Repurposed Coffee Cans DIY Budget // Turn a Coffee Can into something you can use + display proudly.
Before you go and throw those Nescafe or whatever cans, just don’t. I mean I’m not ordering your ass around or anything, but why throw them away, when you can repurpose them and turn them into something you can really use & love and everything? I love it when I can do this with things, and especially when it’s something that can be done in, like, no time. The quickies of crafts, I like to call these.
So far, I have two repurposed coffee cans all done and pretty. Currently, one is for storing my pens and pencils and scissors and stuff. Basically, all the things I use on my desk, like, non stop everyday. Since these are not just a few, the geometric paper holders I made a while ago just couldn’t hold all these things in (I had to store all of that shit into 4 different geometric paper holders, which took up a lot of space, unnecessarily, and were so crowded, making it impossible to grab a pen easy). The coffee can on the other hand is much more spacious, which works perfect for my hoarding self. The other repurposed coffee can is for my bamboos.
Anyways, repurposed coffee cans DIY what-s and how-s below!
Repurposed Coffee Cans DIY.
– Coffee Can (or just about any can)
– Contact Paper (I used white for one, and then black for the other, so I had to make my own “designs”, but if you have or can find some pretty already patterned and shit, this would be even easier)
*optional Permanent Marker + Acrylic Paints
– Crafting Scalpel
the How To-s.
Honestly, I don’t really believe that you actually need to hear about the how-to-s cause this is just easy. But, I’m gonna do a really short version just in case, you know? Kay, let’s do this!
1. Measure and cut the contact paper so that it fits the can entirely. It’s okay if, once folded around the can, both ends of the paper overlap a little, just make sure that they actually cover the entire surface of the can.
2. This step is actually what makes this little project last a little longer than it needs (at least in my case) – Making the patterns with either permanent marker or acrylic paints.
(I used Martha Stewart’s, but if you’ve been hanging on this blog for a while now, you know it. Also, both the marker and the paint dry really fast, but of course, if you do this, carefully check if it’s completely dried).
3. Once your contact paper’s ready, start by separating a small portion of the backing paper and apply the adhesive part on the can. To make sure that the paper is applied evenly, go over it with a piece of cloth or a towel as you apply it to the can.
4. Cut the excess paper, and donezo!
I think that me trying to explain this actually made it seem somewhat complicated, but it isn’t at all, you CAN do this in a blink of an eye! And once you do, come back here and share all about your repurposed coffee cans, I’d love to see how your can(s) turned out & what are you using them for!
Also, Fridays on the blog were reserved for movies, entertainment and stuff, but I figured you might just wanna get creative this weekend instead, so here. However, if you do feel like snacks, friends, blankets and movies, then you can try here (where you’ll also see one of the cans double as a vase for my bamboos), here & here, and I hope there’s something for you in one of those.
Happy Weekend, yay!