Coffee Filter Valentine’s Day Bouquet

Coffee-Filter-Bouquet

By contributing writer Jordon

I have been looking for an excuse to try this craft out. I made a Valentine’s Day bouquet for my son’s teacher out of coffee filters. It turned out so cute, and I cannot believe how easy it was! It really got my mind going with other bouquet ideas I could do. But for now, I will share with you how to make a Valentine’s Day Bouquet using coffee filters.

Coffee Filter Bouquet

Supplies Needed

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Supplies

  • Small vase
  • 3 inch coffee filters (measured at the base)
  • 3-1/4 inch coffee filters (measured at the base)
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Red paint
  • Glitter paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Glue (any glue will work)

Instructions

1. Paint your coffee filters. I painted five of each size. I put a coat of the red on and then went over them with the glitter paint. Lay them out to dry.

2. When they are dry, you can start folding them to make your flowers. You have to fold them each in half five times.

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Step 2

4. Once you have made your last fold, cut a notch on the inside of the fold.

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Step 4

5. Unfold once and cut both sides to round the edges. It should now look like a heart!

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Step 5

6. Repeat these steps with the rest of your painted coffee filters and do the same to 10 more plain white coffee filters (five of each size). When you are done, open them all up.

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Step 6

7.  Take your floral wire and bend the end into a little loop. Poke the floral wire through the center of one of the smaller filters. Pull it down until it reaches the loop on the wire. Starting with the smaller filters first makes for more proportioned flowers.

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Step 7

8. Put glue all around the base of where your little wire loop is, and then pull the filter up and around the loop of wire and pinch the filter together up and around the wire. Twist it around the wire.

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Step 8

9. Add another filter. Dab some glue at the base and pull it up then pinch and twist. Here is where the creativity comes in. I made some red and white flowers, some plain red ones, and some plain white ones.

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Step 9

10. Keep building your flower until you reach your desired size. With some I used five filters on and some I used three. I like the diversity. Once you have your amount of filters on, use your floral tape to secure the flower. Dab some glue to hold your floral tape and begin to pinch and wrap, pinch and wrap. You want this as tight as you can get it.

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Step 10 Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet Step 10

11. Cut your wire to the desired height you would like your flowers, and then place them in your vase.

This was such a cute project! The pictures do not do it justice. You can barely see the glitter, but you definitely can in person. My son’s teacher is going to love this!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Coffee Filter Valentine's Day Bouquet

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Snowy Wine Bottle Vase

This snowy wine bottle vase craft is an easy and inexpensive way to add a beautiful touch of winter to any mantle, centerpiece, or just about any place you need a vase.

By contributing writer Beth

This snowy wine bottle vase craft is an easy and inexpensive way to add a beautiful touch of winter to any mantle, centerpiece, or just about any place you need a vase.

We don’t get much snow where I live, so that must be why I love snowscapes and snowy crafts so much! This is a great craft for winter. I love that crisp, white monochromatic look, so I pair this snowy white vase with natural and gold accents for simple and clean looking decor.

Supplies Needed

Snowy Wine Bottle Vase supplies at The Happy Housewife

  • Empty wine bottle (You don’t even have to remove labels since they’ll be painted over and covered completely.)
  • Foam paint brush
  • White craft paint (I like to use water soluble paint since it’s easy to clean up!)
  • Disposable pans/trays (optional, not pictured above)
  • Mod Podge
  • Epsom salt
  • Branches, flowers or twigs

Instructions

1. Paint the bottle with the white paint. Let the first coat dry completely. You don’t need to bother painting the bottom unless you just really want to.

Snowy Wine Bottle Vase step 1 at The Happy Housewife

2. Add another coat of white paint so that the streaks are mostly gone and there are no bare spots. Let the paint dry completely and wash the paint brush so that you can reuse it for the Mod Podge.

Snowy Wine Bottle Vase step 2 at The Happy Housewife

3. Pour the Mod Podge in a dish or tray. Place the bottle in another tray or pan to catch any drips. I used disposable pans, but you don’t have to.

Snowy Wine Bottle Vase step 3 at The Happy Housewife

4. Coat the bottle with Mod Podge. I like to put on a really thick coat so it will catch enough Epsom salt in then next step and look more snowy. As you can see, I also like to add a few extra drips down the bottle. I think this adds to the melted and re-frozen look. Move to the next step before the Mod Podge dries.

Snowy Wine Bottle Vase step 4 at The Happy Housewife

5. Immediately press Epsom salt into the Mod Podge along the entire bottle. You’ll be able to see any empty spots, and you can just add a touch more Mod Podge to fill in those spaces. You’ll also want to push any tiny clumps off the bottom of the bottle.

Snowy Wine Bottle Vase step 5 at The Happy Housewife

6. Allow the bottle to dry completely before moving. You can place branches, flowers, or whatever you like in the vase after it’s finished.

Snowy Wine Bottle Vase at The Happy Housewife

This project took less than 2 hours from start to finish (including all drying time). It’s easy enough for beginners and children to accomplish with no problem.

This would also be a really cute effect on wine glasses to go with the wine bottle!

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How to Make a 2016 Memories Jar

Make a 2016 Memories Jar to collect memories, fun moments, or just feelings over the year, and then read all those special memories at the end of the year. | The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Jordon

Welcome 2016! Cheers to a new year, a clean slate, and wonderful memories to be made! This year I thought it would be a fun idea to make a Memories Jar that we can use for collecting memories over the year. You can put anything in there. A nice memory, a grateful feeling, a fun moment…anything! I cannot wait to fill our memories jar up and read all those special memories at the end of the year.

Welcome 2016! Cheers to a new year, a clean slate, and wonderful memories to be made! This year I thought it would be a fun idea to make a Memories Jar that we can use for collecting memories over the year. You can put anything in there. A nice memory, a grateful feeling, a fun moment…anything! I cannot wait to fill our memories jar up and read all those special memories at the end of the year.

Welcome 2016! Cheers to a new year, a clean slate, and wonderful memories to be made! This year I thought it would be a fun idea to make a Memories Jar that we can use for collecting memories over the year. You can put anything in there. A nice memory, a grateful feeling, a fun moment…anything! I cannot wait to fill our memories jar up and read all those special memories at the end of the year.

How to Make a Memories Jar

Make a 2016 Memories Jar to collect memories, fun moments, or just feelings over the year, and then read all those special memories at the end of the year. | The Happy Housewife

This jar was clear!

Supplies Needed

Instructions

1. Spray paint the jar with the Antique Bronze spray paint, and give it two coats.

2. Add stickers after the paint is dry.

3. Using the bronze pen, write “Memories of 2016” on the wood chalkboard tag, and hang it around the handle of the jar.

Make a 2016 Memories Jar to collect memories, fun moments, or just feelings over the year, and then read all those special memories at the end of the year. | The Happy Housewife

4. Put the Memories Jar in an easily accessible spot, along with the cards and Sharpie.

I just love this idea of capturing the memories throughout the year, and I cannot wait to read them all. Happy New Year to all of you, and may you have wonderful memories to put in your Jar!

Make a 2016 Memories Jar to collect memories, fun moments, or just feelings over the year, and then read all those special memories at the end of the year. | The Happy Housewife

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Snowmen Candy Bars:Homemade Christmas Gifts

100 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts at The Happy Housewife

For a quick and easy last minute gift that everyone likes, turn a chocolate bar into a cute snowman. Get the instructions and printable wrapper at The Thrifty Ginger.

For a quick and easy last minute gift that everyone likes, turn a chocolate bar into a cute snowman. 100 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts at The Happy Housewife

Click here to see all of the Homemade Christmas Gifts for 2015.

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