Ice Cube Trays and Coffee Filters


Ice Cube Trays and Coffee Filters!!! There’s a song somewhere in that Title!!

Just a hummin’ along

Lookin’ for ways

To Use Ice Cube Trays




See, Top 40 for Sure!!!


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So, on my quest to Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose,

I have come across unusual and creative uses for items that are used in our every day lives, that we totally forget that they are even there!!!


Long ago I had a refrigerator that did NOT make its own ice.  It was always someone’s responsibility to crack the ice cube trays and replenish the bucket sitting in the freezer for cubes!!  It always seemed to be MY job since everyone else had Ice Amnesia!!!

When we finally got a refrigerator that produced its own Ice, I was so excited that I could be seen figure skating around the kitchen with joy.


But today, in my over packed garage, I have boxes of plastic things and that is where the old trays have met their destiny…until Now!!!


They have turned out to be incredible organizers for my Junk Drawer, Jewelry Box and Art Supply basket. I decided to look a bit further and see what else Ice Cube Trays could be transitioned into!!


Things You Can Freeze Easily for Later Use:
You can transfer any of the following to a freezer bag after they’re fully frozen.  When it’s time to use, keep in mind that 8 cubes is roughly equal to one cup, 4 to 1/2 cup, and so on.

freezing food

  • Pesto
  • Lemon & Lime Juice
  • Stocks & Soups
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Cookie Dough
  • Egg Whites
  • Tomato Paste
  • Simple Syrup
  • Fresh Berries
  • Homemade Baby Food


Other neat tricks for ice cub trays:

Prevent Coffee or Tea from Getting Watered-Down. If you want iced tea or coffee, but don’t have the patience to let it cool down naturally, freeze it in an ice cube tray for later and plop it in your drink. No more watery iced tea!
Freeze Leftover Wine. If you’re not using the whole bottle, freeze it. Frozen wine is also great to have around when you’re making a recipe that calls for vino.
Freeze Mint in Ice Cubes… And make mojitos!
Organize Beads, Buttons, and Other Small Crafty Things. Never lose a button again!
For more wonderful ideas pertaining to ice cube trays take a look at these links from the internet!

Now….On to Coffee Filters!!!

 coffee filter

We have a zillion of them in our lives if you drink coffee and they simply cost less than a penny a piece!!

*I have used them to clean windows and mirrors.

*I have put them in the bottom of flower pots as a drainer for the plant.

*I use them on the bottom of my flat mop since they are strong and really pick up the dust and the hair from my kitties!

*I place them between plates so that the plates don’t get scratched.

*When dusting books, I will insert a filter between the books to keep them from sticking to each other!

*I will spray perfume on a filter and use it in my closet or drawers as a sachet.

*I put spices in a filter and wrap it tightly with string and use the concoction in soups and sauces.


So here are some great inspiration links for more ideas with coffee filters!

pretty coffee filter flowers


Well, That’s all for Now!!

Until Next Time

Keep on Junkin’



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