Repurposed Coffee Can

I have been saving empty coffee cans for a while and decided to turn them into storage jars.  The cans have lids which makes them great for food, spice or tea storage.   I emptied the cans of the remaining coffee and washed them out.


Then I measured out contact paper to cover the sides of the can and covered the sides.


Then I took some chalkboard labels I had and cut them in half.


Then I covered the cans.  This is how they came out.


  1. This is so smart..what a perfect idea for reuse/recycle..and so beautiful as well 🙂

  2. A great repurpose. And they look good too! Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party.

  3. adorable love the paper 😉

  4. Those are great!! They look like something from Target or even better!

  5. A craft that even I can do! And I just so happen to have an empty coffee can lol

  6. What a cool idea! I’m visiting from SITS 🙂

  7. My kind of craft! Easy, creative and … COFFEE! 😉 LOL! … Very good idea!

  8. Ashley Marie says:

    Awesome job! Very crafty and beautiful! I can’t wait to try!

  9. So cute! I’m still getting a hang of the whole DIY thing (read: how many times can I hot glue my hand to the carpet?), but this makes me want to try!

  10. Wow, those look really nice! Since they were coffee cans already, you know for sure they’re safe for food storage, which is definitely a plus! 🙂

  11. Cute idea! I’ve never seen the chalkboard labels before did you get them at a craft store?

    My sister painted a few jars but have to try it out. Wonder if it’d work with pickle jars because I have a ton of those!

    Found you through SITS forum. Night.

  12. Ok. This is awesome. I LOVE that contact paper. This is SO much cheaper than buying expensive Pottery Barn like containers. However, honestly, we aren’t a coffee family :O

    Stopping over from SITS!

  13. Very pretty and practical. Wish you didn’t have to drink coffee to get the cans!

    Visiting from SITS.

  14. {Melinda} Love this idea! So cute — and functional! I’m not a coffee drinker, though. Gotta be something else that will substitute ..hmmmm. Maybe Quaker Oats canisters?

    Very cute blog … subscribing. 😉

  15. What a great idea. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

  16. What a lovey idea, this looks so cute! Thanks Raquel for visiting me and for your sweet words 🙂

  17. Super cute! Love how they turned out! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

  18. So simple and they turned out really cute!

  19. Love this idea!

  20. I like these a LOT!

  21. Oh my gosh I love this idea! I love the contact paper you used too. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  22. Such a cute tutorial! I’m your newest follower from Aloha Hop!

  23. How to make nice cans out of boring ones, nice job!

  24. That’s a great upcycling idea! I have an old coffee can on my desk to hold all my pens and pencils and ruler and stuff, but it isn’t decorated or anything, just boring silver right now 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

  25. I did the same thing but I used empty formula cans! I have the same paper too… They look great and can be used for so many different things, I used mine as a cake pop holder centerpiece for my birthday 🙂

  26. Such a cute idea! Looks super easy to do too. I’ve been finding ways to reuse my old coffee cans so I’m glad I found this idea!


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