Our friends are getting married this weekend and I wanted a fun idea for gift wrap. Usually I pull a giant wedding gift bag out of my never ending stash left from our wedding 2 years ago. Yes, I keep gift bags... and I refold tissue paper. I never said I don't have issues.
I couldn't help myself... here's a picture of everyone doing the twist and shout at our wedding. What girl doesn't like looking back at her wedding photos?
Anyway. I remembered seeing some snappy wrapping at Jones Design Company in her post about wire words. About a third of the way down there's a picture of a hot pink tissue paper flower. I wasn't sure how to do that but it made me think-- coffee filter flower. Whaddaya think? I even got to use my Cricut to make the tag!
I forgot to take pictures of the process but it's already been documented by another. I used the basic idea behind this tutorial from -again- Jones Design Co. Do you think I read her blog much?
Cut out a small circle of felt (maybe 1.5 inches in diameter?)
Take a coffee filter and fold it in half (making a semi-circle) and then in half two more times (making a narrow triangle).
Cut the tip off of the folded filter.
Hot glue the filter onto your felt circle.
Repeat until your flower is bushy enough for your liking. I bet I used 15 filters for this large one.
And for maybe 5 cents you have an Anthro style wedding present in Tiffany paper.