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Sunday, March 14, 2010

My sister recently sent me an e-mail list of wonderful uses for COFFEE FILTERS....

This led me to Google images and come across this fun crafting idea.

This coffee filter garland is an idea from Pam Garrison's craft blog. I love the for more uses for coffee filters, read on....the e-mail from my sister:

The wonders of coffee filters: Better than paper towels and a lot less expensive... Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers. 2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

15. As a sewing backing (stabilizer). Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquing soft fabrics.

16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23. Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds> inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..

25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.


One more amazing use by a lovely young prom dress designer.....

Aimee Kick made her prom dress entirely out of coffee filters! Isn't it lovely!


Janet said...

I guess I better stock up on coffee filters!

You just have to love the ingenuity and creativity it took to make that prom dress....fantastic!

Bettyann said...

How knew so many uses for a basic coffee the you think I should make one for my son's july wedding lol...take care...

Anonymous said...

Well I do use them for taco holders but I didn't realize there were so many other uses. I made roses out of them last year for our Christmas tree. Dyed them pink of course.
That dress is pretty neat, hope it didn't rain on her!

Julie said...

Hi, Lila,

Those are actually some great ideas. The one about a bowl cover for the microwave is the best. Dan never covers stuff when he mics it. And that second picture reminds me of those big crepe paper roses people used to make. That prom dress is cool too - actually a decent design.

Shopgirl said...

Love the prom dress...just beautiful.
I will have to think about the coffee filters, I have seen others using them too.
Spring is in the air, Mary

gemma said...

Wonderful tips.
I do love roses made from coffee filters too.

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