Upcycled Coffee Tin


Updated January 13, 2017
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Upcycled Coffee Tin
Upcycled Coffee Tin
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If you're looking for fun and easy upcycling ideas, and you happen to have a love for coffee, you'll really enjoy this Upcycled Coffee Tin project. Recycled coffee tins are great storage items for small items around your house, and coffee can crafts always turn out absolutely adorable. Cover your coffee tin with chalk paint so you can write a cute message or draw a design or picture. These upcycled tins are great for storing jewelry or items by your desk. No matter what you decide to put in them, these cans will add a nice decorative touch to any room.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsRecycled Materials

Primary TechniqueHome Decor


Project TypeMake a Project

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This is such a fun and easy project! Im a coffee drinker and I love getting different flavored coffees for gifts. You can use it with any tin. I primed the tin first and then put on two coats of the chalkboard paint. I used the recipients favorite color for the lids and filled with their favorite coffee beans! What a hit! I know they all use them daily and want to make some themselves.

This is a great upcycling project! It would work with any kind of tin. Using a coat of primer paint before putting on the chalk paint is a great idea, and kind of necessary for it to work. For the writing on it I think I would use a stencil so it would come out better than my handwriting. -)

I have up cycled tins before and use them for storing matches, another for bandaids and emergency first aid kit, as well as using them to put gifts in or cookies to give. One year, I saved raisin containers and covered them with fabric and ribbon to hide the seams, with glue! The lids were plastic so just popped a bow on top for a cute gift container! Thanks for sharing!

This is a great idea! I don't drink coffee either, but I have some odds and ends of cans that would work for this. How about those short peanut cans? Every time I throw one out I think there has to be something better to do with it! I am wondering if the grandkids would like a container for small treasures with chalk paint so they could write on it.

so chalk paint really works? I'm always worried that products like that are a gimmick and won't work. I save coffee cans because they seem like a project waiting to happen, then I give up and recycle them. Now I have a specific plan--if only my handwriting could be that cute!

Chalk paint is my guilty pleasure! This is a fabulous idea :)

This project is so cute! If only I drank coffee...may have to borrow a coffee tin from a friend!

Love this idea. I don't think I could write like that though. My penmanship is the worst.

I have a bunch of empty cookie tins that I thought were too practical to toss, but too blah just to leave as is. I want to use the tins to store miscellaneous crafting items, but I also want the containers to be cute. So this post is perfect for me. I like how easy the project is too. Now to get those tins and start painting. Has anyone done this in other chalk paint colors? I think I want to do that.

This is such a cute idea! I'll need to do this when I finish my current coffee tin.


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