I've now made enough coffee filter roses to fill a small vase. Five roses to be exact. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click here to see my first post on how to make these out of coffee filters. I'm still blown away that these are coffee filters!
I took this little bouquet to work to put on my counter. EVERY SINGLE person that came up to my desk thought they were real. It's so funny, a couple people picked them up to smell them! Even up close they look real...it is amazing! They even look more real in person than they look in the photographs because the coffee filters have a texture to them that is similar to a rose petal when it's fully bloomed. A coworker who was wearing rose cologne was at my desk. She walked away but her cologne lingered around awhile and another coworker walked up and said "Wow, those roses smell great"...it was so funny! All day I was waiting for someone to ask me if they were from my garden so I could say, "no they're from my kitchen cabinet!" I didn't even get to say it because everyone assumed they were real until they touched them or smelled them.
Are they easy to make? Well, sometimes they are and sometimes I really struggle with them. I've had a couple that I just had to throw away and start over. A couple of times the wire stem has come out as I'm almost finished and it's really hard to get it back in right. I think they are definitely worth the effort though.
Helen: Your comment yesterday really touched me. I hope you find all the happiness I have in being a single mom. Sometimes we don't choose these paths but that doesn't mean we will never find happiness...we just need to make our own happiness.