Here is a quick gift for mom to wear to her Mother's Day Celebration...out of a coffee filter!
By dying the natural filter in red food coloring, I was able to layer up a prize ribbon, by adding a few embellishments.
STEPS TO CREATE THE "FLOWER"
First, flatten then soak the filters in red food coloring (some more than others)
I created the "flower" portion of my ribbon my layering one flat dark pink, one lighter pink with curled edges, one natural flower created with a running stitch and decorative running stitch border.
Next layer is a yo-yo with the folds outward and finally a centre button with the folds facing inward.
Sew all the layers together when you add the button.
Once I created the flower I added a special banner for mom. To create the hanging ribbon portion I used strips of tissue and some hot pink fringe I had hanging around(lower left)
the tissue ribbon was cut in a dove tail (lower right)
I used a brooch backing in cardboard to the back of the assembly but you could just as easily use a safety pin.
I basically used the model of prize ribbons I have made for my etsy shop and the one I created in a detailed tutorial for amy power's inspired ideas birthday issue.
It's a fun last minute project to add a little something special to maybe a brunch or tea and you could customize it for a birthday or bridal shower.
I'll see if the girls let me wear it this Sunday ... I'll probably embarrass them ... as usual