I would lke ideas on using empty coffee cans

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I sometimes have used border wallpaper to cover the cans and have used them to contain cookies that I gift to family but I would like other ideas..

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  • Kay27246977 Kay27246977 on Dec 06, 2017
    I cover mine and use them for plastic silverware easy access and straws. I have one filled with sugar packets in my coffee corner

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 07, 2017
    i buy bulk dry goods at amish stores....I use them as storage containers. Mine get covered in colored duct tape.

  • Carolyn Carolyn on Dec 07, 2017
    Do 3d pictures on them. Use for cookie cutter storage, button storage (decorate with button flowers), pencil holder, crayon holder, craft kit in a can, recipe in a can/jar, flower vase, fairy house, 3 different sizes for snowman, toy container (use pictures), lego storage, hair ribbon storage, card making supplies, tin man linking different size cans similar to spool doll: head, body, arms, legs, etc.: fill with ice, hole punch in patterns, thaw, add candle or electric light-put outside using sand to weight., build a castle/hobbit home, use to create different height food holders for a party, wrap with yarn/ribbon/rope, braid cloth scraps, apply textured paint, paint scenes, faces on outside, use to hide cheap living plant containers after decorating. Use wrapping paper/event or seasonal to cover. Add feet, stack different sizes and shapes to make tall candle holder. Use to hold picnic supplies. Connect together to form toss game targets for parties. Hope this helps.

  • Rembatb Rembatb on Dec 07, 2017
    Paint it red, add a strip of white felt from top to bottom about an inch to an inch and half wide. Around the middle of the can add black felt to look like Santa's belt. Either make a belt buckle out of felt or you can glitter a buckle. Cover the lid with black felt or red using a hot glue gun or a very good glue stick.Ho ho ho

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Dec 07, 2017
    Now that many coffee cans have a removable vacuum seal, there are no rough edges, plus the plastic lid fits tightly. I still love the washed cans for food storage and gifts.

    The brims are slightly too wide to use the cans to bake bread or cake in. However, you can cook giant cupcakes and muffins in them. Spray the inside with Pam, use the batter for a one layer cake, or for 6 medium muffins, bake at 350* for 20-22 minutes. After the cake or muffin is completely cool, you can frost the cupcake, or put 1/4 cup of cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar blended in a snack ZipLock bag in the muffin can.
    This cans are easy to spray paint, brush paint, cover with wrapping paper, decoupage with paper napkins, paint and stencil, and just decorate the cans.

    They are good for tiny cars, crayons or chalk, Shopkins and other tiny characters, dryer lint, extra Christmas bulbs and ornament hangers; nuts, bolts, screws and nails; doggie and kitty treats, lots of old fingernail polish bottles, a shoeshine kit, craft sponges and clothes, and many other uses. 😇