It’s been awhile since we had a “what can I do with THIS” post! You know, the posts where someone needs ideas and we sit around and come up with crazy crafty ideas for them! I know you love a good brainstorm (and so do I!) I just got an email from Cathe with a request:

Just want to say that I love your web site. Cute ideas. I teach a craft to elderly people 65 to the high 80’s. I hope they have something that I could teach them one day. I need help. I have a bunch of cylinder tubes (Crystal light comes in them) and I’m trying to come up with a craft idea for them. Any idea’s. Thanks Heather and much success to you.


Thanks for your request, Cathe! I have actually wondered what you could do with these very same containers, myself, because we go through them pretty quickly at my house. These elliptical-shaped ones are the newer model, and the old containers (and the generic ones) are round, but about the same.

My Quick Ideas:

Spectacular spectacle case: Since you are crafting with elderly people, how about making a glasses case? You could decoupage pretty paper on the outside, or maybe even glue some fabric to the outside.

Bonny bracelets: Cut the containers into 1″ pieces and use them as the base for bracelets.

I know I’ve seen a couple people around blogland that use these in crafty ways, but I can’t remember where, so if you have done some crafts with these containers, please speak up! Everyone else, please brainstorm your ideas here!