Margarine Tub {Craft Challenge}

Every once in awhile I have to clean out the cupboard in my kitchen that holds all of my plastic containers. Mainly I have to organize it to match containers with lids and make sure there are no orphans. One thing I always have plenty of are recycled plastic bowls and tubs.

My husband absolutely hates that I save these. I have a couple of different reasons for keeping them. One is because they are handy when I want to send leftovers home with my kids. I also like to have some on hand in case I think of a cool craft to make using them.

One container I always have plnty of are margarine tubs (My husband is hooked on I Can’t Bellieve It’s Not Butter). I was in the mood to start a new craft challenge so I thought these bowls would be the perfect item to challenge myself with.

Margarine Tub

So, what do you think I should make using one or more of these tubs? Most do still have lids so they can be part of the project too (or not).

Here is what I have come up with so far:

Please take a moment and challenge me to make something specific. Just simply use the comments feature below.

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3 comments for “Margarine Tub {Craft Challenge}

  1. Roxanna Smith
    07/10/2014 at 10:15 am

    Well…..I would stay away from the clichéd drawstring bags. What about a doll, using the margarine tub as a skirt? Or….a “liberty-type” bell? Possibly a plastic bag holder with a hole in the lid to pull out bags as you need them? You could also paint the tub with spray paint especially for plastic & decorate it, to be used as a (wrapped candy, batteries,small stuff….) holder. I could go on & on but will stop right here!! It will be interesting to see other folks’ responses.

    • 07/10/2014 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks for sharing your ideas Roxanna! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. I hope to start crafting this weekend !

  2. Jennifer
    10/05/2014 at 12:02 am

    I would paint them the appropriate color for an upcoming holiday, such as orange for Halloween. Cut shapes into them and put a battery operated tea light candle inside. Set them outside and they will project the shapes onto your house or garage door, on the cheap (weatherproof too!) Use white and cut snowflakes for winter, or hearts for Valentine’s Day.

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