Thursday, April 1, 2010

Artful Thursday ~ Week 13

(Shhhh...I'm supposed to be packing up the house while my hubby is out mowing the grass, so I will have to make this week's project quick. :0)

Coffee Filter Flowers

I actually have a lot of pictures this time, hope that helps. I have been seeing these beautiful tissue-type flowers and weren't sure if they were made from actual tissue paper or coffee filters. Since I happened upon a bunch of coffee filters, that turned into my medium of choice.

I had a few different sizes...

Then I dipped them into my coffee-tea mixture. Then I started laying them out on the countertop and realized that it would take them forever to dry. Since I'm an impatient person anyway and I was in a rush to get this done quickly, I did want any person would do...stuck the wet filters into the microwave!!! They were dry in about 12 seconds!!

Next came some experimenting. I have packed up a lot of my crafting supplies, so I was limited to what I had to work with. I did find an old stylus and used that to poke holes in the center of each filter.

Then started layering...

An old bread twist-tie worked as a stamen.

I did one using a cotton bloom that I had picked up earlier in the year on a fieldtrip with Dane. I loved how it turned out and will be searching for some more to make a whole bouquet!

Ironically, I was purging some magazine and torn out this beautiful layout. Wouldn't a bunch of these flowers look lovely in this room? Love this look!

Just an FYI -I plan on making a dustruffle for a future Artful Thursday project :0 ) That will be fun!!
Happy Thursday! And wish us luck with this move. We are moving TOMORROW!!!!! So, sadly no Easter for us :0 ( But things will be better in our lives, so it's worth the sacrifice.


1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your move!

    And great flowers - looks like a fun project - I would have dried them in the microwave, too - to rush it along.