Michelle, I am laughing so hard right now you should take a look in my pantry. Let me tell you what I have done with the 2-liter bottles: I am using them to store:
Hot Cocoa Mix
I've never used them for resoring stuff because I find that the hole on top is too small and I get the stuff all over my counter,guess I could use a funnel and store my rice in them (buy it in bulk at Sam's Club) I have used them at a kids camp for bowling pins, just put a little sand in the bottom to give them some weight and they can use any kind of ball to knock them down, or even a frisbee if the are kept light enough.
I cut the top off of one bottle, hold it onto the other for the perfect funnel.
Forgot about the bowling idea, have tried that with water. Also ice bowling-freeze them then take them outside in the cold (which I have plenty of ) and make a snowball to knock them down.
They can be used by filling 3/4 full with water & put in freezer when it isn't full enough. If the power goes out you will have drinking water. Plus it will help keep the freezer cold when the power is out.
We did thes projects when the Boys were in Scouting....
Fill the two liter bottle with water and place it in your toilet tank to use less water with every flush.
Use a knife to cut two holes at the bottom of the bottle large enough to slide a stick through for a bird perch (perfect use for a disposable chopstick!). Next, cut a few holes above the perch for retrieving seed. Finally, fill with seed, tie a string around the top and hang.
Decorate the bottom half of the soda bottle and plant a flower.
Gift wrap and or mailing Package----
Decorate the exterior of the bottle with ribbon and markers then cut a slit in the back big enough to get your hand through. Place the gift inside-- Seal the opening with clear packing tape. Now you have a mailable package.
Pear butter is a smooth puree of pears that have been simmered with a touch of citrus and nutmeg to bring out the full flavor of the pear. It's a perfect topping on ice cream, slathered on buttered toast or warm biscuits. It's an excellent accompaniment to any pork dish, particularly grilled pork chops or roast pork tenderloin.
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