Thursday, October 17, 2013

Uses for Plastic Absorbing Charcoal Container

My mother handed me this container and said, "Please find a use for this. I can't recycle it, and I hate to throw it in the garbage."

So I did.

I will be adding more recycling (and reuse) ideas, that do not pertain to "art" but help keep our landfills from filling up.  

I washed and dried the container, and used the upper lid for a dish scrubbie drainer.  I used two small suction cups with hooks to hold the lid to the inner side of my sink.   Simply place your sponge or scrubbie inside, to drain and dry, when not in use.

And for the bottom of the container . . . .

Use the bottom, clear plastic portion, to hold flowers.  Leave the top blue piece on to help display small stem flowers as well.  If you have baskets or other containers that you would love to put flowers in, but cannot put water in, simply place the container (bottom half filled with water and flowers) inside as a liner.

Glue two or more bottom containers together, and allow to dry.  Use them to store and organize makeup and facial brushes.

Use them to store cup coasters.

 Use a few to store envelopes, note paper, stamps or pens.

Updates will always be added as we find more uses for items that can be reused or recycled.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

This is Awesome.
so...the suction cups. Is this something you purchased or had on hand?
I think I saved a suction cup from a broken window feeder. Just curious.
I love ideas like this.
the flowers in the bottom part are a great idea too.
thanks for sharing.

Kristina said...

I had suction cups on hand. My youngest has been painting those plastic window sun catchers, and we had extras.