How-to Make Coffee Filter Flowers

Marie LeBaron
  • 01 of 09

    Make Coffee Filter Flowers

    Marie LeBaron

    We're excited for spring! With all the flowers we're seeing blooming outdoors, we thought it would be fun to decorate our house with some flowers indoors too. We're using coffee filters to make some festive and fun flowers for spring.

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  • 02 of 09

    Supplies for Coffee Filter Flowers

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    • coffee filters
    • crayons or markers
    • washi tape
    • straws
    • scissors
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  • 03 of 09

    Step 1: Coffee Filter Flowers

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     First, you'll need to color your coffee filters. There's a few ways you can do this: 

    • Decorate your coffee filters with crayons or markers. Just let the kids color them how ever they'd like. 
    • Watercolor your coffee filters with all sorts of colors. Let these dry and they are ready. 
    • Make Rainbow Colored Coffee Filters with markers and water in a fun and extra science experiment. Kids can watch the colors grow and form in their coffee filters with this method. Follow this link for the...MORE instructions. Let these dry and they are ready for the next step.
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  • 04 of 09

    Step 2: Coffee Filter Flowers

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    Once you have your colored coffee filters, they are ready to form into flowers. There's a few ways you can form your flowers. 

    • simply scrunch them up from the center
    • fold them in half and then scrunch them up
    • twist them from one side
    • fold them in half and roll them up like a rose. 
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  • 05 of 09

    Step 3: Coffee Filter Flowers

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    Next you will add a straw to the bottom of the flower-made coffee filter. You can slip it into the center of your rolled up coffee filter or simply add the straw to the side. 

    Cut or tear a strip of washi tape and secure your straw in place. *You can use regular tape for this, but the washi tape is more decorative since the tape will show at the bottom of the flower. 

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  • 06 of 09

    Step 4: Coffee Filter Flowers

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    Do this for each of your colored coffee filter flowers - adding the straw and securing with washi tape.

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  • 07 of 09

    Step 5: Coffee Filter Flowers

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    Line up all of your flowers. You can coordinate with specific colors to match your home or just simple a rainbow of pretty colors. 

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  • 08 of 09

    Make a Coffee Filter Flower Bouquet

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    We've also created a whole bouquet of rainbow colored flowers over at Make and Takes. For the step-by-step tutorial for this style, head over to Make and Takes for the instructions.  

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  • 09 of 09

    Finished Coffee Filter Flowers

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    Add your new colored coffee filter flowers to a vase and they are ready to display. They make a really fun gift for Easter, spring, or even Mother's day coming up!