Saturday, December 5, 2009

How to create Coffee Filter Flowers


One of the Create It Green followers had asked for a tutorial on how to make these coffee filter flowers so I thought maybe others would like to know too.

You will start with a regular coffee filter. You can recycle the one that you used in your coffee maker, just through the grinds in the compost and rinse it off and dry it.

If you don't use a coffee maker on a regular basis, take a coffee filter and soak in either tea or coffee. The tea makes a lighter tan. Then let it dry.

Once the filter is dry cut out the middle like in this picture. Then take a needle and thread and do a whip stitch where I have made the lines with a marker. When all the way around pull the string tight and it will give you the petals. The outside part will make a flower like the pink one and the inside circle will make one like the dark purple one.

Tie your thread off. Then I just rubbed some ink on the edges to give it some color. The chalk inks work the best on this. Then the final touch is the button. You may either glue it on or use embroidery floss to sew it on.



The card below is an example of what you can do with it.


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18 comments:

Jan said...

Your coffee filter flowers are amazing and some pretty nummy blog candy, too!

Jean Marie said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial!
Love the Rustic look to this flower!
Beautiful Sets of Stamps!

Loretta said...

Gotta love those flowers. That can be very cheap when u by filters at a dollar store too sweet!!!

pescbrico said...

Wow this make amazing flowers!!! I love it

whyte said...

These are the cutest I've seen yet! Thanks so much for sharing. My boss already thinks I'm nuts because I grab manila file folders out of the trash, recycle printer paper and now I'm going to be hoarding the used coffee filters!

CyndiLou said...

Sue-
So nice seeing these flowers again! It reminds me that I should put them on a gift that I am working on! Good Job! Thanks for organizing the "HOP"!

Deanne Burton said...

This is the cutest idea!!!!!! I love it!

gocanucksgo said...

Great tutorial. I have to try this out. Thanks for saving me money lol. Keep up the great work =)

Tanya said...

I LOVE your flowers- thanks for the tutorial so I can try to make some of my own!

Lindasueanne said...

Those are wonderful!! TFS!

ECLECTICMIXUP said...

Great card, love the idea of this one. Very nice job. Thank you for sharing.

Pat (mspfd) said...

I am so excited to learn how to make your beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for sharing your easy-to-follow tutorial!

ivy said...

i always like making my own flower embellies. haven't tried these coffee filter ones yet. thanks for the idea.

Becky said...

Another great idea, and they are lovely

Kendra said...

These flowers are beautiful... love the 2 different looks and another great way to "recycle"!!! Thanks for sharing

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Oh my gosh, who would have thought this! Thanks for sharing! the flowers are lovely.

Erin Bassett said...

Love these! Thanks for sharing how to do it. :D

Deanna's Creations said...

Love the coffee filter flowers, very pretty! Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks.

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