If you haven't made these yet...you should!
You will love them!
If you have made these before...you should do it again! :)
They turn out so big and beautiful!
In any color you pick!
These would make the most beautiful Valentine bouquet or decoration!
Step 1: Supplies
This pack of 100 made 16 flowers for me and cost less than $1.
(you use 6 filters per flower)
Later on, you'll need:
Green Pipe cleaners (optional)
Step 2: Dye the filters!
add some food coloring...a few drops.
The more color, the more vibrant the filters will look.
If you want a more muted flower, just add a little.
You could dye your filters with tea for a shabby chic heirloom flower!
Stack about 6-10 filters, fold them up and hold the center.
Dip in the colored water...let the water start to absorb into the filter.
About half way or so...
Then open up and lay the stack on some wax paper or a tray...or just the counter.
Repeat for the rest of the 100 filters.
Let them dry completely.
I kept them out overnight.
Once they are dry, they easily separate into individual filters.
Ready for crafting!
The color lightens up just a bit...but it still stays pretty vibrant.
Let's Make Flowers!
Step 3: Cut the flowers!
masking tape, green pipe cleaners.
Start with 6 filters. Each flower will use 6 filters.
Make a stack of 3 filters and fold them in half...repeat.
Fold in half again.
Cut a scallop edge across the top curve.
(you can experiment with different cut edges to make a variety of different flower looks)
Cut the second set of 3 a little bit smaller than the first.
Then open them up. 3 larger then the 3 smaller on top.