by Texas Homesteader ~
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I repurposed an empty coffee can to make a cute flour canister to store bulk flour. And a reusable chalkboard label makes it look nice in my kitchen too. I love the way it turned out – score another one for zero-waste repurposing!
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How To Store Large Amounts Of Flour
Freezer: I typically buy my flour in large 25-lb bags. I’ll store it in the freezer for at least 24-48 hours just to make sure I’m not bringing home pantry moths.
Yeah, you only have those little beasts attack once before you make sure you’ll never EVER have to fight them again!
So as long as I have room I typically just store that large bag of flour in the freezer.
But you know I don’t want to drag out a honkin’ 25-lb bag of flour each time I want to make RancherMan’s favorite light, fluffy Sandwich Bread.
Kitchen Canister: So I also keep a small supply of flour in my kitchen cabinets.
That way I have easy access whether I’m making bread, sweets or needing it as an ingredient for supper plans.
Repurposing Empty Coffee Cans
I seems we always have empty coffee canisters on hand. I’ve written about all the different ways I’ve been able to Repurpose Those Canisters.
(There’s a complete list of coffee can repurpose ideas at the end of this post. Be sure to check it out.)
But here’s a very simple yet very useful way to repurpose them – as kitchen canisters. I made one to hold my kitchen cabinet supply of flour.
Preparing Coffee Can For Repurpose Ideas
But I didn’t like the advertising print emblazoned on the front of my new flour canister.
And didn’t want to paint it. I was concerned that over time that paint could just chip off. I didn’t want to take the chance those small paint flakes would end up in our food.
Plus I wanted it to look a little more kitchen-canister-like.
So before proceeding to my kitchen canister project, first I Removed The Print from the coffee can. (there’s a trick to it, y’all!)
That gave me a blank canvas to make my flour canister. I’m glad I took the time to remove the print. This will look so much better.
Using Cute Reusable Chalkboard Labels
After the print was finally removed and the canister was clean & dry I used one of my *Reusable Chalkboard Labels to turn it into an oh-so-cute and bonafide flour canister.
I bought these labels a while back and I love them. Originally I purchased them to use at parties. They’re waterproof so you can put a label with your name written on it on your drink and know which drink was yours.
And the after the party you can just wipe off the erasable print from the label, peel it from your glass and then save the labels for your next party.
Convenience Of Erasable Ink On Pantry Jar Labels
But I find I use those cute labels for so many other things. For instance I like to use them to label jars of food in my pantry. Why not?
When that jar of dehydrated carrots is empty I simply wipe off the print and re-label when the jar is filled again.
Permanent Label On Repurposed Coffee Can
And for projects like this when I want the chalkboard label look but prefer a permanent label, I just write with a white paint pen on the label instead.
Truly, I love these labels!
And I love my new flour canister too.
This brand of coffee is sold in different sized cans. So if I wanted I could make a whole graduating-sized set for flour, sugar, tea etc. How cute would that be??
Repurposing Empty Coffee Cans To Fill A Need
Making a flour canister out of an empty coffee can is certainly an environmentally friendly option.
Not only have I repurposed the used container to another life, but saved money by not having to buy a flour canister.
Plus I think it looks great in my kitchen cabinets, don’t you? Gotta love it!
Coffee Canister Repurpose Ideas:
- Removing The Print
- Making A Cute Country Bread Box
- How To Make A Flour Canister
- Storing Bulk Items In The Pantry
- Replaceable Food Storage Dishes
- Using Repurposed Canisters In The Garden
- Repurposed Coffee Canister To Cute Inexpensive Planter
- Making A Low-Waste Chicken Feeder
- Coffee Canisters Into EcoBricks For The Garden
- Empty Coffee Can Repurposed For Grape Harvest
- Repurposing A Coffee Can For Deep-Soak Watering
- Fun Ways To Repurpose Coffee Canisters
See All My Repurposed Coffee Canister Ideas Here
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I read your process about removing the labels. I’m pretty lazy, I just turn them backwards on the self. I don’t have that many so I just know what is in each one.
If I click on the Amazon icon on your page do you get the credit?
Which size of chalk labels did you buy?
I love the labels. Jan
Yes ma’am Jan – I receive a small commission for being the Amazon portal but the price you pay does not change. I love those labels too and I’ve linked in this post to the ones I bought. There are various other sizes as well so if you decide to buy one of the other sizes I still get credit provided you click & buy after entering Amazon through the portal I provided in this post. I use these labels for dehydrated goods stored in glass jars in my pantry too – love ’em! ~TxH~