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I was cleaning out a large cabinet in my utility room a couple months ago and I must confess…I think I might have a problem. I love paper/plastic cups! Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know…it’s not very “green” or environmentally friendly, but I love the convenience of throw away cups. I’m a super busy mom of two and sometimes convenience is just better! I’m not going to tell you how many packages of cups I found, just know I needed more than one hand and all the packages came from Costco. So, in my attempt to start using up some of my cups…I present you with 62 Creative Uses for Dixie Cups.
Dixie Cups are found at just about every store these, but if you are in a super hurry or can’t find exactly what you are looking for then give Amazon a try. They have slews of Dixie Cup options! This is not a sponsored post….I just have a serious love of Dixie Cups.
Did you know that at around the turn of the 20th century, Dixie Cups were primarily used to stop the spread of communicable diseases from shared drinking cups at schools, public places, and train stations. And the name Dixie was borrowed from the Dixie Doll Company. Dixie Cups were a pioneer in single use and disposable products. There’s your history lesson for the day…pretty neat!
Coconut Cream Popsicles
Dark Chocolate Pineapple Popsicles
Advantages to Baking in a Dixie Cup
Pumpkin Pop Ups
Cheap shot glasses! Fill 1/3 full for shot “glasses”
Boozy Strawberry Lemon Popsicle
Bourbon Peaches & Cream Popsicles
Use to hold up ornaments when filling with glitter, paint, and more.
Pour melted recycled crayons into molds
Shape Bath Bombs
Happy Daisy Paper Flowers
Dixie Cup Baskets
4th of July Flag Art
DIY Ice Shot Glasses for Wedding or Party Drinks
Individual Mac & Cheese Cups for a Kids Birthday Party
Baby Booty Party Favors
Use for portion control during snacking
Use during exercising for reaching for during squats, sit ups
Treat Shin Splints with an Ice Massage (freeze cups with water, tear half cup off ice, rub ice all over shin and painful area for at least 5 minutes, repeat 4x/day)
Reduce Inflammation (same technique as above)
Use to prop up Ice Cream Cones
Good 1st cup for transitioning a baby/toddler from a bottle or sippy cup
Use to mix up homemade cleaning products
Pull a prank
And if you still have some left, use them for what they’re made for….in the bathroom for mouthwash!
Super interesting! Thanks for sharing.
Girl you are crazy! That’s some serious dixie cup action. A lot of these are pretty awesome though. Thanks for sharing!
There are some pretty nifty ideas there. Love the cake cup and popsicle ideas and will have to pass along to my son for his family. They would work great for me and my hubby to as then I could freeze the cake cups to use whenever I wanted a cake.
So many great ideas!!! We actually do the cake cup all the time, but some others caught me eye 😉
I love using dixie cups for popsicles, but had no idea there were so many other uses.
My grandma used to make us popsicles with strawberries and dixie cups adn they were so good!
Wendy O'Neal says
Yum! Who doesn’t love homemade popsicles from grandma! 🙂
I am going to have to try that 1 minute cake. I love that you can use dixie cups for so many things!
Wendy O'Neal says
Thanks Toni! I love that 1 Minute Cake!
Christine (Cook the Story) says
OK, there is not a single dixie cup in my house but I feel that if I could do all that with them I should have oodles. My son would love the Angry Birds Game. Wish I’d seen that before buying him several knock down angry bird sets for Christmas!
Wendy O'Neal says
I hear ya Christine. We also have the Angry Birds “board” game and wish I had found that one sooner. But now we know! 🙂