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6 Clever Uses for Coffee Filters

4. Grease Absorber

Next time you order a pizza and you want to mop up some of that grease before indulging, donít waste your time with napkin after napkin. Instead, try using a coffee filter ó they are made to absorb liquid. Go ahead and mop away! Now you can eat your greasy foods with (a little) less guilt.

5. Fake Flowers and Other Party Decorations

Coffee filters make excellent fodder for art projects. They tend to work like tissue paper but hold together better. One way of coloring a basic white coffee filter is to submerge it in a dish with food coloring and let it dry. Once you have your desired color, stack the filters and staple together, then pouf out the layers. Create flowers that can be used in a bowl as a centerpiece or strung together to make a garland.

6. In Between Dishes When Packing

Instead of newspaper, which can get cumbersome and bulky, use coffee filters in between dishes when packing them in a box. They are more or less the same size as a salad plate and are equally as thick as a page of newspaper.

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1:08AM PDT on May 3, 2013

Thanks!

2:14PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

thanks!

3:44AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Use coffee filters to clean your glasses and tying herbs in when making broth.

10:00AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

We buy unbleached coffee filters and compost the grounds and filter when used. We also have a permanent gold-mesh filter which helps too :)

9:33PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thanks

9:33PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

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12:38PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

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5:01AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

hanks for sharing...

4:18AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

thanks for sharing!

4:05AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

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