From filters to fab spring flowers
Love how a floral bouquet transforms your table or desk but hate how quickly the fresh flowers die? Skip the florist and make an everlasting spring bouquet with coffee filters!
These gorgeous coffee filter flowers are a breeze to make and are easy on the wallet too. All you need to transform filters to spring flowers is a pack of coffee filters, scissors and masking tape! Add some color by painting the white flowers with pastel watercolors.
- Brown and white coffee filters
- Masking tape
- Straws or chopsticks (optional)
Group 5 filters and fold
Grab five filters from your stack and press them down so they are easier to fold.
Then, fold the stack of filters in half and then in half again to create quarters.
Cut scalloped edges, separate and twist
Cut scallops or points into the top of the filters. This will give the flowers petals.
Lay the filters flat again. Remove one filter from the bunch and pinch it from the center and twist to make a pointed end. (This will bunch the scalloped edge together, looking like the center of a flower.)
Gather the rest of the filters together and fold in quarters again. Snip off the pointed edge and lay flat again. (Filters will have a small hole in the center.)
Slide other filters around center and bunch them
One by one, slide the flower center with the pointed end into the cut-out circle of the other filters. Twist and squish each filter together as you add them. The finished product will look very similar to a peony.
Using masking tape, tape the twisted end together. Then tape the twisted end to a chopstick or straw to create a stem.
Fold 3 filters in half
Fold three filters in half and separate them.
Wrap filters and tape
Fold the edge of one filter by folding one side in about one third of the way.
Then, loosely wrap the filter into a cone shape, twisting the end into a point.
Loosely wrap the remaining two filters around the center filter, twisting the bottoms so they stick together.
Tape the twisted end together to hold it and then tape the rose to a chopstick for a stem. Once done, gather roses together and create a centerpiece!