I have been waiting for this for so long! Coffee filter flowers! The are so pretty and bright! There are a million different ways I could use them. Everything could use a lovely little flower: gifts, hair clip, centerpieces for tables!
Pinterest is such a wealth of knowledge when it comes to information! I ran across a wonderful tutorial by the Aunt Peaches blog. I love that she did such amazing step by step pictures and also showed how to make three different versions. From these, I crafted my own individual coffee filter flower using only what I had on hand.
- Cone Filters
- Acrylic Paint
- Clear Tape
- Paint Brush
- Cut the filters as shown; two strips with the top edge scalloped.
- Put a dollop of paint in a dish. I used a medium pink with a little rust color.
- Mix with water. Aunt Peaches blog says to make it the consistency of milk, but mine was a tad more runny than that. She also talked about rinsing the filters, but I chose not to as I liked the vivid, saturated color.
- Dip strips in the paint & water mixture, then let excess drip off. Lay strips out. I placed them on a trash bag so I wouldn’t have to worry about clean up.
- I decided that I wanted a different color towards the top of the petals. Using the paint brush I added a bit of dark red and let it bleed down the filter. Let dry.
- I added the coffee filter strips along the clear tape using a ruffled effect, adding one after the other.
- I wrapped the tape around the straw, continuing around and around, forming the flower.
I plan to make a little bouquet of flowers for a pot in the windowsill in the kitchen. The stems will not be visible, so the clear tape was just fine. If I made single stems, or planned to use them in a way that the stems would be visible, I would definitely find the green masking tape the original tutorial used.
Have you made coffee filter flowers? What tips and tricks do you have?