The Valuable Coffee Jar

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Introduction: The Valuable Coffee Jar

What's the last place anyone would think of looking for valuables? That's right, your coffee jar.

Supplies

This quick and easy project just requires a few supplies:

  • Transparent Tape
  • Scissors
  • Empty Coffee Jar
  • Instant Coffee Grains
  • Paper
  • Pen

Step 1: Roll Up Your Paper

Roll up your paper and hold it inside the empty coffee jar, leaving a little bit of space between the paper and the inside of the jar.

Step 2: Tape the Paper

Tape the paper, making sure it's rolled up in the same way as the previous step.

Step 3: Mark Your Paper Roll and Cut It

Place the paper back into your empty jar, and mark where it meets the top of the jar. Then, cut on the mark you made.

Step 4: Fill the Empty Space Around the Paper

Fill the space between your paper and the inside of the jar with the coffee grounds, making sure to fill it to the top.

Step 5: Place Your Valuables Inside

There you have it! A perfect place to stash your valuables.

Step 6: Can You Tell the Difference?

One jar has the valuables, and one is full of coffee. Can you guess which one has the valuables? :)

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    19 Comments

    1
    RobertC2
    RobertC2

    10 months ago

    Only a true Canadian would use a Tim Horton's jar as a secret safe to hide his Canadian Tire money! Cheers! ;-]

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    67spyder
    67spyder

    Reply 10 months ago

    Most valued coffee jar ever!

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    sculpt3drob
    sculpt3drob

    Reply 10 months ago

    I came here to say this!

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    gcai_fwb
    gcai_fwb

    Reply 10 months ago

    CDN tire - wow so valuable! :)

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    BrandyT15
    BrandyT15

    10 months ago on Step 6

    The pic on the right is the stash you can see the white paper at the bottom of the jar

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    Ag800Hans
    Ag800Hans

    10 months ago

    I’m guessing the stash jar is the one in the right side. Amirite? Thanks for the ‘ible!

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    welderbot
    welderbot

    10 months ago on Step 6

    I like it, but I would fold over the top and have some beans there too>

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    HazardousMaterials
    HazardousMaterials

    10 months ago on Step 6

    Great idea, and nice quick and easy build too! One problem... Given the popularity of Tim Horton’s in Canada, thieves might grab the coffee first thing! ;-)

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    Ertugrul_QAZ
    Ertugrul_QAZ

    Reply 10 months ago

    lol

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    lolamatic
    lolamatic

    10 months ago

    Fun idea. Might be useful to use brown paper in case the coffee moves a bit so it's still very camouflaged.

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    gcai_fwb
    gcai_fwb

    Reply 10 months ago

    or the empty tube from inside of paper towel roll

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    Ertugrul_QAZ
    Ertugrul_QAZ

    Reply 10 months ago

    still, won't be that realistic

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    lolamatic
    lolamatic

    Reply 10 months ago

    We don't mean to replace the coffee with the brown paper. We mean replace the white paper with brown paper. So that you definitely won't see white coming through the coffee.

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    pamelawolf
    pamelawolf

    10 months ago

    the only other thing that I would do is make a cover for the top of the paper and cover it with the grounds so that when the jar was opened your valuables would not be immediately noticeable

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    goroberts56.
    goroberts56.

    10 months ago on Introduction

    I don't drink coffee but still, this idea opens all sorts of possibilities! Great idea!

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    Ertugrul_QAZ
    Ertugrul_QAZ

    Reply 10 months ago

    thanks

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    RaymondR6
    RaymondR6

    Tip 10 months ago on Step 6

    I can recommend using jars that hold liquids such as tomato sauce. After emptying and cleaning, paint the inside with red enamel paint (for tomato sauce), then use that jar to store even more valuables. Line it with paper or plastic to prevent scratching the paint inside. If you use a large mayonnaise jar, and paint the insides creamy white, you can even store large items in it, and in the refrigerator.

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    Ertugrul_QAZ
    Ertugrul_QAZ

    Reply 10 months ago

    ya but it wont be as realistic as the coffee