Coffee- and Tea-stained Book Bundles

Add instant character to a shelf, coffee table or mantel with these easy-to-make stained book bundles.

Coffee- and Tea-stained Book Bundles

Add instant character to a shelf, coffee table or mantel with these easy-to-make stained book bundles.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials
Plastic tub
Coffee grounds and black tea leaves
Rubber gloves
Scissors
Old, thick books with no covers
Rags
Twine

Steps
  1. Fill a plastic tub about three-fourths full with water. Add coffee grounds and black tea leaves until the water turns dark brown
  2. Put on rubber gloves
  3. Grab a book, open it from the middle pages and submerge it in the coffee and tea solution




  4. Flip the pages of the book while it is in the coffee and tea solution, making sure the whole book is covered



  5. Hang the book from a piece of twine and allow to drip dry




  6. Once your book has completely dried, remove it from the twine and place it on the work surface with a long piece of twine under it



  7. Wrap and tie the twine around the book as if you were wrapping a gift



  8. Trim the long ends of the twine



  9. Place the book on a coffee table, mantel or shelf