Wreath - Coffee Filter Flowers
Coffee Filters (about 30 filters)
Foam ring/Wreath base
This simple coffee filter floer wreath is perfect for most occasions, simply change the colors for a theme. Red & Green for Christmas. Pink or blue for baby shower. Red,blue white for the Fourth of July. Brown& Orange for Thanksgiving/fall. Red for Valentines day...etc.
For each flower take 3 coffee filters in your hand, fold in half, then in fourth, again in eighths. Color the tip or half of all filters one color or several. Dip slightly in water. The water will seep through the fillter and create beautiful effects. Lay out each filter till dry. When dry, put the 3 filters again and punch a tiny hole on the middle of all 3 flowers. Push a q-tip through the hole, that will be the stem of the flower and the cotton part is the bud of the flower. You can color the bud black if you choose.
Gather the bottom of each flower tightly near the q-tip and put tape around cupping the flower so that it will looks like a flower. Insert each flower in a styrofoam wreath form. To make the q-tips easier to go into the styrofoam, cut each q-tip at an angle 3/4 of each.
This project was submitted by Michelle Moons.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.