Brewed coffee can also be used for decorative reasons. For the holidays, make coffee-stained wrapping paper for your coffee gifts. Simply brush coffee over the paper, dip the lip of a coffee mug in coffee and make rings, and slosh a little coffee onto the paper.
Use pre-cut gift tags and dip them in coffee, make rings with mugs, and drip coffee across them.
Choose thicker paper and, using the same methods, stain it and make notepaper, handmade journals, and other stationery pieces. Add a little extra interest to your coffee-stained paper by using salt, rice, noodles, and string to create interesting textures. While the coffee is still wet on the paper, add one of the texturizers, let it dry, then rub it off the paper.
In addition to paper, you can also stain fabric with coffee. Lace pieces, curtains, linens, and even lampshades, and other textiles take on an interesting look when coffee is used as a stain.
For artistic pieces, use coffee-stained watercolor paper, made the same way as the gift and stationery papers. Coffee can also be used as paint. The more concentrated the coffee, the more intense or darker it will be. Another interesting way to incorporate coffee into your art is to use spills and rings as a prompt to create drawings.