Coffee Break Craft

We are trying something new. I am going to start writing little blog posts to accompany our podcasts.

First up, a Coffee Break Craft.

While making my second (or maybe third) cup of coffee the other morning I was inspired. My coffee canister was empty and there was chalkboard paint on the shelf so I decided to put the two together.

Coffee Break Craft - Universe Box -

The Maxwell House containers are perfect for this craft. They are relatively smooth, but have enough texture for the chalkboard paint to stick.

Coffee Break Craft - Universe Box - www.universebox.comStep 1 – Lightly spray the first coat of paint on the coffee canister. Try not to spray to heavily of the paint will drip. As you can see by the next picture, I got a little heavy handed.

Helpful hint – Only use the spray paint outside. The smell is intense. The vapors linger. And, honestly, you could hurt yourself.

Coffee Break Craft - Universe Box - www.universebox.comStep 2 – Allow the first coat to dry at least 15 minutes before applying the second coat. This second coat should help to cover up any paint drips.

Step 3 – Let the second coat dry for 15 minutes before bringing it inside to use.

Step 4 – I grabbed a piece of my kids’ chalk to to label the coffee tin.

Coffee Break Craft - Universe Box -


Step 5 – Label and fill your coffee can! These cans are great to keep small items organized. From crayons to toy cars and hair ties to coffee filters this is the perfect way to keep things from getting jumbled in a kitchen drawer. Another great thing about these cans are that they stack great and would be perfect in a cabinet.

Coffee Break Craft - Universe Box -


Coffee Break Craft - Universe Box -


Want more coffee related info and stories? Join us for this week’s Universe Box on March 12, 2015 at 8:30 pm EST over on YouTube for our live show and chat. We are going to teach you how to grind your own coffee beans without a grinder, get a little taste of the history behind the bean, and we take a stand on our Soap Box about whether coffee is actually good for us.

Do you have a great story about coffee? Are you a pot a day addict, just drink that one cup to start the day, or do you avoid the stuff at all costs?

Coffee Break Craft - Universe Box -

Make sure you check out my other crafts over at Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated.

Remember to think outside…Universe Box.

Here’s our full coffee episode for you to drink up:




4 thoughts on “Coffee Break Craft

  • March 12, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    So smart! I’ll have to try this- stopping by from the Shine Blog Hop

  • March 13, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Well I never would have thought to do that with a coffee can! We have a Keurig but I could definitely get some cans from my parents.

    Thanks for sharing on the Shine Blog Hop!

    • March 13, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      YES! WE drink too much coffee for a Keurig so we ALWAYS have these coffee cans on hand!

      Have a GREAT weekend! – AM


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: