Coffee Mate Kitchen Storage Containers


We go through Coffee Mate creamers like crazy here at the office and wanted to find a way to reuse them instead of throwing them out. We found some inspiration and decided to turn them into useful kitchen storage!

coffee mate kitchen storage containers, kitchen design, painted furniture, storage ideas

First, just make sure you dump out any of the remaining creamer.

coffee mate kitchen storage containers, kitchen design, painted furniture, storage ideas

Make sure you give it a good rinse!

coffee mate kitchen storage containers, kitchen design, painted furniture, storage ideas

To get the label off, first you will place the scissors right under the label and give it a snip.

coffee mate kitchen storage containers, kitchen design, painted furniture, storage ideas

Then, just peel the label off!

coffee mate kitchen storage containers, kitchen design, painted furniture, storage ideas

If you don't want to wait for these to air dry inside you can just use our little hack. We used a knife and a paper towel to get those hard to reach areas.

coffee mate kitchen storage containers, kitchen design, painted furniture, storage ideas

Next, take a piece of printer paper and roll it into a funnel to pour the cereal into the the container.

coffee mate kitchen storage containers, kitchen design, painted furniture, storage ideas

Just pour the cereal or item of your choosing through the funnel!

coffee mate kitchen storage containers, kitchen design, painted furniture, storage ideas

Use a sharpie to label your container if you want!

coffee mate kitchen storage containers, kitchen design, painted furniture, storage ideas

Ta-da! The perfect storage for all of your kitchen goodies. These would also be great for craft storage too - pompoms, beads, the possibilities are endless! Hope you found this little upcycle helpful. :)

Suggested materials:

  • Coffee Mate Creamer
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 18 questions
  • Sylvia
    on Jul 2, 2017

    Question why didn't she clean those jars before hand???
  • Jeannie Cerny
    on Jul 16, 2017

    What kind of cricket labelmaker did you use? It's so cool.
    Thanks for your response.
  • Waunita Stoney
    on Oct 8, 2017

    How about using a funnel made out of a soda bottle no waste
    • Sudie Faulkner
      on Oct 13, 2017

      That was going to be my suggestion. Cut the top off of a 1 or 2 liter drink bottle and use that as a washable, reusable funnel. The bottom of the bottle could be turned into another 'home for extra brushes'. :D

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  • Karen
    on Jan 9, 2019

    WOW, never thought of using for cereals and such. Wonderful idea. Would be awesome for baby yogurt melts and puffs.

  • Sue Kerns
    on Feb 27, 2019

    I have hot glued dollar store jems on jars and than turned them upside down and put a tea light in it and put it out side at dark. I use W-D40 or just soak them in a sink with hot water and dish soap.to get the labels off I'm from Evansdale Iowa.

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