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Uses for coffee "cans" Answered

As my depression era ancestors would say, those plastic containers that coffee comes in are "just too good to throw away." Other than the obvious uses as a bailing bucket or a scoop, does anybody have a really inventive application? Maybe this could be an "ible" contest.

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axiesdad
axiesdad

10 years ago

Thanks for all the great ideas and fun comments.  My dog likes the lids best.  He thinks they make great indoor frisbees.

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CrawdadMan
CrawdadMan

10 years ago

If you have one like in goodharts picture. You could put a big ole battery in there plus a big ole light THEN YOU GOT A BIG OLE DIY FLASHLIGHT!

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MasterMonkey
MasterMonkey

10 years ago

1) Get big cardboard box 2) Cut hole in box so hand will fit thru it. 3) Cut hole in bottom of plastic can so hand fits thru it. 4) Paint can orange. 5) Glue can over hole in box. Halloween 1) Fill can with candy 2) Hide in box 3) Put hand thru hole in box and can 4) When kids reach in to get candy - severed hand pops out. 5) LAUGH as you watch kids (thru a peephole in box) running away screaming. Trick for Treats!

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Get two, add a string and instant Iphone.

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thematthatter
thematthatter

10 years ago

punch some holes in the bottom and put in a couple lbs of sand and you got an instant outdoor ash tray.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

that gives ME an idea. If you have two, and a metal pole, you could make weights with them, for exercising. :-)

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RedneckEngineer
RedneckEngineer

Reply 10 years ago

If your going to do that try re-useing liquid laundry soap containers. They have a handle and are easy to attach. I see inmates at work do this all the time. Yes I work in a prison.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

10 years ago

The plastic ones suck, I prefer the metal ones as they make excellent tool holders in a wall array.

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RedneckEngineer
RedneckEngineer

10 years ago

Cut the bottom out of one and attach it to another one,attach a flag. Then mount on a pole, instant mail box. I have used them as containers for paint brushes that have been used. Allows you to keep them in thinner and sealed up till you need to use them again. Or a mixing pot for almost empty paint cans. Creates a new color without having to pay for it again.

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

10 years ago

Ball mill!

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

10 years ago

DRUMS!!!! lol. Get different sizes and learn to play!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

Big airhorns? Leyden jars? Roll-back toys?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Many of these cans have a built in handle:

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