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Coffee Filter Flowers! Great for Valentine's Day and Spring!

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Coffee Filter Flowers tutorial.

If you haven't made these yet...you should!
You will love them!
If you have made these before...you should do it again!  :)

They turn out so big and beautiful!
In any color you pick!

These would make the most beautiful Valentine bouquet or decoration!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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To start...you'll need coffee filters.  Coffee filters are magical absorbent paper bowls.

This pack of 100 made 16 flowers for me and cost less than $1.
(you use 6 filters per flower)

Food coloring
Water
Shallow dish

Later on, you'll need:

Stapler
Tape
Scissors
Green Pipe cleaners (optional)

Step 2: Dye the filters!

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Put some water in the dish...about 1/4 cup or so...I didn't measure--it's not science.
add some food coloring...a few drops.
The more color, the more vibrant the filters will look. 
If you want a more muted flower, just add a little.
You could dye your filters with tea for a shabby chic heirloom flower!

Stack about 6-10 filters, fold them up and hold the center.
Dip in the colored water...let the water start to absorb into the filter.
About half way or so...
Then open up and lay the stack on some wax paper or a tray...or just the counter.
Repeat for the rest of the 100 filters.

Let them dry completely.
I kept them out overnight.

Once they are dry, they easily separate into individual filters.

Ready for crafting!
The color lightens up just a bit...but it still stays pretty vibrant.
Let's Make Flowers!

Step 3: Cut the flowers!

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You will need scissors, stapler/staples, washi or
masking tape, green pipe cleaners.
Start with 6 filters.  Each flower will use 6 filters.
Make a stack of 3 filters and fold them in half...repeat.
Fold in half again.

Cut a scallop edge across the top curve.
(you can experiment with different cut edges to make a variety of different flower looks)

Cut the second set of 3 a little bit smaller than the first.

Then open them up.  3 larger then the 3 smaller on top.

chocolatechip4 months ago

Voted for you!

ssmith1555 months ago
This is adorable
fritz-cy5 months ago
I really Like how easy and cute it is. I made one the next day is not the best but here's a picture of it!
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doodlecraft (author)  fritz-cy5 months ago

These both look great! I love how soft and big they turned out! There are so many varieties...I need to make a million more! Thanks for sharing, wish I had a patch to give you! Make sure to click the "I Made it!" button at the top by the voting thing! Awesome job! :)

fritz-cy5 months ago
... I just made another one this is it.
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Muskyhusky355 months ago

I love it!

lindarose925 months ago

I love the way you dyed the filters! So beautiful!

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Yashfa Zafar5 months ago

sweet!

So cute! love the colors :)

Beautiful!
Going to make these with my grand daughter

They look so beautiful :), thank you so much for sharing. I love the colors you chose.