|My big sister.|
|My mother doing what she does best----making repairs.|
|My great nephew|
|My niece and her son|
|What a cutie!!!|
The second method of making flowers from coffee filters uses the standard type of filter. You use about 3 filters and fold them in two pieces and then again fold or three more times. Trim the pleated edge into curved petals or pointed petals. I also used thread to wrap around the stem and dipped the flower into the same concoction that I used from the first flower. Again, I used the cup to help maintain the flower shape. The original method used a stem from wood and fabric. My thought would be to place a flower on a twine handle of a brown gift sack. Wouldn't this be a perfect sack to use for fall gifts, especially those like apple butter, or maybe even some of my home made fall soaps such as pumpkin spice, apple, or gingerbread with lemon sauce. Once the flowers are dry, it is the best time to arrange the petals into your desired shape. A cord or string can be tied onto the flower stems for easier attachment.
While doing the second project, It also gave me another idea. I made a tag using paper, fabric and other sewing scraps and sewing these items on the tag using a sewing machine. See the photo for my idea----there is not wrong way to make the tag. I used the coffee filter for a ruffle on the bottom of it. Creatingkeepsakesblog.com is where I gleaned some of the ideas for the last flower method and tag ruffle.