“Easy Coffee Dyed Paper”

Hi there,

I’m playing with another page and I just decided on the spur of the moment I wanted some aged-looking tags. Well, of course, I had none left in my stash and I wanted them heavier than copy paper.  I dye paper with coffee quite a lot but, haven’t needed to do any and I couldn’t be bothered getting all the stuff out and set it up in the kitchen for a few. I am not a big coffee drinker and it is there mainly for my sons.

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I used my new Tim Holtz glass mixed media mat to lay some tags on it then, I mixed up a few coffee granules with some warm water in a spray bottle. I just put some paper towels under them to soak up the excess. It worked perfectly and there is a lovely coffee smell my craft space 🙂 I always have a stash of die-cut tags ready to create with.


I sprayed a few while I was making the mess and a few bits of book page also.

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I didn’t want to waste any of the coffee so to use it up I grabbed some muslin and a couple of small white doilies, put them into a container and tipped what was left over them. They are going to look great! With the top of the bottle, I just stamped it over the tags for a bit more effect. I just squeezed out the excess coffee and covering what hadn’t been dyed.

I hope I may have inspired you to have a go at making your own coffee dyed tags and embellishments.

Happy Journaling

Kerri x