Do you guys love coffee filters? You will by the end of this post. Not only can you use them to make your caffeine fix in the AM – you can also use them to make adorable projects and for other uses around the house. Since you have to buy a big ol pack of em – you might as well have several different ideas for how to make the most of them! So along with giving you a beautiful crafty idea, I am also going to throw in some practical uses involving coffee filter’s too!
Beautiful Use - Make an amazing Light Fixture
You know those big paper lanterns – well this is what happens when you cover one of those with a ton of coffee filters. How pretty and whimsical is this? Nichole who blogs at Parlour is responsible for this beautiful creation. Check out her posts on the finished project and how she got there.
Practical Use – Use as a Non-scratch Cleaning Pad
Because coffee filters are lint free and absorb oil well you can use them to clean CDs/DVDs, computer monitors, glass and even your computer or phone screen! Take that nasty makeup smudge! You can also use them to soak up liquids on upholstery since they won’t leave lint like a paper towel.
Beautiful Use – Create a Topiary
Practical Use – Use as a Faux Dryer Sheet
If you ever run out of dryer sheets – did you know you can put a few drops of fabric softener on a coffee filter? Just rub the sides together and stick it in the dryer!
Beautiful Use – Make a Wreath
Yep those of you in blog land knew I was going to get to that one eventually. Coffee filter wreaths have spread across the internet like wildfire. And why not? They are gorgeous! This one from the Little Brown House is a personal favorite of mine.
Practical Use – Use them to Store your Breakables
You can make custom cozy little baskets for little breakables like Christmas ornaments. You can also place them between china and other nice dishes to keep them from chipping and scratching.
Beautiful Use – Make a Decorative Garland
This Anthropologie knock off by Pam Garrison is amazing. And beautiful! She threw in some sheet music and tissue paper to create a little more texture.
Practical Use – Fight Stinky Shoes
Put a little baking soda into a coffee filter and then stick it down in the shoe to absorb stanky odors! I would think this would also work in gym bags!
Beautiful Use – Create Some Pretty Faux Flowers
Practical Use – Snack Size Bowls
Think about it. They are the perfect size for a little snack sized portion of some munchies – like chips or popcorn. Best part – no clean up afterwards!
So there you go! Beautiful and practical uses for coffee filters all over your home! What about you? Have a tip or trick using coffee filters you want to share? Have you every tried any of these ideas? How did it work for you? I wanna know!