Ever wonder what to do with that leftover coffee? You know, those last few sips that have gone cold, but there is too little to reheat? No? Just me I guess. Well, I decided to create some coffee stained paper. I used that leftover coffee to make some white paper a little less white.
When I had this idea I felt like a genius. Paper wrapped books are popping up everywhere. I love the idea. I have enough trouble styling a bookcase as it is. So the thought of all the books looking uniform in a bookcase is so appealing to me. But true white paper is too, well, white, for my decor.
All it takes is some white craft paper, a sponge and your leftover coffee.
I took the sponge and dipped it into the coffee. Then I lightly rubbed it over the paper. I didn’t totally saturate the paper because then it would become weak and rip. (I lied, I did that once and learned my lesson.) Once I had covered the whole paper in coffee, I gently crumpled it up and then laid it flat again.
And because I’m impatient, I dried it with a hairdryer. But if you actually have patience, just let it dry.
You can see the difference between the crisp white and the coffee stained paper. I think it looks like an old, weathered map. And it doesn’t smell too bad either.
I covered several books in this. (more on that next week) They look so fantastic!
What do you do with your leftover coffee?