I had a number of m & m containers stored away. At the time I didn't know what I was going to do with them but they were good containers so I simply stored them away.
I had some beautiful pieces of rimu lying aroound so I came up with a way to repurpose the containers. I cleaned up the timber, created rebates for the containers to sit in and added some decorative end bits. The containers are colourful and great for spices and other dry ingredients.
It's also worth noting that when the container wears out, it's a good reason to go shopping for some m & m chocolate - yum.
This one sits on the kitchen windowsill at my friend's place.