Hello, my lovely crafters!!! I am Connie Hall and I love flowers; lately I cannot get enough of Peonies and Roses. I am missing the signs of spring. Winter is hanging around a little too long. I need some pretty colors. So I decided to make some watercolor coffee filter flowers.
I did not create the idea but would like to share a tutorial of how I made these flowers using Tattered Angels Tutti Frutti Glimmer Mist and some coffee filters. They are really easy and so pretty. Each flower is made with 8 coffee filters. I used maybe 1/8 of the bottle of Glimmer Mist. The hardest part was watching them dry. I left them overnight and put together the next day.
Products used to make the coffee filter flowers:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tutti Frutti
200 coffee filters
Glass bowl and 1 1/2 cups water
Parchment paper cookie sheets
Glue gun and glue sticks
Pour about a teaspoon of glimmer mist into bowl with water.
The more color you use the darker the flowers will be.
Place 8 -10 coffee filters upside down and allow to soak up mist.
Allow Filters time to dry. I put them in the oven to help dry them.
I left them in the oven for an hour at 350 degrees. It was just warm enough to help get the moisture out.
I let them dry overnight on the table.
Next fold the coffee filter in half and in half again until you are happy with the petal size; approximately 4 or 5 folds.
I made my petals the size of my thumb and used my scissors to cut around my thumb as a guide.
Cut 8 coffee filters per flower.
Take 1 filter and create a bud; twist the bottom this piece will hold your flower together.
Use scissors or a piercer to create a hole in center of the filter.
Place the bud into the hole and secure with hot glue. Continue until you have all coffee filters added.
I tried to start with a darker color in the center and lighter colors on the outside.
Fluff up and your first flower of plenty is ready to use as gorgeous, delicate and effective decoration for your house, patio, garden or simply for putting into a basket.
Have a great day!!!