A few months ago, I had seen a tweet from Ami, the editor of Elizabeth Anne Designs about a coffee filter flower tutorial on Design Sponge. I was so happy to come across this link, because these paper flowers are perfect for the Mexican fiesta theme of our rehearsal dinner (being held on the patio here)! I was also so excited about it because it led me to this great DIY website, Aunt Peaches.
After seeing the tutorial, I had immediately tried dying coffee filters as instructed, but they just didn't seem to get dark enough. We tried using food coloring as well, but that didn't work the way it was supposed to. Eventually, I took this project over to my brother's house and him and my sister-in-law (my moh) helped me get this project going. Somehow, Brooke figured out a great method in dying the filters and drying them quickly in the microwave. (We thought they were burning because there was a terrible burnt smell...turns out it was a leftover piece of macaroni stuck in the microwave, ha!)