Plastic coffee containers

please give me some ideas for plastic coffee containers other than canisters and bird houses....although both are truly great craft projects
  13 answers
  • Maryann Kerrigan Maryann Kerrigan on Jan 09, 2014
    hold nuts and bolts, hold buttons
  • Angelica Valdez Angelica Valdez on Jan 09, 2014
    I would use it for plants but also to hold those things we use to put the clothes on the rope... (sorry for my english!)...
  • Cynthia E Cynthia E on Jan 09, 2014
    Paint (metal, or craft etc and seal), cover w/ birch bark, cork, decoupage. or plaster (painted and sealed) do mosaic work over them. . Then you could use as planters (few holes in bottom for drainage or just to cover stock plant nursery pots, as a floral arrangement vase, in bathroom to hold rolled towels, brushes, sponges, hairstyling tools whatever.Kids rooms to hold art supplies, or small toys, legos etc...You could draw a punched tin design on them, put water in and freeze, then with ice pick or hammer and nail punch out design,(either cut out bottom or punch design there also) after drying faux paint to look like metal put in string battery operated lights or wired in light, hang outside as outdoor lights....the ideas are endless of what finished pieces could be
  • Moxie Moxie on Jan 09, 2014
    I used mine to make entry pieces into winter feral cat
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 09, 2014
    I've done some of the above, but, they are my go to container when I'm painting (larger items like rooms and I've used when painting furniture). That way, I can stop what I'm doing for a break or whatever, snap the lid on, and walk away. A big improvement over open containers I have used (and spilled). I've kept paint in one for several days without a problem, as I've worked on a project. They are pretty useful containers for many other things, plus, if I have too many, our recycling takes them.
  • Dawn Dawn on Jan 09, 2014
    Great storage for camping toilet paper slit the side part way to create opening for tp place rope handle on lid.
  • Cindy tustin Cindy tustin on Jan 10, 2014
    I use mine for paint also I really like the blue ones with the handle maxwell house. Nuts bolts and nails. I use to hold my kitchen scraps for compost. It seems i am always out and looking for a new one
  • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Jan 10, 2014
    I use them for all of the above. They make great dog and cat food scoops in a pinch.
  • Charlene Myers Charlene Myers on Jan 10, 2014
    I filled them with cement. Cut a hole in the cement for the outdoor table umbrella and kept the colorful plastic on it so it would not mark the deck flooring. I have used them also with cement to make legs for my heavy outdoor pots to raise them from the ground which reduced bugs in my plant. and I have also filled them with cement and stuck a rod through the center to make a tall pedestal.
  • Nelda Nelda on Jan 10, 2014
    Drill a few holes in the bottom, paint bright colors & use as planters. I have close to a dozen like this & I'm always getting compliments on them. Of course, plant something that isnt going to grow to large for the pot.
  • Jim Jim on Jan 10, 2014
    i keep one in the kitchen to save scraps for my compost pile.
  • Olga C Olga C on Jan 10, 2014
    if you are like me and a crafter, you can screw the bottoms of the containers into the wall and make a network of canisters to hold scraps of material, ribbons, sewing accessories, etc and keep adding to the grouping till you have a plastic apothecary area on the wall
  • Bonnie Gentile Bonnie Gentile on May 04, 2016
    plastic coffee can crafts