Disposable plastic food containers with flip-top lids are too good to throw away. Because they are high-quality convenience items, the contents make up just a portion of the total cost. When the contents must remain fresh, the packaging is high quality, especially when it contains powdered drink mix for infants. Because of the color, shape and unique style, they present an unlimited number of alternate purposes. Do not toss them into your recycling bin or put them out with the trash. Consider these three fabulous ways to reuse plastic baby formula packages, and start saving them now. You will have the opportunity to keep and use dozens of boxes before your baby is weaned.
Store Brown Sugar and Other Baking Supplies
Brown sugar, flour and other baking goods do not usually come in packages that will keep the contents fresh. Use plastic baby formula canisters to hold your baking supplies instead of buying special storage containers with detachable lids. Add peel-and-stick vinyl shelf liner and adhesive letters to label the tops or the sides. The decorative boxes will look great on a kitchen counter top or shelf.
Make a Fancy Container for Holding Barrettes, Clips and Combs
It is easy to transform plastic baby formula canisters into gorgeous containers for holding barrettes, clips and combs. Begin with scrapbook paper or adhesive craft foam sheets. Cover the lid as well as the sides, and wrap the top and bottom with rickrack or ribbon and a neatly tied bow. Decorate the paper or craft foam with polka dots in a contrasting hue. You can make them quickly and easily with a round punch. Attach evenly spaced craft foam dots and a single faux flower bloom with E6000 adhesive. It will look like a decorative store-bought box for storage.
Use Them to Store Cubes of Frozen Homemade Baby Food
Plastic containers that were once used to hold powered formula can be used to hold other forms of sustenance. Instead of buying pouches or jars of baby food, consider pureeing freshly cooked veggies, fruits and healthy main dish meals. Freeze the food in ice cube trays to make perfect single-serve portions. Use the plastic containers to store the cubes of frozen baby food. To keep the food completely sealed and fresh, line the canisters with plastic freezer bags before adding the homemade cubes. To retain valuable nutrients, let the baby food thaw in the refrigerator and heat it in an electric dish. Reused plastic formula containers and you will save money in countless ways.
Source: Advanced Crafting and Green Living Experience