How to Dye Coffee Filters Using Rit Liquid Dye Products

How to Dye Coffee Filters Using Rit Liquid Dye Products

How-to-Dye-Coffee-Filters-Using-Rit-Liquid-Dye-Products Did you know that coffee filters are not only a must have for brewing that morning cup of joe? In actuality, coffee filters make some of the best crafting staples, and the best part is they are super cheap! I recently had the amazing opportunity to team up with the very kind, and generous folks at Rit Dye to review, and create with their entire current line of products.

When the opportunity came about to work with Rit Dye I was very appreciative, and excited! There are so many crafting projects that I wanted to try out that involved dying things like wood, fabric, and coffee filters. I knew Rit Dye would be the best to use with my family friendly crafting projects because it was a crafting staple in my household since a child.

Rit Dye has been around since the early 1900’s, and is still the best, and safest dye on the market today! Their quality name, and products have been helping millions of people achieve their desired coloring results on hundreds of projects. I was lucky enough to get to try all 26 of their beautiful colors. All but Pearl Gray (powdered) arrived in easy to use, squeeze bottles. I was also able to get some other products that would help me along my dyeing journey. Rit Dye also sent me some of their coveted Laundry First Aid products.

The very first thing I did when I received my generous shipment from Rit Dye was to read all the literature I could on the art of dyeing various materials, and fabrics. I wanted to start out pretty basic, and started my mission to Dye Coffee Filters Using Rit Liquid Dye Products. It was actually really easy to do because I pretty much just needed gloves, a measuring spoon, two containers, and hot water.

How to Dye Coffee Filters Using Rit Liquid Dye Products

Rit-Dye-ProductsSupplies needed:

  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 2 medium containers to dye in
  • 2 cups of piping hot water
  • tablespoon
  • Rit Dye-in your choice of colors. You can also make you own colors using their very handy Colorit Formula Guide.
  • 2 large cookie sheets
  • paper towels, or rag


I decided to do my dyeing project outside on the picnic table. If you decided to do your’s indoors make sure you cover your work space with old newspaper, or an old table cloth.

To start, I measured out 1 tablespoon of Rit Dye and poured it into 1 cup of hot water. I wasn’t exactly sure how much it would take to dye 100 coffee filters in each color, but this seemed to be right on the money. I was going for a medium to light look so this worked perfectly.

I repeated this process with my second color, as I gloved up. I was dyeing 200 coffee filters and had them separated into ten piles of ten filters each. I found it very easy to place me dyed, and squeezed out coffee filters on cookie sheets because I was going to later bake them in the oven to dry.

I dipped about 10 filters in, and let them soak for a minute each, and then squeezed them out really well, and placed them on my baking sheet.  The process was repeated until each of the coffee filter stacks were finished.

Since it was not too warm out when I dyed my coffee filters, I decided they would dry in my kitchen oven. Please note I only put the oven on 220 degrees for 20 minutes and rotated my filters at the ten minute mark. This was very effective at getting my filters dry, but certainly not burnt or ruined. Never leave a stove unattended! When my filters cam eout of the oven they were dried-so I stacked them flat, and placed them in bags until I was ready to craft.

Overall, my experience using Rit Dye products has been very positive. I think their odorless dye is wonderful, and produces such vibrant, and pretty shades. I wanted to dye my coffee filters for some crafting projects like making a coffee filter wreath, and coffee filter hair flower. My next projects will involve white shirts, and wood! *stay tuned*


  1. says

    A friend of mine mentioned the other day that she went to a wedding that was largely DIY, and the centerpieces on the tables at the reception were dyed coffee filters with small Mason jars of flowers on top. So simple, yet pretty!

  2. says

    Super cool! Hard to believe they have so many colors. Ah, the things I would dye.. <3 (crafting fantasies are flooding my mind… must.. go.. to.. pinterest…)

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