Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fun with Coffee Filters (part 1)

Wanting to add some color to this dreary wing (aka winter-spring) we’ve been having here in Utah, I spent part of last Saturday playing with coffee filters. Yeah, that’s right, coffee filters. Well, filters and spray mist. The result: several different projects. I decided to post them here in case you’re looking for a little color this wing, too.

Coffee Filter Project #1: Banner
I made this for my family’s Easter celebration. I love the bright colors.

Creating this one is simple. Just spray circular coffee filters with spray mist (I used Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels) and allow them to dry (takes about 10 minutes). With each color, keep one crisp and crumple up the second one. Then, layer the crumpled one over the straight one and attach letter stickers.

On the ends, I crumpled and stapled together a sprayed filter to create flowers.

Once your pieces are all put together, clip them on a string for a fun and easy banner!

Coffee Filter Project #2
I used a few of my extra colored filters to create a bright, spring garland. This time, I threaded the filters in color groupings on the string.

You don’t have to be a coffee drinker to do this craft on the cheap. I bought an entire stack of circular filters from the dollar store for, yes, you guessed it, a dollar. Excellent! Enjoy the filter fun and check back on tomorrow for another idea.


Lisa Dorsey said...

Love how bright and vibrant those filters look! Great idea Megan!

Casey Wright said...

What a GREAT IDEA! I love the colors - I'm adding this one to the list for our decorations of Cinco de Mayo! TFS!

Anonymous said...

So pretty. It makes me want to get some more sprays now!

Emily Call said...

oh these are too much fun. said...

That is so pretty! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

Bridget said...

that is sooo cute.