DIY Mini-Compost Can Creates Rich Soil for Spring Flower Beds...Easy!

3 Materials
2 Minutes

I don't know why I didn't think of this Mini-Compost Can sooner...Every morning, I was dumping coffee grounds, egg shells, and greens into the trash without a second though...Sure, it's a fast way to clean the kitchen, but all that rich compost material was going to waste...literally Thrown In the Trash.

Here's How to Make a Mini-Compost Can...Let's Go!


1 - Empty Coffee Can with Lid

1- Gallon Plastic Bag

Step 1: Place a Gallon Plastic Bag into an empty Coffee Can...

Gallon Plastic Bags...Amazon LINK.

Step 2: Each Morning, after Your Coffee, Fill the Compost Can with the Coffee Grounds...

Note: For my first Compost Can, I did not use the inner plastic bag...when I dumped the compost into the garden, the can was a gunky mess and had to be washed out. With the plastic bag, the bag serves as a funnel to put the grounds in the can and the bag easily lifts out of the can once it is full and ready to be placed in the garden bed.

Add Your Breakfast Egg Shells to the Compost Can...

Throw in Greens...the Tops of Strawberries...

Good Compost Material:

  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Eggshells.
  • Coffee grounds and filters.
  • Tea bags.
  • Nut shells.
  • Shredded newspaper.
  • Cardboard.
  • Paper.

The MIni-Compost Can sits discretely on the counter and has no smells.

Step 3: Once the Compost Can is Full (about every 3 days)…Bring the Contents out to the Garden Bed...

Step 4: Dump the Contents of the Compost Can into the Garden Bed...

step 5: Cover with Soil and Sprinkle with Water...

Then Wait Not-So-Patiently for the Warm Weather of Spring...

I love these Beautiful Drought-Tolerant Wildflower Mix Seeds...Amazon LINK.

When it's Time to Plant...

In the Rich Soil Created from Your Kitchen Compost Can...

Hello Spring!

For All the Magic...Jeanne of Doodle T and Me!

Suggested materials:
  • Empty Coffee Can   (Grocery Store)
  • Compost Material - Coffee, Egg Shells, Greens   (Kitchen Waste)
  • Gallon Plastic Bag   (Amazon)
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  • William William on Mar 16, 2022

    This is one of those"why didn't I think of this hack". Perfect for anyone that doesn't have a lot of product to compost. The can can be decorated or painted to fit in the kitchen. Great share

  • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on Mar 16, 2022

    Hi William - Yes, exactly! Thanks for your comments! Jeanne of Doodle T and Me!