Saturday, May 29, 2010
Supplies: coffee filters, permanent markers, spray bottle of water
(optional coloring techniques can be done with food coloring and water)
color on 3 coffee filters..I used brown and red on these..it's really scribbling..these are REALLY easy..
stack them up, stick your finger in the center of them and twist to make a stem
You can wrap the stem with floral tape
Pull your petals to make it look pretty
Saturate with water...watch the colors bleed into each other...watch...WOW!!!
Do this step over a sink or outside in the grass to allow for the colored drip!! Lay them in the grass or on plastic to dry..don't let any flowers touch each other..I hold them by the stem and spray and let the color drip for just a second or two before laying down to dry..for little kids you can just lay them in the grass and let them spray..
Here is an example using yellow and orange..pretty , huh!!..they would be great for a luau..you can make leis with exotic colors
An alternate method is to just make the coffee filters into flowers and spritz with a food coloring and water mix.
Your twists will stay on their own, so if plan to put them on wire , or string on garlands, there really is no need to even do the floral tape step, your choice
The pink one was colored with 3 drops of red food coloring in a mini mister..this much would color 2..you can lightly mist with the color or make it as heavy as you like. You can follow the pink with another spray of tea or coffee mix..lovely antique roses..be careful of clogging your mini mister..ask me how I know?? which is why I didn't do it again to show you..your choice!! HA!
Wrap wire around the stems and display
The pictures do not do these flowers justice...they are awesome!!! in person..the colors are very realistic..the shades created by the bleeding of colors creates an awesome effect..you HAVE to try it..I bet you have all the stuff already!!! They are cheap to make, quick to put together, and would make a great addition to any occasion..weddings, baby showers,you can make them at the campground, the pool, the kids sleep over craft.. you can string them into garlands...red white and blue flowers for this holiday weekend craft with the kids!!! there is still time to make them..you can add a center, glitter around the edges with glitter glue..your little girls will love garlands of them in their bedrooms..I have a kit ready to take to our beach vacation..I plan to make a whole bunch with all my friends and family and stick them in a sandpail to admire while we are all together..You can still gab while coloring coffee filters!!!
And when you get tired of making flowers ( or the kids do)...you can create butterflies!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Little Glitter Putz Houses
Primitive and Rustic Delphi Board Swap
You can see the first part of the swap a few posts back. We're hoping to do one more before Christmas rolls around again.
We are sorry we have to pack them away until Christmas!!