You should always eat them in moderation, but potato chips are a delicious snack for any occasion. They come in so many different flavors, but the combination of salty and savory in light, bite-sized crisps is a treat like no other.
The one fault of potato chips has always been the bag. The soft, air-filled packaging has always meant that the bottom of the bag was filled with greasy fragments of chips that are messy and unenjoyable to eat. Pringles solved that problem by packing its chips in a can. The can has since become a bit iconic, as it's different from all other chips packaging out on the market. Who would have guessed that something as simple as packing would be the source of a potato chip's success? However, those cans are great for more than just holding chips. With a few modifications, they can be used in clever ways all over the house. Here's just a few of the ways how:
A Plastic-Bag Dispenser
It's always a good idea to hang on to plastic grocery bags. They can be used as trash bags for small garbage cans, and they come in handy if you ever need to pack things to go. Keep those bags organized and out of the way with a bag dispenser made from an old Pringles can.
Storing Homemade Cookies
Nothing beats the taste of fresh, homemade cookies. Consider using a Pringles can to help keep them fresh while not taking up too much space. You can even decorate the can to give it a chic look.
Cotton Pad Dispenser
Cotton pads are an essential part of a good beauty routine, but the usual cotton-pad holders are quite pricey for what they are. With a couple of cuts made to the base, a Pringles can is easily converted into a cotton-pad dispenser.
It sits perfectly on any counter, and can be decorated to suit your decor. Click here to learn more about this project.
It's always such a hassle to keep your pasta in its original packaging once you've torn open the bag. You can purchase resealable containers from the store, but you can also use a Pringles can to keep it stored away and free of moisture. Just be sure to clean the can out first!
Planning on giving your home a makeover this spring or summer? A Pringles can is the perfect way to carry around a wet paint roller without creating a mess.
DIY Macro Camera Lens
Before you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on an expensive macro lens, try making one out of a Pringles can. Sure, you won't get perfect results, but it can come in handy if you are unsure about spending that much money or are just starting to dabble in photography.
A common complaint of today's smartphones is that the speakers just aren't loud enough. External speakers can be found at any electronics store, but an inexpensive speaker amp can save a bit of money and work just as well.
As you can see from the video above, an amplifier like this actually works quite well. Click on the link here to see how to make one for yourself.
A Holder For Hair Irons
A well-decorated Pringles can makes for a great place to keep hair irons on your counter, but also out of the way. Never have a tangled mess beside the sink again!
The same container can also be used as a vase to keep a few faux flowers around the house. What better way to brighten up a dreary room?
Turning Pringles containers into beautiful bangles is a great project for any child. They are very inexpensive to make, and allows your kids to fully express their creativity. Click on the link here for the full instructions.
Tealight Candle Holder
With some creativity, Pringles containers can be converted into candle holders. All you have to do is cut out a pattern with a pair of scissors or hole puncher, paint it, and place an LED electronic candle inside. Click on the link here to learn more.
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