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June 1, 2007

Plastic Protein Powder JugMy son goes through two 1 gallon jugs of protein powder per week and I hate to toss the jugs. I know there should be some creative way to reuse them. I had thought about decorating them like stone cannisters but I don't have a clue how to do it. Any suggestions? I have a pic of the plain jane jug.

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De from Springhill, LA

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June 2, 20071 found this helpful
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My husband goes through these too. The uses I have found so far: One year I cut them in half and made 2 flower pots. I do use these for storage as well. I use them to store odds and ends used for crafts, or whatever you want to stay clean....and stuff somewhere when not in use. I bet they would make nice light shades if you cut/burn designs out and line with colored paper. Please remember these can be recycled too(make sure not to throw them away).

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June 2, 20072 found this helpful
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I tend to use buckets or jugs for watering when it gets hot. Pierce a small hole in the bottom and fill it with water, then set it at the base of a tree, shrub, or any other plant that you'd like to water. It leaks out slowly, and allows the water to soak in instead of running all over the place. I also know people who bury them next to bushes for the same purpose- that way you don't see them.

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They'd also be good for saving coffee grounds for composting (lots of good suggestions for plants that like them on this site). You could store cat food in them, too- We use rinsed- out kitty litter jugs, but these would work, too.

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June 4, 20071 found this helpful
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If you want to make canisters out of them, try those rub-on graphics you can get in the craft dept. at Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby. I wanted canisters with roosters on them. I couldn't find any I could afford or that I liked, so I bought plain white canisters and rub-ons that were roosters and made my own.

Renee

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June 4, 20071 found this helpful
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I use them as canisters for flour and sugar. I also have a huge 5 gallon one.. I got that at www.netrition.com. It was a GREAT deal!!

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I keep my cats food in empty ones like that. It keeps it dry since the food is outside. Cindy

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By anniebok (Guest Post)
June 5, 20071 found this helpful
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I know this is not for you per se, but how about asking local daycare centers if they could use them. I drink protein drinks and take some to the daycare I work at. We use them for storage and make games out of them. I know I love them.

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By Will (Guest Post)
July 31, 20081 found this helpful
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I use similar containers to compost kitchen waste in. I put it through the blender first, with just enough water to make it work, and leave it outside for a few weeks. It makes very good fertilizer. Milk jugs work very well, too.

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December 24, 20162 found this helpful
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If youre a boater, they can be used to float your crab/lobster traps/trot lines and also used for dry storage that floats!

You can keep ammo in them to keep it dry when kept in the basement.

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Fill them with bulk rice or something.

Maybe you can ferment stuff in them!

I filled a pickle jar that size with pocket change. You will have at least $100 when its full.

Makes a great receptacle for mixing/storing paint, nuts & bolts, cleaning solutions, pickled eggs, and maybe a diarama for a kids project.

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