by Texas Homesteader ~
RancherMan & I love our coffee. We enjoy that hot cup-o-joe each morning. Although I hate plastic, our favorite coffee comes in a plastic canister. Of course when they’re empty I offer those handy containers to others around me who I feel could use them.
But when I could no longer give them away I started looking for ways to repurpose them myself. If you’re looking for inspiration too, come see what I’ve been able to make with them. Links to details are in the titles.
I wanted to make some of my canisters into decorative food containers. So I didn’t want to paint the outside for fear paint might chip off over time into our food. But I found that removing the print could be a challenge. I also found there’s a trick to it. So if you’re going to be storing food in your canister and don’t want to paint it, be sure to check this out.
After I got that print removed from the surface I made an empty coffee canister into a cute bread box. I use it to hold the Homemade Bread I make for RancherMan. This bread box looks great in our kitchen and keeps our bread fresh too.
After I made my bread box, I removed the print from a larger canister and made it into a matching flour canister. I typically buy a 25-lb bag of flour at a time and store it in my freezer to keep it fresh. Then I refill this cute canister to keep a handy supply in my kitchen.
We were invited to our daughter’s home for supper as part of our Push To Spend More Time With Family. When I asked what I could bring to contribute to the meal, she requested that I bring Cake Mix Cookies. Easy enough! I transported those freshly-baked cookies in an empty coffee canister. It’s made of food-safe plastic and I’m not concerned about whether or not my container comes home with me like I would my Tupperware. And again, I have a near endless supply.
I had to harvest copious amounts of rosemary to make room when we had our Porch Addition built. I use rosemary in so many things – my Homemade Hairspray, our homemade Lavender/Rosemary Soap and of course in cooking too. So I dried it and stored it in my pantry… in this empty food-safe coffee canister.
We fashioned this chicken feeder with an empty coffee canister. I love that it has built-in handle to make carrying it easier. And c’mon, we pretty much have a never-ending supply of these coffee canisters. If for some reason we need to rework it, we should have no problem obtaining a new coffee canister to refresh it
I often dig up and share various plants with my friends & family. To transport them, it’s these handy coffee canisters to the rescue! And I even painted a few of them and use them for potted plants on our back porch. Why not, they look great and I can make as many as I want.
These coffee canisters have a handy purpose in my garden too. I have a lidded container stashed out in my veggie garden. When I’m weeding, I toss those weeds into my container and pop the top back on. When it’s full I dump the contents into my *Tumbling Composter to help make that Black-Gold Compost that my garden loves!
Planting a galvanized water trough is all the rage now. I’ve planted several myself! But just like you need to put small stones in a regular planting pot to aid with drainage, you need something in the bottom of the trough too. But it obviously needs to be bigger & chunkier than stones. I use EcoBricks. We didn’t have enough juice bottle EcoBricks, so we used some of our extra coffee canisters filled with used hay wrap. It worked great!
I have a few supplies in our storm shelter in the event we must run to shelter in the middle of the night during a storm. One thing that was recommended by one of our smart Facebook followers was a lidded coffee can and toilet paper. That way if any children that may be present get a nervous bladder we can accommodate them.
So there are a few ways we’ve been able to repurpose these handy containers on our Homestead. What are some of your favorite ways to put these handy containers to good use?
Links In This Post:
- Removing The Print From A Coffee Canister
- Repurposing A Coffee Canister To A Cute Bread Box
- 2-Lb Honey/Oat Sandwich Bread Recipe
- Flour Canister Using Empty Coffee Canister
- Coffee Canister for Covered Dish Affair
- The Fast Life: Slowing Down, Living MORE
- 3-Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies
- Storing Dried Herbs In Repurposed Canisters
- Our Peaceful Outdoor Living Space
- Homemade Lavender/Rosemary Soap
- Homemade Rosemary-Scented Hairspray
- Low-Waste Chicken Feeder Using Canister
- Planter For Sharing
- Repurposing A Coffee Canister In The Garden
- *Tumbling Composter
- Easy Composting For A Healthy Garden
- Using EcoBricks In The Garden
- Underground Storm Shelter Supplies
Other ‘Use Whatcha Got’ Ideas
- Make A Cute Porch Lantern
- Assuring Safety Around An Underground Cistern
- Repurposing An Empty Parmesan Cheese Container – BRILLIANT!
- MYO Simple Craft Paintbrush In A Pinch
- Replacing Our Bedside Clock/Radio
- Predator Guard For Our Martin House
- Trick Birds Away From Garden Strawberries
- Protecting Tender Seedlings
- Safer Straight-Pin Storage
- Tame Electrical Cords
- Save Your Fingernails When Cleaning
- MYO Chalkboard Labels