Coffee Mate Kitchen Storage Containers

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We go through Coffee Mate creamers like crazy here at the office and wanted to find a way to reuse them instead of throwing them out. We found some inspiration and decided to turn them into useful kitchen storage!


First, just make sure you dump out any of the remaining creamer.


Make sure you give it a good rinse!


To get the label off, first you will place the scissors right under the label and give it a snip.


Then, just peel the label off!


If you don't want to wait for these to air dry inside you can just use our little hack. We used a knife and a paper towel to get those hard to reach areas.


Next, take a piece of printer paper and roll it into a funnel to pour the cereal into the the container.


Just pour the cereal or item of your choosing through the funnel!


Use a sharpie to label your container if you want!


Ta-da! The perfect storage for all of your kitchen goodies. These would also be great for craft storage too - pompoms, beads, the possibilities are endless! Hope you found this little upcycle helpful. :)

Suggested materials:

  • Coffee Mate Creamer
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie

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  • Sylvia Sylvia on Jul 01, 2017
    Question why didn't she clean those jars before hand???

  • Jeannie Cerny Jeannie Cerny on Jul 16, 2017
    What kind of cricket labelmaker did you use? It's so cool.
    Thanks for your response.

  • Waunita Stoney Waunita Stoney on Oct 08, 2017
    How about using a funnel made out of a soda bottle no waste

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  • Punki Punki on May 16, 2021

    Mayonnaise removes stickiness from labels.

    Usually best if allowed to sit a while

    .

  • Kelly Kelly on Aug 08, 2021

    Coffee mate Not much us for cereal storage.. buttons, marbles, maybe….

    no need to waste time or space to add a “jewel” on top as it will get knocked off quickly. And can’t be used as a handle.


    I was looking for a really useful repurposing of my empty containers as our city stopped recycling items because it was too costly. This did not help much. High marks for enthusiasm, if not content. Btw removing labels is not that hard, per response that mayonnaise works, as does cooking oil or peanut butter that is left to sit on leftover stuck on labels….

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