Sunday Favorites

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Today is "Sunday Favorites" over at my friend and Fab Hostess Chari's blog, Happy to Design. Make sure you stop by and say hi and check out all the revisted posts being shown today!

I originally posted this back on April 21, 2009. Just some thrifty uses for coffee filters. Enjoy!

Today is all about the multi-use coffee filter. Even if you are not a coffee drinker, coffee filters are cheap and you get a ton of them. Look at what uses they can serve. Do you have any uses to add to this list? Please leave a comment and share them with us!:

1.) Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2.) Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling.

3.) Protect China - Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.

4.) Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

5.) Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

6.) Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

7.) Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

8.) Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

9.) Absorb Grease - Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc. on them. Soaks out all the grease.

10.) Make little "treat bags" for party's or showers. Put candy/nuts in, pull together and tie with a ribbon.

11.) When making baskets or boxes of homemade goodies, separate the different cookies or candies buy using a coffee filter.

12.) Instant little snack bowls for picnics or parties.

13.) I line my cup holders in my truck with them for all those to go drinks that "sweat" and puddle in the holder.

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  1. Lots of thrifty ideas there, really great to be able to share discoveries with each other in this forum.

  2. Wow! Who'da ever thunk it!?!

    I would NEVER have been able to dream these up by myself.

    I HAVE used them as chromatography strips in my science classes at school - - - does THAT count?

  3. Wow -- good tips! I know that those Mr Coffee style filters make nice faux flowers, but I don't know how!

  4. Your comment over on my kidney stone post made me LOL.

    But then, I realized I let you down because I DIDN'T answer your heart's desire by showing gall stones today - - - I missed it ENTIRELY and showed kidney stones!!! I'll try real hard to be more in tune with your inner thoughts NEXT time - - - -


  5. I do remember this post. Tons of good ideas.

  6. Nice tips for use of coffee filters!

    Thanks for entering my teapot giveaway!

  7. Hi Diann

    What a fabulous post to share with us for Sunday Favorites this week, my friend! I have to be honest...I have never thought that a little ol' coffee filter could be used in so many different and useful ways!!! I just love the tip about using them for cleaning mirrors and windows...I'm definitely going to give them a try! I hate all the lint that paper towels leave behind when cleaning!!! Ohh...and I love the tip for using them to protect stacked china...there again, I always use paper towels but I can see how the coffee filters would be sooo much better...just the right size! Also love the tip for putting them in the bottom of a potted plant..saving the dirt from coming out when watering...what a great tip!!!

    I'm so glad that you chose this post, my friend...I got some great ideas!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us for Sunday Favorites!!! I'm so sorry for being so late to get by...we had to go out of town yesterday and I didn't get back home till very late!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)