Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Coffee Filter Flowers.
It is teacher appreciation week on my kid's school, and today is flower day. I needed to send specific flowers for each teacher, and decided to send paper flowers for them. My sister told I could use coffee filters to make flowers, so I gave it a try. Mrs. Shumsky likes hydrangeas, so I used a styrofoam ball and glued small petals that I cut. After dried I used a green piper cleaner for the stem. Mrs. Sommi likes Lillies, so I cut larger petals on the coffee filters. Then a technique I learned from my father, I used the back of the scissors, and held the petal with my thumb on the other side. Then I pulled upwards, to make a little curl on the petal (you have to hold the base of the petal with the other hand- mine was holding the camera). PS: Sorry for the bad manicure. Then I taped them together around a pipe cleaner. The pistils (really not sure if this is the correct name) of the flower I made using yellow polymer clay attached to a few pieces of wire. And then I placed them in cones made from a brighter paper, and a pretty ribbon. They came out nice and delicate, hopefully they will survive the bus ride with the boys.