Making DIY Coffee Filter Flowers: The Complete Guide Hello lovely readers, Apologies for the delayed post today. This post was originally one sweet little DIY tutorial all set to go live at 9am this morning then I got immersed in the intoxicating world of coffee filter flowers and ended up adding another and another until I was up to my eyeballs in coffee filter tutorials and inspiration! If you’re looking for a cheap, simple and pretty DIY project for your wedding, coffee filter flowers could be just the thing! photo via Just Simple Designs Who knew coffee filters could look so pretty? The great thing about coffee filter flowers is that they can be used in so many different ways, from decor (they’d make a mean ceremony backdrop) to centerpieces, place settings, wreaths and, if done in miniature, they’d look so sweet attached to escort cards or favor boxes! You could even create a bunch of them, attach them to ribbon wrapped florist’s wire et voila! Dying Coffee Filters photos via Emalee Design Top 10 Coffee Filter Flower DIY Tutorials + Ideas
TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew How to Make Paper Flowers • Design Every Day 1. Pick some pretty tissue paper, you will want 2 yellow sheets for the centre and 4-6 sheet for the petals depending on how full you want your flower. Lay the sheets of tissue in a pile as neatly as possible. 2. Fold all the sheets over at the same time, you can play with the size of the fold so get different effects but 5-6cm is a good start. 3. Now repeat this fold back the other way. 4. Continue with this accordion style folding until you have folded all the paper. 9. Have fun with different colour combinations and petal shapes.
Build an Amazing Tesla CD Turbine Build a real working turbine from recycled CD's! This Tesla CD Turbine is based on the Tesla turbine, which was invented by Nikola Tesla in the early 1900's. Tesla's pumps and motors were unique in that they only used discs, and took advantage of the boundary layer effect. This Instructable is an introduction to my recently developed Tesla CD Turbine, which is made from CD's, CD spindle, pipe fittings and glue. The basic model Tesla CD Turbine shows how the boundary layer idea works to deliver power. The advanced model has many cool features, such as the use of neodymium magnets to separate the CD's with the correct gap and a Magnetic Coupler to attach implements, and much more. My next CD Turbine Instructable shows how to make a Magnetic Disc Pack and Magnetic Coupler for more advanced CD Turbine experimentation. However, please be forewarned that this turbine on air pressure is not really a kid's toy or particularly safe to operate.
www.pearltrees.com/estibalitzb/bodas/id11964923 Tutorial: Rolled Paper Flowers Now that you've had a couple days to dye your coffee filters, I imagine that your crafty little fingers are itching for more coffee-filter-fun... First, plug in your glue gun and make sure you have plenty of glue sticks. Grab your favorite pair of scissors, and a big pile of your lovely coffee filters (or any paper of your choice) Since coffee filters are so thin, I usually layer and roll 2-3 at a time. If you are using something other than coffee filters, you'll want to cut out a circle. Next, cut a spiral out of your coffee filter. and we're cutting... This is what your final product should resemble. The place where you started cutting will also be where you start rolling the flower Starting where you started cutting, roll your filter like you'd roll up a area rug. I had trouble getting flowers started with my big fingers, so I found it easier to fold down a tab as shown above to have more to hold on to. Notice once I fold over the tab, how tightly I start the center. Finished rolling.
Art journaling I used to have a really nice morning routine of waking up at 8, making tea and then sitting down to create a page in my art journal. I won't be able to do that in the future unless I get up really early, since I'll start a new job on Monday, more about that later. Now, I thought I should share my process with you, because i think that art journaling is a great way to play with your creativity and just let go of all the stress of trying to create something fantastic or having to struggle with art skills. It's just play and fun. I keep a little box of magazine cutouts that I have collected over time. I then choose a bunch of stuff I like and try to think of a theme. I cut and rip and paste until I have some sort of organized mess. My goal is to fill this entire notebook with messy, colourful pages.
How to print pictures on wood. Wax Paper transfer. I’m funny. Sometimes ha-ha funny, sometimes left-out-of-the-fridge-too-long funny. But as we all know, there are times for funny and times for seriousness. This is one such time. So this post will involve no funny. Because the information I’m about to introduce you to deserves a reverence that can’t be accomplished when diluted with hilarious jokes or cutting sarcasm. I’m going to teach you how to transfer any photograph or picture onto wood. You don’t know it yet, but this is the greatest day of your life. A couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to try making something but it involved transferring a photo onto wood so I did a little research. So I kept looking for a cheaper (don’t have to buy anything) and simpler solution. It was the perfect solution and it works GREAT. All you need is a printer, a roll of waxed paper and a dream. That’s right. Cut a few sheets of wax paper to the size of a standard piece of printer paper. Find a smooth, light coloured piece of wood. You’ll be stunned.
