by tbbender 18 May 2011

So how many of these do you have in your household??? I keep thinking I will come up with something useful and this is a start. I have one taller container so Im thinking....doggie treats!

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by teun 22 May 2011

wunderschöne idee

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by lilylady 22 May 2011

Just an Idea, Do you think beings the lid snaps on that you could put one handle on like a coffee cup? Cute Idea, was in my basement the other day wondering what I was going to do with them.

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tbbender by tbbender 22 May 2011

why not!

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by sewfrenzie 22 May 2011

My husband gets the Folgers cans, I get the ice cream pails, lol! So I would make mine to fit the pails.

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tbbender by tbbender 22 May 2011

Or surprise him with one saying
Bolts or Nuts, or whatever he puts in them

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by mysugarfootswife 21 May 2011

Now if I could just get one away from my husband. He takes them to his workshop and I never see them again. My GKs would love this. Thanks

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by nemethlajosne 21 May 2011

Very clever. Beautiful!

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by devon 21 May 2011

That is great thanks for sharing.

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by radmom 21 May 2011

My former boss's dog was having puppies, so I made a treats container out of one of these to go with the 8 little receiving blankets I made also. Great way to repurpose!

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by nancyk 20 May 2011

This is a wonderful idea. For those of you who are interested. Folgers has a site where you can make stickers to cover the cans... really cute and you can personalize them. But unlike this beautiful one, they don't have handles. Thanks for sharing.
Here is Folgers link..
http://www.folgers.com/promotions...

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by pldc 20 May 2011

TOO COOL I SEE THAT YOU HAVE SET OFF SOME OTHER INSPIRATIONS! THANKS I LIKE THEM TOO!

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tbbender by tbbender 22 May 2011

I hope to see them posted here :)

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by ctct 20 May 2011

LOVE YOUR IDEAL I AM GOING TO MAKE THEM AS EASTER BASKETS FOR THE GRANDKIDS NEXT YEAR AND MAYBE A FEW FOR SOME OF THE PARENTS THEY LOOK GREAT THANKS

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by rmj8939 20 May 2011

My goodness, I have a lot of these that I just can't discard. Great idea.

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by muflotex 20 May 2011

great idea

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by rsehorse 19 May 2011

Thank You for your wonderful idea. I save my coffee cans too. Can't wait to make some of these up for gifts. The ideas are endless.

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by katydid 19 May 2011

great idea!! I can't throw mine away either. Please share instructions with us. How did you attach the handles? I have a bunch in the garage. Maxwell House coffee has a built in side handle. How could he use them also? I think I like the doggie treats idea or maybe crayons and felt pens, Lego's or Barbie stuff!!!

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tbbender by tbbender 19 May 2011

Handle sewed one side to the side of fabric, the other has a velcro fastener
Be careful dont buy sticky velcro, it sticks really bad to the needle. I kept wondering why the thread was not adhering. Yikes, I had to clean the needle up!

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by lenamae 19 May 2011

Why don't you let us know just how you did this and some mesurments would be nice what I would like to know is how you got it to fit so nicely arounf the top.
Lenamae

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tbbender by tbbender 19 May 2011

will do have to get them written up

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by clawton 19 May 2011

Very nice. My brother use to use the metal ones to make storage for toilet paper rolls. He stacked 2-3 together, used hot glue the join them and cover with terry towels. Used a can opener to remove the top and bottom from all except the bottom one. One of the cut out lids he covered with a matching wash cloth and tied together with ribbon. He used lace and ribbon to decorate. You could combine this with the embroidery. As I did not use that much ground coffee I never tried one. However, I still have two he made me plus he made a taller one for me to keep that awful plungger out of site. Since he died just over a year ago they are very special now!

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katydid by katydid 19 May 2011

Oh!! post us a photo.

tbbender by tbbender 19 May 2011

We also use the folgers can to keep the toilet from getting wet in the outhouse!
Thanks for sharing your story!

tbbender by tbbender 19 May 2011

I mean keep the toilet paper from getting wet.....

radmom by radmom 21 May 2011

What a clever idea!

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by oaro 19 May 2011

This is great idea

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by lenamae 19 May 2011

this is just to cute I don't save mine as I have no place to put them but I do hate to throw them away this would be a nice idea for Christmas gifts full of cookies.
Kena

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by leenova54 19 May 2011

Too cute, great idea!

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by sewdeb 19 May 2011

Great recycling project! Cute designs, too! Thanks for sharing.

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by ermaplatt 19 May 2011

very cute, could have used this at Easter.

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by sboo 19 May 2011

Cute idea.

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by shirlener88 19 May 2011

great idea.

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by reanav 19 May 2011

bella l'idea del manico

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by rwalden 19 May 2011

Good idea! Cute design.

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by sewlikedawn 18 May 2011

What a great idea and your cookies stay fresh!

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by noah 18 May 2011

well this is very intresting ,we drink folgers and maxwell house Thanks for your great idea:):) carolyn

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