I have been working a a project for our son’s wedding for about 5 weeks. It involves coffee filters, water, and food coloring. It is so simple and easy. I thought you might like to see the process for your own use. How To Dye Coffee Filters With Food Coloring …
Step One: You will need coffee filters (approximately how many you will need for your project), a large bowl, water, cookie sheets and/or wax paper and food coloring.
Step Two: Add the desired about of food coloring to your water. The less water you start with the darker your filters will be. Stir the coloring and water together. Using just 2 or 3 filters test the color to see if it is the color you want.
Step Three: Using just 2 or 3 filters test the color to see if it is the color you want. If they are too dark, add more water. Too light, add more food coloring.
Step Four: Dip each filter in just about an inch in the water. The coloring will “bleed” up the filter from there. If they are heavy duty filters like from Smart and Final, you can “color” about 7 filters at a time. If they are cheaper filters like from The Dollar Tree, you can do about 10 at a time.
Step Five: Set your “colored” filters on a cookie sheet and/or wax paper. I placed mine on a cookie sheet so I could put them somewhere else, other than the kitchen. You can see that the blue “bled” higher in these. Sometimes that happens. Just know that it WILL happen.
It will take 21-26 hours for your filters to dry, if they are heavy duty. The lighter ones take about 12-15 hours to dry.
Here are just a few I have done. This give you a good idea of how they will turn out when they are dry.
So now you know How To Dye Coffee Filters With Food Coloring. I hope you will give it a try. The only thing that limits you is your own creativity. Mix up some colors and have a good time creating something beautiful for your home, Thanksgiving, or Christmas!! I can’t wait to hear what you come up with.
Here is one small way we applied the coffee filters in a garland for a false ceiling.
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