Friday, March 15, 2013

Tutorial: Coffee filter flowers

 
Before we get started, I just want to say that I most certainly did NOT invent this method of making paper flowers.  I came across a few tutorials on the web which produced beautiful results.  But many of them were either too time consuming or too tedious, or both.  So in the end I came up with my own method that used the basics of these other tutorials and cut out what I felt were unnecessary steps.
 
  If you know me at all, you know that I'm impatient and am always looking for the fastest way to get a project done.  Hopefully you'll find this tutorial easy to follow and results in fantastic paper peonies!
 




 
 






















 
 
A note about dyeing the flowers:
For my "dye" I used regular old craft paint, watered way down and mixed really well.  It worked wonderfully.  You could also experiment with food coloring.  I used food coloring for my yellow simply because I wanted to see how it looked and it worked really well also.
 
I haven't tried this yet, but I think "double dipping" the flowers would look pretty neat, too.  Dye them one color, allow them to dry, then dip just the very tips into a darker shade to add more depth.  Could be cool!
 


 





 


 

 






 

 





 





48 comments:

Katrine said...

wow!!Love it!) will try!=)ostsdg

Katrine said...

wow! love it!!! will try to make it!)

Nancy said...

Nice instructions and pictures!! I'm makin me some peony's! :)

Ava Gavloski said...

well done tutorial, appreciate the detailed instructions and photo's, i think i can make these now!!!

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You made it seem so simple, I think even I could make these! Thanks!!

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GREAT step by step tutorial!! Thanks!

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This is fabulous! Can't wait to try it! Terrific tutorial and pictures! Thanks!
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I followed your wonderful tutorial to make coffe filter peach colored peonies for our daughter's bridal shower, they were so easy and quick to make with your wonderful tutorial! The only thing thank I did differently was to color the coffee filters first! They were amazing! Just the color of the bridesmaids bouquets for the wedding! You did a great job doing this easy tutorial! Many thanks!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this easy to follow tutorial! I put 2 of them together to get a 'snowball flower' look to them for my nieces Frozen themed birthday party and they were super fast to put together and looked amazing!

Mamzellecrane said...

WAOW it's very beautiful, thanks to share with us your technic !!!

Anonymous said...

I followed your wonderful tutorial to make coffe filter peach colored peonies for our daughter's bridal shower, they were so easy and quick to make with your wonderful tutorial! The only thing thank I did differently was to color the coffee filters first! They were amazing! Just the color of the bridesmaids bouquets for the wedding!

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Anonymous said...

Wow! What a wonderful tutorial! I made one on my first try and its beautiful!!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to make this.

Nicole said...

Thank you for bringing back sweet memories for me. I used to make dozens of them when I was 6 or 7 years old ages ago. We were making them with tissue paper or kleenex. I had so much fun with making peonies. Have a great day

Brenda said...

Great instructions and they are beautiful!!
Going to give it a try. I may also do as another person commented and die them first.
Thank you!

Aspreso said...

Amazing post for coffee paper filters

Unknown said...

I love it!! With your instructions it made it very easy and they are so pretty.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

Pearl said...

This is one of the best tutorial and pictures I've seen on Pinterest. Thank you for this wonderful idea. I think I can do it! (Thanks to your talent of teaching)

Unknown said...

Best tutorial and it works like a charm!!!
I made a little adjustment in that I used florist wire to secure the petals and make a stem at the same time. Takes me 4 minutes per flower. Just battled with hiding the wire, but got an air dry clay that is just fabulous. Florist tape was very expensive and fiddly.
Blessings from South Africa.

Che'ri said...

These are beautiful and your's is one of the best (and easiest) tutorial I have found...thank you so much!

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

Beautiful!!! Loved your instructions! Thank you for sharing!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! and your instructions were very easy to follow. Thank you for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

They look amazing, I hope mine come like that. Thanks for sharing, it is the easiest and most complete tutorial I ever found. Cheers :)

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Jennifer A said...

I like how you have broken down each step and made it so easy for us. You are a very good teacher, thank you.

Anonymous said...

I wish everyone gave all the details that you did. Thank you for ALL the TIME!!!!! Looking forward to making these flowers. THANK YOU again.

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