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Making DIY Coffee Filter Flowers: The Complete Guide

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! So it took waaay longer than expected but I do hope you’ll find it useful. 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

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Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (13) Posted by: Cathy on Jun 11, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Painting stones has to be one of the cheapest forms of art and a wonderful way to give someone an inexpensive but thoughtful gift. I have collated a great selection here which I hope you will like and will feel inspired by. DIY Paper Flowers I absolutely love to use flowers as accessories in a room but I also hate the fact that they eventually wilt and lose their color. An alternative solution to that wilting-flowers issue is to make your own paper flowers instead. I searched the internet for instructions on paper flowers and have found two styles that look totally real. 1. Watercolor Paper Roses

Labeled Photo Frames Among the many photographs we take over the course of our lives, some make it into albums and a treasured few earn spots on display. But the familiar face or place in today's snapshot might be a mystery to those who will gaze upon it tomorrow. Keep memories fresh and bring the charm of an old-fashioned album to the pictures on your walls by giving each a thoughtful label. Metal file-cabinet label holders, available in specialty hardware stores, are easily mounted onto flat wooden frames using the small screws supplied with the holders. For a secure mount and pleasing proportions, the wooden frame should be about twice as wide as the holder's height. Coffee Filter Roses Back in my failed former days as a window dresser, I got some good advice from Tanja, the Grand Dame of the cosmetics department. Originally from Romania, Tanja was widely renowned for her eyebrow waxing skills and had arrived at a point in her career when she only had to take one appointment a day, then happily dragged it out all afternoon. Most of the time was spent smoking and laughing and singing gypsy folk songs about beet salad, then more smoking and dispensing advice about important things like men, business, and unwanted hair. Of the many things I learned from Tanja, there are three golden nuggets that stand out;

jones design company ⋅ create ⋅ decorate ⋅ celebrate Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. I find inspiration for projects all over the place {online, in shops, in magazines}, then figure out how to re-create them on my own. Each of these projects are my adaptation of something I’ve seen elsewhere. Haunted House Silhouettes With some jobs, when you’re burned out it’s best to take a break, to get away from the office and focus on something else. With creativity, however, I’ve found the opposite helps: for me the only cure for burnout is more challenges rather than fewer. One such challenge came my way a few years ago, when I had an opportunity to decorate an entire house for Halloween. The homeowner had a strict $100 budget and insisted that nothing be attached to the house in a manner that would damage the exterior shingles. The place was newly purchased, and the homeowner had yet to install any window treatments beyond inexpensive paper "contractor blinds" on all of the windows.

How to make paper flowers To make these colorful paper flowers all you need is glue, scissors, some beads and buttons and printed digital paper (I am still offering a free paper download as a gift for subscribers. You can get yours here). I like these paper flowers since you can get very creative with colors, materials and sizes and create completely different looking flowers each time. I chose three color sets for this tutorial: Blue & Green, Red & Pink, Orange & Yellow. I like to use multiple paper designs to create extra colorful flowers.

Accordion-Style Travelogue A guidebook's pages make natural backdrops for photographs of the locales you've visited. You can also insert a miniature album of favorite sights using your own snapshots and airmail envelopes. A pocket added to the back page gives the book another interactive element, allowing readers to remove the items tucked inside. To record the year of the trip, a numeral is stamped on each of four French stamps (stamps from the world over can be bought at stamp-collecting shops). For this scrapbook, out-of-date travel books from the visited cities are taken apart, then reassembled into accordion books using the original covers, a few of the pages, and maps. To play up the travel theme, stamps are cut and glued to photo corners to create decorative holders for snapshots.

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.

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