DIY Maven

DIY Maven

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Although I'm a writer by education and profession, I have a not-so-secret DIY and craft (of almost any kind) addiction. I'm the… read more

Comments - Roundup: 9 Cool & Creative Uses for Old Coffee Cans

Gail on Jan 08, 2018:

My grandmother, my mother and I have always used coffee cans for our Pumpkin Bread. (Possibly my great-grandmother too) Good metal coffee cans are getting hard to come

pattiheadley on May 17, 2013:

great ideas will be trying some of these thank you for shareing

Christine on Mar 31, 2013:

wonerful Ideas!!! I stopped drinking coffee a few years ago, but my hubby loves Iced tea so I have these cans and now I know how to use them!! Thanks!!  Happy Easter all


Amy G-P on May 20, 2012:

My mom always made pumpkin bread in coffee cans. The recipe specifies cans. But the coffee companies that do still sell in cans have shrunk the can size so the recipe doesnt work. Drat! It tastes better can-shaped. ;-)

Annie.B on Mar 22, 2012:

WOW !! Awesome idea's!!!

Sarah e on Mar 12, 2012:

What about large cans (ie. for beans, soup, etc)?

Nell Jean on Feb 27, 2012:

We buy a brand that comes in red plastic. I considered covering the printed parts with fancy paper and mod-podge, but it hasn't happened. These are in 3 sizes and I'm sure have lots of uses besides holding items in the workshop.

DesigningMom on Feb 27, 2012:

Thanks Maven. I didn't realize that. I'm not a coffee drinker at all.

DIY Maven on Feb 27, 2012:

@DM--yeah, it's still out there, but I think it's the lesser-known brands.

DesigningMom on Feb 27, 2012:

Amazing ideas, but does coffee even come in cans anymore? Years before my hubby changed to beans his brand started coming in plastic containers. Though those containers are great for some things, they just weren't the same as the cans.

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