Pack Rat Power – Coffee Filters

Posted on Oct 26, 2010


I’m getting ready to start a big new project.  My cousin gets married in February!  Danny is marrying a boy from Mexico (You can do that in Canada. They don’t think there is anything wrong with marrying the person you love, but I digress) and paper flowers are very traditional in Mexico. I asked if I could make some for their wedding.  I’m so very excited about this!  I wanted a way to participate in the wedding, but with Danny living in Toronto I won’t be on hand to help much.  This is a project that I can do from a far.

I’m in the very beginning research steps now.  I’ve found some great tutorials and Danny has selected some flowers that he likes.  We both think the Jan Brady bouquet by Aunt Peaches, using dyed coffee filters, is a great festive look for the event.

Coffee Filters

I dug deep into my Pack Rat soul and knew I had coffee filters somewhere.  I finally located them in the bowels of my art room and now I instantly have a huge head start on this project.  I think I’ve had these for at least a decade.  They were going to be thrown away, and I knew that one day I would have the perfect use for them.  Well, now I do!  I love that there will be an element of frugal-ness to these flowers because we were both raised to embrace the beauty of thrift.

Stay tuned to see how this project progresses.  It probably won’t be in full swing until after Christmas.  Thank goodness the wedding is in February.  :)


  1. I can’t wait to see them – those pics at the top are gorgeous!

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  2. See, the Pack Rat gene paid off! I love the phrase, “… we were both raised to embrace the beauty of thrift.” I love your blog, and I love you! Mom

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  3. I’m glad you a) kept them and b) found them! One of those two usually fails me in my ventures! I’m so happy you are putting your magic crafty touch on this wedding!

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