Upcycling clothes in your closet is a way to give them new life. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to turn an old piece of clothing into a “new” piece by dyeing it with coffee. I’ll be using a pair of thrifted white painter pants that I found at my local Salvation Army thrift store.

Supplies Needed: instant coffee grounds, large container, wooden spoon, hot water.

Step 1 Boil some water in a large pot.

Step 2 When the water is boiled, pour it into the container. Make sure the container is safe for hot water.

Step 3 Add three small packages of instant coffee. Stir until the coffee is completely dissolved in the water.

Step 4 Completely immerse the clothing item in the coffee. Let soak for 15-20 minutes, then rinse until water is clear.

Step 5 After rinsing, add clothing items to dryer.

When completely dry, your clothes should have a tan-like colour!

Osareme David Dom-okoebu is a content creator and a creative expert for The Salvation Army. He creates content on Instagram (@__reme_) centred mainly on thrifted menswear. He also shares how to be stylish without breaking the bank. Find a thrift store near you at thriftstore.ca.

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