Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DIY to Try: Folger Cans Uplift

I don't know about you, but I hate throwing these babies away. They are just too nice of containers to waste! But they are a little too ugly to leave the way they were, and the larger ones had labels that didn't even come off, so that wasn't gonna fly. I wasn't thrilled about the idea of painting plastic, plus I couldn't think of a color that spoke to me, so I dove into my endless collection of printed paper!
 The smaller cans before:
I cut the paper to size and used double sided tape to make it stick. For the larger ones, because of the indents I opted to use squares of different paper to give it a fun variety.
I plan on continually adding to my collection here as I go through more coffee. Actually I already have two more large ones I need to wash and decorate! What can I say, I love me some coffee!
 So far I am using these in Lila's room (because she claimed them) to store little toys and odds and ends that have no where else to go. Its working great because there is a cupboard in her room that has been empty because I couldn't find the right containers. Two birds, baby!

By the way, I keep calling them "cans" but are they really "cans" if they are plastic?


  1. What a great idea! These are such nice, durable plastic, so they'll hold up for a long time. Great way to jazz them up :)

  2. You must have a fabulous collections of printed paper! These containers look super fun now.

  3. These are SO cute. What a lovely idea... I love finding ways to re-use everyday items. Can't wait to try this!! xoxo

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