Oatmeal Canister Challenge
I've been going through a lot of oatmeal lately, and have a little collection of empty canisters. I used to know what to do with these back when the lids were made out of the same cardboard material. Now, they're plastic and don't fit the same way.
(I haven't done one of these challenges before, so your prize might be kind of small)
Any ideas about what to do with these canisters would be great!
If you cut off a portion of the cylindrical container, leaving one end intact, you can hot glue a circular brim from cardboard around the open bottom, cover the whole deal with fabric, ribbons, flowers, lace, etc. to create a gothic lolita hat for either yourself or some of your stuffed animals. You may secure it on a headband with hot-glue and/or wire, etc. for this to fit a human head.
Also, I put small kid's toys in these or crafts supplies like sock puppet materials or whatever and just write what it is with a sharpie on the top.
you could make this...
you could use it like i have done and cut a hole in the top and out like yarn and stuff in it and decorate the outside and feed the yarn through the hole and you just pull it out when u need it
I'm not sure how stable it would be but you could try to make it into a bird feeder.
Glue the lid down and you can do something similar to this and just paint it all pretty like.
This probably won't apply to anyone but me, but I just threw the lid away and put the container in my snakes tank for her to use as a cave. She loves it!
I say she would, I cut off one end of the tube, removed the lid, tada turtle tunnel
My parents eat a lot of oatmeal, so we have the same issue. My mom and I are huge seamstress/crafters, so we started using them for storing buttons, paint brushes, and other things we have tons of.
You can use an oatmeal container for almost anything. Entertain cats and kittens by dangling toys inside of them, and they can roll around with a toy without getting fur on the carpet... but that's only useful if you have cats.
Store pasta in them and confuse people when they try to make an oaty breakfast.
Right now, I'm using one as a necklace/choker display as well as button storage. If you're eager enough to cover yours and poke holes in them, they could be used for earrings and the like.
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