18 Ideas to reuse Crystal Light Containers

Happy happy Wednesday! If you’re looking for ideas to reuse Crystal Light Containers, then here are some fantastic ideas! Enjoy!

Crystal Light Containers

crystal light crafts
*These ideas for Crystal Light containers were taken from this thread on the Craftaholics Anonymous Facebook page.

Crystal Light Container Crafts

  1. Patio lanterns! – Lana V.
  2. Here is what I did for teacher appreciation… these adorable “I’m glad you were “mint” to be my teacher!” {pictured above} gifts but you can do them for all sorts of gifts. – Julie L.
  3. I can’t remember how big those containers are but google ideas for pringle cans. They are basically the same shape and there are lots of ideas for those. – Jodi D.
  4. I’ve used them as mailing tubes to mail small items. Just tape the top well! – Martha S.
  5. I used them as snack containers for my daughter’s class. I decoupaged scrapbook paper on them and filled them with goodies. You could put crayons inside them, or any small toys. They would be great to fill with goodies for a birthday party too! – Mom 4 Real
  6. Button storage. Candy. Gift tubes. Pens. Snacks, your own mix of nuts. Tons of ideas! – Tamara C.
  7. Make them into crayon/colored pencil containers and even little “banks“. – Mindy H.
  8. You can turn them into cookie/candy gift containers. I used pringles cans, but you could do the same with crystal light containers, just make smaller cookies – Vanessa C.
  9. reuse Crystal Light containers
    image from Kerry’s Paper Crafts
  10. I use them to store glue sticks. – Monina C.
  11. YES! On the gift containers – they are perfect for that, not to mention practicing decoupage if you are so inclined! – Katie S.
  12. They would make a great little first aid kit. keep a tube of neosporin, band-aids, tylenol, and other little things that you may need. – Chris B.
  13. The Living Rich with Coupons site gave me an idea for putting my colored map pencils in them next year at school for my writing center. – Heather S.
  14. I had been looking at those to as a craft project. I was thinking of crocheting a purse using the container as a lining. – Rosalind W.
  15. Pinterest had a couple cute sites linked — one about making Halloween decorations and one for covering to make it a gift box. – Anne B.
  16. I use them to hold my buttons and other small items I use for scrapbooking! I currently have three on my desk. – Cheryl S.
  17. They are a great size to hold some pens. Simply cover with patterned paper or stickers and you’re styling and organized! – Ruth G.
  18. I teach and found they are the perfect size for popsicle sticks, which I use for all kinds of reasons in the class. – Katy C.
  19. They also hold plastic utensils! Would be good idea to take with you on a picnic. You can put them in there dirty too, and easily rinse out afterwards. You could decorate the containers to match you picnic stuff. Or you could let your kids decorate them. :-) I also think they make very cute mini piggy banks. Since they are small they would be good for working towards a fill goal. Like, when the child fills it up, they can go buy a new Barbie, etc. – Melissa B.

crystal light marker holder

image from Scrappnbee the Scrapbooker

There are some great ideas to put those empty Crystal Light containers to good use! I love the marker/pencil holder idea. Brilliant!  Make sure to join the crafting community on the Craftaholics Anonymous Facebook page for lots of crafty tips and ideas!

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  1. 1

    Super great ideas that gets my mind rolling. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a bunch of girlfriends, or even kids around and brainstorm stuff like this? I’m beginning to like this oval type shape than the round they used to have. You are a smart cookie. enJOYed

  2. 2

    Ooooo the storage possibilities are endless.

  3. 4

    Awesome idea! Too bad that I dislike Crystal Light. It’s all we drank on a 20 day vacation that my family went on when I was 16. I’m scarred for life!

  4. 5

    I’m going to use them to keep my glasses safe.

    1. 5.2

      Such a good idea!

  5. 7
    Margie Shubin

    My fav is vinyl and wood

  6. 8

    What kind of glue should I use to stick them together ?

  7. 9

    I am using them in my (vertical) car console to keep all the phone, tablet & GPS chargers separated.

  8. 10
    Peggy Rehkop

    I store my Emory boards in a Crystal Light container.

  9. 11

    I have a lot of those crystal lite containers and looking for a use for them. I hate to throw them away.