Thursday, September 10, 2009

He means well

Mr. Greenhab brought me a gift the other day. It wasn't candy or flowers (although he did bring me flowers for our anniversary on Tuesday!). No, it was this...


There were actually two boxes and about 100 of these total. They're tops to those shoebox-sized plastic tubs. Evidently he rescued them from the garbage pile at school. I'm guessing some of the teachers made cubbies for their students using the boxes, but didn't need the tops, so they decided to just throw them away.

Big points to Mr. Greenhab for being horrified about these going to the landfill and digging them out of the trash.

Now what the heck am I supposed to do with them???

Our homeowners insurance company said that we need to re-roof our barn, so I'm thinking colorful shingles? That's all I've got so far.

6 comments:

Green Bean said...

I haven't a clue but I cannot wait to read your responses. :P

Deb said...

Did you figure out what to do with all those lids??? I've got nothing, but interested to hear if you figured anything out.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

LOL how generous of him. ;)

Condo Blues said...

I saw a tutorial on how to cut yogurt containers and make then into luggage tags. If they cut easily, maybe you could try something like that?

Sorry I can't remember where the tute is.

S. said...

I'm thinking they could be useful to an animal shelter or pet store, to catch litter or droppings under cages. You might try the Biology Dept at a University- folks doing research need to build all sorts of contraptions; sturdy plastic could be useful.

Anonymous said...

I know this comment is about 9 months late (I just found your blog), but if you still need a use for the plastic lids I have a suggestion. Your husband (or the school) can use them as paint palettes for arts and crafts projects. The lip of the lid will keep the paint contained and they can be rinsed off when little Picasso is done (and reused perpetually). Just an idea.