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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Coffee Filter Pompoms

Do you ever get caught up in what you should do, what you are expected to do, what you want to do and whirl about until you're just sobbing? That was me the other night.

I'm not sure why; maybe it was just melancholy. Hubs had to go out to a meeting and I was crafting for the first time in a very long time. When crafting I usually think a lot about life, not particularly about the craft I'm doing. So the sobs just hit me...BOOM!

You would think at my age life would be uneventful and easy but it rarely is for anyone actually, at any time. We're all pulled in several different directions at any given time in our lives. I'm the same as you, blogger chicks.

So after painting these little hanging lanterns I decided to put some coffee filters that I had dyed pink—various shades of pink—to some use. I have several hundred of them hanging in the craft room on a string. And it took a LOT of coffee filter! I still have a lot left though so I'll be making a tutorial on the roses I make from them to send to a woman who wants to learn. I'll post it on here at some point so you can make them also. They are easy, trust me.

Here I am just starting to glue them to the lantern.

It doesn't look like I've put many more on in this photo but I have. It's "filter" intensive; believe me.

Looking more like what I'm wanting in this photo.

Here is the completed lantern. Since I dyed these with red food coloring and the filters are very absorbent, there are many different shades of pink. Plus these are the round scalloped filters but when subjected to the dye water they aren't ruffled anymore. Next time I'll use them straight from the package, white and scalloped. It will definitely be a different effect but this is what I had at the moment and it is acceptable to me.


  1. I am very impressed! I've seen coffee filter roses before but never pom-poms! Gorgeous and very creative! The pom poms obviously benefited from your emotional state!

    I found your blog though Mockingbird Hill and am so glad that I did! I'm very much looking forward to following your postings!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. I love all the shades of pink! You seemed to make them look like ruffles just fine. I look forward to seeing the white ones as well.

    Sorry you had a melancholy day. Life happens and doesn't pass any of us by. Don't you just want to stick your tongue out at it sometimes?!

    Happy Sunday! Off to the showers to get ready for church.


  3. You are so creative, Connie! Love these.

  4. I hope you are feeling better now and having a good day. Sometimes you just need to let loose and have a good cry.

    I love the pom poms. you are soooo creative. They turned out really nice on the lanterns you dyed.


  5. That looks very impressive, Connie.
    hope you feel less weepy now, it's odd how it sometimes hits, for no apparent reason.xx


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