Craft Ideas Using Specimen Cups

I've got a great question for you guys. About two weeks ago, a small clinic near my home had to close. I found out about it through one of the employees. At any rate, I do a lot of crafts and like to organize things. There was a half box of "specimen cups" with screw on lids and I was able to get them for free. Does anyone have any wonderful, knowledgeable, or crafty ideas for using them? Thanks.

By Linda from NYC

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October 22, 20090 found this helpful

Depending on how clear the containers are, you might be able to do something like this:

http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/snow-globes

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

I would use them for organization, something along the lines of like using baby food containers in a garage. Screw the lids to the bottom of a wooden shelf, then fill cups with all your little embellishments and screw onto the lid. You can easily see everything you have.

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

What a lucky find! I would use them for bead storage, for washers, screws and nails in my workshop, or for bobbins, needles, pins, etc. in my sewing room.

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

Spice containers for gifts get bulk spices (Try health food or Amish store), maybe a spice that is expensive in the grocery or much used (basil, cinnamon for me). Fill the container (it'll be maybe 1 1/2 oz. and put on a bow and label.

Health food and bulk food stores have spices and herbs much cheaper than groceries, usually. Also try Penzeys.com for good prices on really fine spices and herbs.

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June 17, 20100 found this helpful

Being a nurse, I would make something like a mixture of nuts, raisins, small pieces of dried fruit, etc. or sewing items, or soup beans/peas, etc; just use your imagination, and give them to my nursing friends. They would get a giggle... (almost as good as flowers in a urinal!) Or, how about sand art? Fill with sand mixed with tiny sea shells.

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