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How to make Coffee Filter Wild Blooms

I saw something similar to these once on a tutorial and they are just so pretty, so I thought I would share my take on the project. They are super cheap to make and they look adorable. - Carla Bagshaw

  • Papercraft and Scrapbooking
  • < 1 hour
  • Advanced

Tools and materials required

  • Flat Coffee Filters (1 per flower and leaf)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paint (your flower colour, green for the leaves and yellow for the stamens)
  • Wire floral stems
  • Floral tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Heat tool
  • A sheet of kitchen paper

Instructions

Take a coffee filter and cut off the side seam (keep it, you will need it for the stamen).

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Fold the filter vertically in half and then again.

2

Trace the outline of the folded filter onto a piece of white paper. Inside the shape draw out a basic heart, and half a leaf (at the edge of the paper). Also draw a long oval. See the photo to give you an idea of placement.

3

Place your drawn template on top of the folded filter and cut out the shapes (ensure your half leaf shape is fitted to the folded edge of the filter). You will have 8 petals, 2 leaf shapes and 8 of the foliage shapes for the underside of the rose, plus the seam you originally cut off for the stamen. (You can cut many more in the same way if you would like to create more blooms).

4

Take a floral wire and fold over approximately an inch, so that you form a loop.

5

Take a sheet of kitchen roll and cut it into strips of around 1inch. Place and mould the kitchen roll around the loop to form a bud shape.

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Then cover the bud in green floral tape.

7

Take three pots (either disposable or washable) to mix acrylic paint in. Choose the colour you would like for the petals and put it into one pot. Add water and mix the paint. (Follow these steps for the yellow paint, then again for the green paint).

8

Place a petal in your chosen bloom coloured paint, and then use your heat tool to dry it, you will need to do this for all of your petals, then repeat using the green paint for all foliage pieces.

9

Take the seam that you cut off, cut it in half and using scissors fringe the edge.

10

Place these into the yellow paint, dry them with the heat tool and then dip the edge into the rose coloured paint (whichever you chose).

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Use a hot glue gun on the edge of your fringed paper and hot glue it to the bud to form the stamen. Take one of the leaf shapes and cover it in glue, put a wire down the centre of the leaf shape and then place another leaf shape on top so that you have a double-sided leaf. Cover the wire in floral tape.

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Begin to hot glue the bottom of the petals around the bud, evenly spaced. Add the foliage to the bottom of the bloom (I use 5 of the pieces for each flower). Add your blooms and leaves, using floral tape to bind them stems. Create extra bloom to form small bouquets (you can use singular blooms for a boutonniere if you choose to make them for a wedding).

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