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|| DIY || Dying Coffee Filters to make Flowers- The EASY Way

I first dyed coffee filters when I wanted to make coffee filter flowers for my daughter's Fairy birthday party. It was so much simpler than I expected...or maybe I just did it the simplest way possible, but hey, it works {haha}. I made my flowers all different shades of Pink, Lavender and Aqua to give an ombre effect; but for this tutorial, I don't want to confuse you so I will take you through the very simple steps of making 1 color. To gradually make brighter/deeper shades, just keep adding 3 more drops of the coloring at a time :) It took me about 10 minutes in total to dye 100 filters.

Things you need:

Basket Coffee Filters

Liquid Food Coloring

2 cups of water in a bowl

Cookie rack for drying (optional)

Add 2 cups of water in a bowl and then add 5 drops of your desired food coloring to start. This will give you a very light shade of the desired color. The color will dry lighter, so don't worry if they look darker than you were wanting while they are still wet. Place them upside down on a cookie rack lined with a paper towel to help along the drying process and ensure the dye doesn't mess up your countertop or table. It will take a few hours for the filters to fully dry and then you are ready to make your dyed flowers!

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