Things to do with used coffee - suggestion 6

In our latest installment in our series for the uses of used ground coffee we have a few off the wall ideas...

If you’ve ever spilled coffee on a white shirt, you know the “Beautiful Golden” colour it leaves behind. Turn that pesky coffee stain around and use it to your advantage. Re-wet old coffee grounds and use it to dyeeverything from feathers and cloth to Easter eggs. Used coffee grounds soaked in a bit of water can also be used to turn boring white paper into ‘antique’ parchment.

This faux parchment can then be used for all kinds of arts and crafts including some very interesting and beautiful gifts!

You can apparently also use them to clean out the fireplace!

No, used coffee grounds won’t do all of the work for you. However, they will make the process of cleaning out your fireplace much easier and less messy. Gently scatter old used coffee grounds over the ashes to weight them down and prevent the huge clouds of smoke that often arise when performing this arduous task. Not only will shovelling the ashes be easier than ever before, you also won’t have to wipe down every horizontal surface in the room when you’re done.

Not that useful unless you have an old style fire, but interesting if nothing else...

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