There are all kinds of projects for you right here on Hometalk: https://www.hometalk.com/search/all?filter=coffee%20can%20projects
You can paint or cover with contact paper and then use for a multitude of uses. I would stay away from canisters unless you are putting something inside that isn't going to be interfered with the coffee smell.
I found this article that might help you:
Right here on Hometalk you can find all kinds of ideas for using your coffee cans. Here is the link to all of them: https://www.hometalk.com/search/all?filter=coffee%20can%20projects
Here are some great ideas :) Hope the spark some for you... https://www.diyncrafts.com/25944/repurpose/30-crafty-repurposing-ideas-empty-coffee-containers
Here is one idea: https://www.hometalk.com/1349074/quick-amp-easy-coffee-can-makeover
I use one as a mini kitchen compost bin.
You can cover the coffee cans with wallpaper or contact paper and use them for storage containers.
I use mine when I am redoing furniture. The metal cans are better for stripper, but, I have used a plastic one with Citristrip. They also are great for storage of steel wool and small tools.
my baby likes cans with jangly things inside for noise makers :)
Hi Arlene, there are lots of coffee can projects here:
Check out these ideas!
There are some clever ideas here:
You can use them for garden plants and create pots. You can spray them white or whatever color you like. Stencil them as well.
Here's some inspiration from Pinterest:
Ty everyone your replies were very helpful. Arlene