Tuesday, November 16, 2010

COFFEE FILTERS and a Snowman

Just for fun!  Something different today!

Coffee filters .... Who knew!
And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.
So here are some fun ways to use coffee filters!  I added a few more at the
end and if you come up with some more leave a comment so it can be added.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave.
Coffee filters make excellent covers. ...

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome...
Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine.
 If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet.
Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish.
Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil.
After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods.
Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos.
Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot.
Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping.
Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows?
Use strips of coffee filters..

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them.
 It soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom.
They make great "razor nick fixers."

15. As a sewing backing.
Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.

16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies..
Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23. Use them to sprout seeds.
Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers.
Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..

25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.

26.  They are great for your craft room. 
Just how many ways can we use them there?? 
Craft room use:

1.  To catch emboss powder.

2.  Stamp with them.  (from comments)

3.  Clean off your rubber stamps.  (From comments)
Leave a comment and let me know how you use them there!


Now a fun card for you to look at

This image is from Stamp N  Plus Scrap N
It is one of my favorite snowman images.  
This one has been done is white emboss powder.
The background paper is mulberry paper.

This card is entered into the following Challeges
Crafty Calendar Winter
The Crafty Pad (Sun)
2 Sisters Challenge (Sat)
Bee Crafty (Sat)
Crazy 4 Challenges (Sat)
The Stamp Man (Fri)
Wild Orchid (Mon)
Stamping Sisters Clean & Simple (Sun)
Fairy Tales Anything Goes (Fri)
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes (Thur)
Sassy Studio Anything Goes (Thur)
The ABC Challenge (Wed)
Lily of the Valley Anything Goes (Thur)
Stamping Vacation No No Challenge No Fall Colors
The Creative Cottage Challenge For Someone Special (Wed)
Critter Sketch Texture (Mon)

Hope you enjoyed this!



  1. what a lovely card

    thanks a lot for joining us at our very first
    Fairytale challenge



  2. thank you for joining in with our anything goes challenge on CCT!
    hugs, annie x

  3. Hi ya
    a fabulous card, great image & embossing, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  4. Lots of uses for the filters! and wow lots of different challenges!

  5. Oh very cute snowman card and love your coffee filter ideas! How about clean your stamping blocks and even stamps with them! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  6. What a fun post! Thanks for the ideas for my extra coffee filters! Your card is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week. Hope to see you back next week!

  7. Super cute card! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  8. What a lovely card! The color and the image are so cute!!
    Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    ~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

  9. What a lovely card! I love the colors and the image very much! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

  10. What a fun card!
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    Dont forget our 100th challenge coming soon!
    Maria x

  11. Love this blue! Great snowman image too. Love your list of uses for coffee filters. I have used filters for wrapping breakable items and can attest that it works out really well.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! This earns you entry in the Dec 1st prize drawing for 4 December stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers and a $25.00 gift certificate!

  12. wonderful card! thanks for the coffee filter use list. so many clever uses! thanks for playing the critter sketch challenge.

  13. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

  14. Beautiful creation! Thank you for playing at The Crafty Pad! Look out for all the fun at our 100th challenge coming soon! Hugs Tina (DT) xx

  15. cute card the image is fab. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

  16. Great card and soooo many uses for coffee filters. I bought some a while back (over a year ago!) with the intention of making a mini book with them, if I ever get round to it I'll let you know how it goes! xx

  17. Awwww cute image! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

  18. Very cute - thanks for the filter tips too! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

  19. Too cute! Love the technique! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week for another exciting challenge!


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Just a little about me, I have two grown sons and have been married 34 years to my best friend. We live in Northern Wisconsin so I have a lot of time to work on my projects in the Winter. The rest of the year I buy out my time. I have loved crafts all my life. I started my first scrapbook when I was in 7th grade. I was the Historian for my OEA (Office Education Association) club in high school and college. I am the design team coordinator for Chalk N Stock. I have been the design team coordinator for several other groups as well. I am a design team member of Chalk N Stock. I was a Card Stylist for DRS Designs. I have been A Crafting Start, Mark's Finest Papers A Heinrich Company, Ready, Set, Create and Digi Darla'son Bella Digi Studio, Baby Buds, Chalk-Ah-Lot, Inktegrity, Digi's With Attitude!, Fairy Knoll , Stamping Plus Scrap N, Craft Us Crazy, Shannon's Sentiments, Paper Cupcakes, DtsArt, IDIC and many GD spots. Gotta love stamping.