Sunday, July 21, 2013

D.I.Y. Coffee Filter Flower

D.I.Y coffee filter flowers are the perfect alternative to any kind of flower! Flowers die too quickly and can be expensive if you choose to purchase artificial floral arrangements from craft stores. I plan on hanging my coffee filter flowers on a strand of white Christmas lights to make a cute garland for my office.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Step 1. Fold a single coffee filter in half,  place a small dot of hot glue at the bottom center and fold in half again. Do this with 15-20 coffee filters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Step 2. Cut waves into the top of the folded coffee filter to give it a ruffled look.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Step 3. Take an unfolded coffee filter and place it flat on your work surface. Glue each folded coffee filter to the center of the flat coffee filter at the tip. Do this in a clockwise rotation making sure the filters overlap until all the coffee filters are glued down. If there is open space in the center of the flower, use extra coffee filters folded 3 or 4 times and glue them to the center to fill in the gaps.

Step 4: Now that the flowers are made, place a dot of hot glue at the base of the bottom coffee filter and add a twist tie. Wrap the twist tie around the cord on the Christmas lights.

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