Flowers I made for a friends wedding

A friend of mine is getting married in October and has a really tight budget. He and his bride are doing a "Day of the Dead" theme. They asked me for help with making centerpieces and this is what I decided to do. I made the larger flowers out of coffee filters and the smaller multicolored flowers out of cupcake liners.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Large flowers made with coffee filters 8 Cup size I attached them to a chopstick using hot glue Used a total of 10 coffee filters per flower Each pkg of coffee filters 200 count makes 20 large flowers Total cost 3 00
Large flowers made with coffee filters (8 Cup size) I attached them to a chopstick using hot glue. Used a total of 10 coffee filters per flower. Each pkg of coffee filters (200 count) makes 20 large flowers. Total cost $3.00
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Coffee Filter flowers
Coffee Filter flowers.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Small multicolored cupcake liners wrapped around a small green colored paperclip attached with hot glue
Small multicolored cupcake liners wrapped around a small green colored paperclip, attached with hot glue.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Medium cupcake liners multicolored wrapped around craft sticks using hot glue Total cost 2 00
Medium cupcake liners (multicolored) wrapped around craft sticks using hot glue. Total cost $2.00
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Dyed batches of flowers at a time Stabbed the stems into insulation foam and spray dyed in large batches Over 1000 flowers were made for this wedding
Dyed batches of flowers at a time. Stabbed the stems into insulation foam and spray dyed in large batches. Over 1000 flowers were made for this wedding
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Pink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower
Pink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Purple Dyed Coffee Filter Flower
Purple Dyed Coffee Filter Flower
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Purchased coffee filters from Walmart for 1 88 for 100 Qty This will make 20 large flowers
Purchased coffee filters from Walmart for $1.88 for 100 Qty. This will make 20 large flowers.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Seperate into two piles of five coffee filters each
Seperate into two piles of five coffee filters each
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Fold each pile of five filters in half and then in half again
Fold each pile of five filters in half, and then in half again.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Fold each pile of five filters in half and then in half again They should look like this
Fold each pile of five filters in half and then in half again. They should look like this.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Cut approximately one inch off of the top of one of the piles of five filters
Cut approximately one inch off of the top of one of the piles of five filters.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Your piles should look like this One pile cut and the other is not
Your piles should look like this, One pile cut and the other is not.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Round the corners of each pile
Round the corners of each pile
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Round the corners of each pile
Round the corners of each pile
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Cut a Swoop out of the center of each pile Your piles should look like hearts when you are finished
Cut a "Swoop" out of the center of each pile. Your piles should look like hearts when you are finished
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Your piles should look like this One big heart and one small heart
Your piles should look like this. One big heart and one small heart.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Cut the smal amount off of the tip bottom of the heart This will make a small hole in the center of the filter for you to feed your stem through
Cut the smal amount off of the tip (bottom of the heart). This will make a small hole in the center of the filter for you to feed your stem through
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Unfold your piles they should look like this you are now ready to assemble your flowers
Unfold your piles, they should look like this. you are now ready to assemble your flowers
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Put a glob of glue at the top of your stem feed your small heart filters one by one glueing in between each flower One all five small are on there begin feeding the larger ones on there
Put a glob of glue at the top of your stem, feed your small "heart" filters one by one, glueing in between each flower. One all five small are on there, begin feeding the larger ones on there.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Should look like this as you are glueing
Should look like this as you are glueing.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Scrunch each filter around the tip or glued part of your stem Glue and feed each filter one by one smallest pile to largest pile
Scrunch each filter around the tip or glued part of your stem. Glue and feed each filter one by one smallest pile to largest pile.
flowers i made for a friends wedding, crafts, flowers, Scrunch each filter around the tip or glued part of your stem Glue and feed each filter one by one smallest to largest until all 10 have been glued to stem
Scrunch each filter around the tip or glued part of your stem. Glue and feed each filter one by one, smallest to largest until all 10 have been glued to stem.
Teri Uliasz Boyungs
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