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Buttery Thinking...
Well, I asked for ideas for repurposing Parkay Squeeze Margarine containers. I received encouragement, but no ideas. So, I put on my thinking cap, and here are a few ideas I came up with.

Posted by Creative Origins from Stuart, Florida, United States • Published See Creative Origins's 23 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled box. Repurposing Margarine Containers - Step 1
    Step 1

    Here's the first one: a magnetic holder for pens, or paper, for the fridge. I cut off the top, and half of the front panel. Then, attached a small piece of decorative paper (couldn't get that label off, no matter how hard I tried), and attached magnet tape to the back.

  • How to make a recycled box. Repurposing Margarine Containers - Step 2
    Step 2

    How about as a ribbon organizer? I cut off the top, then cut from the top to each corner. I put a 3-1/2" dia. ribbon spool inside (it fit great) and folded the top over the end of the ribbon.

  • How to make a recycled box. Repurposing Margarine Containers - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is the same folded top, but this one is a gift box. With a small gift wrapped inside, your recipient will think you are a genius! Right?

  • How to make a recycled box. Repurposing Margarine Containers - Step 4
    Step 4

    This one is my favorite! Have you seen crafts for hiding money in places where thieves would never think to look? I just cut a slit in the top of the bottle. Push in the portion of the bottle which is above the slit and slip in your "mad" money, then adjust the bottle so the slit isn't noticeable. No one will ever imagine you have money in there.

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