TUTORIAL: Coffee Filter Flowers

I saw this idea online and wanted to share it with you!  We made them for May Day but they would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift as well.  Super simple and CHEAP!!

What you need:

  • Coffee Filters
  • Markers
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Spray bottle
  • Protection for table (I used old shower curtain)

Flatten out the coffee filters

Color in any type of randomness or pattern that you wish.  The more colorful the prettier.

Once you have them all colored like you want spray each colored filter lightly.

You begin to see the colors blend together once the water spreads across the filter.  This is why you need a covering to protect your table…the colors will bleed onto the protector.

Leave the filters to dry.  Depending on how wet they get they may take quite a while to dry.  Once they are dry pinch in the middle of the filter and gently fold it up into the shape of a flower.

Take half a pipe cleaner and wrap it around the center of the flower where you pinched it. 

You have a pretty finished flower.  Be creative!  Make a bouquet, put it behind your ear, wrap it around the handle of a May Day basket! 


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