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Tutorial: coffee filter pom poms
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…

Posted by Myam from Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines • Published See Myam's 18 projects »
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  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a circular cardboard base. Diameter: 2 inches.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 2
    Step 2

    Punch 1 hole, attach a string.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take two coffee filters and fold each in half.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold them to quarter pies.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 5
    Step 5

    Staple them together at the centre points.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make as many as you can.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put glue on one side of the circular base.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 8
    Step 8

    Attach one filter pair: press and hold.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 9
    Step 9

    Attach another pair.

    Important: overlap the filters

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 10
    Step 10

    Continue until you reach the centre.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 11
    Step 11

    Tip: when you reach the centre, fold the filters like so

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 12
    Step 12

    Let dry

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 13
    Step 13

    After 30 minutes, flip your pom pom and attach the rest of your filters.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 14
    Step 14

    Important: do not smush!

    Be a lady of light hands.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 15
    Step 15

    Let dry and hang.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Coffee Filter Pom Poms - Step 16
    Step 16

    I made three. I call them our sleeping clouds.

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