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a smooth brown colouring
ever wonder what to do with those left over grinds?

you can coffee dye two ways.

the coffee dip or resusing the grinds.

both make brown, the coffee dip offers a light bown(but if you leave it over night it gets darker)

the grinds also offer a light brown. just remember to filter the grinds.

Posted by michelle G. from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada • Published See michelle G. 's 1253 projects »

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  • How to dye with coffee. Coffee Dying - Step 1
    Step 1

    one: make a huge pot of coffee and dip the fabric in.

    Leave it in over night if you want darker results

    then hang to dry.

  • How to dye with coffee. Coffee Dying - Step 2
    Step 2

    reuse those grinds.

    filter them, using a coffee filter.

    I place the fabric in a bowl and then put a strainer on top, I pour the grind-hot water mix over.

    Use your judgment on how long you wish to keep the cloth in.

    Just remember, the longer its in the mix the darker it gets.

  • Step 3

    using coffee to paper dye.

    get a large square pan(banking sheet works)

    place the sheet down. pour the coffee over(cold coffee works best)

    leave for a hour and take the sheet out and let dry.

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Cassie S.
Cassie S. · Oceanside, California, US
Will this wash out (or fade a ton) when washed? I've thought of trying tea/coffee dying but I had forgotten all about it Happy
Maddz103 S.
Maddz103 S. · 4 projects
hmm interesting but can instant work as well? and can you leave it in long enough for it to turn black?
Katherine Munro
Katherine Munro · Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA · 12 projects
Very neat!
Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
I saw threadbanger dye some jeans in coffee... I have yet to try it. I love how coffee smells but can't stand the taste so using it as dye is the only way I'll ever make any Happy

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