Let’s get ready for spring (because we all are ready!) with a little flower craft. I had a lot of fun making winter wreaths using coffee filters, so I decided to play around with them again.
The great thing about this project is that you may already have most of the items. I made these two big flowers using one diaper box, 2 yard sticks, 1 package of coffee filters, some acrylic paint and a hot glue gun (with plenty of glue sticks!). You will also want some packing tape for reinforcement.
First, I cut out 4 large circles and two squares (in the shape of a flower pot) from my diaper box. Here is the rough draft of the potted flower.
Then I painted my flower pots metallic gold using acrylic paint.
Then it was time to get my coffee filter petals prepared.
Simply, take one coffee filter and smoosh it together in the center.
Then staple in the center of your smooshed part 🙂
Pour some acrylic paint (in whatever colors you want) onto a plastic plate and dip the ruffled ends into the paint.
This gives you this colored tip.
Set aside and let dry.
Once they are dry, start from the center of your cardboard circle and hot glue where the staple is onto the cardboard.
Continue doing this kind of stacking the filters alongside each other until the cardboard is covered.
You will end up with this very textured, colorful flower. Do this on each of your cardboard circles.
Paint your yardstick green. Once dried, you can hot glue your gold flower pot and flowers onto the yardstick. The flowers are heavy so you will want to also reinforce the backs with packing tape.
You can prop them up somewhere or hot glue a large bent paperclip to make a hook for hanging on your door or in the house.
Happy (almost) Spring!
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You make it look so easy! Very good tutorial 😉 They look fabulous!
Thanks. It was easy…a little time consuming, though 🙂
I’ll make some giant pink ones for my daughter’s room.