Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I used to be crafty

I was talking to my mom a few weeks ago and she mentioned something about making one of those coffee filter wreaths that are all over the internet.  I figured, "If Nanners can make a wreath, so can I. "

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.


Jess said...

what do you mean by "used to be crafty" that seems pretty crafty to me! Also, quilt post from yesterday, aprons, etc. I would like to be crafty but I'm too busy holding a sweet baby right now. Crafts will wait. in a pile in the corner.

Leslie said...

USED to be crafty....aww you kill me Kelli! Awesome heart!!!

Amara said...

You know what that reminds me of? Remember when you were little and your teachers had you make those boxes to hold your valentines decorated with little squares of tissue paper wrapped around the end of a pencil and stuck onto the box with a dot of glue? No not that. It reminds me of the Rose parade floats! :)