Tea bags can impart a lovely, antique tinge to paper and fabrics. For a mottled look, place the wet tea bags randomly on paper or fabric, then let dry. For an overall dyed effect, place the paper or fabric on the bottom of a baking pan or shallow container along with 10 to 12 used tea bags, and cover with boiling water. Let stand overnight, then allow the dyed pieces to dry thoroughly. Repeat the process if you're hoping to achieve a darker tone. Black and green teas impart a brown or beige hue, while rooibos or hibiscus teas will lend a reddish shade.