Monday, November 21, 2011

Filter Flowers With A Twist

Bri 'n' Kell are hosting our day of thanks this year, allowing me extra time to pursue winter decorating. Up today is Gran's bowl, already containing Silver Dollars that she inspired. 
I added coffee filter flowers, fun to make from small, cone-shaped filters, assembled pre-dying. I cut, fashioned, twisted and stapled, before smothering in red acrylic paint. After a few dunks and scrunches, I fluffed out to dry. They nestled quite easily into the bowl, with just a few needing stems (wooden skewers) for height. The shading from dark to nearly white is not quite that of Christmas reds, but is in keeping with a few less traditional decorating ideas I've in mind.