Feeling dull and dreary on your Monday morning, looking for a pick-me-up to make you feel sassy and smart? Look no further! The Caffeinated Coffee Corset is the perfect ensemble to energize you into the super sassy lady that you are!
Made entirely from coffee filters and embellished coffee grounds, this corset is full loaded with your daily dose of caffeinated style!
Step 1: Materials:
To make a sassy Coffee Corset, the following materials are needed:
3-5 containers of coffee filters
12 oz coffee grounds
wallpaper paste powder (available at Ace Hardware or True Value. you CANNOT get it at Lowe's or Home Depot)
small plastic bucket
grommet kit, size 0 (available at Lowe's or Home Depot for $6)
paper doilies (3” diameter)
Step 2: Protect the Dress Form!
Start by wrapping the dress form in saran wrap to protect it from getting wet! Secure it with masking tape to make sure it doesn't come undone.
Step 3: Draw the Outline of Your Corset
Using a sharpie, draw out the desired shape that you want for your corset, marking the lines on both the top and bottom of corset, as well as how far apart you want the gap at center back.
Step 4: Dye Those Coffee Filters!
Boil a pot of water and let coffee grounds steep in water for thirty minutes. Add lots and lots of coffee filters to the boiling coffee mix and let them simmer for an additional twenty to thirty minutes, depending on darkness that you desire.
The longer you soak them, the darker they get!
Once they're done soaking, lay filters out and let them dry completely.
Step 5: Get Messy and Mix Some Wallpaper Paste!
Mix wallpaper paste according to directions, starting with a small plastic bucket of water and slowly adding the powder and mixing with hands until a gelatinous texture is achieved. Warm water helps it mix and solidify faster.
NOTE: wallpaper paste is completely non-toxic and entirely safe to use with bare hands. Feel free to wear latex gloves if you don’t want to get your fingers all goopy!