Project Funded! Thanks, Kickstarter backers! | Treefort Five We did it! Treefort Five has officially been funded, and at 511%! It’s been a very busy few months getting this idea up and running and I’m so thankful for all the love and support! Backers, you really have made my daydreams a reality and I can’t wait to reward you for your support. So, what are the next steps? “So you’re over 500% funded, where’s that all going?” All of that extra funding is going toward bulk ordering larger quantities of materials for boxes (I can now order a run of 100+ rather than just 50 at a time), while also funding upcoming boxes. And after all of that, a few things to keep in mind: “So how can I keep up-to-date with Treefort Five’s progress?” And that sums it up! Thank you all again from high up in Treefort Five! - Danielle Like this: Like Loading...
The guide for the perfect engagement setting ring: first step to happily ever after | Behind Marie Coucou sunnies! What a surprise! Today we want to show you the amazing (most face to face than in those pics) Tiffany Setting engagement ring that Carla, the bride to be, was wearing this morning. We show you our bride’s ring and Tiffany’s setting information to compare. Better, as always, face to face. If you’re a boy, don’t worry, this will be our secret. Love, The “brilliant” Marie Team :) Like this: Like Loading... Related Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial - Emmalee Elizabeth Design I’ve had some requests to do a tutorial on the coffee filter roses I made for my wedding. So here it is. Like I said they really are easy once you get the hang of them. A bit of practice and you’ll have beautiful roses in no time. The supply list is simple. You will need: floral wire 22–24 gauge white cone shaped coffee filters floral tape scissors pen Petal template (Martha Stewart and Cassie Mae Chappell have a great one, click here to download it) Trace the petal patterns onto the coffee filters and cut them out. Tip: Make sure that you keep the different petals separated. So this is where the explanation gets tricky, so bear with me as I try to explain it the best I can. Tip: Make sure that you wrap each petal with enough tape to secure it tightly. Rip open petal #2 at the seam, leaving one side still connected. Pedals #5 and #6 require two steps so that they stick securely to the stem. When you are finished it will look nothing like a rose.
Toilet Paper Art « This Handmade Circus This is absolutely the most popular piece of artwork in our home, so I decided that this would be the perfect tutorial to start with! This is made from all recycled paper towel and toilet paper rolls, but everyone thinks it is made of iron. It is super light weight and you can change it to look anyway you would like and costs less than 1$! I found a picture of this on pinterest and LOVED it! There was no tutorial that I could find, so I figured I would just figure it out and it turned out to be super simple and really fun. The hardest part was the looooooong wait that it took to gather and hoard and “steal” enough toilet paper/paper towel rolls. First gather as many paper towel/toilet paper rolls that you need (mine took a LOT) and then begin cutting them into 1 inch strips. Then form your center flower with as many petals as you would like with the tips touching and pushing them as close together as you can. Once you’re done, head outside with your spray paint color of choice.
Lace Princess Crowns - DIY The lace princess crowns we made for Grace’s princess party continue to receive much wear around here. When the girls put on their leotards or princess gowns for their nightly performances, they now bring crowns and bobby pins to complete their look. The little girls enjoyed helping when the crowns were made and we thought we’d share how we did it so that you and your little princesses can make some crowns, too. I got the original how-to on Jessica’s blog, Joyfolie, which you can check out, here. We used a variety of vintage and newer crocheted lace pieces (we made a total of 10 crowns) cut to about 15″ long. After the paint was dry, we spread mod podge on the lace and sprinkled on glitter, obviously an optional step. And here’s the birthday girl in her crown! I’ve created an updated post with LOTS of TIPS to make your crowns even better! If you’re planning a princess party, you might also like these tutorials, click on the picture to go to the post:
How to Make Crepe-Paper Flowers Cut 18-gauge cloth-wrapped floral wire to desired length: 12 inches is a good starting length for a bouquet; 6 works well for a boutonniere. Clockwise from top left: Button: Cut 11/2-inch square of crepe paper. Place thumbnail-size wad of cotton in center; push end of wire into cotton. Bud: Cut a 3-inch square of crepe paper; fold it into a triangle. Pistil: Cut a 1/2-by-6-inch strip of off-white crepe paper. Floret: Cut 6-by-2-inch strip of crepe paper; fold every 1/2 inch. Triple Button: Cut three 1-inch squares of crepe paper; make three wads of cotton the size of a pinky nail. Fringe: Cut a 6-by-2-inch piece of crepe paper.