Then I fired up the ole' hot glue gun and began adhering them to a piece of foamboard ... until it looked full enough to my liking. I was not very methodical in placing my rolled 'cones' but you could draw a circle on the foamboard to aid in perfect placement if you want to. I didn't because the inner-artist in me just wanted to wing-it! :)
Now here's where the coffee filters come in. I purchased the brown/tan ones, but I think the white ones would be pretty too. There are 7 coffee filters in the center, each one is folded 3 times and stapled, then hot glued in place. They kinda make their own fluffy fan shape, much like the big tissue paper flowers we used to do in high school for our parade floats!
I then used a little bit of diamond stickles on the edges of the coffee filter flowers to add some glitzty glam to this victorian beauty. I love it! Looks great on my wall! You could put about anything you desire in the center ... hot glue in some Christmas bulbs for a festive touch. How about pastel Easter eggs? Maybe some home-made scrunched flowers, or felt flowers, or crepe paper rosettes? Or how about an entire center made of vintage buttons?! I'm just sayin ... the sky's the limit, girlfriend!