Hello Dear Friends!
It’s Valentine’s Week. Yippee!
Cheers to lots of pink, hearts and chocolate.
Today I have Part II of my coffee filters paper flowers post. This was such an inexpensive project but a very, very time consuming one. It took longer than I thought it would when I began. I spent a few days creating all of the paper flowers because I knew I wanted to use them to create a Valentine’s Day Wreath. Now that it is complete, I love it and it was well worth the time. It will be perfect for Easter and Spring decorating too!
Please check out Part I to see how I prepared the coffee filters before designing the flowers.
To create the wreath I used approximately (60) flowers for an 8″ wreath. That’s a lot of flowers!
So, how did I create these beautiful paper flowers?
I took (2) of the dyed coffee filters and placed them evenly on top of each other.
Next you need to cut a spiral shape through the (2) filters. Below is a photograph to demonstrate how to cut the spiral. You can use a pencil and lightly draw a spiral directly on the top coffee filter. I did this the first time on my first flower, but needed to be conscientious to “hide” the pencil markings when I rolled the flower. After I completed my first rose, I decided to simply “free cut” the spiral and it was much easier and quicker.
Once the spiral is cut…it’s time to “rock ‘n roll!” Working on a flat surface, go ahead and start rolling the two coffee filters together, beginning at the “start point” (this will be the inside of the flower so roll tightly).
Continue rolling until you get to the end, holding it between your fingers. The center of the spiral will be left. (a small circle shape)
At this point, turn the flower over and add a lot of glue and push down the end piece tab. (I used my glue gun because it dries quicker)
I highly recommend a low temp glue gun for this project because your
little fingers are going to come in contact with the hot glue and it won’t burn as much!! Ouch…
Now it’s time to create more flowers! I took my time and made then over the course of a few days. It’s very tedious work but I promise it’s well worth it!
I did make both big and small flowers, or a better explanation would be looser and tighter flowers. To create “bigger” flowers I rolled the flower completely and then loosened my finger grip, to allow the flower to “uncoil” a bit, before adding the glue. For the “smaller” flowers I simply rolled the flower very tightly.
Now it is time to put together this incredible wreath!
I used an 8″ styrofoam wreath form. (I bought mine at JoAnn’s…using a coupon, of course)
I hot glued a row of my bigger “roses” in the center of the wreath foam.
Next, I hot glued smaller “roses” on the inside of the wreath.
Lastly, I added “roses” on the outside of the wreath, filling in the gaps between the larger roses, doing my best to cover the green wreath form. (note to self…next time purchase a white wreath form)
Here it is hanging on my door. I love how it came out! Not only is it pink (yum!) but it’s sooo pretty!
To hang the wreath I added a white satin ribbon. Using straight pins I pushed them directly into the wreath form. The wreath is not very heavy so this worked perfectly.
What do you think? I love it!! (I think you already know that by now!)
I hope you give it a try.
I also think it makes a beautiful centerpiece with a candle inside. Hmmm…how will I use it for Valentine’s Day?
Enjoy the week. We had 8″ of snow here yesterday after Mother Nature unloaded 10″ last Friday. It is winter, so it is expected… just not necessarily welcome.
I will be back on Friday of this week so I can show you how I decorated my home for my
Valentine’s Day Tea Party.