EASY & PRETTY Coffee Filter Flowers DIY

EASY & PRETTY Coffee Filter Flowers DIY

Hi guys, this is Shay with Throne and Thimble,
and today I’ve got the easiest coffee filter flower
tutorial for you guys. And these are all over Pinterest, there’s
so many different versions from really intricate rose ones, to just plain
puff balls so this is a really easy way to make it still
look flower-like but it is very very easy to do. Make sure to stay till the end, I’m gonna
show you a couple different variations, and how you can create totally
different looks with the exact same technique. Let’s get started! So you will need coffee filters, I got a pack
of 100 for $1 at the dollar store, a stick, skewer, or floral
wire, scissors, if you want to leave them white
you definitely can if you want to add color you can use watercolors, you can even use food coloring, or watered
down acrylic paint and your glue gun. I’m going to be using this really cheap old
watercolor set that I had laying around, but it works just
fine. So I’m gonna go for kind of like a peachy
pink, more of like an antique rose color so I’m just mixing in my colors in my water
cup and that’s what I’m going to be using to dip
my coffee filters into once I reach the color that I like so I’m just adding more pigment to the cup
as I go along and I’m adjusting it, gonna make it a bit
more of a dusty color that should be about right gonna take my coffee filters, I’m gonna be
dyeing these 3 at a time because we’re going to be using 3 filters
per flower just flatten them out, fold them a couple
time, and I’m going to be creating an ombre effect so I’m just going to be dipping the tip part and I’m gonna be going about a third of the
way through and I’m gonna let the colour seep through
a little bit. This is pretty light, it’s going to get a
little bit darker as it dries so I’m going to put that aside to dry. Here’s the fun part, here’s where you can
really decide what kind of flower you’re going to end up
with fold it in half, in half again, and you’re
gonna decide what kind of petals you want. I’m gonna be showing some variations at the
end, but for right now I’m going to stick to some
really simple petal shapes. So I’m gonna grab my scissors,
and I’m gonna say about let’s do 3 petals across. Just gonna divide
it roughly into 3 sections, not going all the way in, and then I can really refine it and create
more of a petal shape so round it out around the corner, and repeat
again on this side, and keep going for each one
of your petals. [music] Right, so we’ve got our petal shapes all cut
out and we’re gonna open it up, and if you need
to, fix anything, or if there’s any areas where it didn’t quite cut out correctly like around
these folds where it didnt cut all the way in, I can go
in and fix that, but it really is as simple as
that we’ve created our petal shapes, the next thing
is were gonna grab our skewer, push it through the centre
of all 3 and we’re ready to start gluing. We’ve got our 3 coffee filters loaded and
ready to go we’ve go our glue gun, I’m just going to squirt a good helping of glue right along the perimeter
there and push it up towards the tip of our skewer and bunch it up together. And I’m just gonna
make sure that it comes in contact and keep all the petals
together for now just make sure you give it a good squish around
the base where all the glue is and give it a minute
to cool down. In the meantime, we’re going to keep going-
so filter number 2 got our glue, push it up towards the end,
and give it a good squish make sure that it comes in contact, wait for
it to cool down and filter number 3, glue all the way around, move it up, and squish it around the perimeter and just make sure that the base is on there
securely so that the glue comes in contact with all
the areas to make sure it stays stuck together and stuck to the stick as well. You can also add silk
leaves, or you can use green ribbon for leaves, or
just leave it like that, that’s totally fine but that’s pretty much it! Just give it a
little bit of a fluff and your flower is pretty much done, and you
can see the really cool ombre effect with the concentration
of color in the centre and the white tips. I’m gonna show you a couple more variations
you can make with the same technique. There’s a lot of different variations you
can create with these one of the variations you can create is by changing the way you cut your petals out for example when you make these long skinny
pointy petals the result is going to be a lot fluffier, kind of like a dahlia shape like this you can even create more of a petal shape
but with a little bit of a zig-zag or scallop
happening at the ends and that’s going to create a little bit more
of a carnation shape like that. One of the other variations you can create is by changing the number of coffee filters
you use. This is the flower that we just made with
3 filters and here is an example of what it would look
like with 5 so a lot fluffier, creates a lot more volume, a much nicer rounded shape. You can dye it different colors to create a totally different result. So I really hope you give this fun DIY a try these are awesome for centrepieces if you’re having an event or a wedding coming up you can also utilize these as wall decor if you make them without the stick So let me know in the comments below what
you think and stay tuned for more flower tutorials this
month. Bye!

47 thoughts on “EASY & PRETTY Coffee Filter Flowers DIY

  1. Except the coffee filter, is there any larger paper I use to make these beautiful flowers? Recommend supply shop online?

  2. Hi! I'm definitely going to make these for my daughters first birthday! How would you glue them together without the stick though?

  3. Love your 'Easy Peasy' technique! I needed an extra quick technique to add flowers to Butcher Paper Mother's Day hats and this will be perfect! Thanks so much!

  4. I like to use markers on the edge of the filters/petals before they they are put together and spray very lightly with diluted alcohol. Makes a beautiful bleeding effect

  5. How do have them dry? Do you separate the 3 pieces and have them flat on a surface or do you hang them? Just wondering because I want to make many flowers at the same time, so not sure what's the best way to dry them. Also, how long do they take to dry? Thank you. Love your video.

  6. After trying every tutorial out there for coffee filter flowers, yours was the best/easiest and helped me fill a wall. I've just finished my first tutorial ever to show it put together as a backdrop instead of on stems. Thanks for the great tips!

  7. Love your video, I immediately subscribe to it. . Good for beginners..not so complicated. Was wondering can I use the paper flower as hair accessory attach to like clips or hair clamps or as ponytail style, other than as decor? if so what other material can be use to make flowers intended to use for hair accessory? Thanks

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