Fabulous Folger's Coffee Plastic Container Upcycle

$10
4 Days
Easy
With some chalkboard labels from Michael's and a can of Krylon Paint these coffee containers become great organizers for crafts, sewing or as a reposit for rice, pasta, flour or sugar - especially when the person has difficulty with heavy canisters. I kept the insides carefully covered so they remained food-safe. Buy paint that is usable on plastic and follow directions - they must cure for 4-5 days! Try here for a better demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8TAewzKwfo .
Pretty great color, aren't they? Krylon!
We have so many of these as my husband does not care for the prices or "fru-fru" of Tenbucks, er Starbucks!
These are in the Bridal section of Michael's and are rather pricey at $8.99 but worth it.

Kitchen Kelli
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  • Lori LeClair Lori LeClair on Nov 10, 2017
    Doesnt the paint chip off around the top from taking the lid on & off so much? I had used the paint for plastic on some outdoor furniture & let it cure, but it all flaked off. Hate to waste my money on paint if it's not going to work.

  • Faith Faith on May 03, 2018

    was wondering how you get the coffee smell out of it for other uses

  • Lynn Upchurch Lynn Upchurch on Apr 08, 2019

    Is there any other paint that I can use other than spray paint

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  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 30, 2021

    I found another great use for these containers. We are a road trip family and on occasion take the road less traveled which means less chance of finding a loo. I keep one of these in the back/trunk of every car for those potty emergencies. A roll of tp fits perfectly inside along with a plastic bag to keep it in till we can find a proper place to dump it. This has saved our butts (pun intended) on more than one occasion. I do love the pretty blue canisters by the way and I am all for repurposing plastics.

  • Jcc53530060 Jcc53530060 on Oct 08, 2021

    Yes I will.

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