DIY coffee filter flowers

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Adore how a botanical bunch converts your table or work area however disdain how rapidly the fresh flowers die? Skirt the flower vendor and make an everlasting spring bouquet with cafe filters!

These exquisite cafe filer flowers are a breeze to make and are simple on the wallet as well. All you have to convert filters to spring flowers is a pack of coffee filters, scissors and concealing tape! Include some color by painting the white flower with pastel watercolors.

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Supplies:

  • Brown and white coffee filters
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Straws or chopsticks (optional)

Instructions:

                                For peonies

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1) Group 5 filters and fold

Grab five filters from your stack and press them down so they are easier to fold.

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Then, fold the stack of filters in half and then in half again to create quarters.

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2) Cut scalloped edges, separate and twist

Cut scallops or points into the top of the filters. This will give the flowers petals.

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Lay the filters even once more. Uproot one filters from the group and squeeze it from the core and turn to make a pointed finish. (This will group the scalloped edge together, resembling the middle of a flower.)

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Assemble whatever is left of the filters together and overlay in quarters once more. Cut off the pointed edge and lay level once more.

3) Slide other filters around center and bunch them

One by one, slide the flower center with the cut out circle of the other filter. Turn and squish every filter together as you include them. The completed item will look fundamentally the same to a peony.

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4) Tape

Using masking tape, tape the twisted end together. Then tape the twisted end to a chopstick or straw to create a stem.

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                                         For roses

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Fold 3 filters in half

Fold three filters in half and separate them.

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Wrap filters and tape

Fold the edge of one filter by folding one side in about one third of the way.

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Then, loosely wrap the filter into a cone shape, twisting the end into a point.

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Loosely wrap the remaining two filters around the center filter, twisting the bottoms so they stick together.

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Tape the twisted end together to hold it and then tape the rose to a chopstick for a stem. Once done, gather roses together and create a centerpiece!

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