I can do this with the Sharpie idea. Sharpie design on mug, bowl, plate, or any other oven safe glass object! 350 degree oven for 30 min, and there you have it! Instant art to display your tea + coffee + yummy food in.
Gather those loose lids! Utilize thrifty organizers to make over the chaotic space where you stash food-storage containers. A wall file mounted to a cabinet door is an easy solution for separating plastic lids from bases.