Repurposed Cocoa Cans

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Upcycled Cocoa Can with a label on it with text reading No. 1 with title text reading Repurposed Cocoa Boxes
I’ve been admiring the Graphics Fairy blog {here} for months now.  She has the most amazing stock graphics (means us crafty folks can use them with no problems).  I’m particularly in love with the look of the numbers she used in this project.
I’d been ruminating on what project I wanted to do with the numbers when my friend, K., gave me a bunch of plastic food tubs.  Does anyone else have friends who give you their trash and you’re thrilled or am I alone in this?
2 Hershey's cocoa containers
  As soon as I saw these cocoa cans …. bing!  I knew I wanted to upcycle them into storage “tins” and use those gorgeous numbers.
I printed the numbers out on plain ol’ computer paper.  I rummaged through my card stock to find a color that would compliment the brown cocoa lid and the look of the numbers.  I came up with cream and brown.  If I do these again, a pomegranate red would look nice, too.
I used glue dot strips to stick the layers of paper down really well.  This was important since the box is not square (or rectangular) it’s kinda curved.  
white and brown layers of paper
You need lots of strong glue to make sure that the card stock doesn’t pop off the curved can.  You can’t put too much glue along the the long strip of card stock.
a strip of white cardstock
I added card stock on the lid to cover the brand logo and to provide space to add a written label.
Upcycled Cocoa Can with a label on it with text reading No. 1
I’m really pleased with the way they turned out. The simplicity and dignity of the numbers is beautiful. And, of course, I love that the beauty is being put to good organizational use.
The project only took about 5 – 10 minutes. (I’m starting to think that most of my projects are super quick ones. Hmmm.)
I decided to share the happiness of these gorgeous “tins” with my friend, K. She liked them as much as I do. I’m just hoping that her family uses a lot of cocoa soon so we can make more of these gorgeous useful “tins”.
Upcycled Cocoa Can with a label on them with text reading No. 1 and No. 2 with title text reading Repurposed Cocoa Cans

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  1. Very creative! I wouldn’t have thought those came to be out of cocoa cans!! Amazing!

  2. LOVE a good reuse project! These are so cute and you could use them for millions of things! If you get a sec, I would love for you to share over at Get Schooled Saturday #71 at Too Much Time On My Hands.

  3. So fun! I love the way the tins turned out. Love Graphics Fairy 🙂
    I’m visiting you today from Sunday Scoop. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

  4. Those turned out beautiful! It makes me want to make some for my organizing..

  5. Love your Hershey repurpose containers! I never thought to do that…when I think of all those that I’ve thrown away:( Thanks for posting! Newest follower here via link party tonight!

  6. These are great! Definitely want to copycat it!

    Coming over from The Graphics Fairy!


  7. Nice idea….Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  8. Honestly, is there anything you can’t remake? You are the queen! I love this idea! I have drooled at the Graphics Fairy site, but never used anything! I am going to have to check it out again!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I can’t wait to see what you bring next week.


  9. great project, I’m a huge fan too of repurposing containers from food products! thanks for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  10. Great project!! I would love for you to share at my Tasty Thursdays linky party and GIVEAWAY. Going on until Sunday. Hope to see you there and spread the word!! Thanks, Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  11. Congratulations! You are featured this week at my blog party! Stop by if you would like and grab a Featured button. Thank you for participating.

  12. I am so excited to let you know that your Repurposed Cocoa cans will be featured at tonights In and Out of the Kitchen link party!

    Don’t forget to grab the “I’ve been featured” button! I look forward to seeing what you bring to the party tonight!

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