........

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Mar 20, 2018
    Hi there, if you have any local berry picking farms or even farmers markets, they could ALWAYS use more buckets!

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 20, 2018
    We have lots of those too. I carry one with me when I empty cats litter boxes. Also one to put the poop in when I clean out the chicken coop. Have others for carrying cleaning products. Hubby has some outside in his shop to hold various things like hinges and like products. Make good watering dishes for wildlife. You might think about donating to a local pet rescue they can use those for carrying pet food from place to place.

  • Eri21602681 Eri21602681 on Mar 20, 2018
    Yes, find a fibreglass product distributor. They sell these ice cream containers by the dozens. Usually they buy them but I am sure they
    would be able to use them. The boaties use them when fibreglassing
    their boats etc.

  • Joyce Scott Joyce Scott on Mar 20, 2018
    From experience, I have found that the plastic in ice cream buckets is easy to crack. However, I have used them in a child's room; the buckets have been used as storage for holding small stuffed toys, crayons and marker, small wooden blocks, small cars, etc. Years ago, I covered them in wall paper that coordinated with the wall paper in the room. That added a little stability to the buckets and they looked nicer also. Sticky shelf liner paper would be good to use now. Spray paint cracks and chips too quickly due to flexibility of the plastic. Under the kitchen sink, they hold cleaning supplies, a roll of paper towels, whatever you might have under there. Is it possible that you have shelving in a basement, on an enclosed porch, or an outside storage? The buckets could be used as storage for holding small stuffed toys, crayons and markers, small wooden blocks, small cars for any small items you have, on the shelves; they can hold items such as sponges, cleaning rags, hand tools, small gardening tools, with lids, they can be used to contain extra potting soil, plant fertilizer, gardening gloves; label on outside so you know whats inside. We have used them to hold paint when painting walls or mold trim with brushes. You can purchase shims from a home improvements and glue or wire them around the bucket; makes a pretty planter. The possibilities are endless. Perhaps this will spur your imagination. You might find other uses on pinterest. Just remember they aren't sturdy for long-term or heavy items.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 20, 2018
    Great for nuts, bolts, nails, sewing items, crafting items, water items outside, etc. They can be written on with sharpie. Come in handy when repotting items. We use for a lot of things...my husband is an ice cream kind of guy too!

  • Dottie Dottie on Mar 20, 2018
    I do not know where you live, but: homeless shelters might use them, Salva. Army used furnit. stores, women's/children's shelters, schools, churches & Sun. schools ---- need I go on? Check your phone book yellow pages

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Mar 20, 2018
    Donate them to your local animal shelter. They can be used to hold bulk dog and cat food for feeding time and to store food so the mice can't get to it. They could really use these.

  • Susan Susan on Mar 20, 2018
    I live in Ogden, Utah and there are Mormon second hand stores. Maybe they could use them. thanks.