Friday, May 10, 2013

Water paint coffee filter banner



There are only a couple things left that I wanted to share with you from Lucy's party and then I am actually going to have to come up with more content.  Like I am actually going to have to work to impress you all.  Oh no.  

This banner that Lucy and I made for her party was probably the easiest thing I have ever done.  It was so easy and guess what, it was free.


It was right before bedtime when we started, hence why Lucy is in her jammies.  I gave her a stack of coffee filters (no more than 10 in a stack) and told her to select three colors of water paints.  Then I told her to saturate the filters with as much water as she could, and then start painting.


As you can see, this is serious business.



I couldn't decide on making them into a triangle or leave them in circles.  In the end, I decided to leave them in circles.  


Anyway, we did stacks of ten.  This was because I wanted there to be different shades of filters.  The top filter had the most color and by the last filter, it was more of a pastel coloring.

After we got done painting them all and after they all were dried, I folded over just a small part over a piece of twine and taped it.  And that's it.


They really added some nice color to the party and I really liked how they turned out.  The morning breeze did not make them stay put though so they did flip up and down a bit, but I think that added to the beauty of it.  


Have any of you done any projects with coffee filters before?  I have decided they are a great addition to my craft case.

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4 comments:

  1. This is brilliant! I love making banners and thus is so cute for little cost and effort Genius!

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  2. You have such fun ideas! They look great! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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