The muffin tray is one of those household items that everyone owns, but mostly forgets about. Sure, it comes out of the cupboard when it’s time for some delicious blueberry muffins, but it mostly sits unused and unloved.

But muffin trays can be used for all sorts of brilliant ideas you’d never even think of. Once you see what this simple kitchen tool can really do, you’ll be hard-pressed to keep it locked away again!

1. Create a perfectly portioned snack tray.

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2. Pre-frozen smoothies bring a healthy snack without any hassle.

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3. Pre-scooped ice cream is perfect for the kids.

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4. Stuffed peppers have never been easier.

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5. Combine it with a basket for a safe snack carrier.

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6. Use it to organize and carry condiments.

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7. Make lemon ice cubes for those hot summer days.

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8. Repurpose it into a drawer organizer.

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9. Hardwood storage is another awesome use for muffin trays.

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10. A mini-planter is my favorite idea.

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11. You can even use it as the perfect garden planting grid.

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Some of these are so inventive — I can’t wait to try them out this weekend!

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