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28 Wacky Uses for Mr. Coffee® Filters

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  1. Plant peppers. First dip a Mr. Coffee Filter in water and wrap it around each plant stem. The paper wrapping keeps the plant moist and deters cutworms.
  2. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free Mr. Coffee Filter, and then buff with a second balled-up, lint-free Mr. Coffee Filter.
  3. Clean the rollers in a laser printer. Use a Mr. Coffee Filter and denatured (not isopropyl) alcohol to clean ink dust from the rollers and passage ways.
  4. Prevent splatters in the microwave oven. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking with Mr. Coffee Filters, which make excellent covers.
  5. Make neat party favors. Place candy in the middle of a Mr. Coffee Filter and tie the sides together with a ribbon.
  6. Keep a cat food bowl clean. Place approximately six Mr. Coffee Filters in the empty cat food dish, and then place the food on top of the paper filter. When the cat finishes eating, discard the top filter, revealing a clean filter underneath.
  7. Make nail wraps. Cut a piece of a Mr. Coffee Filter to the size of your fingernail and adhering it to the nail with a drop of Krazy Glue.
  8. Press flowers dry. Place a Mr. Coffee Filter flat on an eight-inch square of thin fiber board, lay a flat flower or a bud on the filter, lay a second coffee filter flat on top of the flower, and then place a second fiber-board square on top. Secure the boards closed by tightening the screws on all four corners. Let set for one week, then frame the pressed flower.
  9. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a Mr. Coffee Filter.
  10. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a Mr. Coffee Filter on a kitchen scale.
  11. Hold tacos. Mr. Coffee Filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
  12. Clean a compact disc or DVD. Wipe and blot dry with a Mr. Coffee Filter, which is lint-free.
  13. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Before planting flowers in a pot, cover the drainage hole by inserting a stack of three Mr. Coffee Filters in the bottom of the pot, and then cover the coffee filters with a one-inch thick layer of pebbles. The coffee filter will prevent dirt from leaking out of the pot.
  14. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a Mr. Coffee Filter, insert the popsicle, and let the filter catch the drips.

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