It's time for a new Q-tip craft! I love these cheerful
little flowers that are made from Q-tips and coffee filters.
The basic flower that I am going to show you in this
video is very easy and from there you can get creative
with lots of variations to make a whole bouquet.
What You Need:
Precision Q-tips (one for each flower)
yellow and/or green marker
dyed coffee filters or tissue paper: your choice
of flower color and a shade of green for the stem
thick white glue
awl or something similar to poke a hole
How To Make The Flowers:
1. Clip the end off of one Q-tip.
2. Using the side of of a green or yellow marker,
color the cotton end of the Q-tip then set aside to dry.
3. Cut 6-8 1½" circles from the coffee filters in the
color you want for your flower.
4. Stack the circles and poke a hole in the center of them.
5. One at a time, run the coffee filter circles up the Q-tip
and squish it around the colored cotton tip; repeat
for each layer squishing less as you go along.
6. Cut a skinny rectangle (about ½" wide and 2" long)
from the green coffee filter.
7. Dab the stem with glue then cover it
with the green rectangle.
Group several together for a bouquet, glue on a pin to
make a brooch, or use them to decorate cupcakes!
Visit Q-tips on Facebook for more ideas on other
ways to use Q-tips. You can also find some funny videos
featuring Q-tips on their YouTube channel -
"Grime Fighter" is my favorite :)
This post is sponsored by Q-tips but all the ideas
and recommendations are my own. Q-tips® product
was provided by Unilever, the makers of Q-tips®.