- Craft a wreath: Mix 1 tsp. acrylic paint into 1 cup of water; stir. Dip filters into dye, wring out and let dry. Stack 2 filters. Make a fist with your left hand. Push center of filters into center of fist. Open fist, twist center of flower, and hot-glue twisted end to wreath form. Repeat until form is covered.
- Get dust off screens: Instead of using cleaning spray or a microfiber cloth on your computer and TV screens, grab a coffee filter. It grabs dust without leaving behind the fibers or streaks that paper towels do.
- Line planters: Place at the bottom of a houseplant container to prevent soil from leaking out of the drainage hole.
- Keep the microwave clean: "When I'm heating up food in the microwave, I cover it with a filter. It's the perfect size to fit over a bowl and prevent messes." -- Lauren Greutman, 32, Syracuse, N.Y., iamthatlady.com