Pringles Can Hacks: How to Turn Clutter Into Clever Storage Solutions

Kara S.
by Kara S.
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You can't tell me you've never made the duck face with 2 Pringles anytime in your life. I mean, who doesn't love Pringles?

With all my empty cans I've decided to create 4 cute Pringle can hacks using 2 large and 2 snack-size containers.

Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just looking for a fun weekend project, these creative Pringle can DIYs are guaranteed to inspire and captivate your imagination. 

Gather your empty Pringles cans

Grab those Pringle cans and let's get started with these decorative storage hacks.

Wrap the can in decorative paper

1. DIY hair tool organizer

Let me share with you a nifty DIY hack that will help you keep your hair tools organized and easily accessible.

I first used the red container and wrapped it in silver striped wrapping paper and hot glued it to the can.

Slide a silicone heat pad into the tube

Now, here comes the genius part. I took a silicone hot pad and carefully insert it inside the container.

DIY Storage Solutions for Hair Tools

This step will transform the container into a perfect hot tools holster! The silicone hot pad provides excellent heat resistance, making it an ideal spot to cool down your hair tools after use.

Not to mention it matched my decor perfect!

Repurposing Pringles cans

2. DIY Plastic Bag Dispenser

For my next clever organizing hack, I took the large blue can and

painted it with chalk paint and added a chalkboard sticker.

I cut 2 crisscross slits in the lid to pull the bags through.

Home storage DIY ideas

This made the perfect shopping bag storage! No more pesky bags taking up the entire space under my sink. Now they are all rolled up and in the perfect dispenser.

Practical organizing tips

3. Magnetic Pen Holder

The next stylish storage idea is this cute DIY pen holder.

I grabbed one of the smaller containers and wrap it with some pretty paper. Then, I attached a magnet strip to the back.

Fridge magnet pen holder

This was the perfect pen and pencil holder to use next to my notepad on my fridge. I can never find a pen when writing my grocery list and now I have them all in one place! This upcycle is so versatile!

Upcycling Pringles cans

4. Cotton Pad Dispenser

Finally, I used a snack-sized container and wrapped it in marble contact paper.

I then cut a half circle out of the bottom of the can with an Exacto knife. I put small cotton pads inside and replaced the lid for this project.

Voila! A practical and pretty cotton pad holder! This looks gorgeous on my counter, is extremely practical, and saves space.

DIY storage solutions - Repurposing Pringles cans

Pringle Can Hacks

I hope these creative uses for Pringle cans have inspired you to embark on your own journey to find clever DIY hacks for storage using unassuming items.

Share your tips, and your own brilliant creations in the comments section below.

Now you have the perfect excuse to eat as many Pringles as you want. I mean you're doing it for the DIY, right?

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  • Arlene S. King Arlene S. King on Jan 08, 2017
    About the "silicone pad" you said you got at a Christmas store....could you not find them in "kitchenwares" in almost any store??? (what size was it?) Also, your pad, as pictured, looks a lot like the kneeling pads I use in my garden.....but I know they would melt if a hot tool were to touch it!
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jan 21, 2017
    How did you get the greasy feel and potato chip smell outback of the cans?
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  • Katen Katen on Jun 04, 2023

    The holster idea is great. All my hot tools come with sleeve to put over hot area but you still have stuff laying on counter. This is great idea to holster this stuff together

  • Kitty Kitty on Sep 11, 2023

    Wow thank you, I’m definitely doing the pen holder which is such a simple idea. I’m wondering why didn’t I think of that. I’m also doing the cotton pad holder. That’s such a great idea to hold all those cotton pads .👏