Decorated Coffee Can Containers for Gifts

I save large tin coffee cans to use as containers I give my baked treats away with. This is the Christmas theme I used. I am not camera savvy, sorry.


I used ribbon in different sizes and types wrapping the cans and ending with large bows in the back. (before I did this step I cut a small matching piece to glue along the seam of the can to better hide the seam).

I cut slits in lids and ran curling ribbon through, tied bells to that before I curled the ribbon as a finishing touch and placed a bow over that. Most cans I used 2 colors or designs of ribbon. One can I covered in wrapping paper then used ribbon. The possibilities for decorating ideas for these are endless and you're recycling.

Tip: Go to a few different stores after each main holiday to catch the sales and you will get a great assortment of ribbon and decorations at a huge discount to use for the next holiday. For most of mine I paid between 75 to 90% off the original prices.


By Freedom059 from OH

Row of decorated coffee cans.

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By kelly (Guest Post)
February 7, 20071 found this helpful

wow! really nice! I like this a lot.

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By Cucumberlady (Guest Post)
February 8, 20070 found this helpful

If you buy Folger's Coffee it comes in Green and Red Plastic Cans. That would save you painting the can and ready with Christmas colours. I love your idea anyway.

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By Ace (Guest Post)
February 8, 20070 found this helpful

Great idea & love the fancy ribbons!

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