What To Do With Empty Protein Powder Containers (5 lbs)?

I’ve been using protein powder for my strength training, and the empty containers just piled up. My girlfriend always asks me to throw them away, but something tells me that I shouldn’t; have you ever felt this way?

Anyway, one day it hit me. I came up with an idea to save those old empty containers. Why not apply a do-it-yourself vase or planter box?

Aside from being able to plant some herbs, spices, and vegetables, this will recycle those containers and help the environment all at the same time. How good is that?!

protein powder containers as planter box

The above picture is the finished product.

Before diving in, here are the things that you’ll need:

  • Cutter/Knife
  • Marker (anything that is light since the containers are usually black)
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • Nail
  • Plies (optional)
  • Candle (optional)

Step 1: Create the handle

Grab the marker and design your handle on the side (see picture below). Cut through the marked area using the cutter. Be cautious to avoid serious injuries.

This is the first step for making a hole for the handle can prevent the container from wobbling.

create the planter box handles

Step 2: Widen the opening

Widen the opening by cutting the top just above the curvature (see picture below). But I suggest to check this link Planter Box Depth for the depth of the planter.

Widen the opening

Step 3: Make the drainage

For the plant not to drown, of course, it is imperative to make a drainage. Grab the nail, hold it using the pliers, and heat it until it’s hot enough to pierce through the bottom of the empty protein tub.

make a drainage for your planter box

Step 4: Smoothen rough area (Optional)

Rub the sandpaper throughout the rough area–the part where the cuts are. This is optional, though. If you like it rough then leave it as is.

There are a lot of ways to recycle your empty containers. This is just one of them.

I wonder what to do with the container caps? Any suggestions?

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