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Published on November 12th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano


Five Awesome Coffee Can Projects

Instructables Coffee can lamp
Sometimes the simplest things can be transformed into amazing and useful items. Tin cans and metal coffee cans are something that most people don’t think twice about once they are finished with them. They either toss them in the trash or into the recycling bin. But these cans are pretty sturdy and can become a solid start to a DIY project. Here are five awesome DIY projects that have turned coffee cans into upcycled usefulness.

1. Coffe Can Lamp

This sparkling star coffee can lamp would make a delightful addition to a child’s room. Imagine all the pretty images it casts onto the walls. Find the complete tutorial at Instructables

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About the Author

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book. She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible. Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including,,, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and

5 Responses to Five Awesome Coffee Can Projects

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  2. Mz M says:

    i luv these ideas……really great stuff!

  3. Meliss says:

    Love this idea! Will definately be upcycling some coffee cans that I’ve held on to for possibly a little too long.

  4. Taryn says:

    LOVE these ideas! I am big on re-purposing. Shared the link/ here:

  5. Nancy White says:

    I love your ideas here. In the past I have recycled fabric and coffee cans.

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