Creative Ideas for Used Coffee Grounds

Creative Ideas for Used Coffee Grounds

Creative Ideas For Used Coffee Grounds

Used Coffee Ground Uses: Most people by now realize that you can use your old coffee grounds in your garden for a variety of things, but did you know that there a lot more creative ideas out there for using up those coffee grounds than just in your garden? Well, there is and here are just a few more of them that you might want to try yourself. Continue reading Espresso GurusCreative Ideas for Used Coffee Grounds ” to find out how used coffee ground can make life easier for you.

Creative Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

Creative Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

Cockroach Trap and Insect Repellent

No one likes the site of a cockroach nor do they like ants getting into places they are unwanted. Well, that’s where coffee grounds come in handy. If you want to get rid of cockroaches all you have to do is fill a jar or a can with a couple of inches of wet coffee grounds and then line the neck of the container with some double-sided tape. The scent of the coffee attracts them to the trap and once in, they can’t get out.

You can also use the used coffee grounds to sprinkle around places you don’t want ants or even put the coffee grounds on the actual ant hills. Coffee grounds will also repel slugs and snails.

Clean Fireplace With Used Coffee Grounds

Creative Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

Cleaning Out Fireplaces

If you have a fireplace you know how messy it can be to clean one out with all the ashes flying everywhere when you sweep them out. You can stop this from happening by just putting in some wet coffee grounds onto the ash pile and sweep it away. The coffee grounds help to eliminate that dusty cloud you get every time you clean out your fireplace.

Get Rid Of Bad Oder With Used Coffee Grounds

Creative uses for used coffee grounds get rid of bad smells

Get Rid of the Onion or Garlic Smell on Your Hands

Everyone knows that after you chop onions or garlic the smell seems to linger on your hands forever. You can stop that problem by simply keeping some used coffee grounds nearby and just rub a handful of the grounds on your hands after you’ve finished chopping onions or garlic. The coffee grounds will absorb the leftover odors.

Clean Clogged Drains With Coffee Grounds

Creative uses for used coffee grounds how to clean clogged drains with used coffee grounds

Clean Clogged Drains

Got a clogged sink in the kitchen or bathroom sink? Well believe it or not you can use your coffee grounds to unclog them. Just take some used coffee grounds and put them down the drain, then follow that with three drops of a good dish soap, Dawn is a good one for its grease fighting ability, then follow that with a pot of boiling water. This should help to clean and clear out your drain clogs and any grease build up.

Cover Up Scratches in Dark Wood

Creative Uses For Used Coffee Grounds - Cover up scratches in Dark Wood

Cover Up Scratches in Dark Wood

Scratches in your nice wood furniture can make it look pretty junky even if it’s an expensive piece of furniture. If you have a piece of furniture that has some scratches in it, you can use a thick paste made from coffee grounds and a little bit of oil and then just rub the paste into the scratches and it should cover them up. Wipe clean with a soft cloth when you are done.

Creative Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

How To Make Coffee Candles

Creative Uses For Used Coffee Grounds - DIY Coffee Candles

Used Coffee Grounds

Make Coffee Candles

Here’s a great way to use up your coffee grounds and old candles you might still have around. Here’s what you’ll need for this creative way to use coffee grounds for one candle:

  • Small paper coffee cup
  • 2 tablespoons of used coffee grounds
  • Paper towel
  • 1 cup of old candles
  • Candle wick
  • Scissors
  • Small saucepan
  • Small glass or metal mixing bowl

The first thing you’ll want to do is make the base of the candle. Take the old candles and put them in the small mixing bowl and then put this over the top of the saucepan that’s filled halfway with water. Bring the water to simmer and then watch it closely as the wax melts. This takes about five minutes.

Make sure the paper coffee cup is clean and dry and then put the coffee grounds in the paper towel and squeeze out any excess liquid. Put the wick in the middle of the cup and then put a layer of coffee grounds at the base of the cup.

Take the melted wax and carefully pour half of it over your coffee grounds and wick and let the wax harden for about 20 minutes. Set the rest of the wax aside for later.

For the second layer of the candle, take the rest of the coffee grounds and pour them on top of the cooled wax. Then rewarm the leftover wax and then pour it in the coffee cup to top off your candle.

Let your coffee grounds candle cool off for at least an hour. Once the candle has hardened you can take the scissors and cut away the coffee cup to reveal your coffee candle. Put your coffee grounds candle on a flat candle holder, light and enjoy the nice subtle scent of coffee as it burns.


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