Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to Create Coffee Filter Roses

Today I have step-by-step detailed instructions on how to create beautiful coffee filter roses. Here's a great collage you can pin and be sure to view my companion post on dying the filters!

Coffee Filter Roses Tutorial - Chapter 3

For each rose, gather three four-cup and three eight- to twelve cup
unused basket-style coffee filters. Dye them using watercolors or
watered-down acrylic paint. *I found that food coloring in a bowl of water works the best! Dip and then dry. For a bonus step-by-step post on dying the filters, visit this link http://www.mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com/2014/07/how-to-dye-coffee-filters-to-create.html

Stack the three large filters together. Flatten them out, then fold
in half and in half again to form a triangular wedge.

Using scissors, cut along the open end of the triangle to create a scalloped line.

Do the same with the three small filters.

Open the cut filters and place the small stack on top of the large stack.

With your fingers, pinch the underside of the stack in the center, where the folds meet, which will cause the filters to crinkle together.

Using a stapler, staple just above where your fingers have pulled the filters together.

Turn the flower over and open up the filters. Beginning with the outermost filter, gather the filter at the base and pinch around the base to pull the circle tighter, forming ruffles and petal-like fullness.

Repeat with each of the six filters, gathering them at the base and pinching along the bottom to create a stem-like bump on the bottom.

Wind masking tape around the base to hold the shape.

Fluff out the flower.

Use coffee filter roses as table d├ęcor, hang from the backdrops or ceiling, or use them to create floral wreaths.
Courtesy of www.mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com.

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