14 Unexpected Ways to Use Cool Ice Cube Trays

Have you ever given any thought to your ice cube tray? I’m assuming no, right? It’s probably one of the most overlooked item in your home. Well, let me give you some uses for ice cube trays that will blow your mind.

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Ice Cube Trays Will Never Be Boring Again!

I have a lot of ice cube trays at home and I really can’t figure out why. I have them in different shapes, sizes and colors, they’re just adorable. Like any normal person does, I use them to make, well, ice cubes. But did you know that there are other uses for ice cube trays? While I was browsing through Pinterest I came across this post about using them as jewelry organizer and my initial thought, brilliant! Who ever knew that these plain ice cube trays have so much more to offer. So in case you want more repurposing ideas, here are some you won’t expect. Let’s begin!



1. Herb Ice Cubes

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Make fresh herbs last longer with this easy technique. It’s also a fun way to store them. Click here to read more!


2. DIY Pink Sugar Hearts

This would be perfect for Valentine’s Day or tea parties. Aren’t they just adorable? See how you can make them here.


3. Blueberry Martini Jello Shots

Get the perfect sized jello shot every time. Check it out here.


4. Ice-Try Sushi Blocks

Feel like a master chef by making these ice-tray sushi blocks. This is a sure hit with the kids. Get the recipe here.


5. Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tabs

You’ll never have to buy dishwasher detergent anymore after trying this awesome DIY recipe. Check it out here.


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6. Freezer Tray Mini Fruit Popsicles

Make a frozen bite-sized treat for you and the kids anytime with this recipe. Added bonus: It’s healthy! See it here.


7. Ice Tray Candles

Try making these DIY candles in any shape and color you desire. These one’s happen to be brains….. but really, any shape would work! Get the tutorial here.


8. DIY Flower Ice Cubes

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Want to make your drinks extra special? Add some edible flowers to the mix. Click here to read more!


9. Ice Cube Tray Crayons

Here’s a great way to repurpose those broken crayons. Get the tutorial here.


10. DIY Concrete Paper Weights

A super easy concrete craft you can make in different shapes, depending on your ice cube tray of course. Get the steps here. These ones were done with DIAMOND shaped ice cube trays. So cool!


11. Ice Tray Seed Starter

Love gardening? Here’s a creative way to repurpose your ice cube trays and use it as a seed starter. Get the instructions here.


12. Jewelry Organizer

Have your rings, bracelets and other jewelry at your finger tips. It’s not the prettiest solution, but it will do. Check it out here.


13. Cement and Wire Stands

This would make an awesome gift idea or give away. Check the tutorial here.


14. DIY Concrete Gem Stone Magnets

Make cute little magnets for your fridge. It’s a great way to display your favorite photos. Get the instructions here.


Need more ice cube tray hacks to keep you occupied? Then check out this video from Howdini:


Which ice cube tray hack are you trying today? Let me know below in the comments!

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