Not just any coffee; french press coffee made by my husband. For some reason I have stacks of coffee filters, and
For this DIY project, I started with plain Jane brown gift bags.
I used oven safe paper bakeware for the base of the flower, (pic. below). One side of the paper is shiny, the other is matte.
I crumpled up each paper tin, and flattened it out again. I positioned the paper shiny side up, matte side down.
For the next flower layer, I used a coffee filter. I decided to dye them green. I put a stack of filters (abt.25) into a glass bowl, added a few drops of food coloring, and a couple of tablespoons of water. I waited a a minute or two, drained the water, and squeezed the remaining moisture out of the filters with my hands. Then, I dabbed the stack with a paper towel, to remove any remaining moisture.
I didn't wait for them to dry because the bottom layer (white paper tin), is coated with the shiny wax finish, so it won't absorb the wetness of the coffee filter. Then, I pinched the center of the fiter, turned it into a point, and used tacky glue to secure it to the paper tin.
Ideas for center embellishments are endless such as: fabric yo yos, rhinestones, flower petals, and jewelry pieces.
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It is now time for my coffee,