Coffee Filter Flowers

May 12 2013
Coffee Filter Flowers
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Mother's Day on Lilyshop just wouldn't be complete without a craft made out of coffee filters! 

Ok, so I'm sure you have all seen those awesome, giant, super cool crepe paper flowers online that Martha did a while back. Well, I really, really, really wanted to make those,  but I had no crepe paper. Soooooooo I took out my coffee filter bin and got working! Yesssss, I have a coffee filter bin. We do so many crafts with coffee filters that we now have a bin specifically for them ..... and since coffee filters already have a round edge, I didn't need to download a template or cut out any petal shapes. These bad boys are ready to use as is! To make these super easy flowers, see the tutorial below.

 

What you need:
14-18 round coffee filters (Dyed color of your choice)
Scissors
Scotch tape
(1) Wood dowel or skewer
Decorative tape
 
  

 

Grab your stack of coffee filters and leave them natural or follow our instructions and dye them.



Make sure you have something to act as the stem of your flower. A 12" skewer will work fine.



Cut 4 coffee filters into a smaller circle. I took off about  1 1/2" all around. These coffee filters will be your center "petals".



Wrap your small "petal" around the top of your skewer and secure with tape. 
Repeat with the rest of the small coffee filters making sure to rotate the dowel so that the petals are uneven (just like a rose).



Now repeat the wrapping process with the full size coffee filters on top of the small filters. Your wraps will get bigger as your flower gets larger, so by the end your coffee filters may not wrap all the way around. 

Once you secure your last filter, your flower should look pretty much complete.



Just wrap from the base of your filters to the base of the dowel with your decorative tape to make it look nicer, and slightly fold the edges of your filters over. 



Now give your mama some coffee filter flowers that she can keep forever!

Coffee Filter Flowers

What you need:
About 14 round coffee filters (Dyed color of your choice)
Scissors
Scotch tape
Wood dowel
Decorative tape
 
Directions
1. Cut 4 of your coffee filters into slightly smaller circles (about an inch off all sides) 
 
2. Wrap base of one of the small coffee filters around the end of the dowel, slightly looser at the top end. Secure bottom around dowel with scotch tape. 
 
3. Repeat with the rest of the small coffee filters making sure to rotate the dowel so that the petals are uneven (just like a rose).
 
4. Now repeat the wrapping process with the full size coffee filters on top of the small filters. Your wraps will get bigger as your flower gets larger, so by the end your coffee filters may not wrap all the way around. 
 
5. Once you secure your last filter, your flower should look pretty much complete. Just wrap from the base of your filters to the base of the dowel with your decorative tape to make it look nicer, and slightly fold the edges of your filters over. 
 
Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Kendra said:
13 May, 2013 - 17:47
I love that you wrapped it in a sheet of music!
Robyn brones said:
12 May, 2013 - 10:34
love this