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Start Saving Your Old Coffee Cans - Here Are 14 Common Problems They Can Solve At Home
Do you know of any other great uses for coffee cans?
D.G. Sciortino
11.09.17

Most households go through at least one of these every month and throw them away without thinking twice. But you may want to hang on to your empty coffee cans.

There are actually some pretty cool things you can do with them around your home.

1) Bag Holder

Cut a small hole in the top of your coffee can and use it as a plastic bag dispenser.

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2) Holiday Decorations

You can paint a coffee can and create some adorable holiday decorations instead of buying them at the store.

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3) Toilet Plunger/Brush Holder

Cut a circle into the top and use your can to hide your toilet plunger or brush.

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4) Piggy Bank

Cut a slit into the top and decorate your can and use it as a piggy bank.

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5) Temporary Compost Bin

Use it as a temporary compost bin instead of running outside to your compost pile every time you have some scraps.

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6) Lantern

You can paint a coffee can and drill some holes into it. Then place a light or candle inside of to create a cool light. You can also hang a string from it so you can hang your lantern.

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7) Decorative Vase

You can decorate a coffee can to make a festive vase.

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8) Store Dry Goods

You can decorate your cans and create some fancy looking storage for your dry goods.

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9) Toiletry Storage

You can also use coffee cans to keep your toiletry items organized.

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10) Mail Holder

Mount your coffee cans to a wall and use them to sort your mail.

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11) Wine Rack

Glue some cans together and cut out the bottoms of your cans to create a wine rack.

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12) Biscuit Cutter

You can use a coffee can to cut out perfect biscuit shapes.

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13) Make Ice Cream

You can actually make ice cream in a coffee can. Learn how below.

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Wonder How To

14) Dehumidifier

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Use can use a coffee can and some charcoal to create a DIY dehumidifier. Get the details here.

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By D.G. Sciortino
hi@sbly.com
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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