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What should i do with an empty 40 ounce peanut butter jar? Answered

any instructables that use this kind of jar? and if its relevant, it was creamy?


I use those big old jars, especially the plastic ones, for storing nasty used oil til I can take it to the dumpster.  That way it doesn't stink up the place.

Also if it has a plastic lid, you can put a skein of yarn inside and draw the end through a hole in the top.  I don't recommend a metal lid, the edges would cut up the yarn/string/whatever.  I do that with all kinds of containers. 

Airtight containers of all kinds are good for holding tea or herbs, rice, flour, sugar, you get the idea.


9 years ago

Hard boil 12 eggs and peel them. Rinse. Heat to boiling (for about 2 minutes) about 2.5 cups of cider or white vinegar, 2 cloves garlic,10 whole black peppercorns, 2 tsp salt, one sliced serrano or jalapeno chile, 4 whole allspice, 1 tablespoon sugar, and (optional but recommended) 1 very small (golf ball sized) thinly sliced beet(root). Pack the eggs (gently) into the (sterilized in boiling water) jar, and fill to the brim with the hot vinegar mixture (some juice will be left over). Put the lid on the jar and pop it in the fridge for about 2 weeks. Enjoy with beer. Repeat as desired.

I'd vote that the best answer. L

If your jar is glass, there are TONS of instructables you could try. Search for JAR in the search function at top right. There are too many to list but I like the sun jar...https://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Jar/

Create a geocache... www.geocaching.com

piggy bank nut/bolt holder stretch a balloon over the top and make a drum fill it with rice/grain and make a shaker instrument make an led lamp out of it (either lamp or fireflies in a jar) I like chicken's idea - make more peanut butter... use it to bail out a sinking boat, 40 ounces at a time ....I'm running dry... worse case recycle it

make your own peanut butter and refill the jar