Create a beautiful table runner out of coffee filters

When the kids are home, moms across the world try to find ways to keep their littles entertained without having to just plop them down in front of a television set. This flower table runner creates the diversion they need to keep little hands and little minds occupied for an afternoon of creativity. Plus, it creates a beautiful centerpiece the whole family can admire next time they sit down to enjoy a meal together.
All you'll need is a set of watercolor paints, coffee filters and a few other supplies you probably already have. Gather the little helpers and get to work, because this is a project you'll want to show off immediately. After you create a table runner with flowers, you can even decide to switch things up and create one using different shapes.
- Paper towels
- Coffee filters
- Watercolor paints
- Bowl of water
- Artist's paintbrush
- Hair dryer
- Cardboard
- Pencil
- Scisssors
- Lever punch
- Glue stick
DIY Everywhere
1. Set out a paper towel down on the work station.
2. Paint a coffee filter. Paint it all one color or use different ones on the same filter.
3. Dry it with the hair dryer to help speed up the drying process.
4. Outline a flower shape on the cardboard with the pencil, and cut it out.
5. Set the flower stencil onto the painted coffee filter and cut around the shape.
6. Repeat step 1 to 3 and step 5 to create as many flowers as you need.
7. Paint one coffee filter yellow, and dry it with the hair dryer.
8. Fold it over several times, and cut out circles with the lever punch.
9. Paint another filter green, and dry it. Fold it in half like a taco, and cut strips to serve as leaves.
10. Glue the yellow circles to the middle of each flower and the green leaves sporadically on different flower petals. The coffee filters should be completely dry before being glued.
11. Glue the flowers together at the ends, creating a long runner.

Here are some of the most creative ways you can reuse old books!
March 31   ·  
Imagine if you could transfer your creative ideas and doodles onto a permanent surface and continue to enjoy your creation for a long time to come.
March 31   ·  
It looks like it's out of a catalog, but you can put this together in less than half an hour.
March 31   ·  
It's easy to allow your pantry to get cluttered behind closed doors. But with this clever trick, you'll be craving a fresh start in your cupboards.
March 17   ·  
Forget about the typical plastic buckets and milk jugs. These planters are cute and functional.
March 14   ·  
If the thought of getting a backyard ready for warm weather seems overwhelming, take a look at these easy upgrades.
March 10   ·