This morning I woke up super happy and looking forward to a nice spring day. Then I looked outside and saw snow falling from the sky *sigh*. I’m sure it won’t stick around for long, but mother nature really needs to get with the program!
Over the last few weeks I have been dreaming of DIY garden projects, starting a veggie garden and just sprucing up our home. There are so many easy projects that you can do to add a little bit of Spring to your décor while you patiently wait for it to actually show up! (or impatiently wait in my case lol)
So today I will introduce you to these super cute “Coffee filter flowers”
There are SO many ways that coffee filter flowers can be used, and I plan to use a lot of them in my house! You could make an arrangement and put them in a vase, turn them into a garland or wreath, or use them to decorate for a party. These can also be dyed any color your heart desires, I currently have no food coloring at home so for this tutorial you will just see plain old white, but they are still pretty.
What you will need:
Coffee filters ( I used 8-12 cup sized)
First take 6 of the filters and flatten them out as much as you can (in a pile). Next fold them in half and then in half again and form a crease.
Next take your scissors and cut a wavy shape around the outside of your filters, this will give your flower it’s shape.
After you have done that, open them back up. Use your fingers to gather the center of the coffee filters together. Give them a good pinch and staple the little gathering together. This will hold your filters in place as you shape your flower.
Flip the filters over so the staple is at the bottom. Start gathering each layer towards the center (one at a time). Give each layer a pinch at the bottom to hold in place.
Keep doing this until you have formed your entire flower. Once that is done you will have a little “nub” at the base of your flower. All you have to do next is take a little bit of tape and wrap it around to hold it in place.
And that’s all there is to it! You can crinkle your filters up a bit to give it some more texture if you like also.
If you are like me and need a visual, you can watch this video which is the same method that I described above.
Jennifer Hunt is the owner/licensee of Guelph Mompreneurs, the creative mind behind Imagine With Paper, and a social media footprint in the Guelph-Wellington area with her blog My Big Blue World which is focused on the adventures – and misadventures – of being a mom of 3 boys. She describes herself as a “serial crafter and DIY addict” and sometimes finds it hard to step away from pinterest. Although life can get pretty hectic she has decided to add a new blog “Goddess With a Gluegun” into the mix.
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