Can you believe Easter is almost upon us? It seems like Christmas and New Year's were just last week, yet here we are. Still, while the weather's been getting gradually warmer, spring hasn't fully sprung yet and there's still a light nip in the air keeping the flowers from blooming.
Now, I don't know about you, but Easter without flowers seems a little off to me. It's a celebration of life and rebirth, so there needs to be that pop of color that flowers provide to remind us spring is here. Since we can't get natural home-grown flowers yet, these DIY coffee filter flowers may well be the next best thing!
These are a perfect project to do with kids, and you can make the flowers in a whole lot of colors - made with food dye, naturally. Yellow, green, red, blue, go crazy!
Here's what you'll need:
- Coffee filters
- Food coloring
- Paper cups
- Warm water
- Shallow dish
- Hot glue gun
- Drying rack
- Baking sheet
Use about one cup of warm water and 10 drops of dye to create the color of your choice. Due to the fragility of coffee filters, you'll need to stack about 10 filters together to make one flower. Dry the flowers upside down on the drying rack (placed over a baking sheet to catch the drip). Splay out the edges of the flowers to create a more floral appearance.
The end result is a beautiful, ombre-effect flower where the colors fade gradually as they get to the center. To get full instructions, watch the video below.
H/T: HGTV Handmade