Flowery Flags

For a more feminine touch to celebrate our country's forefathers, craft these red, white, and 'bloom' barrettes.
Wild Flower Instructions

Heather Weston

What You'll Need:

  • 3 coffee filters
  • Red and blue paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Chenille stem
  • Bobby pin or rubber band

Make It: Paint the inside of a filter red and another blue. You only have to coat the ruffled edges of the filter. Let dry. Stack 3 filters and puncture the center with a chenille stem. Wind 1" of the chenille stem in a knot in the inside of flower. Bunch filters in back and wrap 2" of stem around them tightly to secure. Fluff the coffee-filter layers to form a flower and attach it to a bobby pin or a rubber band using the chenille stem.

Originally published in the July 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

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