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
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 probably looks the most realistic. (These roses can be much fuller than mine.)
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.
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.
1. How to attach a stem: Hot glue a skewer to the base of the flower.
Wrap florist tape at the base and spiral down to cover the stem. I added a bit of hot glue to get mine started.
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.
My husband and I can’t believe how realistic all of these turned out. Do you have a method for paper flowers? I would love to hear from you,