Happy Friday Eve, friends! We are so close to the weekend. (Happy dance)
Does anyone out there like home decor? Anyone? I think there were one or two yeses out there.
I LOVE decorating (parties, homes, cookies, you name it). If it can be decorated, I love it! There is something so special about putting together pieces and bringing your own style, especially when it comes to your home.
As much as I wish I could say I’m good with plants, I’m not. (Maybe next year?)
So in the meantime, while I work on my green thumb, I’ll fake it until I make it. I made these coffee filter flowers for under $5 and it took less than 10 minutes. If I can do it, you can too!
A lot of these things I already had around the house. It was a super easy project that turned out super cute!
For this project you will need:
- Coffee Filters
- Floral Tape
- Stem Wire
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Tin foil cut into long thin strips
The first thing I do is wrap a stem wire in a piece tin foil. This gives the stem some dimension and texture. You can trim the wire with the wire cutters if you want a shorter stem or you can add more tin foil to the end for a longer one.
Then I wrap the stem in the floral tape. You can wrap it a second time if any of the tin foil shows through.
Next take a few coffee filters, (3-5 worked best for me) and fold them in half.
Trim the edges of the coffee filter and make them more round. This makes them look more like petals. I trimmed mine to have 4 round bumps on the edge. I think it looks like a little cloud when it’s folded in half.
Now it’s time to add the stem! Put a decent sized dot of glue at the flat side of the coffee filters.
Fold the coffee filters in half again so that the stem is glued into the center. You can pinch the coffee filters together where the stem is while the glue cools down, but make sure to be careful and not get burned!
Separate the coffee filters carefully to fluff them up.
And there you have it! A super fast, super easy, DIY project that doesn’t break the bank!
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay tuned for more budget DIY projects in the very near future!