Anyway, because our most recent coffee maker uses a cone filter, I have tons of the round ones hanging about, and my A-ha! moment came when the idea of a bunting for the 4th of July popped into my head.
round coffee filters | red and blue paints, brushes and water | scissors | glue stick | ribbon, yarn or string | newspaper to protect your table
Lay out your filters flat (it helps to put a bunch under a book for a few hours prior to crafting) and paint some areas blue, leaving plenty of white space (both for the red and white). Kids will love decorating these, and they can meander away from the bulls eye pattern I used.
Add the red. I alternated the designs, making the bulls' eye blue on some with red borders, and vice versa.
Once dry, get your glue stick and your length of string ready. I recommend making it a few feet longer than the total number of your filters times the width of them. You can always discreetly tie more on if you need to.
Once you've finished, display your bunting wherever you'd like to create a cheap, festive decoration for the upcoming July 4th holiday.