UPDATE>>> I added a Youtube video tutorial for these Coffee Filter Flowers – it’s at the end of the post!
Happiest Tuesday sweet friends! I’m making Coffee Filter Flowers today and I wish I could give each of you a tiny bouquet!
And when you’re done, you can put a few together to make this pretty Fall Wreath! HERE
They’re so easy, if you aren’t crafty but maybe you’d like to be, ya gotta try this ever-so-easy project!
Here’s all you need…
*Natural Coffee filters
*Floral Wooden picks
*Needle Nose Pliars (optional)
And just a word about natural coffee filters…these little guys are GREAT! They’re a beautiful, soft color right out of the package. Take one and scrunch it up …now un-scrunch and flatten it, now press your hand on the paper and just feel it. The texture is divine. There are so many things you can do with these super cheap paper filters!
Okay…let’s get started!
Take a filter and fold like the first 3 photos below, until you have a cone shape…Now cut little scallops in your cone.
Do the same with 2 more filters but cut different sizes when you cut your scallops. You’ll end up with a small, a medium and a large scalloped cone! Now unfold these little wonders!
Cut a tiny tiny slit in the center of the 3 papers and insert your wooden floral pick (take off the thin copper wire from your pick before inserting-the wire is useless for this project.)
Pinch the papers together underneath the flower…now, turn and continue pinching…can you see your flower blooming?!
Now, cut a section of floral wire and wrap around the pinched paper under the flower around your stem…twist to secure the wire and trim.
If you like the natural flower then you’re all done but I wanted to add just a bit of soft autumnal color to my flowers. To do this I tried 2 different techniques…
The first technique was on the already made coffee filter flower…I used very watered down paint (in paper bowls) in red, orange and metallic gold…I simply dipped the tips of the flowers in the watercolors and let the watery paint soak (just a little) into the paper to tint the flower…I dipped 1/2 the tips in red, then the other 1/2 in orange and then dipped some of the tips in the watered down metallic gold!
Here’s the second way to add color to your flowers…Add the color before you put the flower together.
After you’ve cut scallops in your 3 cone shapes…unfold the cones and dip the tips in the very watered down paint colors. I overlapped the colors and when I lay them out to dry I added a bit of metallic gold to the tips with a paintbrush.
Let the papers dry then follow the directions to make your flower from the already watercolored paper!
The more watered down your paint is, the softer your colors will be…
I actually found the second technique was my favorite.
The flowers turned out the most beautiful colors …don’t they look like fall?
I wish I could send each one of you a mason jar full of paper flowers…
Because they are kinda lovely sitting here…
But as lovely as they are sitting on the table, let me tell you, there are LOTS of things you can do with watercolor coffee filter flowers! Can’t wait to show you what I have up my sleeve~before it’s all said and done you might want to spend a dollar buying a pack of Natural Coffee Filters! (If you don’t already have some 🙂 )
If you like watching youtube tutorials how about subscribing to All Things Heart and Home’s channel, we have lots of fun projects coming up this fall and winter season! xo Subscribe HERE to All Things Heart and Home Youtube Channel
linking with Roeshel at DIY Showoff
My friend Cindy sent me a photo of her flowers! If you do this project would you shoot me an email with a picture? I’d love to put it up here!
Thanks sweet Cindy!
Today I got another email with a picture of a friend’s beeeautiful coffee filter flower! Thank you bunches Jennifer!ox
I’d love to see your flowers if you make ’em!
Sending you love my friends