Ever finished a pint of Phish Food and thought to yourself, “Hey, maybe this pint container could be good for something other than taking up space in the trash?” No? Just us?
Around here, we’ve become experts at using our pint containers – properly cleaned, of course – in creative and unique ways. After all, they’re funky, quirky, and remind us of the delightfully euphoric flavor that was once inside. Plus, we love that they're Forest Stewardship Council certified, which means you can rest assured that their materials come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to get creative with pint containers:
Whether you’re saving up for your next pint of Cinnamon Buns or a trip to the Scoop Shop, a pint is the perfect place to stash your cash. Scoop Shop, here we come!
Window or Wall Hanging
Display your coolest pints on the wall or over a window! We made this one with vintage Ben & Jerry’s pints, but you could just as easily use all the pints of Americone Dream that are piling up on your coffee table. Great as a curtain to block sunshine, or to jazz up a blank wall.
The number one thing we use our pints for is holding pens, pencils, forks, spoons, and other desktop necessities. Especially spoons, because we like to have those on hand at all times. For obvious reasons.
Early Bird Feeder
This nifty bird feeder design requires only a single pint and a piece of sturdy string. Not bad for a feeder that will bring as much euphoria to the birds as its original contents did to you.
Pints are the perfect size and shape for showing off your green thumb. And who doesn’t love plants? For an even cooler twist, plant a mint plant in a pint of Chocolate Peppermint Crunch or Empower Mint.
There are a number of ways to cleverly turn your pints into adornments for your body. Like wearing them as a hat. But if your friends look at you a little funny when you do that, try these adorable beads instead.
Fluffy may not be able to enjoy your ice cream with you, but she sure can take advantage of the pint container! This cat toy is easy to craft and will keep your kitty companion busy for hours while you dive into your next flavor.
Have you done anything creative with your pints? Let us know in the comments below!