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All you need is a printer, coffee, and string!!
I got the idea to treat paper with coffee from "The Big Ass Book of Crafts" to make it look antique. I new I wanted to make scrolls for the invitations and new this would add all the extra touch it needed.

Posted by Andrea from Omaha, Nebraska, United States • Published See Andrea's 9 projects »

  • How to make an invitation card. Halloween Party Invites - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you need:
    1. Access to a computer and printer

    2. Some very strong/dark coffee(the darker the better)

    3. String of choice.(creepy is better)

    4. A couple of long baking pans

    5. Spray bottle

    6. Wax paper

  • Step 2

    Just make your invites on the computer using spooky text and clip art.

    I printed mine 2 to a page on plane white paper.

    Then print and cut.

  • How to make an invitation card. Halloween Party Invites - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make sure your coffee is cooled.

    Pour small amount in your cooking pan.

    Place your paper in the coffee and get it a little soaked front and back.
    (you Don't want the paper to be so wet it rips easily)

    Lay flat on counter.(its ok if puddles appear you want this to happen!!)

    If you want you can rip around edges

  • Step 4

    Lay wax paper on top, then a book to flatten.

    I let mine dry over night.

    Use a spray bottle of coffee to add more brown marks.

  • How to make an invitation card. Halloween Party Invites - Step 5
    Step 5

    After they have dried, roll them up and tie them off with stings!!

  • Step 6

    Now pass them out!!! My fiend loved them.

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MultiMamiO'1 · Kennesaw, Georgia, US · 23 projects
I used this same project for a fall wedding idea for a school project. The coffee gives the invitations that perfect antique look I was trying to make. Happy
The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
Sweet!! We are having a Halloween party soon so this is an awesome find!
The only problem will be getting my dad to give up some of his coffee. Hehe
Peeps · Sacramento, California, US · 4 projects
cool they are all household objects
<3 Happy
Kepi · Los Angeles, California, US · 49 projects
These are really cute! This method would also be good for a treasure map ;)
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 378 projects
They look great!

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