I have stared using large coffee cream containers to store rice and other things. The opening makes it easier to pour into measuring cup.
By Teresa from Dickinson, TX
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I use the large creamer containers for storing homemade chicken stock in the freezer. They are just the right size!
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Does anyone have craft ideas for the larger Coffee-Mate containers with the powder creamer? It seems a waste to get rid of them.
They are great for food. I keep rice in one and the little spout is great for measuring out smaller amounts. They are also good for syrup and other liquids. They can also be great for taking soup to work, as the spout again is nice for pouring into a mug. Get the shaker kind of pancake mix and use this to make perfect pancakes.
You can also use them for string or cord in the shop, small items in the craft room (labeled of course), and for keeping change or dog treats in the car.
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I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for empty coffee creamer containers. They are shaped very nicely and the plastic covering comes off for a nice white background.
Debbie from Fairmount, IN
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When finished with the large creamer container, I wash it out and take the label off. When I need a container for leftover soup or something else I use the large container. I always make large amounts of soup, beans, or whatever type of bulk type item I'm making at the time. I put one container in the refrigerator and one in the freezer or both into the freezer after we eat what we want from the freshly made dinner.
I write on the lid with a marker what is in it. I try to take it out the day before I want to use it to thaw. I also have microwaved the container when in a hurry. I put it in a bowl on it's side with the lid off, this will tend to melt however, so the container is not really useable again. It really doesn't matter to me since I use two of these containers of creamer a month and have several stockpiled in my pantry.
I also have numerous containers filled with flour, sugar, salt, beans etc. Always labeling the container before it's put away. A great way to recycle these creamer containers. Hope this is a help to others. (10/22/2005)
2. You could make a snowman family with them. Paint or use perm. maker to make faces, glue buttons on the front. Tie a small piece of fabric around the "neck" area and place a baby sock on top for a hat! You could fill them with goodies to give as gifts.
3. Store bird seed in them, it is easier to tote them around to fill up the feeders. (10/22/2005)
By michelle h
I also wet any paper throw-aways such as paper towels, envelopes, food cartons like cereal and egg cartons. Then squish them and stuff them either into my coffee creamer container (or other empty jugs, jars, etc.). When this is as full as I can get it, it goes into the trash.
I figure I save enough space doing this to eliminate one garbage can at least, per month . I also break down all cardboard boxes, all sizes, unless I'm saving. All newspapers are wetted also. All canned food cans can be use for stuffing, or flattened to take up less space.
Food costs are so high now, so save wherever we can. Re-use, recycle , and/or save space and money on your garbage bill. (10/22/2005)
I have also made a coin bank by CAREFULLY heating a knife point to make a coin slot in the lid. Decorate bottle with stickers or as desired. (06/14/2006)
I have a lot of those very large plastic creamer containers that hold powdered creamer for coffee. I hate throwing them away and I've got one that I keep my sugar in.
I take coffee-mate containers, the ones that are found in the dairy case, and use them for sugar dispensers.
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