Monday, July 28, 2014

DIY Coffee Stained Papers

A while ago, I filmed a video about creating a book of Herbology.  My plan was to coffee stain papers to use in the book.  This is how I did it!
Select the size of paper you want to use.  I used large sized index cards.  Soak your papers in strong brewed coffee.  The longer you leave the paper in the brew, the darker the color will be.  This technique gives your paper an aged and awesome look.  Carefully remove your papers from the coffee and place on an oven rack.  Set your oven and let the papers "bake". Keep an eye on them as you do not want to start a fire.  The papers should take about 10+ minutes in the oven.  When they are done, you can begin to write on them and use the paper for anything you wish.  I can not wait to use these in my book. 

 On the racks in an oven set at 300 degrees.

Out of the oven and all stacked up.
If you have any questions, send me a message or leave a comment for me.  You can view my Herbology video here: 

I hope you enjoyed this DIY and I would love to hear about your finished projects if you choose to give this a try.

Much Love and Bright Blessings,
Milady Leela


  1. These look great! I bet they smell nice too! Ah, I love the old book look!

    1. Laura, thanks so much!! I am really happy with the way they turned out. Tee Hee, they do smell like coffee. I may burn the edges a bit too before I start to write on them

  2. What an amazing project Dena! I love it! I think I'd smudge a bit of cinnamon on them to make them look even grubbier and smell amazing, coffee and cinnamon what delicious pages!

    1. Ii was a lot of fun to make these pages. I simply can not wait to write all of my herbology information onto them. Love your idea of the cinnamon...I may just have to do that♥ Thank you!