10 Uses for Yogurt Cups
Don't ditch these plastic containers after eating their contents. TOH reader Mark Feroglia has lots of creative ideas for recycling them
TOH reader Mark Feroglia from High Springs, Florida finds new lives for plastic yogurt containers that pile up.
While doing repairs, use containers as repositories for screws, bolts, and other small parts you've removed.
Poke some holes in the bottom of a cup for drainage, fill with potting soil, and plant seeds. Once they sprout, pop out the seedlings and transplant them.
Cut a hole in a lid large enough for a paintbrush handle. Slip the handle through the opening, and paint mess-free.
Fill a cup halfway with fruit juice, and cover with aluminum foil. Slit a hole in the foil, insert a popsicle stick, then freeze for a frosty treat.
Use containers to hold small batches of color for touch-ups and other little projects.
Combine heated suet or lard in a cup with birdseed. Insert a loop of string into the mixture; refrigerate until solid. Remove the cup and hang the feeder in a tree.
Cut a hole in a container's bottom for funneling small amounts of sand or liquid.
When recaulking or painting your bathroom, drop containers over the sink's faucet handles to keep them pristine.
Dig a hole in your yard the size of a yogurt container near any plants being eaten by slugs. Place the cup flush with the ground, and fill with beer or salted water. Bait the rim with sliced potatoes; the pests will crawl into the container and drown.
Trace a container's mouth with a pencil to create a guideline for cutting small curves in wood.