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!
 


 





 


 

 






 

 





 





20 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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Anonymous said...

GREAT step by step tutorial!! Thanks!

JoAnne Albright said...

This is fabulous! Can't wait to try it! Terrific tutorial and pictures! Thanks!
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molizcanada said...

Thank you for such a detailed tutorial...these look amazing !!

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JoAnne Albright 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! You did a great job doing this easy tutorial! Many thanks!

Tiffany Shinaver 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 !!!

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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!

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Adrianna McGrew said...

Amazing even a not-so-crafty me did these!