If I hadn't made these coffee filter flowers myself, I would never think they were so simple...yet they are! I first made them for my daughter's "Fairy" birthday party and they are one of the simplest DIY's and have a huge impact on your decor...did I mention it will cost you less than $2?!?! I actually dyed the filters with food coloring for the fairy party but that's a whole other post coming soon...
we will stick to basics for this DIY!
Things you need:
White Basket Filters
1 pack of 4 cup & 1 pack of 8-12 cup if you want size variation)
I make my flowers two different sizes to give variation. I make some flowers only using the 4 cup filter size and then some using both sizes together. The process is the exact same, but using 2 sizes will give a fuller and larger look, not to mention more dimension : )
Take filters out of the package and flatten them.
Take 5-6 flattened filters and lay them on top of each other
(the more you use, the fuller and more "petaled" the flowers will look).
Fold the pile in half to create a 1/2 moon shape.
Right in the center, about 1/4 inch from the crease, pinch the filters and staple it.
Starting with the filter in the middle and working your way to the outer one, scrunch up the filter to give a crinkled look.
Now these flowers will just be the "head" of the flower- there is no stem. I used them to lay on tables, they could also be hot glued to different items to make a pretty gift or unique decor item! The possibilities are endless!
This project will cost you about $2 to make around 50 flowers. I bought (2) 100 packs of filters at Target for less than $1 each and was able to make 48 flowers since I used multiple filters for each. Even my 5 year old helped me do the project and loved it!
Try them for yourself and let me know how they turn out! I'm all for a cheap and easy DIY!