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Daffodil Daze

Looking for a way to decorate for spring with stuff you already have lying around? You can make a bouquet of these paper daffodils to brighten up any room in an instant!

You’ll need: yellow and white construction paper, q-tips, a way to color the q-tips yellow (we used food coloring), scissors, and tape

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First, dye your q-tips.

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Next, you’ll make the petals. It’s like making a paper snowflake, but it’s hard to explain. Hopefully these step-by-step pictures will help you. Start with a square, fold it in half, fold the top across diagonally and trim the excess so you have half of a triangle on top and a square on the bottom. Fold in the other half to make a complete triangle.

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Fold that triangle in half, then hold it at the top and round the corners like this:

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Open it up and you have your flower base!

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Now for the middle, cut half circles out of the yellow paper about this size:

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Roll it into a cone and tape it.

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You have all the pieces you need- now it’s time to just put them together! Poke a hole in the white flower and put a cone inside it. Finally, take your q-tip and stick it through the middle of both of them. Tape the base of the cone and white flower to the q-tip and your flower is ready to go!

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So springy! These can freshen up any table or mantel in an instant. And bonus: no watering needed to keep them looking beautiful.
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Thanks for stopping by!

With Love and Frill,

Anna & Gina

More Pink! More Garland!

Welcome back to Frill Your Room with Love! We couldn’t resist posting another Valentine’s Day DIY decoration this week, and this flower garland is just too adorable (and simple!) not to post about. Enjoy!

Supplies you’ll need: stapler, coffee filters, twine, food coloring, and container to mix food coloring in

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Step 1: Fold coffee filters in half, in half again, and in half a third time, so they look like this:

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Step 2: Mix food coloring and water together in the container (we used a styrofoam plate):

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Step 3: Dip the folded coffee filters in the container and let sit until dry (we let them dry overnight):

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Step 4: Once dry, take the coffee filters and ruffle them up to make them look like flowers:

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Step 5: Take the pointed end of the coffee filter and fold over the twine then staple:

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Keep attaching your flowers (about a stapler’s width apart) until you reach your desired length. Although these are intended to decorate for Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably want to keep them up all year long!
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Thanks for stopping by!
With Love and Frill,
Anna and Gina