Saturday, December 5, 2009
One of the Create It Green followers had asked for a tutorial on how to make these coffee filter flowers so I thought maybe others would like to know too.
You will start with a regular coffee filter. You can recycle the one that you used in your coffee maker, just through the grinds in the compost and rinse it off and dry it.
If you don't use a coffee maker on a regular basis, take a coffee filter and soak in either tea or coffee. The tea makes a lighter tan. Then let it dry.
Once the filter is dry cut out the middle like in this picture. Then take a needle and thread and do a whip stitch where I have made the lines with a marker. When all the way around pull the string tight and it will give you the petals. The outside part will make a flower like the pink one and the inside circle will make one like the dark purple one.
Tie your thread off. Then I just rubbed some ink on the edges to give it some color. The chalk inks work the best on this. Then the final touch is the button. You may either glue it on or use embroidery floss to sew it on.
The card below is an example of what you can do with it.
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Posted by SueStampin Daly at 1:00 PM