Fun With Food ColoringMaking Halloween treats spookier and frighteningly more fun with food coloring seems like a great idea, until it ends up on your carpet or upholstery! Have no fear – fill up a cauldron with this homemade witches brew: Johnson says to mix one tablespoon of vinegar with a few drops of mild detergent and two cups of cold water. Dip a microfiber cloth into the concoction and blot the stain with both sides of the cloth until the coloring has vanished. After patting the area dry, Johnson says you may need to spray the area with a carpet or upholstery cleaner to make sure the stains have been scared away for good.

Things You'll Need

  • Vinegar
  • Mild detergent
  • Water
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Carpet or upholstery cleaner

How To Do It

  1. Mix one tablespoon of vinegar with a few drops of mild detergent and two cups of cold water.
  2. Dip a microfiber cloth into the concoction and blot the stain with both sides of the cloth until the coloring has vanished.
  3. After patting the area dry, you may need to spray the area with a carpet or upholstery cleaner to make sure the stains have been scared away for good.