- To begin you will need to iron out your coffee filters.You can use one coffee filter or two. Two will give you a stiffer star. I am using one. Coffee filters are a great paper to work with because they have long fibers.
- Fold in half
Fold the half in half
Do again to find your center. Open
Fold the two outside edges to the center and fold one more time.Tape together. I am using paper tape, but anything will work. You can also staple together, but I like using the tape, so I can rearrange if it does not look right.
You will need five for the bottom part of the star and another five points for the top layer.
When laying your points out make sure they are only touching enough that you are able to tape together. It should look something like this, a five point star.
Now take your other five points and put them in between each point of the five pointed star.
The top layer of points should be shorter than the bottom.
Grab your stapler and give the center a few staples.
To make the center ruffle you will need two coffee filters that have not been ironed. Stick your finger in the center and pull the coffee filters up and tie a piece of twine around the filters
Cut off the bottom.
Open up and fluff.
I am using Aleene's quick dry "Tacky" glue.
Place your ruffle on top and add a pretty button.Now lets turn over to the back and place another ruffle on the back. If you want a hanger this is the time to add one.
If you would like the little pillow top center. It is all of the same steps as the ruffle, but you just add a little fiber fill to the center before you tie with the twine. After you have tied and fluffed take a needle and thread take a few runs from front to back and tie off and this will give you a place to glue your button. While drying I put it under a leg of a chair to give it a little more poof. Make sure not to stuff too much or you will have a problem with the paper tearing when you pass the needle through.