Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Reusing Folgers Plastic Coffee Canister

When we ran out of organic coffee, my husband brought home a 29.2 oz. (1 lb.13.2 oz) large plastic container of Folgers coffee.  Metal coffee cans can be reused in so many ways, but I had to think about this plastic one.  Here are some ideas we came up with.  I also checked the Folgers Web site for some more creative ideas on how to reuse the canister.


  6 Ways to Reuse this Folgers Coffee Container (Plastic)

1. A Scoop
This coffee container has two indentions in the back of the container, making it easy
to grip from the side, for a scoop.  It's perfect for scooping large animal feed or for chicken feed. 

2.  Sandbox Toy
Give your empty container to the kids for a sandbox toy.

3.  Snow Fort
Save these to pack snow into, then stack the packed snow into a snow fort.

4. Water Scoop
You can scoop a large amount of water with this container.  Use it in the garden,
the pool, or to pour water over animals when they are bathed.

5. Gift Container
Reuse the container as "wrapping" for a gift.  For food gifts, be sure to wash and dry the
container, and place the homemade baked goods into a bag or paper before 
placing it in the container.  Decorate the container with recycled Christmas paper,
 old magazine pictures or photos.  Attach them with decoupage medium or white glue
and allow it to dry.  Adorn with a recycled bow or ribbon.
Folgers Design Your Own Canister

6. Laundry Detergent & Dish Detergent
Reuse your plastic coffee canisters to store homemade detergents.

Enjoy! Reuse and Recycle!
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4 comments:

Stephanie said...

I like to use this type of coffee container to keep veggie peelings, coffee grounds, and other bits that are going out to the compost pile. The tight-fitting lid prevents odors in the kitchen, and I can run it out to the compost pile to empty it every couple of days. Stephanie from Buttermilk Hill

Kristina said...

Excellent idea! We use plastic ice cream buckets with handles. Thanks for sharing!

photogirl25 said...

Also, use for crayon storage, to take your pet's food with you on trips (handy), store salt for melting ice and for tangle-free knitting (put 1 ball of yarn in canister, punch hole in lid, pull yarn through. Yarn stays tangle free while you work.) Ideas shared found on voices.yahoo.com/ways-recycle-plastic-coffee-containers-5276817.html?cat=57

photogirl25 said...

Also, use for crayon storage, to take your pet's food with you on trips (handy), store salt for melting ice and for tangle-free knitting (put 1 ball of yarn in canister, punch hole in lid, pull yarn through. Yarn stays tangle free while you work.) Ideas shared found on voices.yahoo.com/ways-recycle-plastic-coffee-containers-5276817.html?cat=57