How can you reuse coffee cans?

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  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on May 07, 2017
    So many fun possibilities! You can decoupage them and use them to store loose things in your pantry, for one.
  • Kelly Howard Kelly Howard on May 07, 2017
    They make excellent planters and are easy to paint, both the plastic and metal ones alike. They hold a ton of tools and such for the garden shed too and no need to paint just label them. I have seen people screw them onto the wall thru the bottom to hold rolled up towels or flip flops and such. Recycling is my favorite thing!
  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 10, 2017
    Use them to store your craft supplies , homemade dryer sheets and detergent if you make those . Use them to store sewing supplies or the children's crayons .
  • John John on May 13, 2017
    decorate and use as canisters for things like dry rice, dry beans, dry pastas...my son used them to store hot wheel /matchbox cars...my daughter decorated one and placed on the commode to hold tampons (she was embarrassed if people saw the actual packaging), my wife hoards buttons in them...I use them in garage for nuts, bolts, screws, small tools....best multipurpose item ever
  • Lee Lee on May 13, 2017
    I am not a hoarder but I needed shelves in my unfinished basement while unpacking. Since my basement floor is concrete I decided to place all of the lids onto the cans and turned the first layer with the plastic lids face down. I used boards that matched the size of the cans and purchased the appropriate length and width board for the space and continued for three or four levels. You could also fill with sand to help with stability. Since I don't have children around stability is not an issue. Some people use cinder blocks and wood to make shelves. I used coffee cans and I just recently disassembled the shelves after 17 years. Just remember to balance and stagger the cans with each level......They are great for giving cookies away at Christmas also. I decorate them with wrapping paper. Punch two holes into the lid and secure the bow thru the lid top by pushing the ribbon thru the holes and tying the bow down. They can also be used for odd shaped Christmas gifts. Secure the gift with tissue paper in the can, replace the lid and wrap by bringing additional tissue paper up around the outside of the can, secure with a length of ribbon and make a bow or add a larger ribbon. The sky is the limit...have fun!!

  • Suzanne Suzanne on May 13, 2017
    You can make birdhouses out of them.