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Project

Spring Flower Bowl

Create daffodil-shaped candy dishes for a fanciful table display using coffee filters and food coloring.

Introduction

Resources: Large brush set, by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com. Paper dishes, bowls, tumblers, and chokos all by Wasara, branchhome.com.

Materials

  • Green and yellow food coloring
  • Wide shallow bowl or pie plate
  • Coffee filters
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper cups and bowls
  • Hot-glue gun

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Pour water with a few drops of food coloring into wide, shallow bowls. Dye a few filters completely green. Dip the open end of a larger stack in yellow. Remove, and let dry while stacked upside down. (Note: Coffee filters hold their shape best when dyed in a stack.)

  2. Step 2

    Paint cups with food coloring mixture. (Do some interiors, some exteriors, some both.)

  3. Step 3

    Separate dyed filters when dry. Fold 1 in half, and snip into fluted part every few inches. Trim snips into rounded petals. Unfold. Cut green filters into leaf shapes.

  4. Step 4

    Glue cup to center of filter. Glue green leaves to underside of filter.