Good morning readers. Are you excited that Friday is here? I feel like the weeks are flying by since school started.
Do you remember the Coffee Filter Roses I made this week?
I had such an overwhelming positive response to them and a request on how to make them, I wanted to share with you the resources I used.
DIY Coffee Filter Roses
Here are three different methods I tried after I researched the good ol’ internet.
1. Martha Stewart– Technique: Cut separate rose petals. She has a printable template to use. I eyeballed it and created one rose this way. It was the most time-consuming but the roses have individual petals.
2. Easy Handmade Recipes. Technique: Layers of round coffee filters to create a full flower. This is the easiest technique that I found and she has a great tutorial for dying the filters different tints and assembly. This one is best if you want a big, full bouquet!
3. Salvaged Whimsy. Technique: Rolled paper flowers. These were my favorite! The tutorial is easy to follow. You can use small or large round coffee filters. Cut a spiral shape out of the 3 or 4 coffee filters (together, to save time!). Roll each one starting from the center and adding on a filter until you have the fullness you want.
1. How to attach a stem: Hot glue a skewer to the base of the flower.
2. Dye your flowers: You can dye your flowers with a water-color bath, tea, or in my case, red wine vinegar. (The smell went away after it dried. It wouldn’t be right to have a stinky rose.) Hang it upside down to dry. You can also use a hair dryer to speed up drying time.
3. Finishing touch: You can curl some of the petals under by rolling the edges around a skewer.
I love how realistic these turned out and they won’t die. Bonus. You could even scent them with perfume or oil. Do you have a method for paper flowers? I would love to hear about it!