Formula Container to Coffee Canister

Okay, so I love my keurig and I do mean Love!
(No, this is not a sponsored post- I just really love my Keurig!)
The k-cups make it so simple to make a quick cup of coffee.  But the cost conscious person that I am has a hard time paying $10 for just 12 cups when I can buy a whole bag for the same price and get about 30 cups of coffee. 

Luckily, there’s the My K-cup reuseable coffee filter so I can use my Keurig to make whatever coffee I want.  So, on days that I’m not rushing I use the My K-cup.  Now, I’m clumsy, really clumsy… my husband usually takes the little man upstairs at night- just to be safe.  So, when I do make coffee it gets all over the counter- and that’s if I haven’t dropped the bag on the ground and spilled a whole bunch! 

Anyway, I decided I needed something more convenient (and less messy) than the bag and decided to repurpose some old formula containers I was about to throw out.

Formula Container to Coffee Canister Tutorial:



Formula ContainerPrimer

Black Paint
Spray GlueFabric Scrap

Vinyl (optional)

Ribbon (optional)

Clean your container and separate the lid from the rest.

Paint the lid.
Spray the container with spray glue and attach the fabric scrap.

Attach pieces back together.  I did put a protective coating over the black paint so it wouldn’t peel.

Add Vinyl cut outs (I used Elephant and Bodoni fonts) and ribbon if you like.
Not only are these super cute but I don’t make a huge mess making coffee because the little scoop is the perfect size for the My k-cup.
Although, when I’m not using the My K-Cup I must say that Folger’s makes an amazing Vanilla Biscotti K-Cup– yeah, it’s as good as Starbucks but half the price!
How do you take your coffee?
Do you have a favorite brand/flavor?

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  1. Kelly says

    We use the little formula scoop for the My K Cup, too! It works perfectly, doesn’t it? We use Similac but the store brand, so I’m going to use your idea on those containers instead. Thanks!

  2. says

    Great idea! I love my morning coffee, I’m a traditional, paper filter drip kind of girl. I love Starbucks but normally go with Costco’s World Blend. It’s $11.99 for like a 2.5 lb bag, so it’s by far the best value I’ve found 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this at Drab to Fab last week!
    This week’s party which is live right now!

    I’d love for you to link up again this week any DIY, outfit, or recipe that you made fab with a little creativity! Old or new is always welcome 🙂

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

  3. Randee Hallmark says

    I am ALWAYS trying to find a way to reuse these!!! THANK you for linking up to SLEEPY SUNDAY!!!

  4. Kelly @ Live Laugh Rowe says

    You go girl! Great project! Thanks for linking up at Live Laugh Linky! Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  5. Amy says

    Great idea…wish I’d have thought of a use for all those formula containers back when we were using them! Thanks for linking to Shine on Fridays!

  6. MiaB says

    This is awesome!!! I have a few formula containers and my hubby is a coffee addict 🙂 he’s wanted to try keurig as well but it’s pricey, I may have to show him this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.


  7. says

    Great project! I’ve never seen a formula cannister shaped like this, but I don’t have kids so it’s not something I shop for 🙂

    I love the label that you made – thank you for including your fonts!

    Claire @

  8. Stacey says

    Cool way to repurpose/upcycle – I love that! And so cute, too! I think you have a winner here. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations party – please do come back again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. Christina at I Gotta Create! says

    Way to recycle / ‘upcycle’ those formula containers. I’m impressed! Thanks so much for linking up to the “Spring Fling” party over at I Gotta Create! <3

  10. Jen @ Creating with the J's says

    These are super cute and I am one of those weird people that doesn’t drink coffee. Sorry.

  11. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says

    Well Melissa that is just as cute as can be! I love the bow too! I have 2 cans of spray adhesive that I’ve yet to try, but you’ve given me some courage! Now if I just had a Keurig!! Right now, I’m 2-3 cup a day drinker and I put a tiny bit of Sugar In The Raw in it and Coffee Mate…unless I’ve been baking and have real cream!!

  12. Dana says

    I love this!! Adorable.
    I drink my coffe all dolled up…2 tsp of creamer and a sweet n low.
    I got my Keurig for Christmas…and I’m not sure how I live without it.

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