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How To Stiffen Coffee Filter Flowers After Tie Dyeing?

I have made flowers out of the coffee filters, but now due to me adding color the paper is limp. Does anyone know how I can stiffen the paper again? Thank you in advance for any advise you may have.

Enza from Toronto, Ontario

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May 11, 20070 found this helpful
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hairspray?

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January 14, 20130 found this helpful
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You don't mention what you used to dye the filters. I have made many, many coffee filter roses and never had a problem. I use powdered drink mix to dye the filters. I have used the mix with sugar and it seems to make the filter a bit stiffer but normally I just use the unsweetened powder since I don't want to attract critters. I have soaked the filters overnight in a particular color and the paper was still o.k. not limp at all. What did you use to dye the papers with?

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December 18, 20160 found this helpful

I dabbed bingo dabbers on the filters and then sprayed water so the colors would run.

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May 11, 20070 found this helpful

maybe spray it with starch? or like she said hairspray ought to work too! (smiles)

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