If you know me, then you know I LOVE the details!! Here is a project that will make you look like an absolute pro for your next event. It's the simplest of crafts, yet makes such a great impact when used for decorating a party or used in the background in a photo shoot. The basis for this one, coffee filters!! Yup, cheap ol coffee filters and few tea bags (if you want yours to have that soft cream color)
Some ribbon (I make mine 10 feet long)
5 tea bags (will make about 10 or more garlands)
and of course, coffee filters!
Step 1: take 3 coffee filters and stack them up
Step 2: Fold them in half
Step 3: Fold over again into quarters
Step 4: Fold one last time
Step 6: Showing what it looks like after the layers have been cut through.
Step 7: Take the layers and separate them. You don't want to have the edges matched back perfectly. Stack them back up together.
Step 8: Pinch the back together and staple it.
If you're going to make a 10 foot garland like mine, then you will need 24 of these flowers made up. Step 9: Dip the ends (about half an inch to an inch) into the tea and then lay on their sides to dry.This is the worst part of the whole process, waiting for the flowers to dry. I usually dip mine at night before bed and when I get up the next morning they are ready to open.
Open up all the flowers carefully. Step 10: take your cut ribbon and lay it across one flat side of the flower half. Apply some glue and press another flower to it and VOILA, the start of your flower paper garland!!I use 12 full flowers for each garland....but of course you can make yours any size you like!