Need a project to recycle Quaker Oats empty containers - ideas?

They are actually Quaker Oats "Grits" containers and I have a bunch of them. Would like to recycle/reuse instead of putting them in the landfill. Other than pencil holders, how could I use them? Thanks for your ideas!
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  • Tammy Tammy on Jun 09, 2017
    Birdhouses, vases, good size for cotton balls and other bathroom supplies, plastic bag holder, craft room supplies, they would be great pantry canisters for rice or pasta that comes in bags. Paint them white or cover in contact paper and put chalkboard labels on them and your pantry or cupboard will have an organized finished look.

  • Bay17232512 Bay17232512 on Jun 09, 2017
    when we were kids we would take a shoe box and cut out two half circles on each side and put the Quaker Oats box as wheels for the box. We would decorate the whole thing with craft paper, string or whatever we had. We would fill the box with Easter grass and then out eggs and candy. You could decorate for whatever holiday you wanted.

  • Jaz24434379 Jaz24434379 on Jun 09, 2017

  • Kate Kate on Jun 09, 2017
    That's a great suggestion! We have an upcoming event with the grandkids so this might be a good craft for them to try. Thanks!

  • CJ CJ on Jun 09, 2017
    We made miniature doll house with boxes

  • Kate Kate on Jun 09, 2017
    Thanks for your comment. These "boxes" are actually round. Could probably be adapted though. Appreciate the suggestion.

  • BeccaHP BeccaHP on Jun 09, 2017
    We make gift containers out of them...especially for cookies! Just cover it with beautiful wrapping paper that suits the occasion and give them away! They are perfect for 'food' since that is what was in them originally! :)

  • Stacy Zachariah Stacy Zachariah on Jun 09, 2017
    Decorate them, they could hold kitchen utensils, toilet paper holder, candles, etc. If they are sturdy enough, you put them together 2 make a wine rack or hang on the horizontally for wine or bottles. Go to Pinterest and type in "oatmeal container ", there are several examples.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 09, 2017
    Offer them to a local school art department..

  • Kate Kate on Jun 09, 2017
    Good idea to check Pinterest! Thanks!

  • Kate Kate on Jun 09, 2017
    Thanks. I do use them as "boxes" for gifts but still have a bunch left. Cookie boxes is a great idea. Thanks.

  • Jacks Beta Jacks Beta on Jun 09, 2017
    Here are a few DIY's I found online.