Disclaimer: This is a project inspired (nay, copied) by Su’s coffee filter hanging lamp. Isn’t hers pretty? Also, there are many other coffee filter tutorials out there and I bet most of them are more comprehensive than mine. HOWEVER, taking into consideration the materials I had to work with (i.e. I couldn’t find my styrofoam balls), my method works, too.
Backstory: Remember this post? One of the things included in the truck full of discarded things was a pack of coffee filters. The plastic packaging was opened but it looked like all 200 filters were still present. The boyfriend said that it was in the pantry together with a pack of chocolates 3 years past its expiration date. He thought that we could still use them. There was no way I was going to use filters from someone else’s pantry, though. Nope, not gonna happen.
And so we have this project…
Cut a circular cardboard base. Diameter: 2 inches.
Punch 1 hole, attach a string.
Take two coffee filters and fold each in half.
Fold them to quarter pies.
Staple them together at the centre points.
Make as many as you can.
Put glue on one side of the circular base.
Attach one filter pair: press and hold.
Attach another pair.
Important: overlap the filters
Continue until you reach the centre.
Tip: when you reach the centre, fold the filters like so
After 30 minutes, flip your pom pom and attach the rest of your filters.
Important: do not smush!
Be a lady of light hands.
Let dry and hang.
I made three. I call them our sleeping clouds.