Calling all Coffee Drinkers! Neat DIY!

January 28, 2012
Are you a coffee drinker? If so, then you might have some of these babies laying around: 

And if you’re  like me, you've probably thought twice about throwing them out. I was sure they'd make good bird feeders, plant holders, or the obvious storage containers, but I still wasn't satisfied. Then I came across this post from Robin's Blog

She made some cute labels for these containers that I can totally use in my classroom & I hope you can too. Be sure to soak them with water & baking soda beforehand to remove that strong coffee smell. This is exactly what I was looking for! Stop by her blog and grab your set. 

Here are some more great ideas: 

You can also find printable labels on You can even make your own design. 

They also make great drums!!!

The possibilities are endless!! 


  1. Great ideas! I added a pin to pinterest (2nd grade squad) which shows how to use them to store your center supplies. Who knew Folgers had so many uses? Gotta love it!

  2. What a great idea! These containers are so nice and it is nice to see them recycled. Love the idea of a printed picture on the outside of what is stored inside!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Great ideas!! I have a stock pile of toilet paper rolls, little plastic containers AND the Folgers containers (my husband is going to recycle them all one day if I don't use them soon!)

    Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great weekend :)


  4. Thanks for sharing these! Our staff goes threw a lot of coffee so I'm sure to have a great set!

  5. Great ideas! However, I do not drink coffee, so I'll have to find someone who does :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  6. I have a collection of these already started and was wondering how exactly to use them.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  7. This is so clever. Makes me wish I drank coffee:-)

    Chickadee Jubilee

  8. I love these...I wish that I drank mt. dew cans just won't work the same!'re it! Come on over and see what I mean.

    First Grade Magic

  9. Wow! Those are such awesome ideas!

    I tagged you for a little fun...hop on over and see!

    Teachery Tidbits

  10. Such a great idea!!!!
    I tagged you on my blog.. come see! :)

    Loving & Learning in Pre-K

  11. We drink this coffee at work! I am totally "borrowing" the container once we use all the coffee. :)

    Apples and ABC's

  12. I'm glad to share these ideas :)

  13. These are great! I'm always throwing these away... not anymore! :)


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