How to Dye Coffee Filters

How to Dye Coffee Filters

by Gwen Feb 4

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So are you dying to know how to make your own Heart Shaped Coffee Filter Wreath?

In this here little post, I’m going to show you how to dye coffee filters. It’s so super easy you could do it with your toes. Okay…Maybe not, but it’s super easy.

Did you know you can dye coffee filters? It's really easy and they turn out gorgeous! It just takes a little paint mixed with water and some drying time.

First, you’ll need some Acrylic Craft Paint. I used Deco-art’s Americana in Lipstick. It’s red.

I love red lipstick. Sigh.

Sorry… I digress.

Paint and Coffee Filters… that’s what you need.

I totally recommend going super bright with your paint.

This RED paint produced some gorgeous light pink flowers. The color will dilute, so as I always say… GO BOLD!

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First, you’ll need a tub with some water. Not too much or your paint will be too thin.

I used around a couple of inches of water in this shoebox tub.

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Pour some paint in. Just squeeze it in until you think you have enough.

Fortunately, this isn’t rocket science and there won’t be any fuselages on the line, here, yo.

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Then stir…

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And stir… dying coffee filters-6

And stir some more.. until it’s thoroughly dissolved.

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Next, take a pile o’ coffee filters. I dyed 10 or so at a time.

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And smush them down into the water/paint.dying coffee filters-9

Then, lay them on a cookie sheet between two paper towels and squish as much water out as you can.

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You might just have to use two hands.

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Line the cookie sheet with some parchment paper. You might want to cover all the edges with the paper as well.

Lay several piles of filters on you parchment covered cookie sheet.

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Bake them in a 250 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

Check them often and don’t burn your kitchen down. This is your official warning.

I’m so not responsible if you forget to time your oven, and you go out hunting for four-leaf clovers and come back to a big pile of ashes.

Seriously… just watch them. I didn’t have a problem, and I’m sure you won’t either.

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You might have to separate some and take some out and put the rest back in for a few minutes so they all get nice and dry.

They should come out looking just loverly.

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Up next… How to make the purdiest coffee filter flowers ever.

I shall return.


Pin me for later, say the gorgeous dyed Coffee Filters…


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