Coffee cans…not so exciting on their own. However, with a little effort and some supplies you can turn them into organizing super stars. I’m going to show you a few ways to give them a makeover. (They will look stunning enough that you will WANT them in your home!) I’ll also show you a few ways to use them. Read on, I promise you’ll be inspired.
The first coffee can makeover is a little on the nautical side. All you need for this one is a glue gun and some thick twine or rope. You can use natural colored like I did here or plain white. I bought the roll of twine on Amazon for about $4.
I originally thought the can was painted but I soon realized that I could cut the label off. Here’s what the can looked like on its own.
I started on the bottom of the can and put down a small line of hot glue. Press the twine to it and make sure it’s attached. I then flipped the can over and starting winding the twine around slowly and making sure it stayed together. The ribs on the can need to be taken into consideration, so make sure you check all sides as you’re wrapping. When you get to the top, cut the twine and hot glue the end down. SUPER easy. This is a kid friendly project!
This next project is even easier. Grab some contact paper (my contact paper came from Chic Shelf Paper.) and another coffee can. Just measure the can, then mark out the contact paper.
Peel off the back of the paper and lay it on the can slowly and steadily. You are left with a beautiful container, ready to organize!
So what can you store in coffee cans? SO many things. Here are a few of my favorite solutions.
Instead of having kids dig through your pantry in order to find a healthy snack, use coffee cans filled with healthy treats to curb after school cravings. A can that’s cute like this one can even sit on a counter.
Those tiny toys that are constantly on the floor are a great candidate for coffee can organizing. You can simply scoop them up and then place the can on a shelf or put the lid back on!
Never worry about markers or crayons making a mess again. Throw them into a coffee can like this one and let kids get creative. (Also great for grown up art supplies!)
You can makeover small cans too. I took a soup can and make into a glam can. I used some gold spray paint and made the can desk worthy. You can use the cans individually or stack them for a fun effect. These make great containers for kids’ art supplies too!