Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I used to be crafty
So, I went to the store and bought some coffee filters (I didn't realize that they came in different sizes. I evaluated and decided that small would work). I dipped them in red and pink and purple food coloring (I knew that neon food coloring would come in handy eventually). I spread them out on cookies sheets (4) and stuck them in the oven that was still warm from whatever tasty casserole I had made for dinner. The next morning they were all pink and wrinkly and cute. And they sat on the table for a couple of weeks.
Then, one afternoon I was cleaning up the kitchen and almost threw out my pink coffee filters. But, as i was walking to the door to put them in the recycle bin (because you know i would never JUST THROW OUT something that was made of paper, right?) I noticed a piece of white cardboard. I grabbed the white cardboard in one hand and with my pink coffee filters in the other hand, I ran downstairs to find the glue gun. The internet crafty people told me that I would need about 50 to 60 coffee filters to make this heart thing. But, they must have used the extra large coffee filters. My heart looked a little bit bare. But, lucky for me, coffee filters come in packages of 200. So, I thought that I would just color some more coffee filters and finish the heart another day. But, I'm not really known for my patience, and so I just started sticking the white coffee filters in the bare spots. I think it works.
I had to adjust the ribbon a bit so that it didn't hang like it was a broken heart (it's a little lop sided).
That's about the extend of the Valentine crafts these days.