Monday, April 29, 2013

Paper Flowers Blog Hop

Happy Monday Blog Hoppers!!!

Can you believe it?  The Paper Girls Challenge Blog invited me to hop along with them - love those girls!!!

For this hop, you will see a plethora of pretty practical ways to use/create paper flowers on your projects.

I tried something new for this hop:  Coffee Filter Flowers.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day


Would you like a quick tutorial on how to make these cute flowers?  Perfect, because I wanted to share with you anyway!

Materials:  basket coffee filters (those are new)
mists - Mr. Huey's Custard (from my stash about one year ago)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Santa Baby (from my stash - at least two years ago!)
Adirondack Color Wash Lettuce (from my stash - at least two years ago!)
brads or twine (brads are from my stash - 6 months ago - twine is new!)
Embellishments:  Most are from Webster's pages (last summer)
Cardstock:  Kraft paper - that's new!

* Mist the coffee filters and let them dry about an hour.
* Fold the filters into quarters.
* Cut the edges - I used a couple of punches, "points", or "petals".

* Separate the trimmed filters.
* Restack filters by staggering the layers.

* Pierce a hole in the center for either a brad or twine.

* Gather the petals - pinch, fold, fluff to your desired effect.
* Affix to a project!

Again, thank you for stopping by!  Here's the hop in order.  Be sure to comment, follow and have fun!  There are prizes to be won!

What do you have to do to participate? 

 Would you like a chance to win? Get one entry for commenting on each of the blog posts, "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and being a follower on our blog (all are required for an entry). It you get to see some fabulous projects and you know you want to!

You have until Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:59pm MST to comment.  We will announce the winner on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 9:00 am MST!  International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs.


PS ... want an win an extra goodie?  One lucky hopper will be randomly selected to win a fun prize from me.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


InkspiRED Cards and Crafts said...

Love these! You must have had a lot of fun doing these!

Kerys said...

Adorable flowers! I love the bright colors you got from misting the coffee filters! I will definitely be trying this idea! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration - loving your projects :-)

Stephanie U said...

So stunning! I would have through they would have taken more work to make because they look so fabulous!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

These are so pretty. I love your flowers. I have to show this to my daughter. She loves messing with coffee filters trying to make flowers. Now we both can make some pretty ones. TFS

Jeannie Walsh said...

Your flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for including a tut.

Kathleen White said...

I remember making these flowers for homecoming floats!

Brenda said...

I love the way you displayed your work. Wonderful Mother's Day ideas!!

Anonymous said...

These looks like they would be a great afternoon project. Just spray up a TON of them and then they'd be handy when you need one in a pinch. Thanks for sharing!

Marisa T. said...

very awesome!

Leeann said...

wow oh wow! I have a whole package of unloved filters since I got a new coffee maker, thank you!

Vicki said...

These are marvelous. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Bell said...

What beautiful flowers! I am going to use coffee filters to make some flowers for my next project! Thanks for sharing!

wendyp said...

Love the tissue paper flowers! Beautiful!

Heather B said...

Those flowers are great! I love the bold colors. Great job and thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

Kayla W said...

Super cute! Looks easy with readily available supplies. Time to dig from the stash!

Jan said...

Coffee filters and mist! I thought for sure you used colored tissue paper! I will definitely have to try my hand at these!

bissecat said...

WOW,i love so many flowers..