Reuse Those Coffee Cans

This weekend I’ve been looking for ways to reuse my coffee cans and canisters. I’ve been keeping these for a few months because I was thinking I could use them for storage in some way.  Most of these ideas can also be made with baby formula cans.
These are some of the idea’s I found that I love:

This idea from How Can I Recycle This? would be perfect in any craft room, playroom, laundry room, etc.  I definitely want to do this in my craft closet to keep my scrapbooking stuff organized.  I can also use them in Connor’s playroom to keep his small toys and art supplies in one place.
I love this flower pot created by AnnDee on Family Crafts.  I’m definitety going to plant some flowers this spring in coffee cans.  I love the blue.
Coffee cans stacked as wine rack
Real Simple shows how a wine rack can be made using coffee cans.
I was so happy when I came across these luminaries on Maggie Makes.  You can use any size can to create them.  Now I’m going to be saving all my cans.
Also, Folgers Coffee offers a way for you to create labels for your old coffee canisters so you can reuse them as gifts.
It would be fun to print pictures of what’s inside the cans and use that as your labels.  Heart of Wisdom offers a few printables that you can use for free.
So start saving your coffee cans and canisters!
What have you made with your coffee cans?  Leave a comment and share your idea.
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  1. I LOVE the idea to plant the flowers in the coffee cans. What a great idea!!

  2. Excellent idea! All my coffee comes in bags though… I guess I’ll have to buy a can next time just to do some of these crafts.

  3. I love the way you painted the cans the blue and then place them on the wall. They are so lovely. I just might decide to do that this summer. Thanks so much for the idea.

  4. I love the creative storage ideas! Looks great!

  5. I love the luminaries. What a great focus for a blog post!! Upcycling. Love it!!

  6. I love re-purposing things! Those coffee cans are great! Thanks for posting them! Your blog looks great!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I love the Folgers design print out. Thanks for sharing.Angela

  8. Hi, I’m following you on Google and Facebook from Mingle With Us. I love this post about coffee cans. What a great way to reuse something. I never would have thought.

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