Ever thought how you might reuse your empty Country Crock tubs? Folks in Crock Country have a lot of clever and creative uses for their empty tubs. Check out some of the great ideas submitted by our Facebook community below!
1. They’re great for giving home cooked fresh veggies to friends or family
2. I like to use the lids as palates for painting
3. I make birdhouses
4. Makes a great crayon holder
5. I save them for when I make big batches of soup. They stack nicely in the chest freezer and provide the perfect portion for my family
6. We use them for storing blocks; each size piece gets its own container and we glue one of the pieces to the lid, so we always know what's in each one
7. I use them for stencils for the grandchildren
8. We use the lids for spoon rests
9. We use them to hold fishing worms
10. Picking blueberries as well as freezing them—tubs are the perfect size!
11. I use them for flower pots. They are great for starting seeds/growing herbs
12. I fill them with mothballs, drill holes and set them in the garage to keep the spiders away. By doing this, I don't have to worry about my dog getting into the mothballs
13. I use them when camping by filling with pre-measured pancake mix. Just add water, mix, and pour on the griddle
14. Freeze water! It makes good amount of ice for coolers and you don’t have to buy as much ice
15. My grandkids use them to catch bugs
16. Use lids under small plants to catch extra water
17. I use them to collect and hold beach shells
18. I put flour in them, add my chicken pieces or other meat, shake and my meat/chicken is breaded and I don't get flour everywhere
19. I spray paint them in pretty colors. Poke a few holes on the bottom. And use them as flower pots. Works good for fresh herbs also
20. My Grandmother uses one next to the sink for composting items she cleans off her dishes and while she's cooking. The lid helps keep smells at bay and when it’s full she will empty it into her compost pile and use it again. My Grandma was green long before the trend
21. They make great paint tubs. Keeps paint from getting air in it and hardening. Seals tight. Shake and use to touch-up paint, so easy
22. The tubs are perfect for storing coffee filters in the cabinet
23. I collect eggs in them and use them to scoop cracked corn to feed my chickens
24. Poke a hole in the bottom and paint them white, plant your favorite herbs in them and place them in a window box in your kitchen so you have fresh herbs whenever you need them
25. They make great molds for sand castles at the beach
26. Interactive dog toys—just put a treat inside they’ll spend hours figuring out how to get it out
27. The lids make GREAT flying discs!
28. I have been a teacher for 9 years. I love to use old tubs for a fun game with my students during the cold winter months. I give each student an empty tub with a hole cut in the bottom. We turn it upside down and glue white foam squares all around it to make it look like an igloo with a black arched piece on the front to look like the door. Then, using cotton balls as "snow balls", we play a game of "Toss the snowball into the igloo". Each student gets 3 snowballs and 3 tries. It's so fun to watch them!
29. Freeze vegetables in them instead of using bags.
30. My kids make "piggy" banks and decorate them...they love it!
31. My husband uses them to store small things in the shed