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10 Crafty Ways to Upcycle a Coffee Can

10 Crafty Ways to Upcycle a Coffee Can

By Jaclyn Pitt, StorageUnit.com Food containers of any sort can be saved for a variety of uses. Whether you use them for organizing, storing odds and ends, or making crafts, there are many ways to repurpose containers! In this post, we’ll show you 10 ways that you can upcycle a coffee can. 1. FLOWER POTS For this DIY, you’ll want to use metal coffee tins. Other supplies you’ll need are outdoor patio paint, spray paint, and painter’s tape. Spray the entire outside of the can with the color of your choice. Once dry, create striped patterns with painter’s tape. Then, paint desired sections of the can with the outdoor patio paint. Lastly, fill them with plants! Check out The Crafted Sparrow for design ideas. 2. MULTIPURPOSE ORGANIZER A leftover Folgers coffee can is perfect for this idea. Grab your favorite color(s) of spray paint and chalkboard labels, spray the entire outside of the can (excluding lid), and place your label on the front once the paint is dry. It’s as simple as that. Now you can use your decorative container to organize anything you want! See how Hometalk created their coffee can upcycle. 3. THEMED WINDSOCKS Windsocks are a fun and crafty way to celebrate any holiday, especially if you have kids! You will need tin coffee cans, ribbon, twine, spray paint, and contact paper (optional). Spray the cans, then add cut-out designs with the contact paper (optional), and use a glue gun to add strips of ribbon to the inside edge of the can. Then, using a screw driver and hammer, make two small holes in the bottom...