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15 Surprising Uses for Ice Cube Trays


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11. Organize Beads, Buttons, and Other Small Crafty Things. Never lose a button again!

12. Use as a Paint Palette. Especially helpful for watercolors.

13. Sprout Seeds. Get a jump start on your garden by sprouting seeds in an ice cube tray.

14. Use as a Soap Mold. Especially fun for all those ice cube trays that come in clever shapes!

15. Keep Nuts and Bolts Handy When You’re Taking Something Apart. If you’ve ever taken something apart only to not be able to put it back together again because a teeny-tiny screw went missing, this one’s for you.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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2:52AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Oki, thanks.

2:50AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Thank you.

2:21PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thank you, the soap mold idea could be very useful.

3:09AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Always knew you could do more than ice in them, thanks!

6:43AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Freezing leftover coffee now to add to flavor appropriate drinks later. Water plants slowly with ice cubes (keep ice as far away from plants as possible). For acidic loving plants, try weak coffee cubes occasionally (watch carefully for signs it's too acidic). Fill with water to root many tiny cuttings with small footprint. Good "lid" if tray is to organize tiny items - use transparent shower cap or leftover-food cover with elastic on edge.

4:06AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

who knew

1:50PM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

dzięki za pomysły, szczególnie podoba mi się ta paleta do farb.

6:03AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

I don't use ice cubes, but thank you anyway.

5:54AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013


5:05AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013


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