1.Line flower pots. Place a filter at the bottom of the pot to prevent soil from leaking out of the drainage hole. 2.Make a bouquet garni. Tie up bay leaves, parsley, or other herbs in a coffee filter. Drop it in your stew or soup pot, & easily remove it when you're done cooking. Recipes often suggest cheesecloth for this process, but a coffee filter is an easy-to-find alternative. (con't)
3.Make sachets. Tie lavender or other dried flowers and herbs in a coffee filter to make great-smelling bundles you can store in drawers and closets. 4..Use for sewing projects. Coffee filters make a great backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.
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To keep the microwave clean, we use coffee filters to cover bowls of soup, oatmeal, etc. It's cheaper and easier than plastic wrap or wax paper. It's cheaper than paper towels, too. We also have a "tupperware-type" dome that can be used over and over again, but it does have to be cleaned with things that splatter, so the coffee filters are perfect for splatter items!
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