Miss M wanted a Garden Themed Birthday Party this year.... and for some strange reason, I decided to make all the decorations out of coffee filters and paper plates.
Seriously, don't ask me why. I suppose I needed a challenge. Maybe I was bored. I have no idea.
But in the end, I spent a day or so playing with paper plates and coffee filters - and, come to think of it, cupcake liners as well - finally settling on a few designs that I could use to make bunting, decorations and treat bags.
I ended up with Paper Plate Birdie Bunting, Coffee Filter Flowers, Paper Plate Spirals and a Giant Coffee Filter Flower/Disco Ball Hanging Centerpiece. I think it cost me $2 at the Dollar Store.
We also had several crafts for the five-year-old girls who came to the party: Paper Plate Hats with Coffee Filter Flowers that the girls decorated, and Coffee Filter Butterflies.
To make the PAPER PLATE BIRDIES, for Bunting or just for fun:
5. ....and add another petal...
6. ..... and another....
7. ...and another....
8. ... until you have formed a flower. Don't make these too neat... the beauty here is in the asymmetry.
Add a giant coffee filter flower ball and petals-on-a-string for thehanging coffee filter disco-ball effect!