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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.


  • 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


  • 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.