Happy Tuesday!! This first picture may seem like we eat a lot of cake...WE don't, but my husband does!! Well, Kelsie helps out too. In all fairness, I've been saving these for a while. If we go grocery shopping, he'll buy a small cake and say..."it's some one's birthday somewhere!!"
What to do with all these plastic containers that would fill up the land fills? Lots and lots of things...
First thing to do is remove those pesky labels. I love Goof Off...nothing better. Smells to high heaven, but works great.
Projects using the cover as a bowl or container.
Chips, popcorn, snacks etc...great for parties, picnics, camping.
As an ice bucket to keep drinks cold for a party...
Other ideas for the bowl, but not pictured...
- large one for lettuce and the small ones for all the salad bar fixings (tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, peppers, croutons, onions etc). Great for big functions where everyone doesn't like all that stuff in their salad.
- ice in the large cover and food in a smaller one to keep the food on ice
- punch bowl
Next, we'll transform the cover just slightly with a knob...
Find and mark the center on the top.
Use an awl or pointy thing to poke the hole in the plastic.
Goes through easily.
Make sure hole is big enough to fit the screw from the knob you've picked.
Push in small, flat tipped screw into hole from the inside of the cover to the outside on the top.
Make sure the screw is short. Sometimes the knobs you buy have longer screws to fit wooden doors.
Screw on the knob onto the screw.
Cute little handle for the cake cover.
Instead of a cake cover, this would be great to cover food outside during picnics. Keeps the BUGS away!!
They act like domes that fit your own plates.
Portuguese sweet bread. Yummm
Next time you buy something from the bakery...don't throw that container away. You know there is always something else we can do with it!
Have a great Tuesday,