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I am busy working on decorating for my brother’s fiancée’s bridal shower on Saturday, and I’m having so much fun!
You’ll have to wait to see the rest of it (here’s the pictures of our shower!) but I couldn’t wait to share this project with you!
We wanted to fill the space above my parent’s fireplace with something pretty, because in front of the fireplace is the “present opening spot”. I couldn’t figure out what to make, and then I was inspired by this pin. I have no idea how they made those flowers, and there was no tutorial to be found. So I decided to try to make my own!
I needed something to anchor coffee filters, and I thought a hula hoop would be the perfect size. I bought one from Target (less than $2). I also bought lots of coffee filters just like these
and had my husband and my cousin flatten each of them individually for me (thanks guys!)
I attached the coffee filters to the hula hoop with a low-temp hot glue gun (if you don’t have one, they’re super inexpensive on Amazon!), overlapping each of them slightly.
Then I simply spiraled the coffee filters in towards the middle, hot gluing each coffee filter to the layer behind it, until it looked like this:
Now I needed to figure out something for the center. I didn’t want it to be another color, but I didn’t want pure white either. I decided to make a big rosette like I did for my bathroom décor out of some lace from my husband’s grandmother. I just hot glued it right onto another coffee filter, and trimmed the edges once it was the size I wanted.
Then I hot-glued it to the center of my coffee filter flower:
I hung it with a command hook so we didn’t damage the surface we were hanging it from, centered it, and stepped back to enjoy the finished product!
My mom and I were testing out the “present opening spot” – and of course Buckley jumped into her lap and I had to capture it
Don’t you love how it fills that space now?! It fit perfectly with the rest of our bridal shower decor!
I love that this project is a big impact, but just cost about $6. Coffee filters are amazing!
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