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Coffee Filter Flowers

Whether you’re looking for a pretty way to decorate your home or just need a fun craft you and your kids can do together to pass the time, these beautiful coffee filter flowers are sure to be a big hit.

Coffee Filter Flowers

Making crafts together as a family is always a fun way to pass the time.

And making crafts with your kids that you actually want to display in your home is just icing on the cake.

That’s why I love this simple spring craft!

Coffee Filter Flowers

Supplies for Coffee Filter Flowers

One of the best parts about this easy craft is that you probably already have everything you need to make it at home.

And even if you don’t have all the supplies on my list, you can make a few simple substitutions to my supply list to create your own beautiful paper flowers.

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To make these simple coffee filter flowers, you’ll need:

With this short list of simple supplies, you can quickly create a bouquet of beautiful paper flowers at home!

Coffee Filter Flowers

How to Make Coffee Filter Flowers

Making flowers out of coffee filters is so easy, everyone in your family can get in on the fun!

The first step is perfect for kids of any age because it involves coloring and painting.

To add a tint to your flowers, you’ll need to grab your water-based markers, water, and paintbrush.

Start by flattening your coffee filters and putting them together in stacks of five.

To make one flower, you’ll need five coffee filters. So, count out the number of filters you’ll need and stack them all up in groups of five.

Coffee Filter Flowers

Then, color around the outer edge of only the coffee filter on the top of the stack.

To make my pink flowers, I colored all my coffee filter stacks with a pink marker.

You can use a single color on your flowers or change things up!

If you want to make your flowers a little more interesting, try these different coloring methods:

Coffee Filter Flowers
  • Color rings of different colors on the entire coffee filter to create a rainbow effect.
  • Use different colored markers to create colorful splotches all over the coffee filter to create a tie-dye effect.
  • Color each flower a different color to end up with a rainbow bouquet.
  • Color the entire coffee filter for more vibrant flowers.

After you have decorated your coffee filters with your marker, it’s time to start painting!

But instead of messy paint, all you need is water to create a beautiful design on your flowers.

Dip your paint brush into the water and carefully dab the brush over the marker, pulling the brush in toward the center of the coffee filter.

Continue this process until the coffee filter is damp and the marker has begun to spread across the entire coffee filter.

Allow the coffee filters to dry completely before attempting to turn the coffee filters into flowers.

Coffee Filter Flowers

Once the filters are completely dry, line up the stack of coffee filters and fold the stack in half.

Fold the stack in half once more, then begin cutting strips into the stack of filters.

Once you have several strips cut throughout the filter, create a pointed end on each of the strips by cutting off the edges of each strip.

Finish by cutting the point of the opposite end of the folded filters to create a hole in the center of your stack.

Unfold the stack of coffee filters and slide your paper straw through the hole in the center.

Then, begin separating your coffee filters to create the flower’s petals.

Coffee Filter Flowers

Add some glue to the end of the paper straw and bunch up the first coffee filter in the stack, securing it around the end of the straw.

Continue this process until all the coffee filters have been glued to the straw.

After all the filters are glued in place, give the glue time to dry.

Coffee Filter Flowers

Then, use your fingers to fluff up the petals before you display them in your favorite vase.

Paper Flower Variations

If you don’t have all the supplies needed to create these coffee filter flowers or are looking for a different variation on this simple craft, look no further!

These simple paper flower variations will help you find the perfect craft idea for you:

  • Tissue paper flowers. If you don’t have round coffee filters at home, try using tissue paper instead. Cut tissue paper into large circles, then follow the directions as listed. And since tissue paper already comes in a variety of colors, there’s no need to paint the paper before turning it into flowers.
  • Kabob stick stems. Instead of using paper straws as your flower stems, try using kabob sticks instead. These sturdy wooden sticks are a great alternative to paper straws for this craft.
  • Watercolor paint. If the markers you have at home aren’t water based, swap the markers for watercolor paint. Instead of drawing designs with the markers, just paint the designs directly on the coffee filters to add a tint to your flowers.
Coffee Filter Flowers

Coffee Filter Flowers

Supplies:

Round coffee filters

Water-based markers

Water

Paint brush

Scissors

Glue

Paper straws

Coffee Filter Flowers

Instructions:

  1. Flatten the coffee filters and place them in stacks of five. Color around the edge of the top coffee filter with the marker.
  2. Dip the paint brush in the water and carefully brush the water onto the marker, pulling the paint brush toward the center of the coffee filter with each stroke. Continue around the edge of the filter until the entire coffee filter is wet.
  3. Allow the coffee filters to dry completely, then fold each stack of coffee filters in half and in half again.
  4. Cut strips in the stack of filters, then cut points into the top of each strip.
  5. Cut the point off the end of the fold, then carefully open the filters.
  6. Slide a straw through the hole in the center of the stack.
  7. Pull the top filter off the stack, bunch it around the top of the straw and secure it in place with glue.
  8. Continue pulling each coffee filter up over the top of the last filter, and glue it in place until all the coffee filters have been glued.

Coffee Filter Flowers

Coffee Filter Flowers

Whether you’re looking for a pretty way to decorate your home or just need a fun craft you and your kids can do together to pass the time, these beautiful coffee filter flowers are sure to be a big hit.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Medium

Materials

  • Round coffee filters
  • Water-based markers
  • A paintbrush
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper straws

Instructions

  1. Flatten the coffee filters and place them in stacks of five. Color around the edge of the top coffee filter with the marker.
  2. Dip the paintbrush in the water and carefully brush the water onto the marker, pulling the paintbrush toward the center of the coffee filter with each stroke. Continue around the edge of the filter until the entire coffee filter is wet.
  3. Allow the coffee filters to dry completely, then fold each stack of coffee filters in half and in half again.
  4. Cut strips in the stack of filters, then cut points into the top of each strip.
  5. Cut the point off the end of the fold, then carefully open the filters.
  6. Slide a straw through the hole in the center of the stack.
  7. Pull the top filter off the stack, bunch it around the top of the straw and secure it in place with glue.
  8. Continue pulling each coffee filter up over the top of the last filter, and glue it in place until all the coffee filters have been glued.

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Coffee Filter Flowers

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Bonie

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Thanks so much for your time and tutorial. It's nice to find a site that you can read the whole pattern without being drowned out by ads. Thanks again for your time.

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