Easy Coffee Can Lint Bin DIY

In this post, I’ll show you how to make an easy and inexpensive farmhouse style lint bin from a plastic coffee can. This is a great way to recycle those used coffee cans and keep your laundry room clean and organized at the same time.

I’ve also curated some of the cutest laundry room organization ideas online at the bottom of this post, so be sure to check them out! My favorite is the rolling cart!

empty maxwell house coffee plastic can

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This lint bin is perfect for collecting all the lint and strange things that accumulate in your dryer’s filter after drying your clothes. It’s super easy to make, and it only takes a few minutes. So let’s get started!

Supplies Needed to Make a Lint Bin

  • Old plastic coffee can (I used Maxwell House, but Folgers will work! LOL)
  • Spray paint or chalk paint in the color white
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Black chalk paste
  • “LINT” stencil
  • squeegee
  • Cute glass knob (mine was from Dollar Tree)
  • Crafter’s Square buffalo check vinyl
  • Scissors
  • Pair of magnets (mine were from Dollar Tree)
  • Hot glue

How to Make an Easy DIY Coffee Can Lint Bin

If you’re like me, you probably drink a lot of coffee and that leaves you with a lot of empty coffee cans. And if you’re also like me, you probably don’t know what to do with them. Well, I’m here to show you an easy and fun upcycle project that will turn those empty plastic coffee can containers into something actually useful – a farmhouse-style lint bin for your laundry room!

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Step by Step Video Tutorial

If you would also like to view a video version of this tutorial, you can find it here below.

Step One

Empty the coffee can container of its coffee grounds into a gallon-size Ziploc baggie.

Step Two

Spray paint or chalk paint the coffee can container and the lid to match.

spray paint for coffee can

Step Three

Stencil on the “LINT” wording using the squeegee and the chalk paste.

stencil lint on lint box

Step Four

Trace the lid out onto the Crafter’s Square buffalo check vinyl and cut out using scissors. Stick it to the top of the coffee can lid.

cutting out circle of buffalo check vinyl

Step Five

Poke a hole into the top of the lid and thread the glass knob through the top.

Step Six

Using an artist’s brush add black acrylic paint to the lines of the coffee can to mimic the look of enamel. This is what gives it a farmhouse look. Let dry completely.

painting black enamel lines

Step Seven

Hot glue two magnets onto the side of the plastic coffee can so that it will stick to the side of the dryer.

hot gluing magnets

Now your lint bin is now ready to use! Simply place it next to your dryer and collect all of the lint that comes off your clothes.

final coffee can lint bin

What do you think? Are you inspired to use up some of those old plastic coffee cans and organize your laundry space? I have lots more ideas below for you!

overhead view of lint bin diy

You can also Shop for Lint Bins Below

These are some of my favorite styles of lint bins! They are also great to scroll through for inspiration on making your own DIY version!

Other Laundry Room Ideas you will LOVE!

A cute laundry detergent tin complete with a lid and handle for a handy scoop on the side! This farmhouse gray color is perfect for most laundry spaces.

If you have enough space, these are the cutest laundry-stamped fabric rolling carts for dirty clothes. It should fit just between any washer and dryer.

Three matching lingerie bags are a fun way to keep your delicates safe from the wear and tear of the washing machine and the dryer. They make great gifts, too!

Dryer balls are a thing! I wasn’t a believer for a long time, but I finally gave in and tried them and they’re genius! Add your favorite essential oil and toss them in the dryer to keep your clothes smelling fresh and unwrinkled.

Speaking of life-changing… this plastic guard for the back of your washer and dryer saves all of the socks and smaller laundry items in your life from the land of never seen again! It comes in a variety of colors to match your space.

Who doesn’t need a little buffalo check in their laundry room? This cute and super functional mat will help soothe your aching feet as you stand and do laundry as well as lift your spirits at the same time! Complete your farmhouse look with one!

Easy 20 Minute Laundry Room DIY Idea

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Laundry Room Organization

Easy Coffee Can Lint Bin DIY

In this post, I’ll show you how to make an easy and inexpensive lint bin from a plastic coffee can. This is a great way to recycle those used coffee cans and keep your home clean and organized at the same time.

Materials

  • Old plastic coffee can
  • Spray paint or chalk paint in the color white
  • Black acrylic paint
  • black chalk paste
  • "LINT" stencil
  • squeegee
  • glass knob
  • buffalo check vinyl
  • scissors
  • magnets
  • hot glue

Instructions

  • Empty the coffee can container of its coffee grounds into a gallon-size Ziploc baggie.
  • Spray paint or chalk paint the coffee can container and the lid to match.
  • Stencil on the “LINT” wording using the squeegee and the chalk paste.
  • Trace the lid out onto the Crafter’s Square buffalo check vinyl and cut out using scissors. Stick it to the top of the coffee can lid.
  • Poke a hole into the top of the lid and thread the glass knob through the top.
  • Using an artist brush add black acrylic paint to the lints of the coffee can to mimic the look of enamel. Let dry completely.
  • Hot glue two magnets onto the side of the plastic coffee can so that it will stick to the side of the dryer.

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