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Canisters from Coffee Containers

When I empty my plastic coffee containers, I paint them with paint for plastic found at your craft store or any paint store. I use these containers to store rice, beans, or any dry food product. I make labels or sometimes I use laminating plastic. When I use the laminating plastic I cut out a 3-inch square and cover it with the laminate then I can see what is in the canister without guessing. You can paint designs on them also.


By Electa from Dodson, LA

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May 30, 20110 found this helpful

I never thought of that! I like your idea a lot better than just tossing these sturdy containers. I guess the only trick will be getting all the coffee scent out. Thanks!

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October 18, 20110 found this helpful

I use coffee canisters for nuts, bolts, washersand nails. Also for weights. fill with gravel and put ontop of rose cones. If you're an artist you can paint pictures on them.

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October 16, 20130 found this helpful

I think it would be a cute idea to turn large plastic coffee cans into bird houses. I have seen bird houses made from tin cans and wood fronts. Why not try the same things with the large plastic containers. Skip the wood use the plastic covers to make the entrance hole in. But you may need to put a couple holes some place for ventilation. Use a coco liner to make a nice little roof look that has clear plastic under it. Or make bird feeders. Come up with your own ideas.

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