Ok~I am going to attempt a tutorial! I hope I don't confuse anyone with all my "technical" terms.....
Step one.....Raid your pantry and find coffee filters....I had to look because hold your breath.....I don't drink coffee! Give me a Dr. Pepper, tea (hot or cold) or water. They were of course on the top shelf because
a. Mr. Smith drinks coffee
b.His favorite coffee pot died.
c. Mr. Smith can reach the top shelf in the pantry.
Ok back to the coffee filter....Oh yes I had to climb the ladder....Mr. Smith came to help when he saw that I was on the ladder.....
Step two....Grab the center of the coffee filter and squish, smash together.
Step three....Get a big needle and poke it throught the squished part.
Step four....Shove needle and thread (think I forgot to mention threading the needle in step 3) through each coffee filter until you have a string of smashed, squished filters (I used 10 for the large filters and 8 for the small ones).
Step five.....Shove that needle and thread through a couple of times and tie it off(you know with a knot).
Step six....Proceed to fluff, smoosh, puff out each coffee filter.
Step seven...Make more flowers.
Step eight....Heat up your glue gun and find a lump of twine.
Step nine....Glue the string of twine(cut to the desired length) to the back of the flowers. I glued the twine several places on the flower so they would lay right. I also varied the sizes to give a little variety.
Step ten....Hang wherever you like. I made these for my welcome sign on my salvaged door by my front door to greet my visitors for my Open House! I couldn't get a full length shot because my entry way is pretty narrow! You'll just have to pretend to see the whole door!
Now I used 2 sizes of coffee filters, one large and one small....I am sure they have a size but I am not going to climb the ladder again....You coffee drinking people should know what I am talking about...Those of you none coffee drinkers~Just work with me~large and small.
For the smaller filters I smooshed and sewed together 8 filters.
For the larger ones I used 10 filters.
Why~I don't know~just sounded like good numbers.
I also just hot glued the twine to the top of the door!
There it is Folks...Go Forth and Be Crafty!
I might just have to make more and decorate inside the house!